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Switzerland is home to some of the world’s greatest natural beauty, including the Swiss Alps, of course. Let’s travel to Switzerland, and between eating chocolate and cheese, we’ll do 11 awesome things!

things to do in Switzerland

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One of the largest lakes in Western Europe is Lake Geneva and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire European continent.  It is situated on the border of France and Switzerland, and fed by the Rhone River.  There are a number of cities and ski resorts… read full article

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Without a doubt the city of Zurich is Switzerland’s favorite and most popular tourist destination, if not one of the top European favorites overall. There is much to see and do when you are visiting this culturally and historically renowned city. If shopping is your passion when you vacation overseas, then Zurich is definitely the city to visit if you are planning on visiting Switzerland. We’ve chosen a handful of recommended shopping venues and listed them here.

Zurich Switzerland Day

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Although it is not the capital city of Switzerland, Zurich is the financial center of the country and the location of the Swiss stock exchange. Numerous national and international corporations are based here as well as media agencies from around the world. It is one of Europe’s most popular winter tourist destinations because it is typically the primary arrival point for those visiting the country. Due to the fact that it sits in such close proximity to the Swiss Alps, Zurich is oftentimes referred to as the “Portal to the Alps.”

Zurich Switzerland Sweets

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Situated on Lake Zurich and the largest metro area in Switzerland is the city of Zurich, one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, especially during the winter months when skiing and winter sports abound at the surrounding winter recreation areas. When it comes to the entire country, Switzerland’s allure is its cuisine, culture, and history. However, there is a significant nightlife that goes on in the city of Zurich during the entire year. We’ve broken down the more popular venues between the bars, clubs, and live music.

Zurich Nightlife

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Switzerland’s capital Bern is a small city but it has surprisingly many museums and art galleries. Here are the most popular museums in Bern.

Bern culture

The Einstein House

Albert Einstein lived in Bern between 1903 and 1905, and here he also developed his famous theory of relativity. read full article

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Zürich airport is one of the main airports in Switzerland. Its small size makes it easy to navigate and it also has fast connections to Zürich city: it takes just ten minutes from the airport to the city centre by train.The airport has information desks for arriving tourists in arrivals halls 1 and 2. The Airport Service Centre in the car park 2, on the first floor, offers tourist information.
Zurich Airport

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Swiss cuisine is not the most vegetarian-friendly in the world, but incidentally the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe is here in Switzerland. If you’re visiting Switzerland’s capital in Bern, here are some vegetarian-friendly places to eat. Vegetarian food is easier to find than vegan and the best option for strict vegans is the famous Tibits.

Veggie Restaurants in Bern

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Swiss cuisine is mainly known for its cheese dishes: fondue and raclette. Here are the top 5 Swiss dishes to try in Zurich, and some tips for vegetarians.

local dishes

1. Zurich Geschnetzeltes

If you can manage to pronounce this one, try Zurich Geschnetzeltes, made with small pieces of veal cooked in a creamy mushroom and white wine sauce. Zurich Geschnetzeltes is usually eaten with noodles. read full article

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Switzerland is an expensive tourist destination but there are many free attractions and things to do in Bern. Bern is easy to get around by foot and most tourist attractions are in the city centre.

Bern attractions

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The small Swiss capital Zurich is home to a surprising variety of bars and clubs: there are said to be more clubs here per resident than in any other city in Europe. Zurich’s relaxed licensing laws allow many clubs to stay open until the early hours of the morning, and the wide range of clubs and bars in the city centre guarantee that you can listen to live music almost every day of the week. There are several jazz clubs in the city, and bars and clubs offer gigs by local and international bands.

live music

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If you’ve had enough of skiing and want to try something a bit different, Switzerland has it all: ice diving, heliskiing, snowkiting and Europe’s longest sledge. And have you tried airboarding yet?

Snowkiting SwitzerlandPhoto by Ottawas

Europe’s longest sledge

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Switzerland is world renowned for its great ski destinations. The Alps in the southern part of the country and Jura to the northwest, attract winter sports aficionados from all over the world. The following article provides information on some of the best ski resorts in Switzerland.

switzerland ski resorts

Andermatt – is one of those popular ski resorts that lull you into a sense of getting in touch with the season and well-being. read full article

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Switzerland is one of the best places in Europe to visit traditional Christmas markets. The city of Zurich alone has several good markets in November and December. Zurich city centre gets its Christmas lights in the end of November when the famous shopping street Bahnhofstrasse is decorated for the holidays. From the traditional Christmas Market in Zurich’s old city to the annual Christkindlimarkt, here are the best places to go Christmas shopping in Zurich.

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Bahnhofstrasse Christmas Shopping

Zurich’s most famous and possibly most luxurious shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, is decorated for the holiday season in the end of November. read full article

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From Europe’s biggest freestyle snowboarding open to an ice climbing festival and an international sled dog race, here are top five winter sports events in Switzerland this season.
Sledge Dog Races in Switzerland

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