Unique alpine views, fabulous hikes, fun and action or beautiful lakes: Switzerland in summer is a great place for a holiday. Be inspired by our selection.

    • Swiss National Park

      Unique countryside
      The Swiss National Park in Engadin, covering over 170 m2, is a place where visitors can get to nature. Over 80 kilometres of hiking trails, eco-trails and excursions for families and children are perfect for discovering this exceptional region. Due to strict environment protection – visitors must stay on the hiking trails – ibexes, chamois, marmots, arctic hares, lizards and a multitude of birds can be observed in their natural environment.
    • Rhine Falls

      Water spectacle
      The Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen are the biggest waterfalls in Europe. They are over 150m wide and 23m high, and every second some 700m³ of water roar over the rocks. It is well worth going on a boat ride around the Rhine Falls basin to see this spectacle, as it takes you right up close to the falls. The boats also go to the rocks in the middle of the falls, and down the Rhine. It’s easiest to get the train from Zurich; the journey takes just under an hour.
    • Pilatus toboggan course

      Pure adrenalin!
      The spectacular trip on Switzerland's longest summer toboggan run begins right next to the top of the Fräkmüntegg lift. Plenty of steep curves and 'dragon hole' tunnels along the 1350 metre-long chrome tunnel are bound to provide enough speed and a great burst of adrenalin. Every unforgettable toboggan run is recorded by the speedometer. And at the end, it's back up to the top to start again. Riders decide just how quickly (or slowly!) they want to go.
    • Rigi

      Queen of the mountains
      The Rigi mountain is probably one of the most popular day trips in Switzerland and can be explored at any time of year. In summer, the Rigi offers 120 kilometres of hiking paths – ranging from an easy stroll to an Alpine mountain trek. Those who like to take things a little easier can go up the mountain by train and enjoy the fabulous views. There are 30 restaurants and huts on the mountain, as well as public barbecue areas and shopping facilities. Those wishing to stay overnight can find a range of hotels, mountain huts and holiday apartments.
    • Isola Grande

      Exotic flora
      Lake Maggiore's mild climate, which is unique for Switzerland, enables sub-tropical plants to thrive on the large island of Isola Grande. The botanical gardens in the canton of Ticino contain around 1700 types of plant. Lotus flowers, sequoia, swamp cypresses, banana trees and eucalyptus trees can be seen growing in the botanical gardens on the two Brissago islands on Lake Maggiore.
    • Bernina Express

      Superb train journey
      A beautiful 130 kilometre stretch: the section of track between Albula and Bernina is the centrepiece of the UNESCO World Heritage site and renowned as one of the most spectacular routes in the world. The Rhaetian Railway between Thusis and Poschiavo is a masterpiece of railway engineering. Railway enthusiasts cite the Albula Railway between Chur and St. Moritz as the most beautiful stretch in the world, marvelling at the magnificently curved Landwasser Viaduct.
    • A five-lake hike

      Breathtaking panorama
      The mountain trek from the Pizol ski hut to Gaffia takes hikers past five crystal-clear mountain lakes and offers spectacular views over the east Swiss Alps. The Five Lakes Trek on the Pizol is justifiably one of the classic mountain treks. The circuit can be undertaken between July and October (approximately). In terms of difficulty, the trek is classified as medium.
    • Interlaken tree-top adventure park

      From tree to tree
      The Interlaken aerial adventure park is an unforgettable outside adventure. Visitors swing from tree to tree up to 20 metres up, crossing bridges or clicking the carabiner onto a rope and whizzing to the next platform. After an initiation session, visitors can choose one of the different courses, graded according to difficulty. Dozens of hundred-year-old, 40-50 metre-high trees are linked together with more than 90 platforms. Why not stay a while and soak up the view of the Jungfrau mountain and the friendly atmosphere?
    • Aletsch Glacier Region

      Around the glacier
      Unbelievably high, unbelievably beautiful: The Grosse Aletsch glacier is not only the largest in the Alps but it is also the most popular, due to its good accessibility and perfect location for long hikes, winter sports and exceptional nature excursions. The Aletsch region is classified UNESCO World Heritage. The whole region is habitat to many rare animal and plant species. There are countless viewpoints offering spectacular panoramas of the glacier, such as the Bettmerhorn above the Bettmer Alp.
    • Castle Foxtrail

      A treasure hunt through history
      Want to solve funny riddles, decode secret messages and find the right track, while exploring three exceptional castles in the canton of Aargau, half an hour away from Zurich? This is an interactive way to discover three castles in a brand new experience – great fun for both children and adults! It takes real brains and teamwork to access the secret castle entry points and then find your way around the exciting historic setting.
    • Jungfraujoch

      The top of Europe
      Probably the highlight of any Swiss holiday, the Jungfraujoch is at the top of Europe. The highest station in Europe is found at an altitude of 3454 metres. Visitors can wonder at a high Alpine world of ice, snow and rock from the panorama platform, on the Aletsch glacier or in the ice palace. On clear days, the panorama stretches from the Vosges to the Black Forest. The train ride to the Jungfraujoch, through the Eiger and Mönch, is an experience in itself.
    • A trip on Lake Lucerne

      All aboard the steamer
      Lake Lucerne is surrounded by outstandingly beautiful scenery, offers a magnificent panorama and is flanked by the historic sites of the Swiss confederation. Visitors can enjoy a pleasurable cruise on the lake aboard one of 20 boats, including 5 magnificently restored paddle steamers that are over 100 years old. There is a choice of route around the lake and brunch is also available on some boats.