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Visit Switzerland

Switzerland is more than just a land with snow-capped mountain peaks, lush green valleys, and chalets that hide alphorns – though you’ll find all of these things in abundance.

It is also a place that offers visitors a glimpse of rustic Europe, intermingled with some of the most modern resorts the world has to offer. Relax by a lake, take a stroll along a promenade, and make sure you reserve some time for skiing or snowboarding.

In Switzerland, Mother Nature Is At Her Best

Peaks like the Matterhorn often get the most attention during the planning of a Switzerland trip, but there is much more to see and explore in the outdoors here. There are 70+ waterfalls in just one valley alone, the Lauterbrunnen Valley, to experience. Don’t miss Trümelbach Falls, which are literally inside of a mountain. Many of the waterfalls can even be visited at night for a unique experience.

Enjoy Something a Little Different

Precision has made Swiss-manufactured products famous the world over. That same focus on precision has been applied to the nation’s growing agrotourism opportunities, allowing visitors the chance to see what life is like on an authentic Swiss farm. Brown Swiss cattle are coveted for the amount of fat they produce in their milk, which gets turned into several different varieties of cheese. It’s literally serenity at your fingertips.

Don’t Forget About the Sunshine

If snowy mountains leave you shivering and cold, then consider a stay in Ticino instead. With a bit of Italian flair thrown in for good measure, you’ll be able to enjoy lakeside beaches, Michelin-star rated dining, and several cultural opportunities that will spark your interests. Switzerland, in fact, offers different cultural activities in every community thanks to its landlocked status against four separate nations.

Switzerland is more than a land famous for its neutrality. It’s also a place where you can relax, explore, and rejuvenate in your preferred way. Plan your trip today and you will have the holiday of a lifetime.

Travel and vacation in Switzerland

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Switzerland. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Switzerland. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.

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City Guides

Aarau

#Aarau Visit Aarau Switzerland is a nation of rolling hills, stunning lakes, and wonderful opportunities to explore. Aarau is an excellent example of what to expect...

Appenzell

#Appenzell Visit Appenzell Appenzell with about 7,000 inhabitants is a historic town in the northeast of Switzerland. Appenzell is the political and cultural center of Appenzell...

Basel

#Basel Visit Basel Basel is one of the most unique cities in the world because it sits at the confluence of three distinct borders. On one...

Bellinzona

#Bellinzona Visit Bellinzona Bellinzona brings the history of Ticino and Switzerland to you with a marvelous spectacle. The city is famous because of its three castles,...

Bern, Capital of Switzerland

#Bern Visit Bern Bern is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best cities. Visiting the historic old town, surrounded on three sides by the Aare,...

Biel / Bienne

#Biel Visit Biel / Bienne The town of Biel is known as the “metropolis of watchmaking. You’ll find it at the eastern end of Lake Biel,...

Good to know

Coronavirus & travel restrictions Switzerland

#Coronavirus Switzerland Coronavirus status - Switzerland How is the coronavirus situation in Switzerland ? See the statistics for the country in confirmed and present active Covid-19...

Local currency in Switzerland, Swiss franc

Money in Switzerland (notes and coins) Switzerlands legal tender is called Franc (CHF). 1 Franc = 100 centimes. Coins in circulation: 5, 10 and 20 Rappen ​coin 0,5, 1,...

National Tourist Information Switzerland

#Touristboard Switzerland Tourism Authority Traveladvisor in Switzerland: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from...

Weather and forecast

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Largest cities

See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

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RankNamePop.CountryState
1Zürich396.027SwitzerlandZurich
2Genève197.376SwitzerlandGeneva
3Basel175.566SwitzerlandBasel-Stadt
4Lausanne133.897SwitzerlandVaud
5Bern130.015SwitzerlandBern
6Winterthur108.044SwitzerlandZurich
7Luzern81.057SwitzerlandLucerne
8St. Gallen75.310SwitzerlandSt. Gallen
9Lugano63.668SwitzerlandTicino
10Biel53.667SwitzerlandBern
11Thun43.303SwitzerlandBern
12Köniz39.998SwitzerlandBern
13La Chaux-de-Fonds39.027SwitzerlandNeuchatel
14Fribourg38.288SwitzerlandFribourg
15Schaffhausen35.927SwitzerlandSchaffhausen
16Chur34.547SwitzerlandGraubunden
17Neuchâtel33.815SwitzerlandNeuchatel
18Vernier35.164SwitzerlandGeneva
19Uster33.853SwitzerlandZurich
20Sion33.296SwitzerlandValais

