What to do in Switzerland

Switzerland

Mountain Excursions
Lake Excursions
Combo Excursions
Scenic Trains

Chocolate + Cheese
Watch Making

Summer Hiking + Biking
Winter Skiing + Snowboarding

Overview of What to Do in Switzerland

Whether your interests are the Swiss Alps and the majestic mountains of the Alps, getting to know Switzerland by taking scenic trains, enjoying touring with a rental car through Switzerland, exploring the lakes or getting to know a Swiss City, we will assist you in putting together the perfect vacation. Our travel agents provide efficient and quality service and they can make all your travel arrangements for your visit to Switzerland.

Our Switzerland travel guide lists attractions and activities for the main and more famous Switzerland leisure destinations. We recommend traveling by train since it offers you absolute freedom and flexibility. Wake up, have breakfast and then take a quick train ride to another city for a museum visit or shopping and be back in time for dinner! Look no further than Magic Switzerland for help deciding what to do in Switzerland!

As your Switzerland travel guide we believe that a mountain excursion and a lake excursion on a boat are an absolute must for every Swiss visit. There are even combo experiences where you travel on a train, a boat and a cogwheel train in one and the same trip. We like Old Town walking tours guided by an expert to get to know a city more intimately.

Part of a visit to Switzerland should also be is a ride on one of Switzerland’s scenic trains. You can travel on panoramic trains on fascinating routes and experience most breathtaking alpine landscapes. The Chocolate Train is a full day tour to the cheese factory in Gruyeres and the Cailler chocolate factory in Broc. Interested in watch making? Go visit the International Museum of Horology in  La-Chaux-de-Fonds or the Watch Museum in Le Locle. The nation's amazing museums should be at the top of you list of what to do in Switzerland!

Mountain Excursions

A mountain excursion should be part of every Switzerland vacation. Switzerland takes a large part of the Alps and there are many mountain adventures. Take a cogwheel train or cable cars and enjoy the view over mountains, lakes and many times deep into neighboring countries and regions. Travelers will be able to enjoy the highest cable car, ride the steepest cogwheel train and change trains at the highest train station in Europe.

Lake Excursions

Rides on Swiss Lakes are included with a Swiss Rail Pass and every lake has a shipping company. Like trains and tramways, public transportation on Swiss Lakes is equally reliable and coordinated. A boat ride on a sunny day is priceless experience and makes your stay in Switzerland even more special. Probably the most scenic cruise is from Lucerne to Fluelen on a historic paddle wheel steamer.

Scenic Trains

The highlight and recommended for every Switzerland vacation is a ride on one of Switzerland’s scenic trains. You can travel on panoramic trains on fascinating routes and experience most breathtaking alpine landscapes. Most of these scenic trains circulate in the Alpine region of Switzerland and require a prior seat reservation. This is, in our opinion, the best thing to do in Switzerland for tourists!

Chocolate + Cheese Making

Switzerland is home to world-famous cheese and chocolate brands. There is a long tradition of chocolate and cheese making and many chocolate and cheese factories are open to the public. Famous chocolate brands include Toblerone, Lindt, and Laederach. And you will find more than 400 different varieties of cheeses including Emmentaler, Gruyere, and Appenzeller.

Watch Making

For centuries, Switzerland has been world-renowned for its watches. Watchmaking began in Switzerland in the second half of the 16th century. In the beginning, watchmaking innovation and production were mainly concentrated in Geneva. This soon spread over the Jura Mountains to other regions. In the 17th century, entire families in the canton of Neuchâtel were employed in the watchmaking industry. Watchmaking can still be found today in these areas and important museums are in La-Chaux-de-Fonds and in Le Locle.

Summer Hiking + Biking

Switzerland also has a network of over 65,000km of marked hiking trails. In virtually every corner of the country there are path and sights to be discovered. Paths are sign posted with yellow markers which are easy to understand. Bikers will find spectacular single trails around the Alps, across hills and along lakes. A network of designated bike lines can be found in and between larger cities. If you are wondering what to do in Switzerland while staying active, hiking brings unmatched views and rewards!

Winter Skiing + Snowboarding

Winter sports enthusiasts will find excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities all over the Alps of Switzerland. You will discover a great variety of winter resorts which offer skiing and snowboarding for all tastes and ages. A few resorts are connected with each other for even greater fun and more km of slopes.