Conjuring images of snow-capped mountains and glassy, azure lakes, Switzerland is an enchanting land brimming with immaculate scenery and studded with charming, medieval towns. Though it may be small – roughly the size of Wales – Switzerland squeezes in a mind-boggling cornucopia of ravishing land and cityscapes.
For outdoorsy types, Switzerland is quite simply a wonderland. From hiking and biking the mountainous trails around Zermatt in the summer months, to ice-skating on frozen lakes in St Moritz in winter, there’s endless adventure to be had. Beyond the mountains and lakes, the Swiss countryside is punctuated with lush vineyards, rolling grasslands and meandering rivers, best explored by hot-air balloon, parachute or river-raft – and of course a scenic train journey in Switzerland is an unmissable experience. Ride the iconic Glacier Express and peer through panoramic windows to marvel at the shifting landscape unfolding before you, stopping at quaint villages like Andermatt on the way.
Aside from its bucolic treasures, Switzerland’s urban allure is just as enticing, thanks to its array of lively cities that perch lakeside, like Geneva, Zurich and Lucerne, or Zermatt which lies in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn. Drenched in medieval architecture that has remained untouched for centuries, pulsating with vibrant arts and café scenes, and home to world-class shopping, Switzerland’s cities are delightful to visit for a weekend break or as part of a multi-stop holiday.
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