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

DateEnglishCantons
1 JanuaryNew Year's Day26
2 JanuaryBerchtold's Day14
6 JanuaryEpiphany5
1 MarchRepublic Day1
19 MarchSt Joseph's Day8
3 AprilNäfelser Fahrt1
VariableGood Friday24
VariableEaster Monday25
1 MayLabour Day11
VariableAscension26
VariableWhit Monday25
VariableCorpus Christi14
23 JuneIndependence Day1
29 JuneSaints Peter and Paul1
1 AugustSwiss National Day26
15 AugustAssumption13
VariableJeûne genevois1
VariableLundi du Jeûne1
25 SeptemberSaint Nicholas of Flüe Day1
1 NovemberAll Saints Day15
8 DecemberImmaculate Conception13
25 DecemberChristmas Day26
26 DecemberSt Stephen's Day21
31 DecemberRestoration Day1

Best of Switzerland

Switzerland offers visitors access to soaring mountain peaks. You can lose yourself in the rolling green hills or the Medieval quarters in its landmark cities. It is a country that revels in its abundant contrasts, from landscapes to culture, to create an identity it calls its own.

Here is the best of what you can expect with a visit to Switzerland.

Appenzell

If you want to experience Swiss culture, then this picturesque village should be your first stop. With its narrow streets and colorful murals, you’ll find that life embraced a different pace here. When the country began to industrialize, the lack of railroad and roadway access left this region to stay focused on its regional crafts instead. Lace and cheese helps life to stay true.

Vorderrhein Gorge

This heavily forested area works with the Rhine River to create a stunning landscape. As the Rhine Glacier retreated, it caused numerous landslides that blocked the river. When the river could eventually break through the natural dam, the force of the action created a massive canyon. Try taking a tour down the turquoise waters to see the white cliffs personally.

Engadine Valley

There is a 67,000-acre wildlife sanctuary located in the valley, which is protected by its national park status. The Alpine landscapes loom overhead majestically. You can visit Tarasp Castle during your stay as well. Only one road runs through the park and the impact of visitors is carefully monitored. Visit during the summer to see the wildflowers or come in Autumn to see the ibex.

Brienz

Located just east of Interlaken, you’ll find this small community is famous for its woodcarving. You’ll also get the chance to see the beautiful Giessbach Falls. Almost all the carved wood found in Switzerland originated from this region. Take the Rothorn Bahn, a 3-hour train ride using an old steam locomotive, to see the stunning views from the summit.

St. Moritz

This community has long been a winter resort. The traditions began in 1864 when a hotel honor told travelers they could stay as long as they wished at his expense if they liked the region. Despite its reputation as a winter playground, this community sees over 300 days of sunshine each year. Try to catch a Skikjoring race during your stay if you can.

Lugano

Located in the south, in the Canton Ticino, this city feels very Italian. The Old Town is pedestrian-only, which makes it the perfect place to take a walking tour. You’ll see palm trees here, flower gardens are frequent, and the waters of the lake are beautiful and calm. Try renting a bicycle to see even more of the city and surrounding region.

The best of Switzerland offers visitors more than alphorns and cow bells. You’ll find that even as cities have modernized and embraced new traditions, there is still a focus on the way life has always been here. That is why an adventure through the landscapes of Switzerland makes for such an exciting holiday opportunity.

