A land of snow-capped mountain peaks, green valleys and perfect blue lakes, watches and multi-purpose knives, cheese and chocolate; Switzerland is beautiful, varied and worth discovering. Take a look at our Switzerland travel guides and get travel tips and visitor must-dos from some of The Originals, Human Hotels and Resorts local hoteliers.
A confederation of different states, Switzerland is located in central Europe and borders France, Germany, Italy and Austria. The country is well-known for its stunning Alpine peaks as well as a number of remarkably beautiful lakes. Switzerland is also associated with high-quality watchmaking and you should head to the area of Fribourg and the wider Jura Mountains to find some of the most exquisite examples of its timepieces. Zurich is the country's largest city with plenty to see and do, but much of the charm and character of Switzerland lies outside of the city borders.
Transports in Switzerland
WHEN TO GO TO SWITZERLAND ?
BOATING ON LAKE ZURICH
Boating on Lake Zurich is a very popular pastime and you can hire small vessels to do this from several locations on its shores.
Bern has a great reputation for wellness and relaxation so you should book in for a day in one of its many luxurious spas.
HIKING AND BIKING
In the summer, there are plenty of hiking trails and mountain bike routes to follow. Always stick to the marked route and prepare for changeable weather conditions especially once you get past the lowlands and into permafrost.