Interlaken Ice Magic is probably one of the most glamorous ice-skating rinks in the whole of Switzerland.
Frozen pond skating is also an incredible experience and Schwarzsee is definitely one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.
Our top pick however is the Albula skate line: skating through a winter wonderland scenery, surrounded by snowy forests – there's nothing quite like it!
1. The Albula Skate line
This skate line in Surava, a small village in the Albula Valley, Graubünden, is created for skaters every winter, once the temperatures drop below -10 degrees. The line is three kilometers long and it is usually opened until 9pm (except Sundays) for spectacular nighttime skating.
If you're not sure where to place Surava, the village is located on the world-famous railway line between Chur and St. Moritz.
Even though it stands at just 900 meters above sea level, the conditions here are ideal for ice tracks.
2. Skating on Schwarzsee
Schwarzsee in the region of Fribourg is well-known for its authenticity and its wild, romantic natural landscape. As soon as the lake has frozen and is safe to walk on, it becomes a breathtaking backdrop for enjoying a spot of ice skating.
When the ice is thick enough, there is also a Bavarian curling area available every day.
Enjoy a unique experience on the frozen mountain lake, where you can practice your pirouettes surrounded by dreamlike scenery.
3. Interlaken Ice Magic
Interlaken's city center transforms into an ice-skating extravaganza starting with mid-December.
Interlaken Ice Magic means 5 skating rinks of various sizes, including a large skating arena of 750 m2, a children's ice rink and a curling rink, all connected by 450 m of ice runways.
In the evening, beautiful light installations give the place an extraordinary look.
Find more inspirational experiences and tips to plan your perfect winter outing at MySwitzerland.com/expats!
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