The amazing natural beauty of the majestic Alps, the placid lakes, quaint villages, cosmopolitan cities and towering castles – that's just some of what Switzerland has to offer. Add to it some shopping, wine tasting, delectable chocolates and cheeses and it gets even better.
They are numerous and unforgettable: Pay a quick visit to an enchanted castle or a first-class museum, gaze at breathtaking glaciers and stunning mountains, pass palm trees and grotti and so much more... The passion for discovery seems unstoppable, as countless other Swiss attractions offer unique experiences.
Switzerland is home to seemingly endless natural beauty as well as a rich cultural history, ensuring there’s something to discover that will astound you.
The Lion of Lucerne
In 1792, members of the Swiss Guard were massacred during the French Revolution. A couple of decades later, Lukas Ahorn carved the tragic Lion in its death throes into a rock face outside of Lucerne. The relief was designed by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.
Great St. Bernard Pass
The Great St. Bernard Pass is the oldest pass in the Western Alps and the third highest in Switzerland. At the highest point in the road is the Great St. Bernard Hospice, where St. Bernard rescue dogs gained their fame.
Old Town of Bern
On a wander through the exquisitely preserved old town of Bern, you can feel the city’s history close in around you as you come across 15th-century arcades and 16th-century Renaissance fountains.
The Rhaetian Railway connects Switzerland to Italy through the mountains of Graubünden and is a remarkable feat of engineering through one of the country’s most photogenic regions. On the 130km ride, you’ll pass over 196 bridges and go through 55 tunnels, with the curving Landwasser viaduct being a spectacular highlight.
The Lauterbrunen valley, also known as the valley of the 72 falls is home to the Trümmelbach Falls, the largest series of subterranean waterfalls in Europe. They carry the meltwater from the Jungfrau down to the valley below and they are fully accessible by lift, tunnels and paths.