Travel destinations in Switzerland! Here you will find inspiration for Switzerland's best travel destinations. Do you like dramatic scenery, chocolate or delicious cheeses? Here are our top travel tips for Switzerland!

Why travel to Switzerland?

Switzerland is magically beautiful with high Alps, waterfalls and varied and dramatic weather. There are several famous ski resorts, such as the charming and car-free Zermatt. The beautiful scenery is perfect for hiking or mountain biking.

Switzerland is famous for raclette and cheese fondue, as well as producing its own fine wine. Who hasn't heard of Swiss chocolate? Here you can also try chocolate from small local producers. Below you will find lots of articles about Switzerland.

Travel destinations in Switzerland - inspirational reading

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Peter and Helena Bergström in Switzerland, the travel magazine FREEDOMtravel
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Info and facts about Switzerland

  • Capital city: Bern
  • Classification of countries: 26 cantons
  • Language: German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Romanic. Many also speak English.
  • Residents: 8.5 million inhabitants (2016)
  • Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)
  • Religion: Christianity (mainly Catholicism)
  • National anthem: Swiss Psalm

Good to know about Switzerland

  • Price mode: Expensive (more expensive than Sweden)
  • Time difference: None
  • Emergency number: 112
  • El: Like Sweden
  • Water: Drinking beard

Food and drink in Switzerland

  • RestaurantsSwitzerland has three 3-star Michelin restaurants and 18 2-star restaurants for those looking for a treat (2018).
  • East: During your trip to Switzerland, you will come to the mecca of cheese. The Swiss love cheese fondue and raclette.
  • National dish: Fondue with melted raclette cheese in white wine in which pieces of bread are dipped, served with pickles and pickled onions. The name fondue comes from the French verb fondre, meaning to melt.
  • Wine: Switzerland has its own white wine since Roman times, which is very good. The most famous grape is called chasselas.
  • Other beverages: Absinthe spirits and local beer, such as Zermatt.

Accommodation in Switzerland

  • Hotel: There are plenty of hotels in Switzerland and you can often expect both high standards and high prices. Try searching on or on Sembo.
  • Camping: You can find more information on our page on campsites and pitches in Switzerland

Travelling to Switzerland

  • Flight: Direct from Arlanda to Zurich or Geneva takes about 2 h 45 min. There are good train connections to other parts of the country.
  • Ferry: Gothenburg-Kiel with Stena line takes 14 h 30 min. Take the A81 and A7 to Zurich (963 km, about 10 hours driving time).

Videos from Switzerland

Video from lavaux and Chaplin world

Video from beautiful Interlaken

Video from charming Gruyère

Video of the Rehn Falls, the second widest in Europe

Video from Lucerne that really surprised

Video from dramatic Appenzell

Video from Bathing in the capital Bern

Video of the world's oldest carillon in Bern

Video about Food and party in Zermatt

Video about mountain biking in Zermatt

Video from Zermatt, Switzerland

Video about travelling by train in Switzerland

Video about eating Raclette in Switzerland

Video from Nendaz and about making cheese

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