14 Big Reasons to visit SWITZERLAND in Winter

By: Zahara Holidays|Last Updated: Mon, 24 Jan 2022

Switzerland is truly a winter wonderland with diverse winter experiences that guarantee plenty of fun for the whole family.
Incredible winter scenery with majestic snow-capped peaks, a plethora of activities, and amazingly warm comforting food make winters in Switzerland always a good idea. A popular skiing destination in winters, Switzerland is truly a winter wonderland with diverse winter experiences that guarantee plenty of fun for the whole family. Upon scrolling, you’ll discover a list of gastronomically epic, adrenaline-filled, and breathtaking things to do in Switzerland when the mercury plummets.

1. Ski & snowboarding:
With a legacy of 200 years of skiing, Switzerland is a mecca for winter aficionados seeking pristine snow and a multitude of skiing routes. There are plenty of reasons why this country is such a big hit with snow lovers and skiers. Switzerland’s most popular ski destinations are Gstaad, St. Moritz, Interlaken- Jungfrau, Engelberg Titlis & Zermatt.

2. TITLIS First Ski Experience:
They provide equipment and a guide who helps the visitors with their first ski steps. Förderband also has a practice space for children & adults with a simple piste and a conveyor belt to help with the first attempts to ski or snowboard.

3. Snow tubing:
Though snow tubing is available at most places in Switzerland, the altitude of 3883 meters at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise takes this adventure to the next level. The air-filled round tubes are available for free on Klein Matterhorn. One can simply get comfortable in one of the tubes, hold on to the handles, and zoom down the slope. The cable car station at Matterhorn glacier paradise offers this activity all year round due to perennial snow.

4. First Glider - Grindelwald First:
Located in Jungfrau is a hotspot for families and adventure lovers that offers an exhilarating range of activities for everyone. Experience real thrill by hopping on the First Glider.

5. Olympic bob run in St. Moritz:
A bobsleigh track located in the Engadin Valley is the world's oldest and the only natural ice bob run still in operation. This 75-second ride is an absolute speed thrill as you touch 135km/hr moving downhill.

6. Peak walk at Glacier 3000:
Feel the excitement as you stand at the Glacier 3000 viewpoint and look across the world’s first suspension bridge that connects two mountain peaks! Suspended at the height of 3000 metres above sea level, the highlight of this glacier adventure offers stunning views of the Alps. The impressive visual of grand peaks like the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau greets people who dare to walk across the 107-metre long bridge. Glacier 3000 is also home to the alpine coaster - the highest toboggan run in the world, the snow bus which takes you for a ride over the glacier and a dog sledge ride pulled by huskies.

7. Ice Magic Top of Europe:
A first-class skating experience awaits you right in the heart of Interlaken. Offering some extravagantly lit runways and a variety of ice rinks, the ice magic at the Top of Europe is a one-of-a-kind winter experience for curling or playing ice hockey with your family.

8. Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne:
The Swiss Museum of Transport takes a fascinating, interactive look at the development of transport and mobility on road, rail and water, not forgetting air and space travel. On display are more than 3,000 objects, simulators, multimedia shows and interactive exhibits.

Alongside the museum, other attractions include a state-of-the-art planetarium. The Media World and The Swiss Chocolate Adventure, making for a perfect family experience.

9. The Olympic Museum in Lausanne:
It is a great way to experience the spirit of the Olympics. At the museum, one can view exhibits of famous athletes across the globe. You can even catch a glimpse of Mary Kom's
gloves and Dhyan Chand's hockey stick that left actor Ranveer Singh spellbound.

10. FIFA World Football Museum:
Located in the heart of Zurich, square meters of exhibition space makes for an interactive, multimedia experience. The major highlights are the original FIFA World Cup Trophy and the gigantic Soccer Pinball, where both young and old can test their strength in keeping up with the pace.

11. Zurich Zoo:
For a fun-filled family experience, head to the Zurich Zoo. Home to more than 340 animal species and over 4000 animals, they serve as perfect ambassadors for a delightful wildlife experience for you and your family. This zoo is considered to be one of the best zoos in Europe.

12. Lindt- Home of Chocolate:
Situated in Zurich is a 65,000 sq. ft., three-floor, multi-functional museum space dedicated only to chocolate, devoted to the history and production of one of Switzerland’s most delectable exports. The space also houses the world’s largest ‘Chocolate Fountain’, which stands tall at 9 m at the entrance of the building, as well as the world’s largest Lindt chocolate shop, a Lindt café, and a Lindt Chocolateria for people who like to make their own chocolate creations.

13. Funky chocolate club in Interlaken:
One can also head to the Funky Chocolate Club in Interlaken to discover the art of chocolate making. The Club provides visitors with aprons, a chef’s hat and all the ingredients needed to step into the shoes of a real chocolatier and create a personalized Choco masterpiece!

14. Christmas Markets:
During Christmas, Switzerland turns into an enchanting festive wonderland, thanks to its one-of-a-kind Christmas market in popular cities & towns like Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Montreux, Lausanne, Lugano.

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