Travel Guide Switzerland

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  • Switzerland Photo: Outdooractive Editors
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You can experience many unforgettable outdoor adventures in Switzerland. Here is what our travel guide for this great country has in store four you: fascinating tours, exciting stories, Event, great offers, diverse ski resorts, attractions, custom accommodations and cozy huts. Be inspired and get to know Switzerland now.
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In the saddle towards the summit

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.

Furi near Zermatt

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Culture, peace and relaxation

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.
Ski Resort Freestyler in Corviglia / Piz Nair
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Aargau

Aargau

Discover Aargau far away from the beaten paths. Looking for travel recommendations? Our travel guide provides you with the best things of interest that Aargau has to offer.
Appenzell Innerrhoden

Appenzell Inner Rhodes

Appenzell Inner-Rhodes offers outstanding adventures for travelers. Eager to get some travel suggestions? With this online guide you can plan your trip to Appenzell Inner-Rhodes very easily.
Appenzellerland

Appenzell Outer Rhodes

If you are considering an active vacation, you have to consider Appenzell Outer Rhodes. Hungry for travel recommendations? Our exclusive travel guide allows you to easily plan your perfect travel.
Blick vom Chellenchöpfli in Richtung Mümliswil

Basel-Country

If you are looking for an action packed vacation, there is no better place than Basel Land. Looking for some travel recommendations? Your individual guide allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect trip to Basel Land.
Rhein und Mittlere Rheinbrücke.

Basel-Stadt

Stunning countryside, kind folks and tons of stuff to do: The Basel Country is a favorite place to be amongst outdoor fans. Eager to get travel suggestions? With our online guide you can plan your vacation to the Basel Country without any effort.
Panorama mit Eiger

Bern

Bern is the kind of country that outdoor enthusiasts return to over and over. Do you need some travel recommendations? Your individual travel guide allows you to quickly plan your ideal travel.
In den Freibergen

Canton Jura

Canton Jura offers an endless feast of experiences for tourists. Do you need some travel tips? Our travel guide provides you with the best sights that Canton Jura has to offer. Get exclusive info on tours throughout the region, events you should not miss, the most notable sights and places to stay.
Fronalpstock-Gipfel mit Blick auf den Urner- und Vierwaldstättersee

Canton of Schwyz

The choices for travelers in the Canton of Schwyz are dazzling and seductive. Hungry for some travel recommendations? With your online guide you can plan your journey to the Canton of Schwyz very quickly.
Turmhaube des Zytturms in der Altstadt von Zug

Canton of Zug

If you are considering an sporty holiday, you have to consider the Canton of Zug. Hungry for some travel suggestions? Our individual travel guide allows you to smoothly plan your ideal trip to the Canton of Zug.
Beim Abstieg nach Praz mit Blick Richtung Sugiez.

Fribourg

The choices for travelers in Fribourg are dazzling and bewildering. Eager to get some travel suggestions? With your online guide you can plan your trip to Fribourg very quickly. Get handy info on trips throughout the region, all events, the most outstanding sights and accomodation.
Altstadt von Genf mit dem Jet d’eau im Hintergrund

Geneva

Leave the well beaten paths and discover Geneva on your own. Hungry for trip ideas? With our online guide you can plan your adventure to Geneva very easily. Gather info on the best adventures throughout the region, all events, the most remarkable places to see and accomodation.
Klöntalsee

Glarus

The choices for travelers in Glarus are blazing and seductive. Do you need trip ideas? With your online guide you can plan your holiday to Glarus without any effort.

Graubuenden

Discover Canton Grisons far away from famous tracks and experience striking outdoor trips. Do you need travel suggestions? With our online guide you can plan your trip to Canton Grisons very easily.
Blick vom Michaelskreuz Richtung Zugersee und Rigi (rechts).

Lucerne

If you are considering an active vacation, you can’t get around Lucerne. Eager to get some travel suggestions? With your online guide you can plan your journey to Lucerne effortlessly. Get inspired by trips throughout the region, unmissable events, tips for places to visit as well as accomodation.
Stadtsilhouette von Neuchâtel mit Stiftskirche

Neuchâtel

If you are planning an sporty vacation, there is no better place than Neuenburg. Eager to get some trip ideas? Your individual guide allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect jaunt.
Rigidalstock

Nidwalden

Leave the well beaten paths and discover Nidwalden on your own. Are you looking for travel recommendations? Your individual online travel guide allows you to easily plan your ideal travel to Nidwalden.
4-Seen Biketour in Engelberg

Obwalden

Obwalden is a well-known place to visit for outdoor fans. Looking for travel suggestions? Our online travel guide provides you with the best things of interest that Obwalden has to offer.
Kathedrale und Stiftsbezirk St. Gallen.

Sankt Gallen

Discover the Canton of St. Gallen far away from popular routes. Are you looking for travel recommendations? Our travel guide provides you with the best things of interest that the Canton of St. Gallen has to offer.
Naturpark Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen

If you are considering an active vacation, there is no better location than Schaffhausen. Are you looking for some travel tips? This individual online travel guide allows you to easily plan your ideal travel.
Ausblick nahe der Ruine Blauenstein.

Solothurn

If you are dreaming of an action packed vacation, there is no better destination than the Canton of Solothurn. Looking for some travel tips? Our online travel guide provides you with the best sights that the Canton of Solothurn has to offer.
Steckborn – Ermatingen

Thurgau

Thurgovia is the kind of destination that travelers return to over and over. Eager to get travel suggestions? With this online guide you can plan your trip to Thurgovia effortlessly.
Tessin

Ticino

Leave the well beaten paths and discover Ticino on your own. Need some travel tips? This individual online travel guide allows you to comfortably plan your perfect vacation to Ticino.
Sustenpass

Uri

Discover the Uri Canton far off popular routes and live through extraordinary outdoor trips. Eager to get travel recommendations? Our travel guide provides you with the best adventures that the Uri Canton has to offer.
Hiking, lower Valais ((Château d'Oche und Dent d'Oche in the background)

Valais

The Valais is known for its spectacular high mountain landscape in the heart of the Western Alps. Some of the highest peaks in Switzerland rise here. Both the Bernese Alps in the north of the canton and the peaks of the main Alpine ridge on the border with Italy rise well above 4000 metres.
Im Vallon de Nant

Vaud

The Canton of Vaud offers an endless feast of experiences for outdoor enthusiasts. Eager to get travel recommendations? With your online guide you can plan your trip to the Canton of Vaud effortlessly.
Blick auf die Stadt Zürich

Zurich

If you are looking for an action packed vacation, you can’t get around Zurich. Hungry for travel recommendations? With our online guide you can plan your vacation to Zurich without any effort.

Nature Parks and Reserves