Treat yourself to a dream holiday in Switzerland with our precious selection of the best places in Switzerland.
In addition to fine chocolates and luxurious watches, Switzerland has a lot to offer you. Let yourself be charmed by its many mountains, medieval towns, pristine lakes, fairy-tale castles and much more. Discover it with our selection of the five best destinations to visit.
• Jungfrau region, Interlaken
The Jungfrau region has the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch mountains, iconic destinations of the Swiss Alps. From the comfort of your seat enjoy the breathtaking scenery with the Jungfraubahn train that transports you to more than 3,454 meters.
For a more intimate getaway and a different perspective on the mountains, head towards Haslital, a place rich in Swiss landscapes and folklore.
• Jet d’Eau, Geneva
Among the most beautiful attractions of Switzerland, one finds the famous fountain of Geneva. A proud symbol of the city, its jet of water rises more than 140 meters making it as the largest fountain in the world. During the summer and fall seasons, the magic sets in thanks to impressive lighting that illuminates the waterfalls of this famous fountain.
For a unique and inspiring day in Geneva, visit CERN and discover a first-rate scientific exploration of how the universe works.
• Chillon Castle, Montreux
With more than 500 medieval castles and fortresses, Switzerland has a lot of history to keep you entertained. Among this vast choice, the Château de Chillon is a must. Composed of 100 buildings and located on the shores of Lake Geneva, this historic monument is one of the most visited in Switzerland.
If you are not a history buff, there is the option to rent a boat near Montreux. Taking a walk beside Lake Geneva will seem like the idea of the century. It is seen from the water that the fortress is the most impressive thanks to the superb backdrop formed by the incomparable snow-capped peaks of the Dents du Midi.
• Mount Rigi, Lucerne
While you can take a gondola or a cable car to the summit of the beautiful Mount Rigi, also called “The Queen of the Mountains” the option to take the oldest cogwheel railway in Europe, the Rigi Bahnen, will charm you. Start your journey from Arth-Goldau or Vitznau. For holders of Swisspass, the train ride is free.
Do not leave Lucerne without visiting the famous Chapel Bridge. Romantic and picturesque, it is the oldest covered bridge in the world.
• The Matterhorn, Zermatt
Photographed from almost every possible angle, the impressive Matterhorn is more than just an iconic peak; it is a national symbol. Rising to 4,478 meters, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps and also one of the best places in Switzerland.
The most popular route to the summit is the North Hörnli ridge and is also the most popular in summer. However, this is the ideal route for hiking enthusiasts, because in addition to enjoying a spectacular view of the summit of the ridge at Gornergrat you walk to the lake where the reflection of the Matterhorn sparkles into the water. The best time to photograph the Matterhorn is in the early morning thanks to the sun rising in front of it.