This year, visit Switzerland winter paradise.
Switzerland winter paradise offers it all: breathtaking scenery, a plethora of gastronomical delights, and a plethora of adventurous activities. Fly to Switzerland for your year-end break for a fun-filled family holiday full of amazing adventures and endless images for the gram.
What’s not to love about Switzerland in the winter? Majestic snow-capped peaks, cold mountain air, opulent resorts, scrumptious gastronomy, and dazzling Christmas markets…not what’s to love about Switzerland in the winter? Switzerland is genuinely a family destination, whether it is for winter adventure activities, cultural experiences, or simply shopping at the local markets. Pack your woollen coats and sweaters and travel to the winter wonderland for a snowy Christmas and a picture-perfect family trip like no other!
If you’re searching for a spot to spend your winter holiday with your family, Switzerland is a wonderful choice this season, with its diverse experiences and engaging activities.
Here are some of our top picks:
ADVENTURE IN THE WINTER
Snowboarding and skiing
Consider this. You’re descending powdered white slopes, surrounded by breathtaking views, while chilly mountain air touches your face. With a 200-year history, winter enthusiasts seeking pure snow and a variety of skiing courses go to Switzerland’s most prominent ski resorts, including Gstaad, St. Moritz, Interlaken-Jungfrau, Engelberg Titlis, and Zermatt. If you’re a beginner who wants to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time, TITLIS First Ski Experience park and Förderband are fantastic locations to start.
They not only give equipment and a guide to assist with the first ski steps, but they also provide a specialized practice space for children and adults with a simple piste and a conveyor belt to assist with the initial ski or snowboard efforts.
Tubing in the snow
If speeding down a snow track on a rubber tyre seems like fun, Zermatt, Switzerland is the place to go. Even while snow tubing is a popular pastime in various parts of Switzerland, the finest adrenaline rush can be found at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, which is located at an elevation of 3883 meters above sea level. The air-filled spherical tubes are free to use at the Matterhorn glacier paradise cable car station, which provides this activity all year. All you have to do is sit tight, grab the grips, and speed down the slope!
Grindelwald’s First Glider
Hop on the First Glider—a flying fox version—and zoom through the air, glide across the alpine scenery, and fly over snow-capped Alpine peaks while admiring the stunning views of the Alps available only at Grindelwald First in Jungfrau. Grindelwald First in Jungfrau is a popular destination for families and adventure seekers, with an exciting selection of activities for everyone.
Olympic bobsled race in St. Moritz
Winter in St Moritz is a sight to see. It is also a popular site for winter adventure sports due to its crisp slopes coated in a covering of snow. Top of the list is the St Moritz-Celerina Olympia bob run in the Engadin Valley, which is the world’s oldest and only natural ice bob run still in operation. Don’t underestimate the 75-second exhilarating adventure ride, which will take you on an adventure of a lifetime, speeding around at speeds of up to 130kmph.
Jungfrau – Europe’s highest point
The Jungfrau Region from Interlaken to Grindelwald will undoubtedly be the highlight of your vacation, with a plethora of activities that promise to enthrall and delight you in equal measure. You can take a walk through glacier tunnels to discover enchanting ice sculptures at the Ice Palace, and take an ultrafast lift to the Sphinx observatory deck to discover the UNESCO World Heritage site Jungfrau-Aletsch.
If you don’t like skiing or snowboarding, a toboggan run is a must-do activity. Big Pintenfritz is Europe’s longest toboggan run, stretching from Faulhorn to Grindelwald. A 15-kilometer course not only offers spectacular vistas of different locations of Switzerland, but also a jaw-dropping 1,600-meter plummet into the valley, making this a must-see for sledding enthusiasts.
Peak walk at Glacier 3000
Fancy a walk on the world’s first suspension bridge at the height of 3000 metres above sea level? Not for the faint-hearted, the incredible peak walk at Glacier 3000 is a 107-metre long bridge that connects two mountain peaks. The reward for this glacier adventure is the stunning views of the mighty Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau ranges from the top! That’s not all! Glacier 3000 is also home to the alpine coaster—the highest toboggan run in the world, the snow bus—which takes you for a ride over the glacier and a dog sled ride—pulled by huskies!
The Ice Magician
Want to have a one-of-a-kind winter adventure with your complete family? Play ice hockey on a skating rink surrounded by the breathtaking Swiss Alps at ICE Magic in Interlaken—Top of Europe. Beautifully illuminated runways, a variety of ice rinks, and a curling rink—families may learn to ice skate or engage in Bavarian curling, among other things.
Lucerne’s Swiss Transport Museum
This museum is well-known for being the most visited museum in Switzerland, and with good reason! This museum offers a fun-filled family-friendly adventure with over 3000 museum objects exhibiting the evolution of road, rail, sea, air, and space travel, as well as simulators and a plethora of interactive displays. And there’s more. On the premises, you may also visit their planetarium, The Media World, and The Swiss Chocolate Adventure.
Lausanne’s Olympic Museum
This museum is well-known for housing the largest Olympic archive, as well as several displays on Olympic sports and individuals. There is no better way to commemorate the enthralling spirit of the Olympics than by perusing 10,000 Olympic artifacts. Consider Mary Kom’s gloves or Dhyan Chand’s legendary hockey stick—all of this, and much more, awaits you at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
The Zurich Zoo, widely regarded as one of Europe’s top zoos, is a must-see for a fun family adventure. With almost 4000 animals representing 340 species, this zoo brilliantly represents nature’s unique splendor. In fact, they have developed unique habitats for the various creatures to live in. And there’s more. They also have a petting zoo, which is sure to be a hit with the kids!
The FIFA World Football Museum
The Fifa International Football Museum, located in the center of Zurich, is a museum dedicated to the history of world football. This museum, with over 3000 square meters of display area, features 1000 rare artifacts, about 500 movies documenting the history of international football, and the original FIFA World Cup Trophy. While it is a mecca for football fans, it also provides for a wonderful family experience with the massive Soccer Pinball, which is a terrific source of entertainment for both adults and children.
Markets for Christmas
Switzerland transforms into a magnificent paradise during the Christmas season, thanks in large part to the mesmerizing Christmas markets that spring up across the cities and towns of Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Montreux, Lausanne, and Lugano. This fascinating blend of culture, comfort, and Christmas celebrations creates a unique experience for you and your family that you cannot afford to miss.
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