Our Swiss Tips

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Favourite Hike

Pizol 5 Lakes Walk

Gorgeous hike on Pizol mountain that takes you around 5 mountain lakes.

Sandra Handley

New Zealand

Favourite Waterfall

The Seerenbach Falls

Seerenbach Falls is an amazing place to hike with family. The walk is along Walensee with tunnels leading to the beautiful falls.

Aashini Rambosson

India

Favourite Historic Building

Hotel Belvédère on the Furkapass

This is an historical building which you cannot enter but can read about its sad story, enjoy its façade that looks like a scene from a Wes Anderson movie and discover its beautiful surroundings on foot.

Aysun

Turkey

Favourite Cultural Experience

Alpabzug

During spring, farmers transfer their many cows and goats to mountain pastures to feed on alpine grass and to enjoy the summer. That usually happens without a celebration. However, when the animals are led down at the beginning of autumn, there is usually some kind of parade.

Claudia Pröger

Germany

Favourite Winter Destination

Hotel Arvenbüel in Arvenbüel

A wonderful, family run hotel at the end of the road, giving access to the most amazing hiking and snowshoe trails.

Suzanne Potter

UK

Favourite Hike

Riviera Walensee Weesen - Quinten

An awesome walk in autumn, ideally after some heavy rain (for the waterfall), but on a sunny and dry day.

Rolf

Switzerland

Favourite Town

Lenzerheide

Lenzerheide is a rather large mountain tourist town with something for everyone who enjoys nature. The landscape, especially the Lake Heidsee, is magnificent in every season. Ordinary people like me can find paths to hike, bike and ski that we can manage, but are still a challenge. It is simply beautiful in Lenzerheide.

Michèle Ott

USA & France

Favourite Winter Destination

Scuol

Scuol, in the lower Engadin, is a great winter destination. Set in the midst of many other winter destinations in Switzerland, Scuol is a vibrant, yet cosy mid-sized resort where you can enjoy several kinds of winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing.

Minako Zochert

Japan

Favourite Winter Destination

Snowshoe Hiking in Wildhaus

I love the view of the rigged peaks of the Toggenburg mountains. They look like the back of a sleeping dragon. I highly recommend this snowshoe hike, because you see this amazing scenery repeatedly during the hike.

Michèle Ott

USA & France

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More Winter Destinations

Switzerland is the original winter vacation destination. Here are some tips in stunning snowscapes for both skiers and non-skiers.

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More Family Outings

Family-friendly activities and fun things to do.

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More Tips about Towns

Spectacular mountain vistas, flower-lined nature paths, and picturesque historic centres... Here are our favourite towns.

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Favourite Town

Gruyères: Region La Gruyère

Located in the heart of Switzerland, the region of La Gruyère offers a wide range of attractions. Set in a beautiful rural landscape, you will find the charming medieval village of Gruyères (Greyerz).

Ana

Switzerland

Favourite Hike

Hiking from Brülisau to the Alp Rheintaler Sämtis

This is really a little paradise where the world is still a wonderful place.

Annelies Kinget

Belgium

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Favourite Cultural Experience

Ballenberg Museum

This awesome open air museum displays over 100 traditional Swiss buildings, gardens and architecture plus has traditional artisan demonstrations, runs farmyard animals and you can buy the resultant products as well.

Sandra Handley

New Zealand

Favourite Cultural Experience

Wine festival in Twann

The Truelete or wine festival in Twann is usually held at the end of October. During the weekend you have the opportunity to sample wine from the region and a local speciality called the Treberwurst which is a smoked pork sausage. It is often served grilled and flambeed with the spirit, Marc.

Christina Gomez

Malaysia

Favourite Lake

Lake Hallwyl

The Lake of Hallwyl is approx. 8.5 km long and 1.5 km wide and is shared between the cantons of Aargau and Lucerne. It is a very popular destination for a day trip.

Christina Hakansson

Sweden

Favourite Winterthur Activity

Winterthur Rundweg

The Winterthur Rundweg is a series of 10 hikes which take you all around the outskirts of Winterthur. The hikes are mostly under 10 km and with a hiking/walking time of approximately 2 hours.

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Favourite Lake

Lake of Geneva

Lake Geneva is not only the biggest lake in Switzerland, but it also has the clearest water and a Mediterranean flair. Take a boat ride from Lausanne to Montreux to enjoy views of terraced vineyards and palm trees. The view from Montreux with mountains in the background, is outstanding, and I love it especially during the jazz festival.

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Favourite City

Lugano

Switzerland has some of the most amazing landscapes, from lakes and mountains to sunny skies and snowy slopes. This summer we ventured to Lugano in the Italian part of Switzerland. It was like another world. That is the beauty of Switzerland, each region is so special, so different from the other.

Hollie Martin

Ireland

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What is your favourite?

We would like to hear your Swiss Tips. You can contribute by filling out this form.

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More Winterthur Activities

Did you know that Winterthur Old Town is Switzerland's largest continuous pedestrianized zone? Check out our tips to find out what to do in this beautiful and cultural city.

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More Cultural Activities

Switzerland is a country with an enormous wealth of cultural activity and living tradition.

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More Historic Buildings

Fairytale castles, mighty fortresses, romantic châteaux – Switzerland has them all in abundance.

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Favourite Hike

Diavolezza Mountain Hike

A hike from the Bernina Diavolezza station up to the Diavolezza peak. There is no better panoramic mountain view of the Swiss Alps than from there.

Patrick Zochert

Switzerland

Favourite Lake

Blausee

This stunning lake is set in the Bernese Oberland. It boasts many hiking trails, picnic areas, a playground as well as a café and two restaurants one which is located in the hotel.

Sharron Martin

Ireland

Favourite Town

Ascona

One of the most romantic towns in Switzerland.

Manuel

Switzerland

Favourite Hike

Hörnli

Since over 20 years, this hike has become an annual New Year's Day tradition for us. It is one of the shortest hikes in the area, though still steep enough for a good cardio workout. The views from the top are breathtaking and the restaurant offers good food and service.

Lisa Sennhauser-Kelly

Australia

Favourite Cultural Experience

Jungkunst @ Winterthur

October is Jungkunst time!

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Favourite Town

Murten / Morat

Murten (German) or Morat (French) is a small medieval town in the canton of Fribourg. Its most dominant feature is the castle wall that encircles it. It has picturesque alleyways and a lovely lakeside promenade.

Christina Gomez

Malaysia

Favourite Cultural Experience

Swiss National Day

I love the Swiss National Day because it is a total Swiss cultural experience - from the aesthetics, to the entertainment, the food, and the friendliness of the community. When the 1st of August comes around, Swiss flags of all sizes decorate the streets, windows of houses, and flower boxes.

Karl Basil Dicen

Philippines

Favourite Family Outing

Adventure Park Atzmännig

In this rope adventure park, all age groups can experience a safe challenge by climbing and overcoming obstacles. All this happens in a beautiful open-air setting, i.e., in a forest. You will be proud of what you achieved after the feat. Do not go if you are afraid of heights!

Christoph Ott

Switzerland

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More Hiking Tips

Switzerland is a hiking paradise. Did you know that hiking is the most popular national sport in this country?

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More Rivers - Lakes - Waterfalls

Switzerland may be best known for the spectacular Swiss Alps but it is also home to more than 1500 stunning lakes.

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More Mountain Destinations

Life is like a mountain, hard to climb, but worth the amazing view from the top.

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