Cheese trains and glacier expresses: 7 of the best Swiss railway journeys

Sit back and watch the stunning landscapes of Switzerland from the comfort of your carriage with these seven unique train journeys. 

7 unusual things to do in Zurich

With an enviable lakeside location, Switzerland’s largest city has much to offer.

The best walking routes in Switzerland

Explore some of the most dramatic Swiss landscapes on foot with five of its top walks. 

6 of the best destinations for chocolate lovers

Our pick of the sweetest destinations.

Bern

Although Bern has been the capital of the Swiss Confederation since 1848, it is only the fifth-largest city, after Zürich, Geneva, Basel and Lausanne,…

Bellinzona castles

Bellinzona was developed from Roman times thanks to its strategic position at the entrance to three passes – Gotthard, Lukmanier and San Bernardino. To…

Lake Luzern

Lake Luzern’s reputation as one of Europe’s most beautiful stretches of inland water owes much to its irregular shape, creating constantly changing views, and…

Food and drink in Switzerland

Food The perception of Swiss cuisine as being all about chocolate and cheese, fondue and rösti is as old hat as suggesting that fish…

Health and safety in Switzerland

Health Since there is no state health service in Switzerland, nor reciprocal agreements for free treatment with other countries, it is imperative that you…

St Gallen

For anyone interested in architecture, St Gallen deserves at least a couple of days, with its old town and the cathedral with its magnificent library, a…

Aletsch glacier

The view down the Aletsch glacier is spectacular, the great tongue of ice weaving its way downhill; at 21.6km (13½ miles) it is Europe’s…

Chillon Castle

The castle Even if Byron had not written The Prisoner of Chillon, Chillon Castle would still be the outstanding attraction it has become; not only…

Zürich

Switzerland’s largest city has become a popular destination for weekend and longer breaks thanks to its famously vibrant culture and nightlife, with over 500…

Luzern

Luzern – Lucerne in French and commonly used in English – has become one of Switzerland’s leading tourist centres largely by virtue of its…

Travel and visas in Switzerland

Visas Tourist visits totalling no more than 90 days over any 180-day period by nationals of the European Union, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and…