- What To See And Do :
- Warm clothes and rainwear; lightweights for summer.
- Visit to Europe’s highest altitude vantage point, Mt Jungfrau
- Visit to the breath taking Rhine Falls
Located in the Urner Alps of Switzerland and overlooking the picturesque town of Engelberg, Mt Titlis is famous as the site of the world’s first revolving cable car. Getting to the summit offers a special sensation as the cable car revolves on the final 600 meter long segment to the summit delivering awesome 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-covered valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains in Switzerland.
At 11,412 feet, this is the highest point in Europe that is reachable by railway, from which Jungfrau's summit is a short, icy climb up the northeast ridge. A large complex of tunnels and buildings has been constructed at the rail station which houses a hotel, two restaurants, an observatory, a research station, a small cinema, a ski school, and the "Ice Palace", a collection of elaborate ice sculptures. Another tunnel leads outside to a flat, snow-covered area, where one can walk around and look down to the Aletsch Glacier, as well as the surrounding mountains.
The largest waterfalls in Europe, this natural wonder cascades down cataracts which are 450 feet wide and 75 feet high. This spectacular sight can be experienced in many ways and the most popular is a boat trip that takes passengers right into the basin of the falls allowing them to feel the full power of the water.
Built in 1333, it is 204 meters long crossing the Reuss River. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe and one of Switzerland’s main tourist attractions. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern’s history. Inside the bridge are a series of paintings from the 17th century depicting events from Luzern's history. Adjoining the bridge is the 140 feet (43 m) tall Wasserturm (Water Tower), an octagonal tower made from brick, which has served as a prison, torture chamber, watchtower and treasury. The tower and the bridge are Lucerne's trademark and form the most photographed monument in the country.
Often known as the Lion of Lucerne, this sculpture was designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and aims to commemorate the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution when the revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Place in Paris, France. The dying lion has a spear through his flank and a shield as has been described as the ‘saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world’.
Located 570 meters above sea level between Lakes Thun and Brienz in the Bernese Oberland, Interlaken is located at the feet of the three famous peaks Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau and has a population of 5,700. It is a holiday and conference resort of international importance and is an ideal starting point for countless excursions to the region’s top destinations.
The city is Switzerland's main commercial and cultural centre and sometimes called the Cultural Capital of Switzerland, it is the largest city in Switzerland with a population of 370,000. Zurich is located 409 meters above sea level at the northern end of the Lake of Zürich on the Swiss central plateau. Its well-preserved Old Town lies on both banks of the River Limmat and consists of narrow streets which can be easily explored on foot and the shopping district that is concentrated nearby the man train station boasts all sorts of elegant boutiques, department stores and specialist shops with a rich selection of high quality goods.
Zürich can be counted as one of the world's preeminent global cities and according to several surveys from 2006 to 2008; Zürich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe.
Luzern is the most populous city in Central Switzerland with a population of around 58,000. Over 5 million admirers pass through the city each year to view many of its famed historic sights such as the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.
A leading mountain resort in central Switzerland, Engelberg has a population of around 6,000. It is an internationally known report and spa destination and is also visited as much for skiing as for its clean air with its combination of modern sports facilities and alpine location, Engelberg is a magnet for both summer and winter tourism.
The fifth most populous city in Switzerland with a population of 128,000, Bern is the political capital of Switzerland. Located on the peninsula of the River Aare, Bern’s Old Town centre is largely medieval and boasts elaborate and impressive medieval buildings. The main shopping streets in Bern, Spital- and Marktgasse, are right in the centre of the Old Town of Bern and thanks to 6 km of arcades, Bern has one of the longest covered shopping promenades in Europe.
With a population of 186.000, Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland. It is regarded as a global city and a worldwide centre for diplomacy and international cooperation as it is the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed and is also home to numerous international organizations including the United Nations. Geneva is located in the most beautiful of locations, centred around the point where the River Rhone flows out of Lake Geneva, flanked on one side by the Jura ridges and on the other by the first peaks of the Savoy Alps.