10 Things to Do in Switzerland That You Shouldn't Miss

January 9, 2018 Myesha Cogley

Switzerland from Europe region, is best know for Mountains. Discover best things to do in Switzerland with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. The Matterhorn

Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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5 based on 3 reviews

The Matterhorn

This imposing mountain towers 14,700 feet on the Swiss-Italian border.

Reviewed By Justine T

You can see this from a range of places in Zermatt. Hopefully you get a clear day like we did. Pretty impressive.

2. Eskimos Ski School

Obere Dorfstrasse 64, Saas-Fee 3906, Switzerland +41 27 957 49 04
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5 based on 342 reviews

Eskimos Ski School

Reviewed By SuziLyon - Basel, Switzerland

We hired private lessons for 6 kids and had Nick and Linnea teach our kids for 3 hours a day for 5 days. Both teachers were kind, knowledgeable, informative and patient with the kids who ranged in age from 6 to 10. Both teachers taught...MoreHi SuziLyon, Thank you so much for the great feedback. :) Glad to hear that the kids made such a great progress! We hope that you guys come back next year, and we are looking forward to welcome you:) Best wishes from the ESKIMOS-Team

3. Element Ski School

rue de Medran 27, Verbier 1936, Switzerland +41 79 272 52 30
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5 based on 140 reviews

Element Ski School

Element is a small Ski School in Verbier with a focus on quality and on making sure our clients have the best possible time on the mountain. The team is deliberately small - a hand-picked group of the very best, most experienced ski instructors. We run a variety of products with Private Ski Lessons, Performance Camps, Off-piste Camps, Women's Camps and Instructor Training Programmes. We want to take your skiing to the next level. It's that simple.

Reviewed By Stephen G

We spent a week with Emma Cairns in Verbier and cannot say enough about the experience to do it full justice. Emma is THE BEST ski instructor we have encountered in a lifetime of skiing. She brings great enthusiasm, superb teaching skill and a thorough knowledge of the Verbier resort. She is also a particularly lovely person with whom to spend a week on the slopes.
Element appears to espouse a truly client focussed approach to their ski school and it shows in their willingness to design client - specific itineraries on the fly so as to provide an exceptional skiing experience each day depending on skill level, conditions and culinary preferences. We felt very well looked after despite the “terrifying traverse” into Highway...
We will be back!

4. Mount Pilatus

PILATUS-BAHNEN AG Schlossweg 1 | Kriens, Lucerne 6010, Switzerland +41 41 329 11 11
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Mount Pilatus

Reviewed By anuchawla09 - Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

The mighty mountain, overlooking the city of Lucerne is a must visit beautiful place. The cogwheel, to reach the mountain is one of the oldest man made marvel. During the journey via the cog wheel, one can experience lots of scenic beauty, panoramic views, and tiny water Springs. The thrill of experiencing this engineering wonder, the cogwheel is beyond words. Advisable to do a bit of research regarding the ticket booking or how to reach, as it also depends on the place where one is staying. However, one personal tip is that if you are planning to visit Titlis too, do this trip prior to Pilatus, you would be able to enjoy the cogwheel and Pilatus more! Your Swiss trip is incomplete without a visit to Pilatus.

5. Creux du Van

Between Neuchatel and Pontarlier, Neuchatel 2010, Switzerland +41 32 889 68 96
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5 based on 522 reviews

Creux du Van

Reviewed By Baryla - Basel, Switzerland

Amazing hike taking you to a beautiful scenery. Hiked 2,5 h uphill then about 2km flat at the top then 2h downhill. Depending on the season, food options are limited so check ahead (we asked at the base station in Noiraigue, which is also where we parked our car). At the top there was a family of friendly mountain goats. Great hike with the added benefit that you can do a full loop. Highly recommended if you are in fairly good physical condition.

6. Valle Verzasca

Switzerland +41 91 746 17 77
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5 based on 191 reviews

Valle Verzasca

Reviewed By erbr63 - Rapperswil, Switzerland

We very - very much enjoyed our day in Valle Verzasca. Luckily we arrived on a Monday and fairly early - it can be very busy on weekends.
First stop the impressive dam and browsed the near by shop for some local products.
The drive into the valley is easy, despite the narrow roads. The scenery is stunning, from the beautiful rusticos and towns, to the steep Mountains, lush forrest, the interesting churches, but the creek and the rocks are simply something else.

7. Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

Montreux, Switzerland
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5 based on 678 reviews

Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

Reviewed By michael c

I have been to many countries, Switzerland is the cleanest, most beautiful and peaceful place I have traveled. The flowers and Gardens, the lakeside walks and the beautiful mountain range around the lake makes this place a must see. Lausanne and Montreux are stunning. If the cost of living was not so high I would live here. Very peaceful lifestyle.

8. Aletsch Glacier

Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region, Switzerland
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5 based on 223 reviews

Aletsch Glacier

Europe's largest glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage site, surrounded by geological glacial featured landscapes and Alpine flora and wildlife.

Reviewed By TryppAdams - Minneapolis, Minnesota

There are some great views of the start of this glacier from the Sphinx or Jungfraujoch at the Top of Europe. If had more time in Switzerland, it would have been great to head south and catch a better view of the glacier from Eggishorn or Bettmeralp, but I was on a pretty tight timeline so just enjoyed the amazing glacier from the Top of Europe.

9. Chaplin's World

route de Fenil 2, Corsier-sur-Vevey 1804, Switzerland +41 842 422 422
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4.5 based on 848 reviews

Chaplin's World

A scenographic concept unique in the world. The Manoir retraces the private and public life of this genius of the seventh art. The Studio, a new building of Hollywood inspiration, presents the cinematographic work of one the greatest artists of the 20th century. The four-hectare park showcases hundred-year-old trees beloved by Charlie Chaplin and a breathtaking view of Lake Léman and the Alps.

Reviewed By leesak2016 - South Fremantle, Australia

This was amazing. We were a little skeptical about this. However we were impressed and spent hours here. I didn't realise how amazing a person he was as well as being humble. If you visit this part of the world, do not miss this attraction.

10. Oeschinen Lake

Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
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5 based on 418 reviews

Oeschinen Lake

Oeschinensee is accessible by foot from Kandersteg within 1.5 hours. The cable car operates in summer and winter season daily from mornings till evenings - non stop. In summer enjoy swimming in the lake, boat rides on the blue and clear water or just have fun with the toboggan run at the top station of the cable car. Several hotels around the lake offer rooms in summer. Restaurants are open in winter and summer. The region belongs to the Unesco heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch.

Reviewed By mmmill - Glasgow, United Kingdom

We visited Oeschinensee in mid-October, and were lucky to have a clear sunny day. We took the train from Thun to Kandersteg early in the morning to beat the crowds (which was a good choice), and then got the cable car up to Oeschinensee as soon as it opened. We walked down to the lake from the cable car, and walked all around the area for a few hours to admire the amazing views. Then we headed back to do the toboggan run (it was great fun!) before heading back down to Kandersteg. I would definitely recommend for a day trip!

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