Fly in Business Class to Switzerland
Fly in Business class to Switzerland
Switzerland is a popular destination amongst businessmen, as it is the financial center of Europe. Cities such as Bern, Basel, Zurich, and Geneve always have had a huge appeal to the wealthy class of society. If you are traveling to Switzerland for business, make sure to do it in style. Enjoy the very best comfort and Swiss cuisine by flying with Swiss Air.
The most beautiful places in Switzerland
Bern is the capital of Switzerland, but that is certainly not the only reason why you should go to Bern. It is a beautiful historic city with a lot to see and do. In the historic center, you can stroll for hours through streets dripping with medieval romance. And from the old bridges, you have a beautiful view of the city. There is a relaxed atmosphere and many cultural activities are also organized.
Be sure to visit the medieval Zytglogge astronomical clock and also visit the Historical Museum. Be sure to take a walk along the river Aare that flows through the center and visit the Käfigturm, the Einsteinhaus, and the cathedral. You will want to stay in Bern a little longer than planned anyway!
Bern may be the capital of Switzerland, but Zurich is the economic heart of Switzerland. You will therefore also find many head offices of large companies between the historic buildings. Zurich is a wealthy city and consistently ranks among the most livable cities in the world. The quality of life is very high and you will immediately notice that.
In Zurich, you will find a lot of sights that are definitely worth a visit. Stroll the Paradeplatz, visit the Kunsthaus, the Uhrenmuseum, and the Toy Museum, stop by St. Peter's Church and the Church of Fraumünster, and enjoy the view from the Uetliberg.
Vineyard Terraces of Lavaux
With 800 hectares, the vineyard terraces at Lavaux form the largest coherent wine-growing area in Switzerland. Lavaux is located high above Lake Geneva and that creates a unique picture: terraced wine slopes with snow-capped mountains behind. If you want to visit the terraces in a special way, take a seat in the 'Train des Vignes'. In twelve minutes this train meanders up the deep green vines from Vevey to Puidoux-Chexbres. In the small towns, tastings are held in the many wine cellars. The villages are characterized by narrow alleys and characteristic houses of winegrowers.
High Mountains in Valais
The Valais region is considered by many to be the most beautiful place in the Swiss Alps. In this mountainous area, in the southwest of the country, you will find beautiful gorges and huge mountains. The Dufourspitze is the highest mountain (4,500 meters), but the slightly smaller Matterhorn (4,478 meters) is perhaps better known. The Matterhorn near ski-resort Zermatt is frequently climbed and is a real challenge for experienced climbers. The village of Euseigne is also a must with its special earth formations in the shape of giant earth cones. Known as one of the most beautiful sights in Valais, these formations are also known as 'the pyramids of Euseigne'.
Another nice place in Switzerland is the Siebenbrunnen waterfall. Switzerland is of course known for waterfalls in addition to mountains, but this is a very special one. The waterfall is caused by an underground mountain river. The name Siebenbrunnen comes from the seven places where the water comes spouting from the high mountains. These seven springs feed the river Simme. The Simme is 55 kilometers long and is one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland because of its many waterfalls.
Geneva is a city that has a lot to offer visitors. The old center is a labyrinth of ancient streets and lively squares where you can walk between medieval buildings with beautiful facades. In addition, Geneva is also home to a United Nations headquarters and you can admire the imposing cathedral, stroll on the Promenade du Lac and admire the Jet d'Eau.
Nature lovers are also in place here. The beautiful Lake Geneva is ideal for boat trips and walks and the city is also in the shadow of Mont Blanc. You won't get bored easily in Geneva!
Creux du Van
In the west of the country, at the border between Neuenburg and Waadt, lies the Creux du Van. This is a natural cirque of enormous size: the one hundred and sixty meters high, perpendicular rock walls surround this four-kilometer long and more than a kilometer wide cirque. This untouched natural landscape is home to chamois, ibex, lynx, and many other wild animals. Did you know that a spring rises in the middle of the boiler, whose water has a temperature of only four degrees Celsius all year round? It is not called the 'Fontaine Froide' (cold fountain) for nothing.
Also called 'the Grand Canyon of Switzerland', the Ruinaulta is a canyon-like gorge in the Pre-Rhine Valley. The gorge was created ten thousand years ago when many millions of cubic meters of rocks plunged into the valley. Since then, the river has made its way through this gorge again, creating a spectacular sight. This is not only a true paradise for nature lovers who love walking and cycling but also more active holidaymakers have come to the right place. The Rhine Gorge is also a top destination for anyone who enjoys rafting and canoeing.
In Lake Maggiore are the two Brissago Islands, which form a veritable botanical garden. Think of lotus flowers, giant sequoias, swamp cypresses, banana bushes, and eucalyptus trees. The special, warm climate on the islands makes it possible for exotic plants to grow here. The smallest island, Isola di Sant'Apollinare, is completely covered with spontaneously proliferating plants. In the botanical garden, you will also find a themed trail half a kilometer long. As a visitor, you will learn more about the different plants and their origin.
The extravagant Alpine metropolis of St. Moritz is one of the most famous holiday resorts in the world. St. Moritz, also known as the "Banquet Hall of the Alps", offers not only ski slopes and luxurious hotels, but also some healing springs, turquoise mountain lakes, and luxurious spas on offer. But in addition to luxury and jet sets, you can also admire some sights such as the leaning tower, the St. Maurice church from the 16th century, and the Segantini Museum.