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Switzerland Covid-19 / Coronavirus

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7,198
24,294
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165,864
2,609
12,257
Algeria
202,283
5,748
58,034
Andorra
15,156
130
64
Angola
53,840
1,460
5,701
Anguilla
350
1
16
Antigua and Barbuda
2,815
63
1,015
Argentina
5,246,998
114,772
26,974
Armenia
256,554
5,216
12,811
Aruba
15,351
160
264
Australia
93,942
1,208
21,126
Austria
732,157
10,953
21,074
Azerbaijan
477,587
6,394
27,140
Bahamas
20,288
512
1,764
Bahrain
274,614
1,389
754
Bangladesh
1,548,320
27,337
13,194
Barbados
7,065
63
896
Belarus
526,242
4,066
11,872
Belgium
1,231,523
25,543
62,902
Belize
19,429
399
1,821
Benin
21,450
146
4,010
Bermuda
4,800
45
1,547
Bhutan
2,599
3
3
Bolivia
498,331
18,688
24,575
Bosnia
230,212
10,379
27,615
Botswana
176,427
2,360
2,016
Brazil
21,308,178
593,018
395,640
British Virgin Islands
2,642
37
50
Brunei
5,960
33
1,905
Bulgaria
489,423
20,350
41,752
Burkina Faso
14,092
178
136
Burundi
16,356
38
15,545
Cabo Verde
37,290
333
738
Cambodia
107,441
2,197
5,616
Cameroon
85,414
1,368
3,613
Canada
1,594,200
27,581
44,974
Caribbean Netherlands
1,998
18
69
Cayman Islands
791
2
54
Central African Republic
11,340
100
4,381
Chad
5,031
174
12
Channel Islands
11,427
97
334
Chile
1,649,409
37,410
6,431
China
95,948
4,636
1,009
Colombia
4,946,811
126,032
34,292
Comoros
4,112
147
12
Congo
14,014
191
1,402
Costa Rica
518,632
6,168
94,119
Croatia
397,761
8,566
8,517
Cuba
832,286
7,048
39,434
Curaçao
16,254
158
491
Cyprus
117,759
551
26,453
Czechia
1,688,457
30,451
6,194
Côte d'Ivoire
59,558
586
1,861
DRC
56,463
1,068
24,537
Denmark
356,326
2,640
4,672
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
12,253
162
253
Dominica
3,197
13
545
Dominican Republic
356,321
4,031
4,779
Ecuador
507,020
32,666
30,474
Egypt
299,710
17,074
30,165
El Salvador
102,024
3,164
13,879
Equatorial Guinea
11,806
142
1,439
Eritrea
6,680
41
14
Estonia
152,429
1,343
9,639
Ethiopia
338,306
5,291
27,792
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
67
0
4
Faroe Islands
1,086
2
49
Fiji
50,447
583
13,404
Finland
138,578
1,062
91,516
France
6,977,722
116,371
151,680
French Guiana
39,491
253
29,243
French Polynesia
40,178
608
6,070
Gabon
28,726
178
2,105
Gambia
9,911
335
28
Georgia
603,763
8,749
22,661
Germany
4,185,633
93,847
148,586
Ghana
126,146
1,139
4,015
Gibraltar
5,497
97
70
Greece
641,022
14,606
27,153
Greenland
541
0
154
Grenada
4,638
98
2,134
Guadeloupe
53,140
690
50,200
Guatemala
542,024
13,241
34,413
Guinea
30,318
376
1,306
Guinea-Bissau
6,094
133
691
Guyana
30,444
744
3,852
Haiti
21,486
607
1,595
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
0
Honduras
362,281
9,661
243,788
Hong Kong
12,177
213
76
Hungary
820,078
30,151
8,133
Iceland
11,632
33
348
India
33,594,803
446,399
300,131
Indonesia
4,204,116
141,258
45,803
Iran
5,508,885
118,792
492,217
Iraq
1,987,352
21,993
82,763
Ireland
380,720
5,209
41,487
Isle of Man
7,300
51
459
Israel
1,254,351
7,611
66,337
Italy
4,649,906
130,551
105,083
Jamaica
81,394
1,809
28,041
Japan
1,687,422
17,375
49,723
Jordan
817,487
10,645
12,273
Kazakhstan
872,596
10,953
56,297
Kenya
247,675
5,045
3,746
Kuwait
411,358
2,443
691
Kyrgyzstan
178,123
2,597
2,869
Lao People's Democratic Republic
21,080
16
15,496
Latvia
153,403
2,675
7,434
Lebanon
620,552
8,260
26,623
Lesotho
