PAID CONTENT FOR INTERLAKEN TOURISM

How to explore Interlaken, Switzerland’s adventure capital

In this Swiss town nestled between glacier-fed lakes, exploring on the water, in the mountains or even in the air reveals a region rich in natural beauty — and it’s open to beginners and intrepid adventurers alike.
PARTNER CONTENT

A guide to visiting the Swiss region of Nendaz in every season

While mountainous Nendaz in the southwestern canton of Valais is well-equipped for an exciting range of winter activities, it also has a lot to offer all year round, from gentle hikes with the entire family to more adventurous treks.
PAID CONTENT

From Lucerne to Lugano, take the slow train in Switzerland

No one has perfected slow travel like the Swiss, and a journey from Lucerne to Lugano sees the country transform from dense Alpine forests and wooden chalets to rustic-stone houses and vineyards snoozing in the sun.
PARTNER CONTENT

Meet Ariane Stäubli, the mountaineer conquering Switzerland’s greatest peaks

One of Switzerland’s youngest female mountaineers, Ariane Stäubli talks overcoming obstacles, active adventures in off-the-beaten-track regions, and her favourite getaways — from her hometown of Lenk to buzzy Zurich.

How to spend a winter weekend in Jungfrau, Switzerland

Pride of the Swiss Alps, the spruce forests, log cabin chalets and world-class pistes of Jungfrau’s peaks are all the more accessible thanks to the new fast-track Eiger Express cable-car.
PARTNER CONTENT

Slow travel in Switzerland: your 10-day rail itinerary

The eco-minded Swiss have perfected rail travel like no other nation, with trains gliding between cities, slopes and snow-capped peaks with maximum efficiency. Read on for your ultimate 10-day guide.

The inside guide to Lausanne, Switzerland's newest cultural centre

Set on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Swiss city is a tour de force of Alpine backdrops, Olympic legends and cultural clout.
PARTNER CONTENT

Renowned chef Philippe Chevrier’s inside guide to Geneva’s culinary scene

TWISPER ambassador Philippe Chevrier, head chef at Geneva's Michelin-starred restaurant Domaine de Châteauvieux, developed a deep appreciation for food from a young age. He tells us about this love of cooking, and where he goes for an excellent meal out.
PARTNER CONTENT

Zurich: a dazzling tribute to all things chocolate

Switzerland has long been famous for its chocolate, from creamy bars as an everyday treat to thick hot chocolates in the Alps. Now though, Zurich’s innovative chocolate-makers are making fresh waves in the industry. 

How to spend a long weekend in Ticino, Switzerland

Swiss charm meets la dolce vita in Ticino, Switzerland’s southernmost, sole Italian-speaking canton.

Beyond the slopes: three must-do activities in Zermatt, Switzerland

The pretty Swiss resort is well-known for its skiing, but offers a wealth of year-round activities, from discovering flora and fauna to culinary celebrations.

Switzerland’s perilous Cresta Run is finally open to women after a 98-year ban — how have things changed?

Penetrating the chauvinistic world of the Cresta Run — Switzerland’s legendary natural toboggan run — was previously forbidden for women. But now that it’s letting them in, what’s the experience actually like for a female skier?

Lift off! A new, panoramic border-crossing link between Cervinia and Zermatt

The high-altitude Italian resort of Cervinia, in the lee of the magnificent Matterhorn, is set to be linked to the Swiss resort of Zermatt by a new cable car — opening up a mammoth year-round ski area that’s suitable for all abilities.
PARTNER CONTENT

How to bring Switzerland’s best ski resorts within your reach this winter

From Zermatt to Verbier, it’s easy to assume that Switzerland’s resorts are out of reach for all but the super wealthy. With these money saving hacks, however, even the country’s ritziest resorts will be well within your grasp.

Ski touring: the trend for ski-hiking uphill continues to climb

Ski touring is a trend that keeps on climbing. Crans-Montana in Switzerland has launched 15 new ski touring routes specifically aimed at the growing number of skiers who prefer to go uphill.
PARTNER CONTENT

Wild luxury and excellent skiing: a winter in the Valais

Looking for pristine mountains, miles of wide, empty pistes and some of the most out-of-this-world luxury in the Alps? Choose to go VIP in the Swiss ski resort of Valais.
PARTNER CONTENT

Could Arosa Lenzerheide be Switzerland's ultimate family ski destinations?

With six dedicated children’s areas, snow gardens like Honeyland Prätschli and a multitude of gentle blue pistes, Arosa Lenzerheide is the ultimate family-friendly ski destination.
PARTNER CONTENT

Glaciers, alpine towns and mountain railways: exploring Lucerne and beyond

For a winter break that's not just about skiing, explore the resorts around Lucerne, where fairytail Swiss castles meet towering mountain peaks.

Explore Nat Geo

  • Animals
  • Environment
  • History & Culture
  • Science
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Space
  • Adventure
  • Video

About us

Subscribe

  • Magazines
  • Newsletter
  • Disney+

Follow us

Copyright © 1996-2015 National Geographic Society. Copyright © 2015-2016 National Geographic Partners, LLC. All rights reserved