Summer in Switzerland: Top things to do
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Summer in Switzerland: Top things to do

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Summer is the ideal moment to discover this beautiful country! There are so many sublime holiday destinations and day trips to choose from. Whether you're looking for family friendly activities, outdoor fun or a leisurely weekend break, Switzerland has it all.  

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Summer is the time for hiking and swimming and there's no shortage of wild lakes, rivers, big and small throughout Switzerland. Check out our top picks below.

Top 9 places to swim in Switzerland

When summertime is in full swing and the mercury rises to the top of the thermometer, the best place to cool down is one of the many rivers, lakes, swimming holes and water parks.

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How to have an amazing summer in Vaud

Whether you are intent of discovering the best wines in Switzerland, intrigued by the history and canton Vaud’s many exquisite castles, wish to cruise across the waters on a paddle boat or happy hiking, you will fall madly in love with everything you see in Vaud. 

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Dreamy Mendrisiotto: Ticino’s best-kept secret

When you think of Ticino, you instantly feel the Italian vibe and hear the palm trees rustling. Let's go beyond the surface - quite literally - and discover more about this fascinating region.

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The most Charming Swiss Cities to Visit in Summer

Summer is your perfect chance to check out some of the country's most charming towns and impressive architecture displays. 

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Swiss Highlights: Schilthorn - Piz Gloria

Schilthorn - Piz Gloria in the Bernese Alps is an iconic Swiss location to see at least once in your lifetime. Whether you’re on holiday in Switzerland or looking for a stunning weekend-trip, Schilthorn boasts panoramic views, kid-friendly activities, an interactive James Bond exhibit, and more.

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Discover the real Switzerland at Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum

If you're looking for the true soul of Switzerland, this is where you'll find it. 

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Basel Art & Culture: must see and do

Let's discover the best art and culture spots in Basel, current exhibitions and other things to do to experience the best of Basel this summer. 

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Mount Titlis: Your summer adventure

The only high-altitude glacier in central Switzerland, Titlis has it all: from ziplines, boat rides, suspension bridge and a beautiful ice cave, your summer in Titlis will be packed-full of exciting things to do and see.

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Visit the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

Feel the pulse of the champions, relive moments of intensity, and experience the people who made the impossible possible. 

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Swiss Highlights: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

Jungfraujoch is the highest accessible point in Europe - up to a staggering 3,454m height - thanks to its centennial railway. Find out the top activities in this iconic Swiss destination. 

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Cruise in style on Lake Lucerne

Taking a boat cruise on the picture-perfect Lake Lucerne simply checks all the right boxes: you have amazing views, a lot of Zen and a little bit of adventure for the adrenalin-rush seekers, great food - all things considered, it's an unforgettable experience. 

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Spectacular Hiking Trails

These are our top picks, three spectacular long distance trails to suit reluctant hikers, as well as passionate ones.

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Ride on a panoramic train

Get aboard Switzerland's most famous scenic train from Zermatt to St. Moritz. The iconic Glacier Express awaits.

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Best Lausanne summer spots

Find out the absolute best summer spots and activities in the gorgeous city of Lausanne. Tried and tested by our very own Bruce Anderson.

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How to spend an incredible summer week in Région Dents du Midi

Breathtaking views over 3,000m peaks, a lot of outdoor activities - countless reasons to spend at least a week in this alpine paradise. Let’s discover the main summer attractions in Dents du Midi.

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Free 'Discover Switzerland' Welcome Pack

Order your free 'Discover Switzerland' Welcome Pack from Switzerland Tourism. It contains essential travel information so you can enjoy exploring the best of Switzerland

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Need more inspiration?

Autumn is just around the corner, or maybe you'd like to be extra prepared and check out our tips for winter and spring. No one yould blame you for doing that in Switzerland - quite the contrary.


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