9 Reasons to Visit Switzerland in the Winter

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For some there is no question, Switzerland is the best in winter. Guaranteed snow on the slopes, great food, wacky cultural festivals and beautiful Christmas markets are just a few of the highlights. Read on to discover why you should make Switzerland your destination when the mercury plummets.

1- Skiing

Skiing in switzerlandWinter in Switzerland inevitably means skiing, it’s why most people visit after all. Whether it’s the glitz and the glamour of high-end resorts that you are looking for, or simply the best and most spectacular slopes, Switzerland has you covered. It’s also possible to ski here without breaking your bank account in the process.

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2- Glaciers galore

switzerland Glaciers galore Despite the fact that Switzerland’s glaciers are beating a climate change-induced retreat, the country still boasts some of the most spectacular ice blocks in Europe. Chief among these gigantic forces of nature is the Great Aletsch Glacier which stretches for 26 kilometers, making it the largest glacier in the Alps and in Europe.

3- Thermal baths

switzerland Thermal baths There are so many thermal baths in Switzerland that you’ll be hard-pressed to choose which one to chill out in. Whether you prefer looking out over the city of Zurich at Wellness and the City, or prefer the spectacular mountain views on offer from Les Bains d’Ovronnaz, you’ll find somewhere that’s going to help you drop all that winter stress.

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4- The snowy mountain

The snowy mountain in switzerlandSwitzerland has plenty of natural wonders and many of them look even better heaped in snow. Most of the highest peaks in the Alps are found in Switzerland like the Dufourspitze, the Weisshorn and the famous jagged, tooth-like Matterhorn near the ski resort of Zermatt. Winter also adds a little something to Switzerland’s many beautiful lakes, particularly to the Oeschinensee which shimmers like a mirror, reflecting the snowy peaks around it.

5- The Christmas markets

switzerland Christmas marketsMontreux’s winter market is a show-stealer, mainly as the Chateau Chillon joins the festivities, becoming a winter wonderland that kids and adults alike will love. Throughout the country, the festive season is celebrated in style with Basel’s beautifully illuminated city center, Interlaken’s ‘Ice Magic’ skating rink and Einsiedeln’s spectacular setting notable highlights.

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6- The cultural treats

switzerland cultural treats The long, cold nights of winter bring out the best and weirdest of culture in Switzerland. When it’s freezing outside, why not take to the slopes dressed as a witch at the Witches Downhill Race in the canton of Valais? Or better yet, slog through the steep streets of Geneva’s old town, celebrating a victory over the French at L’Escalade? If that’s not enough for you, then head to ClauWau to the World Championships of Santa Clauses to see which fat, a jolly bearded man comes out on top.

7- Indulge in fondue

switzerland Indulge in fondueWinter is the traditional time to eat fondue and you can be assured nothing thaws out the cold like molten cheese. Typically found across the entire country, the best place to try out fondue is in the medieval town of Gruyeres, the home of one of the cheeses that’s most often found in fondue. Its cobbled streets under the snow are an added delight.

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8- The winter festivals

The winter festivals in switzerlandSummer might boast the biggest festivals in Switzerland, but the winter months come with their own great events. One of the biggest is the relatively new Polaris Festival in Verbier, with the main stage sitting right on the ski slopes blaring out techno music until the early hours. Others include White Turf, which brings together horse racing, art, and music at St. Moritz, and the International Balloon Festival at Château-d’Oex, an altogether more tranquil affair when the sky is dotted with hundreds of hot air balloons.

9- It’s a snowy playground

switzerland snowy playground If skiing isn’t your thing, there’re plenty of other things to do in the snow come winter time. Take to the ice fields with snow-shoes, show off your ice skating skills or go for a spot of night sledding. One of the best places to do all of the above and much more is Interlaken, the self-proclaimed adrenaline capital of Switzerland.

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Where to Stay in Switzerland

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Moderne Geneve

The hotel MODERNE is a 3-star hotel where you will enjoy a very good quality of service in a warm family atmosphere.An Italian and a Japanese restaurant welcome you 7 days per week. Get an extra 5% discount and Late Check-out at 1PM (available only on the check out - made on Saturday and Sunday) in reserving Via Hotel Website!.
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Au Parc Hotel

Only a few minutes from the centre of Fribourg, our modern, 4-star family hotel attaches considerable importance to the quality of service. The warm reception and our know-how ensure that our customers are satisfied. Visit Au Parc Hotel Here

Blue City Hotel

Haselstrasse 17, Baden, AG, 5400, Switzerland. 4-star hotel in Baden District with restaurant, bar/lounge "The saying that it's the small things in life that make a difference is particularly true at the BLUE CITY HOTEL in Baden. Here at our business and city hotel with a difference, everything is designed for convenience and to make our guests feel welcome. We believe in keeping things simple where it makes sense to do so while adding distinctive features where necessary to increase the sense of well-being." Visit The Blue City Hotel Here

Einstein St. Gallen

The 4 * Superior Hotel Einstein St. Gallen is the first hotel on the square and has 113 rooms and suites. This city hotel is centrally located in the world-famous UNESCO monastery district of the Old Town. The guest will find culinary variety in the 18-point GaultMillau and 2-star Michelin "Einstein Gourmet", the regionally inspired "Bistro St. Gallen" as well as in the "Einstein Bar". The congress with 14 conference rooms is one of the leading convention houses in Eastern Switzerland. Also, The Hotel Have Many Best Offers for their Guests Check Them All Here.