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Things to Do in Switzerland

Zytglogge

Situated in the capital city of Switzerland, Bern, is the Zytglogge Astronomical Clock Tower, known to be the masterpiece of mediaeval clockmaking. The name Zytglogge translates to ‘time bell’, or Zeitglocke in German: meaning a primitive timekeeping device that included a clock mechanism with a hammer striking a bell every hour. The astronomical clock gained the significance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and overlooks the streets of the old town.

The Olympic Museum

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a captivating tribute to the history and spirit of the Olympic Games. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, it showcases a vast collection of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and multimedia presentations. Visitors can explore the stories of Olympic athletes, learn about the evolution of the Games, and experience the excitement of various sports. The museum offers a unique and immersive journey through Olympic history, inspiring visitors of all ages.

The Cathedral of Bern

The Bern Cathedral, also known as the Münster of Bern or the Das Berner Munster, is a Swiss-Reformed cathedral located in the Old City of Bern. Known to be the tallest cathedral in Switzerland, the late mediaeval cathedral has a height of 100.6 m (330 ft) and is known as a cultural property of national significance. The cathedral is built in Gothic style and has a bell tower overlooking the Bernese Oberland. To reach the vantage point of the tower, you need to climb 344 steps. Once there, you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view. 

Titlis Cliff Walk

The Titlis Cliff Walk is stunning in the heart of the Swiss Alps. It shows how creative people can be and how beautiful nature is. There are more than 3,000 meters of height above sea level on this exciting suspension bridge, which is 100 meters long. Brave adventurers can do something amazing once in a lifetime, high above the clouds. It gives people a rush of adrenaline when they walk out onto the bridge and see how deep the abyss below is. But the wide views of the mountains are what draws them in, not just the thrilling height. 

Lucerne City Hall

One of the Swiss gems, Lucerne City holds an old and unique charm to it. Lucerne’s City Hall or Rathaus, is located in the heart of the Old Town. It stands as a testament to the city’s rich history, culture, and architecture. It is an iconic building built in a blend of Gothic and Renaissance architectural style. It is also adorned with vibrant frescoes depicting scenes from history, folklore, and allegory.

The Geneva Water Fountain (Jet D'eau)

Built-in 1886 to control water pressure, Geneva's Jet d'Eau is a famous landmark in this modern Swiss city. You can get great views of the fountains from most bus tours, Lake Geneva cruises, and even Segway tours. The Jet d'Eau is also often part of private city tours, small-group tours, and tours in nearby cities like Chamonix and Annecy. The famous 140-meter (459-foot) high Jet d'Eau (which means "water stream") fountain is in Lake Geneva in the southwest of Switzerland. 

Rhine Falls
No trip to Switzerland is complete without paying a visit to Europe's biggest waterfall, the Rheinfall. Located right on the border between Switzerland and Germany, it is often called the Niagra Falls of Europe. Formed more than 15,000 years ago due to certain tectonic shifts, the falls have now gained popularity among those visiting Switzerland.
Chapel Bridge

Stroll along the Kapellbrücke, or Chapel Bridge, a covered wooden footbridge stretching diagonally over the Reuss River in the heart of Lucerne, Switzerland. Named after St. Peter’s Chapel located nearby, the unique bridge is one of the oldest in Europe and dates back to 1333. Initially stretching over 200 meters, the bridge is currently 170 meters long and connects Altstadt, the old Lucerne to its modern counterpart.

First Cliff Walk Switzerland

The First Cliff Walk in Switzerland is an exhilarating adventure that takes you to new heights. Located in the stunning region of Grindelwald, this cliff walk offers a unique experience for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. Suspended above the abyss, the walkway provides breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, and dramatic cliffs. With its glass panels and steel grating, the walkway gives you a thrilling sensation of walking on air.

Bachalpsee Lake

Bachalpsee Lake, nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland, is a true gem of nature. Located in the Bernese Oberland region, this picturesque alpine lake captivates visitors with its crystal-clear turquoise waters and awe-inspiring mountain backdrop. Surrounded by lush green meadows and towering peaks.

Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

Nestled in the charming Alpine town of Zermatt, Switzerland, the Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis stands as a captivating tribute to the rich history, culture, and mythology surrounding the iconic Matterhorn mountain. Housed in a quaint, traditional building, this museum offers visitors a fascinating journey through time, immersing them in the stories and legends that have shaped the region for centuries.

Upon entering the Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, visitors are greeted by a treasure trove of artifacts, exhibits, and multimedia displays that bring the history of Zermatt and the Matterhorn to life. The museum's collection spans a wide range of topics, including the geology of the Matterhorn, the development of mountaineering in the region, and the impact of tourism on the town.

Swiss National Park

A part of the worldwide UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Swiss National Park is located in the Western Rhaetian Alps and is stretched across an area of 170 sq km. The large protected area of the national park encompasses imposing mountains and picturesque valleys harbouring rich biodiversity and pristine river streams.

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Switzerland Things To Do Reviews

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VJ Viju
Reviewed: 20 Aug 2023
5.0/5
Very happy ...the trip was well managed and made us comfy...highly recommended for solo and family travelers
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Charumati Ahuja
Reviewed: 27 Dec 2022
4.0/5
We had a great time on this self-guided tour to Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, experiencing some amazing thrills and seeing incredible views of the Swiss Alps and lakes. We began in Kriens and took gondola rides to Fräkmüntegg before embarking on an incredible Dragon Ride to Mount Pilatus. After having o... Read More
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Satish Karri
Reviewed: 10 Aug 2022
5.0/5
The National Museum of Switzerland is a grand place. The guide who assisted me told me about a variety of over 8 lakhs of artefacts preserved there. I loved the theme library there. The best part was that it housed over 14 themed collections showing different versions of Swiss history. Spent really ... Read More
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Deeptanshu Bhattacharya
Reviewed: 09 Aug 2022
5.0/5
Riding the world's first rotating cable car up Mount Titlis was a dream come true. We were in awe of the views of the Swiss Alps and lakes. Crossing the highest suspension bridge in Europe was challenging yet memorable. We had fun exploring the Glacier Cave, riding the Ice Flier, and sliding down th... Read More
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Gangaraju Raj
Reviewed: 21 Aug 2022
5.0/5
My partner and I were in Switzerland and we decided to go on the Riviera cruise. It was a two hour journey, and came with a beautiful view. A special thanks goes out to the Thrillophilia tour for helping us arrange the tour, and catering to all of the requests we had.
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Diptendu Patel
Reviewed: 10 Aug 2022
5.0/5
Purchasing the Zurich card turned out to be one of the best decisions we made. We took the 3 day card for 72 hours. It included free transfer on public transport, discounted entry price and also discounted tickets into multiple attractions. If you’re looking to save some money, I’d definitely recomm... Read More

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