Top 5 Things To Do In Switzerland

Switzerland is found in western and central Europe, it borders several countries including France, Italy & Germany. When most people think of Switzerland they think of skiing in the Swiss Alps. On top of skiing the country has so much more to offer, here is our Top 5 Things To Do In Switzerland.

Jungfraujoch

Have you ever wanted to climb a very high mountain but don’t have the effort to do it? Don’t worry, you can now get a train to the top. The Jungfraujoch stands at an impressive 4,158 m, that’s 13,642 ft, it was first climbed in 1811 and was a tricky task. Luckily for you in 1912 the Jungfrau railway opened to the public. This railway takes you to the highest train station in Europe and most of the journey is tunnels that have been carved through mountains. There are places the train stops where you can look at the breathtaking views as you travel up the mountain. Once you reach the top you will find plenty to do ranging from the snow fun park to walking around a palace made from ice! Travelling up this mountain is certainly a unique experience, second to none.

Lucerne

Lucerne is found in central Switzerland; this medieval village is packed with things to see. The city is best known for its Chapel bridge and 13th century water tower. The medieval bridge is 200 metres long and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe! The bridge stretches over Lake Lucerne, a pearlescent blue lake that is home to many boat trips that you can partake in to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and learn about the history of the town. Another attraction in Lucerne is a very detailed lion that can be found carved into stone, so make sure you don’t miss it.

Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls is in northern Switzerland and is the largest waterfall in Europe! There is a short walk which takes you to a platform right next to the falls. If you want to get even closer to the falls you can take a boat trip which will last between 10 to 30 minutes. As well as the stunning waterfall there are castles nearby including the castles of Wörth and Laufen, which can both be reached by boat.

Toboggan Run

When most people think of a toboggan run, they imagine someone on a toboggan (Sledge) going down a hill in the snow. In Switzerland there are some toboggan runs that are slightly different. These ones don’t require snow as they are toboggans on rails fit with a brake so you can travel at your own pace. One of the longest ones in Switzerland is at Churwalden, this run is 3060 metres long and descends nearly 500 metres. Lasting between 7 and 10 minutes and capable of reaching speeds of 25mph, this will certainly make your heart race. The cherry on top is that all of this is set in magnificent scenery which you can watch race by as you fly down the hill.

Schilthorn

Like Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn is another mountain in the bernese alps. The Schilthorn is nearly 10,000 feet tall and instead of a train, you will need to take a cable car to the top. What makes this mountain unique is on the summit of the mountain is a revolving restaurant! That means you can enjoy mouthwatering food as the restaurant spins around enabling you to have a 360-panorama view of the surrounding mountains. Don’t worry the restaurant takes just under an hour to complete a full rotation. If you are a James Bond fan you might recognise this place as it featured in the 1969 James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Make sure you try the fan favourite “007 burger” which comes in a bun with a 007 logo stamped on the bun!