Cities and interests
Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, sited on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travelers on their journey through central Switzerland.
Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The vacation destination, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, is the starting point for numerous activities.
The town of Montreux nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place in June/July and features concerts on a variety of stages and parks is very famous.
Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world’s most famous mountain. The vacation destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.
On average, the sun shines 322 days of the year in St. Moritz, which is nestled in the Upper Engadine at 1,856 meters above sea level. In addition to indulging in traditional sports, such as hiking and climbing, holiday-makers can enjoy a spot of sailing and windsurfing. And St. Moritz with a total of five golf courses and 60 holes is an absolute golfer’s paradise in the Alps.
Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland’s third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.
Discover Geneva, the world’s smallest metropolis, home to many international organizations. You will enjoy the lovely old town and the incomparable lakefront promenade, with the world famous “Jet d’Eau”.
The border city on the Rhine lies in the tri-border area of Germany, France and Switzerland. Basel is a vibrant metropolis of art and architecture, with its picturesque old town with winding narrow streets.