A treasure hunt, summer tobogganing and llamas
Summer, sun, vacation – the perfect opportunity for a family outing. Spending time together forges closer ties and a family becomes an unbeatable team. One more reason to enjoy the summer to the full with your loved ones.
For example, you can discover the Path of Marvels in Ticino. Explore the past on around six kilometers of paths through forests and villages: Fascinating mines, smithies, old furnaces, and many other treasures along the route illustrate how people used to live and work. Or how about a search for the legendary Jura treasure? In a family team, you can go on a paper chase, follow tracks, and solve puzzles. The adventure starts from Delémont.
Make the summer a hit with your family!
If you're looking for exercise, shoot down the summer toboggan run at Oeschinensee or climb up to the tree tops at the Ropes Park Interlaken. For plant lovers young and old, the Pointe-à-la-Bise nature reserve near Geneva is a real gem. Another special nature experience is llama trekking in the Ossingen region.
Camping trip for the whole family
You can find many other places for summer outings in Switzerland below.
1. Museum & Roman House in Augst
Silver treasure, an ancient theater, and lots of other hands-on history can be found at the Roman settlement on the south bank of the Rhine.
2. The Path of Marvels in Ticino
On the six-kilometer path in the Malcantone region, you can discover forests and villages with historical mills, smithies, mines, and castles.
3. Round trip and joke trail in the Appenzell region
On foot or by boat, cable car, and Post bus through beautiful scenery. Forty joke boards will keep you smiling throughout.
4. Trip from Morges on the galley La Liberté
Sail on Lake Geneva in an impressive wooden ship that was modeled on a 17th century vessel.
5. Gelmer funicular in the Haslital near Bern
Adventure lovers will adore a trip on the steepest funicular in Europe. The railway takes you 1,860 meters from the valley up to Lake Gelmer.
6. Pradaschier adventure mountain in Churwalden
On the longest toboggan run in Switzerland, you have to lean into 31 bends and reach a speed of up to 40 kilometers per hour.
7. Whitewater rafting Interlaken
Intrepid water fans can paddle their way through the rapids below the north face of the Eiger down to Lake Brienz.
8. Höllgrotten caves in Baar
The dripstone caves enchant visitors with their fairy-tale rock formations. The child-friendly audio guide describes the origins of the caves.
9. Boat trip on the largest underground lake in Europe
A boat trip with a difference: In the middle of the Valais, discover a cave with crystal-clear water.
10. Knies Children's Zoo in St. Gallen
Monkeys, kangaroos, elephants, and sea lions await you. You can get very close to the animals here, as well as stroke and feed them.