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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

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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,...

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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.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

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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Switzerland
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Afghanistan
55,696
2,442
3,973
Albania
103,327
1,715
35,303
Algeria
112,461
2,970
31,954
Andorra
10,775
110
346
Angola
20,640
501
918
Anguilla
18
0
0
Antigua and Barbuda
646
14
399
Argentina
2,085,411
51,650
151,193
Armenia
171,227
3,179
5,064
Aruba
7,775
71
268
Australia
28,947
909
1,877
Austria
452,767
8,493
18,488
Azerbaijan
233,770
3,209
2,262
Bahamas
8,496
179
1,043
Bahrain
119,858
437
7,098
Bangladesh
544,954
8,384
41,815
Barbados
2,907
32
783
Belarus
282,898
1,948
7,804
Belgium
760,809
21,988
686,875
Belize
12,271
315
140
Benin
5,434
70
1,116
Bermuda
703
12
10
Bhutan
867
1
4
Bolivia
245,719
11,547
44,340
Bosnia
129,753
5,051
10,341
Botswana
27,721
300
4,648
Brazil
10,326,008
250,079
794,911
British Virgin Islands
114
1
18
Brunei
185
3
4
Bulgaria
242,124
10,026
30,093
Burkina Faso
11,887
142
425
Burundi
2,069
3
1,293
Cabo Verde
15,161
145
378
Cambodia
697
0
220
Cameroon
33,749
523
1,864
Canada
855,126
21,807
30,393
Caribbean Netherlands
429
4
23
Cayman Islands
431
2
24
Central African Republic
5,004
63
21
Chad
3,904
136
370
Channel Islands
4,031
86
52
Chile
807,872
20,173
20,367
China
89,871
4,636
281
Colombia
2,237,542
59,260
44,228
Comoros
3,539
144
205
Congo
8,820
128
1,673
Costa Rica
203,496
2,793
26,607
Croatia
241,592
5,489
2,933
Cuba
46,896
308
4,685
Curaçao
4,705
22
63
Cyprus
33,710
231
31,422
Czechia
1,198,168
19,835
131,758
Côte d'Ivoire
32,295
188
883
DRC
25,144
700
8,309
Denmark
209,682
2,351
6,177
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
6,052
63
103
Dominica
141
0
15
Dominican Republic
236,883
3,066
46,395
Ecuador
278,779
15,634
24,328
Egypt
180,051
10,495
30,484
El Salvador
59,235
1,832
3,079
Equatorial Guinea
5,852
91
202
Eritrea
2,789
7
609
Estonia
61,627
567
13,600
Ethiopia
155,234
2,316
19,480
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
54
0
8
Faroe Islands
658
1
1
Fiji
57
2
1
Finland
55,687
740
14,947
France
3,661,410
85,321
3,322,639
French Guiana
16,529
83
6,451
French Polynesia
18,370
139
13,389
Gabon
14,234
80
1,308
Gambia
4,640
147
404
Georgia
269,800
3,475
2,598
Germany
2,416,037
69,610
119,927
Ghana
81,245
584
6,614
Gibraltar
4,234
91
30
Greece
184,686
6,371
14,414
Greenland
30
0
0
Grenada
148
1
0
Guadeloupe
9,746
159
7,345
Guatemala
172,764
6,327
6,582
Guinea
15,680
88
794
Guinea-Bissau
3,171
48
545
Guyana
8,457
192
431
Haiti
12,352
247
2,535
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
167,494
4,076
98,430
Hong Kong
10,927
198
255
Hungary
414,514
14,672
84,061
Iceland
6,049
29
16
India
11,046,914
156,742
151,671
Indonesia
1,314,634
35,518
157,705
Iran
1,607,081
59,830
174,943
Iraq
684,362
13,351
43,293
Ireland
216,870
4,237
189,269
Isle of Man
470
25
35
Israel
765,492
5,673
40,810
Italy
2,848,564
96,666
389,433
Jamaica
22,019
406
8,506
Japan
427,467
7,584
16,502
Jordan
