Would you like to get to know the city, country and mountains? There are fabulous holiday destinations in every part of Switzerland. Be inspired by our selection.

    • Lausanne

      Olympic capital
      Lausanne is situated picturesquely on three hills, surrounded by vineyards with Lake Geneva at its feet and the Savoy Alps on the opposite side. The enchanting Old Town, the majority of which is pedestrianised, is dominated by an impressive cathedral. It also offers a wealth of narrow streets to stroll through, charming cafés and elegant boutiques. Gourmets can enjoy Lausanne's local specialities, such as Papet Vaudois (Kohlwurst sausage with leek gratin). There is also plenty of sightseeing, art and culture that should be on every visitor's to-do list. Last but not least, Lausanne is home to the world-famous Béjart Ballet, as well as the headquarters of the Olympic Committee. This 'Olympic capital' has a very informative Olympic Museum and hosts the international light athletics meeting, Athletissima.
    • Locarno

      A touch of Italy
      The heart of Locarno is the Piazza Grande, well-known through the annual film festival and the open air Moon & Stars. It feels a little like Italy here. There's nothing better than sitting with a cappuccino amid palms and lemon trees, and enjoying the dolce far niente. Whether sightseeing and shopping in the old town, or enjoying a boat trip to Ascona, Locarno exudes delightful Mediterranean charm. And so, too, does the charming village of Ascona with the winding narrow streets through the old town.
    • Zermatt

      The symbol of Switzerland
      The Matterhorn – the most photographed mountain in the world – was first climbed in 1854. This mountain, the symbol of Switzerland, attracts tourists from around the world. Nearby is the charming, car-free village of Zermatt, which always conjures up memories of Heidi at the sight of the horse-drawn carriages. Zermatt has no large, hotel blocks. It is a very traditional town, although still geared towards modern tourism. The area around Zermatt is still considered the most sunny region in Switzerland. Zermatt is a fantastic ski destination in winter, and equally good in summer for hiking and relaxing. The village can be reached easily from both Geneva and Zurich airports.
    • Lucerne

      Pure Swiss paradise
      With its wonderful location on Lake Lucerne, the town of the same name epitomises idyllic Switzerland and offers many attractions for visitors, including the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), the symbol of the town, the water tower (Wasserturm), the clock tower (Zytturm) to the 'dying lion', one of the most famous monuments in the world. A trip on the lake is a must, and the Pilatus and Rigi mountains also make for an unforgettable day out with a fantastic view. Lucerne can be reached from Zurich in just under an hour.
    • Davos

      Hockey, action and relaxation
      Davos is the highest town in Europe and offers a wide range of sport, leisure and cultural activities. It is also famous for its ice hockey history, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the writer Thomas Mann, whose novel The Magic Mountain is set in Davos. The natural environment of the mountains is fascinating, both summer and winter. Whether enjoying skiing on the Jakobshorn or Parsenn in winter, or cycling, hiking, playing golf and relaxing in summer, Davos is the perfect destination for a weekend break or a longer holiday. The exclusive resort of nearby Klosters is certainly worth a visit, too. Can be reached in just under 2 hours from Zurich.
    • St. Moritz

      The Champagne season
      Elegant, chic and exclusive, St. Moritz is one of the best-known holiday resorts in the world, with an undeniable cosmopolitan flair. The Champagne season lasts all year round here. The superb countryside and lake are in themselves a feast for the eyes, not to mention the fantastic mix of nature, sport, culture, action and relaxation that St. Moritz offers. Winter sees the opening of the large ski region, as well as the world-famous bob run, horse racing on the frozen lake and curling competitions. In summer there is hiking, cycling, wind surfing, golf and tennis to enjoy, the Swiss National Park to explore and a wide range of artistic and cultural activities on offer. Can be reached from Zurich in 2½ hours.
    • Guarda

      On the trail of Ursli
      Along with Heidi, A Bell for Ursli is probably the best known Swiss children’s book. The story is set in the village of Guarda in Engadin, which is situated on a sun terrace high above the river Inn. The original character of this picturesque village has been well preserved. Here you will find painted houses decorated with flowers, craftsmen and artisans, and have the opportunity to enjoy local produce. The Chalandamarz on 1st March is definitely not to be missed. This festival sees children dressing up to greet the arrival of spring with jingling bells and whip cracking.
    • Interlaken

      The top of Europe
      Situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz at the foot of three imposing mountains – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – Interlaken is a holiday resort and conference centre of international renown. A trip up to the Jungfraujoch should definitely not be missed. This holiday destination has plenty to offer all year round – including skiing in the Jungfrau region in winter, or jumping into the cool water of the Thun or Brienz lakes in summer. The destination is fabulous for holidays right through the year. The open-air museum Ballenberg and the Jungfrau Park are also great to explore. Interlaken can be reached from Zurich in approximately 1½ hours.
    • Montreux

      A touch of the Riviera
      The region around Montreux has been nicknamed the Swiss Riviera, due to its mild climate and beautiful scenery. Nestled between lake and mountain, this leisure destination offers many cultural attractions, as well as interesting sights, such as Chillon castle, for example. The town is reputed for the Montreux Jazz Festival in July, which draws visitors every year from all four corners of the world. The region around Montreux is a haven for gourmets. With over 20 Michelin and Gault Millau-listed restaurants, no food-lover will ever go hungry here. Quickest access from Geneva.