Switzerland offers an endless feast of experiences for tourists. In search for trip ideas? Our online travel guide provides you with the best adventures that Switzerland has to offer. Get inspired by the best trips in the region, events, the most impressive places to see and accomodation. Here is a short collection of the best tips for Switzerland:
More than 60,000 marked hiking trails and 20,000 cycle routes make it easy to actively discover every corner of Switzerland - alone, with family or friends. The country is particularly inviting to explore the unique peaks and elevations by bike. The tour leads to the Seebergsee through the idyllic Bernese Oberland. After a medium-difficult pass ascent, mountain bikers reach the picturesquely situated Seebergsee, which is embedded in the breathtaking Swiss mountains at about 1800 m above sea level.
If, on the other hand, you want to see its "celebrities" on your bike tour through the Bernese Oberland, you are in good hands on the circuit over the Grüenenberg Pass. The tour offers a unique view of the triumvirate Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as Lake Thun in the foreground. The best starting point for exploring its glacier area is Grindelwald or Adelboden.
Out into nature in mountain boots
But the Swiss mountains with their majestic peaks and ice-blue glaciers can be discovered not only in the saddle, but also in mountain boots. Hikers can experience both in one on the Matterhorn Glacier Trail round, for example. This leads past glacial lakes of different colours and repeatedly offers a view of the imposing, striking summit of the 4478 m high Matterhorn.
After a sporty day high up in the glacier regions and after numerous kilometres in the saddle, Switzerland rewards you with cosiness and relaxation after work. In Ticino, Mediterranean city centres invite you to a glass of Merlot in the evening sun. In the canton of Valais, the day ends in cosy wooden chalets with raclette or fondue food, while the Matterhorn shines in the last rays of the sun.
Switzerland also has a lot to offer culturally. All in all, there are over ten sights hidden here that have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. In addition to the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountain trio, whose glacier region is a World Heritage Site, there is also a World Heritage Site in Müstair in the canton of Graubünden. The local monastery of St. Johann not only runs a museum that provides information about the everyday life of the Benedictine nuns, but also conceals a much more valuable treasure: on the walls of the monastery church are the oldest and best preserved frescoes from the early Middle Ages as well as Romanesque wall paintings from the 12th and 13th centuries.
Skiing in Switzerland
The Swiss mountains not only inspire hikers and bikers in the warm season, but also winter sports enthusiasts feel at home in the midst of the impressive mountains. Between more than 3000 peaks at an altitude of over 2000 m there are numerous ski areas that guarantee guaranteed snow. And in Zermatt, Europe's highest all-year-round ski area, downhill runs through the snow can be enjoyed throughout.