Top Things To Do In Switzerland

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Switzerland has been a popular tourist destination for centuries. Switzerland tours attracts guests with developed tourist infrastructure, a high level of service, an advantageous geographical location, and excellent opportunities for winter sports.

A trip to Switzerland is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the country’s picturesque landscapes, small colorful cities, the clearest lakes, and high snowy mountains. To plan the perfect journey, check out our list of must-do things to do in Switzerland!


CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) has not only been a pioneer in scientific research since its founding in 1954, but also the home of the World Wide Web, created by British scientist Timothy Berners-Lee in 1989. A visit to the organization can be very interesting for everyone! It is located on the border of Switzerland and France. You can see the world's largest physics laboratory by joining a free guided tour. Whether you study physics, or any other discipline, you'll want to learn about how the universe works.


CERN is dedicated to studying how our world was formed. Using the world's most powerful particle gas pedal, scientists force protons to collide at the speed of light, trying to recreate the first moments of the universe's origin. Physicists from around the world then analyze this data via a worldwide computer network. Pretty cool, right?

The Alps

Much of the country is located in the majestic Alps. As one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world, the Alps offers a variety of recreational opportunities and allows you to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss countryside. For example, you can go to the popular ski resort of Zermatt. There you can enjoy stunning views of Matterhorn, which we all recognize from the Toblerone chocolate packets.


You can also take a ride on the famous Bernina Express train, which follows the scenic route of the World Heritage Site. The train is equipped with panoramic windows and an audio guide, so you won't miss anything. In spring, you can enjoy the amazing green meadows, and in winter, the snow-capped mountain peaks.

La Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory

Want a sweet adventure? Then a visit to La Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory is for you. Swiss chocolate is known the world over: Toblerone, Milka, and Lindt. So in this country, you are sure to eat sweets in between activities. During a visit to La Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory, you can learn about the history of chocolate, how it came to Europe, and how the Swiss achieved its exquisite taste in the 19th century, as well as see with your own eyes how it is made. Also, different kinds of chocolate can be tasted right at the factory.


The factory even has its own movie theater where films about chocolate are shown. In the training studios, everyone can try to make their own bar of delicacy. A visit to La Maison Cailler, by the way, is one of the most popular activities in Switzerland.

Cailler is the oldest chocolate manufacturer in Switzerland and is known as one of the world's finest chocolates.

Regatta Sailing

In simple terms, a regatta is a series of sailboat races. Every year in mid-June, Lake Geneva hosts Europe's largest water sports event, the Bol D'Or sailing regatta. It has been held since 1939, with more than 600 yachts participating each year. The aim of the competition is to see who can cover the fastest distance to the opposite end of the lake and back (a short distance of 123 km). The main prize - the gold cup - remains with the winner forever if he or she wins three years in a row.


Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle is located on the shores of Lake Geneva. It’s 3 km from the city of Montreux in the canton of Vaud. It has been a source of inspiration for many writers and gained its popularity thanks to Byron's “The Prisoner of Chillon”. The castle consists of 25 buildings and three courtyards protected by two circular walls. At the center of the complex rises a 25-meter high main tower.

Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle stands on a rock slightly above the surface of the lake and is connected with the shore by a bridge. Since the beginning of the XIX century, there has been a museum in the castle.

Europe’s Oldest Bridge

The Kapellbrücke is the main attraction of the city of Lucerne. It is the oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe, built in 1365 with a length of 204.7 meters. In the center of the bridge is the 35-meter octagonal Wasserturm Tower, which formerly served as a prison, watchtower, and fire tower. A walk across the bridge is also a historical experience. There are 111 triangular paintings hanging under the covered gallery, illustrating the most important moments of Swiss history.


The Chillon Castle is one of the only Medieval Castles in Europe never captured in a seize.

Zurich Zoo

Apart from beautiful cathedrals and interesting museums in Zurich, you can find the best zoo in Switzerland - Zurich Zoo. It is simply impossible not to visit it! Just imagine, the entire territory of the complex (and it is huge) is divided into continents, in each of which, whether it is the tropics, savannah, or the Arctic coast, the conditions are created close to the natural habitat of animals.


Therefore, you will never see overcrowded or even hungry animals in the Zurich Zoo. On the contrary, the inhabitants show visitors how happy they are. You can see almost the entire animal world of our planet in one tour at the Zurich Zoo.

So, there are many fun things to do in Switzerland and this information can be supplemented by many other activities. Switzerland has so many incredible places that every tourist should see!