14,395
403
7,162
Liberia
5,915
283
174
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
335,991
4,588
77,879
Liechtenstein
3,439
60
43
Lithuania
322,720
4,885
20,739
Luxembourg
77,688
835
1,169
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
63
0
0
Macedonia
188,635
6,539
12,150
Madagascar
42,898
958
618
Malawi
61,453
2,269
5,657
Malaysia
2,156,678
24,681
198,284
Maldives
84,103
229
1,666
Mali
15,123
547
333
Malta
37,061
457
867
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
40,545
582
39,859
Mauritania
35,717
768
917
Mauritius
14,863
60
12,949
Mayotte
20,205
177
17,064
Mexico
3,608,976
274,139
373,474
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
286,536
6,649
9,247
Monaco
3,300
33
33
Mongolia
289,929
1,171
10,386
Montenegro
128,377
1,879
8,101
Montserrat
33
1
2
Morocco
925,507
14,076
18,159
Mozambique
150,370
1,907
2,308
Myanmar
453,407
17,343
29,889
Namibia
127,071
3,488
1,044
Nepal
789,872
11,081
20,287
Netherlands
1,991,628
18,144
68,032
New Caledonia
5,805
62
5,685
New Zealand
4,144
27
256
Nicaragua
13,730
203
9,302
Niger
5,973
201
55
Nigeria
203,514
2,668
8,904
Norway
185,330
850
95,528
Oman
303,551
4,093
4,290
Pakistan
1,234,828
27,482
60,952
Palau
5
0
1
Palestine
392,452
3,980
29,766
Panama
465,471
7,192
3,558
Papua New Guinea
19,278
225
799
Paraguay
459,751
16,139
1,237
Peru
2,170,475
199,156
1,971,319
Philippines
2,453,328
37,405
175,324
Poland
2,901,674
75,551
165,685
Portugal
1,064,876
17,938
32,166
Qatar
236,016
604
1,511
Romania
1,180,097
36,109
50,837
Russia
7,376,374
202,273
599,493
Rwanda
96,337
1,233
49,660
Réunion
53,241
363
868
S. Korea
295,132
2,434
28,206
Saint Helena
2
0
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1,762
10
782
Saint Lucia
10,961
181
2,181
Saint Martin
3,646
47
2,200
Saint Pierre Miquelon
31
0
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
3,158
17
777
Samoa
3
0
0
San Marino
5,419
90
60
Sao Tome and Principe
3,217
47
534
Saudi Arabia
546,792
8,684
2,325
Senegal
73,719
1,854
647
Serbia
893,023
7,926
116,059
Seychelles
21,257
115
485
Sierra Leone
6,393
121
1,895
Singapore
82,860
70
10,379
Sint Maarten
4,178
61
165
Slovakia
406,760
12,594
8,999
Slovenia
288,219
4,526
13,686
Solomon Islands
20
0
0
Somalia
19,583
1,099
9,139
South Africa
2,892,081
86,655
52,092
South Sudan
11,899
128
396
Spain
4,943,855
86,185
157,370
Sri Lanka
510,040
12,448
45,850
St. Barth
1,548
2
1,084
Sudan
38,182
2,894
3,250
Suriname
39,140
828
11,474
Swaziland
45,633
1,209
838
Sweden
1,149,407
14,781
27,270
Switzerland
833,383
11,049
68,142
Syrian Arab Republic
31,741
2,172
6,271
Taiwan
16,176
841
163
Tajikistan
17,084
124
0
Tanzania
1,367
50
1,134
Thailand
1,537,310
16,016
127,392
Timor-Leste
19,308
111
1,108
Togo
24,986
216
3,287
Trinidad and Tobago
49,442
1,437
4,209
Tunisia
703,059
24,676
6,517
Turkey
6,960,297
62,524
465,030
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,824
22
101
UAE
734,275
2,086
5,781
UK
7,565,867
135,803
1,325,246
USA
43,532,306
702,978
9,795,803
Uganda
122,591
3,137
23,497
Ukraine
2,379,483
55,424
83,671
Uruguay
388,191
6,049
1,523
Uzbekistan
171,080
1,212
4,586
Vanuatu
4
1
0
Venezuela
359,633
4,363
12,202
Vietnam
728,435
18,017
216,930
Wallis and Futuna
445
7
0
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
8,830
1,664
1,710
Zambia
208,715
3,641
632
Zimbabwe
129,134
4,600
2,693
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