A vacation in Switzerland opens a veritable wonderland for avid skiers, with accommodations convenient to an impressive array of skiing and snow sports areas, including several lighted runs for night skiing. Lively restaurants and bars located directly on the slopes offer magnificent views and an inviting place to warm up.
Suspension rope parks and tin toboggan slides are exciting adventure activities, while romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides will get hearts racing in a different way. A sunrise excursion to the Rothorn Paradise ski area delivers an unforgettable view of dawn’s first light reflected off the peak of the Matterhorn. In the warmer season, visitors can enjoy golf in the crisp, mountain air.
Cheese and chocolate are two of Switzerland’s most famous exports, with the country producing hundreds of varieties of each. A visit to any of the countless facilities—such as the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory—is a must-do on a Swiss vacation.
Shopping's the thing in Zurich where the renowned Bohnhofstrasse showcases Prada, Chanel, Dior and countless other kings of couture. Culture-rich Bern has history, natural history and art museums, as well as Einstein House where the genius lived from 1903 to 1905.
The painted houses and traditional dress of the Appenzell region call to mind an idyllic existence in the Swiss countryside. Schaffhausen boasts a captivating medieval town center, and the Abbey Library in St. Gallen houses handwritten documents dating back a thousand years.