Must-knows about Swiss holiday areas

  • The surroundings of northern cities such as Zurich and Basel are hilly and green.
  • Switzerland’s highest Alps can be found in the Bernese Oberland, the Valais, southern Lake Lucerne, and Graubünden.
  • If you like a Mediterranean atmosphere, we recommend Lake Geneva or the Ticino.

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Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as seen from Männlichen
Jungfrau Region
Interlaken, Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren
The Jungfrau Region south of Interlaken is unique. It combines green valleys, high snow-capped mountains and a dense network of cable cars and mountain trains …
Rosenlaui valley towards Grindelwald, Wetterhorn and Eiger from Hasliberg
Bernese Oberland
Interlaken, Grindelwald, Wengen, Lenk, Gstaad
The Bernese Oberland is a popular Swiss holiday region south-east of the city Bern. You’ll find a very diverse landscape here with lakes, high peaks, …
Lake Lucerne region seen from Stanserhorn
Lake Lucerne
Lucerne, Emmetten, Weggis, Küssnacht am Rigi, Stans
The Lake Lucerne region in Central Switzerland is a wonderful holiday area close to Zurich. The large lake, the city of Lucerne, lakeside villages and …
Jungfrau covered by spring snow from Kleine Scheidegg
Zermatt, Interlaken, Saas-Fee, Grindelwald, Nendaz
The Swiss Alps are diverse, spectacular and easy to visit. The mountain transport network takes you to countless breathtaking spots.
Panorama of the Upper Engadine from Muottas Muragl
St. Moritz, Silvaplana-Surlej, Scuol, Samnaun, Samedan
The Engadine is a high-altitude valley in the canton of Graubünden. This is where you’ll find the famous resort of St. Moritz, lakes, magnificent hiking …
Lake Geneva seen from Corseaux in spring
Lake Geneva
Geneva, Villars-sur-Ollon, Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey
Lake Geneva is a sunny, vibrant holiday region in western Switzerland. Get to know Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux, the beautiful vineyards, and much more!
Aletsch Glacier seen from Moosfluh in September
Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Nendaz, Crans-Montana, Saas-Grund
The Valais is a spectacular region in southern Switzerland, home to the famous Aletsch Glacier and the Matterhorn. There are high peaks, mountain villages, and …
Boulevard with sailboats in Ascona, Lake Maggiore
Lugano, Locarno, Ascona, Bellinzona, Castagnola
The southern canton of Ticino is where you can experience the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. We’ll explain what to expect in the vibrant lakeside towns …
Boat on Lake Lugano and Monte Brè from Lugano-Paradiso
Lake Lugano
Lugano, Castagnola, Chiasso, Melide, Gandria
The Lake Lugano region in southern Switzerland is Italian-like in architecture, food and atmosphere. Learn all about the lake and its forested mountains, the mild …
Lower Engadine seen from Vnà, Val Sinestra
Davos, St. Moritz, Lenzerheide, Silvaplana-Surlej, Chur
Graubünden is a large canton in the south-east of Switzerland, with lots of unspoilt valleys and alpine nature to explore. It’s an absolute paradise for …
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Page author: AnnikaSince early childhood I've been visiting Switzerland during my holidays and I just fell in love with the country. I spent many summers in the Bernese Oberland, which still feels like my second home, and then started to explore other areas. Traveling, hiking and photographing in the Swiss Alps are my absolute favorite activities.