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Switzerland travel is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. In the Switzerland travel blog articles below you’ll find stacks of information on things to do in Switzerland and the best places to visit in Switzerland.  If you need suggestions for your Switzerland travel itinerary, we’ve got that covered, along with Switzerland travel tips, including handy things to know if you plan to visit Switzerland in winter.




Whether you’re treating yourself to a weekend break or including it as part of a longer European holiday, there’s nothing like a luxury getaway to Zermatt recharge the batteries.  Zermatt offers plenty to do in both summer and winter and if it’s a little bit of luxury you’re after, this is the place for you. 

Nestled between a backdrop of towering mountains and a sparkling lake, Lucerne (called Luzern in German) is one of Switzerland’s most visited cities. Offering a host of things to see and do, Lucerne makes a wonderful holiday destination in which to spend a few days.

The quaint historical town of Gruyères, Switzerland, is located at an elevation of 82 metres at the top of a hill with stunning views of the Saane Valley. The sloping hillsides of the surrounding valley enfold the town in calming hues of blue and green, with wild greenery at every turn. 

Visiting the Jungfrau mountain aboard the Jungfrau train is a must-do experience but tickets to reach the Jungfraujoch don’t come cheap. With this in mind, if you have more than one day to spend in the Jungfrau region, you might find it better economically to purchase the Jungfrau Travel Pass which also includes excursions to a number of other mountains in the area.

Images of snowflakes, twinkling lights and carol singers wrapped up in woollen hats and scarves spring to mind when I think of a white Christmas and if you spend the festive season in Switzerland you’re likely to see that and a whole lot more.

As the birthplace of the first ever ski race and the first Alpine World Ski Championships, it’s not surprising that the Jungfrau region offers some of the best skiing in Switzerland. However, there are a host of things to do in Switzerland in winter, and particularly in the Jungfrau region, for both skiers and non-skiers.


As far as postcard-perfect settings go, Grindelwald comes up trumps. This pretty Swiss town is blessed with stunning surroundings and is the ideal base to enjoy Switzerland’s natural beauty and charm.

Visitors to Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, will find plenty of sights and attractions to fill their days. With its perfect location in the heart of Europe, Zurich is also a great base from which to explore other parts of the country. In this post I share six of the best, and most popular, day trips from Zurich.

Switzerland is blessed with an abundance of crystal clear lakes and one of the loveliest is Lake Thun. Situated amongst spectacular mountains and pastures, the scenery is just one of the many reasons to visit Lake Thun.