376,441
4,611
30,809
Kazakhstan
210,357
2,540
13,442
Kenya
104,780
1,839
16,563
Kuwait
187,005
1,062
10,895
Kyrgyzstan
86,091
1,463
1,622
Lao People's Democratic Republic
45
0
3
Latvia
84,258
1,593
9,380
Lebanon
362,850
4,508
80,601
Lesotho
10,468
292
6,599
Liberia
2,002
85
34
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
131,833
2,156
10,886
Liechtenstein
2,558
54
20
Lithuania
196,047
3,209
11,029
Luxembourg
54,678
632
2,982
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
48
0
1
Macedonia
100,632
3,098
7,223
Madagascar
19,831
297
238
Malawi
31,295
1,029
12,696
Malaysia
293,698
1,100
28,837
Maldives
19,162
60
2,456
Mali
8,332
348
1,638
Malta
21,724
311
2,508
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
6,687
45
6,544
Mauritania
17,158
439
222
Mauritius
610
10
29
Mayotte
16,638
98
13,576
Mexico
2,060,908
182,815
263,479
Micronesia
1
0
0
Moldova
180,150
3,846
12,408
Monaco
1,916
23
210
Mongolia
2,801
2
702
Montenegro
73,612
976
8,396
Montserrat
20
1
6
Morocco
482,128
8,592
6,721
Mozambique
56,920
608
18,442
Myanmar
141,816
3,197
7,214
Namibia
37,976
413
1,813
Nepal
273,760
2,684
937
Netherlands
1,068,960
15,406
1,053,554
New Caledonia
57
0
2
New Zealand
2,368
26
65
Nicaragua
6,445
173
2,047
Niger
4,740
172
318
Nigeria
153,842
1,885
21,139
Norway
69,489
620
5,086
Oman
140,588
1,562
7,342
Pakistan
575,941
12,772
23,281
Palestine
179,293
2,008
12,728
Panama
338,701
5,789
9,629
Papua New Guinea
1,139
11
282
Paraguay
154,904
3,119
22,154
Peru
1,300,799
45,683
51,066
Philippines
568,680
12,201
32,437
Poland
1,673,252
43,094
232,816
Portugal
800,586
16,136
75,396
Qatar
162,268
257
9,684
Romania
791,971
20,167
38,188
Russia
4,212,100
84,876
359,560
Rwanda
18,443
254
925
Réunion
12,416
52
1,094
S. Korea
88,516
1,581
7,448
Saint Kitts and Nevis
41
0
2
Saint Lucia
3,149
34
236
Saint Martin
1,544
12
133
Saint Pierre Miquelon
24
0
8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
1,519
6
665
Samoa
3
0
1
San Marino
3,585
73
317
Sao Tome and Principe
1,672
27
357
Saudi Arabia
376,021
6,475
2,531
Senegal
33,741
852
4,777
Serbia
446,313
4,383
41,583
Seychelles
2,562
11
503
Sierra Leone
3,880
79
1,189
Singapore
59,900
29
110
Sint Maarten
2,050
27
40
Slovakia
300,775
6,859
38,616
Slovenia
187,005
3,802
11,298
Solomon Islands
18
0
4
Somalia
6,549
218
2,548
South Africa
1,507,448
49,523
35,303
South Sudan
7,349
87
3,155
Spain
3,170,644
68,468
512,180
Sri Lanka
81,467
457
4,049
St. Barth
573
1
110
Sudan
28,210
1,876
3,511
Suriname
8,892
170
351
Swaziland
16,897
649
2,447
Sweden
652,465
12,798
639,667
Switzerland
553,867
9,946
38,255
Syrian Arab Republic
15,343
1,008
4,867
Taiwan
951
9
36
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
25,764
83
947
Timor-Leste
110
0
21
Togo
6,548
82
1,019
Trinidad and Tobago
7,690
139
120
Tunisia
230,443
7,869
30,292
Turkey
2,665,194
28,285
96,616
Turks and Caicos Islands
2,070
14
237
UAE
381,662
1,182
5,421
UK
4,144,577
121,747
1,356,364
USA
28,976,256
518,421
9,115,877
Uganda
40,261
334
25,311
Ukraine
1,325,841
25,596
140,934
Uruguay
54,874
591
6,248
Uzbekistan
79,773
622
861
Vanuatu
1
0
0
Venezuela
137,445
1,331
6,627
Vietnam
2,420
35
581
Wallis and Futuna
9
0
3
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,221
624
164
Zambia
77,171
1,059
5,312
Zimbabwe
35,960
1,456
2,094
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