Switzerland is a perfect destination during winter because of the plentiful supply of snow which makes it so ideal for lots of winter activities such as hiking, skiing or climbing. Being known to have the cleanest air in Europe, Switzerland has much to offer.

Winter season in Switzerland starts in early December until early April with temperature ranging from +4 degrees Celsius to -10 degrees Celsius. So, where are the best places to visit during Switzerland winter holidays? Here is a list of them so take note of it.

Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps is the place where you will find some of the best-loved ski resorts. You can choose depending on what suits your taste and most especially what fits your budget. You can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at these ski resorts.

The Swiss Alps is not only for ski lovers for you can also do winter sports such like hiking along the winter trails or merely snowshoeing. You can also take a romantic boat ride onto the Geneva Lake and get to view the snow-topped Alps from the lake.


Arosa is one of the cool places standing at the end of the dreamy Schanfigg Valley that you need to visit when you’re in Switzerland. Its snowy landscapes and fascinating mountain peaks attract adventure enthusiasts for hiking tours.


Davos is the highest city in the Alps that has a mesmerizing panoramic view. This place offers a wide array of redefined dining, shopping choices and cozy accommodation. Aside from those, it has a plethora of options for after sunset parties such as bars and casinos.

Mt. Pilatus

Mt. Pilatus is a tall mountain measuring to 2,120 meters which attracts tourists because of its spectacular scenery of Swiss Alps. You can go here and enjoy the exhilarating view by riding a cable car.

Oberalp Pass

Visiting Switzerland is not complete without taking a special trip to Oberalp Pass. To get there, you can take the Furka-Oberalp railway. Get to experience the incredible scenery while riding the train and squeezing its way through 291 bridges, narrow valleys, tight curves and 91 tunnels.

St. Gallen

St. Gallen is an old town that presents a beautiful scenery of old houses, car-free and snow covered streets. It is where you will find the tallest Christmas tree which is lighted with 5000 plus lights. It is best to tour this place during Christmas to experience a lively atmosphere with oozing festive fervor.


Zermatt is a small town that offers a unique treat to skiers and snowboarders to experience an excellent quiet Swiss stay. You can see the famous pyramid-shaped mountain called Matterhorn. It stands at 4478 meters which attract mountaineers to reach its summit even during winter.

Jungfrau Region

Jungfrau Region has a splendid scenery because the peaks of the lofty mountains are covered with milky white snow that adds contrast to the emerald valleys. Aside from those, you can also see natural wonders such as the Jungfraujoch. It is where you can find the highest railway station In Europe and the most massive glacier called the Aletsch Glacier.


Interlaken is a famous resort town nestled in a tapered stretch valley. It is surrounded by three beautiful mountains such as Jungfrau, Eiger, and Monch. The Interlaken is known to be the adventure capital of Switzerland because of its 45 mountain railways, alpine glaciers and meadows, hiking and skiing trails and cable cars.


Lucerne is a place known to have a breathtaking panorama of the Alps. It is also a land that attracts snowboarders and skiers because it dons a spectacular blanket of milky white snow. Get to experience the view by riding up to the peak of Mt. Rigi and Mt. Pilatus.


Zurich is the known as the cultural hub of Switzerland. It has lots of historical roots such as the Grossmunster church, Lindenhof square, and the Swiss National Museum. Zurich is also known as the most livable city because it has everything you want from urban to rural escape.

So if you are planning to visit Switzerland with your family, the best destinations are Zurich, Engelberg, Grachen, and Nendaz. These places are known to be kid-friendly and lots to offer such as accommodations, sceneries, and activities that both adult and kids would enjoy.

While the best places to celebrate Christmas in Switzerland are in Zermatt, St. Mortiz, Zurich and Berne. These areas are adorned with Christmas lights which will make you feel the spirit of Christmas even when you are far from home.

It is without a doubt that Switzerland is among the best places to visit especially during the winter holiday. Make sure to include this on your travel bucket list and get to experience one of a kind fun and adventure.

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Isabel is a travel enthusiast who loves to experience all the pleasures and sights of the world. She has been to many countries and loves to write about her experience. If she isn’t travelling, she’s calling her family back home and enjoys having some down time relaxing in the sun.


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