Luxury Hotels In Switzerland

Switzerland is perhaps best known for its chocolate, cuckoo clocks, and yodeling – but you would have to look beyond those, to the contemporary Switzerland, to find a its true nature. A land of four languages and a melting pot of different central European cultures, Switzerland is all about once-in-a-lifetime journeys, heart-racing Alpine pursuits and urban culture.

Switzerland's ravishing landscapes demand exploring: grab your boots, and go skiing and snowboarding in Graubünden, Bernese Oberland and Central Switzerland during winter. When pastures turn green, hiking and biking trails abound in glacier-encrusted mountain areas, and through lost valleys, glittering lake shores and romantic vineyards. Ancient markets, folkloric fairs, flag waving and alp-horn concerts engrave the passing of seasons. And then there is the food: a hearty and flavorsome gastronomic celebration of cheese, velvety chocolate, autumnal game, and air-dried meats.

Fribourg, Switzerland

Zurich Switzerland

Lausanne, Switzerland

On the other side of Switzerland's rural beauty is the urban edge of its capital, Bern, with its medieval old town and world-class modern art, the deeply Germanic Basel and its bold architecture, the chic Geneva astraddle Europe’s largest lake, the party-loving Lausanne, the tycoon magnet Zug and the uber-cool Zürich with its riverside bars, reborn industrial west district and atypical street grit. Castles and craft beer, gigs and new-wave restaurants – you will find them all in Swiss cities. And never has the urban been so close to the outdoors: within minutes you can reach nearby peaks, chill at waterfront bars with Alpine views, or enjoy invigorating swims in the Rhine, Aare and Limmat rivers.