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Best Excursions In Switzerland

Things to See in Switzerland in Summer

Experience the Paddle Boarding at Lake Geneva, Taste the Best Swiss Chocolates, Skydiving in Interlaken, Mountain Biking at Rothorn, Bern, Trummelbach Waterfalls, Montreux, Rhine Falls and Matterhorn Mountains.

Enjoy a wonderful vacation and take home the best memories of life with the best places to see in Switzerland in Summer. Starting from the month of May and lasting until September, the summer season in Switzerland is one of the most fascinating tourist seasons. During this time one can enjoy the beauty of Switzerland with europe trip packages, lesser crowds, great weather and reasonable prices for accommodation and activities. There are many things to see in Switzerland in Summer to appreciate the postcard perfect alpine landscape of the country.

It is a great time to indulge in outdoor activities in places like skiing in Jungfrau region, skydiving in Interlaken, paddle boarding at Lake Geneva etc. Moreover, this is the time when you can attend many international and local events on sports, music, movies and art in Switzerland. This is also a wonderful time to see places like Bern, Montreux, Rhine Falls etc. If you are wondering what to see on Switzerland tours in summer, there are plenty of picturesque vistas that will catch your eyes. With plenty of sunshine, these tourist places offer a remarkable time as you get to spend time in the green meadows and the cultured urban backdrops of Switzerland. 

Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Switzerland in Summer:

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Visit Jungfraujoch

Located at an altitude of 3454 metres, Jungfraujoch is one of the best places to see in Switzerland in Summer for the mountain lovers. One can reach here through the cogwheel train and then bask in the surreal views of this impressive alpine attraction.

During the summer season, Jungfraujoch offers numerous activities like sledging, skiing and snowboarding for the adventure lovers. Jungfraujoch is also famous for having the Sphinx observatory where you can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the surroundings.

Other popular attractions at Jungfraujoch include the Ice Palace which boasts of many beautiful ice sculptures and Alpine Sensation where you can have an experience of a moving walkway with images, dazzling lights and music.

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Pay A Visit To Rhine Falls

Visiting Rhine falls is one of the most popular things to see in Switzerland in summer for the adventure lovers. It is the largest waterfall in Europe and enthrals your soul with its thundering roars and gurgling waters. There are a number of great vantage points, among which the castle of Worth is the most famous place from where one can see the mesmerising waterfalls.

Rhine Falls is an impressive natural phenomenon where you can enjoy a wonderful holiday by taking a round trip on the boat or a guided tour and see the powerful spectacle in all its glory during the summers in Switzerland. 

Timing: During daytime

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Witness Views From Harder Kulm

At an altitude of 1322 metres, Harder Kulm is one of the most breathtaking things to see in Switzerland in summer. One can take a thrilling journey from Interlaken and pass through the lovely forests to reach Harder Kulm. The journey that can be enjoyed in the evening, offers the beautiful sights of Eiger, Monch, Lakes Brienz and Thun and Jungfrau mountains.

The place is also known to organise folklore evenings and also has a playground where children can enjoy. After the thrilling excursion, tourists here can enjoy a wonderful dinner at the Panorama Restaurant.

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Experience The Paddle Boarding At Lake Geneva

Soak in the natural beauty of Switzerland by spending a day while doing paddle boarding at Lake Geneva. One of the best things to do in Switzerland in summer, paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of this beautiful lake.

One can easily rent the boards here at affordable prices and then go in the lake to have a fun-filled day with your loved ones. There are lessons offered here for different levels which one can enrol themselves in for taking their sport a level up. After a thrilling paddle boarding activity, tourists can enjoy the wonderful Lake Geneva by sipping on a cocktail or munching on some snacks at the lakeside bars. 

Price: US$36/person

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Skydiving In Interlaken

Have the most amazing adventure of your life by enjoying skydiving in Interlaken to soak in the views of the majestic Swiss Alps. After a breathtaking flight over Lütschental to the Schynige Platte mountain ridge, one can enjoy this fantastic adventure. 

With the clear skies and the beautiful weather, Switzerland in summer is a great place to enjoy skydiving. Interlaken has world class instructors who organise the tandem skydiving experience. The feeling of falling from an altitude of 13000 ft above sea level is a thrilling adventure in itself. The bird’s eye view of Interlaken from the sky above is totally exhilarating and offers an activity to remember for a long time to come. 

Price: $391-$475

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Mountain Biking At Rothorn

One of the best things to see in Switzerland in summer, mountain biking is a winner when it comes to giving you an ecstatic memory of your Switzerland vacation. In the beautiful Alpine landscape, mountain biking is a challenging adventure where you can take easy, moderate and difficult routes based on your experience.

Pacing through the ascending and descending trails in the mountainous region of Zermatt in Rothorn is something that should not be missed. For the hardcore biking enthusiasts, there is also the mountain bike festival called Traillove which is organised in the month of September. 

Price: $158

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Trummelbach Waterfalls

Famous as one of the largest subterranean waterfalls, Trummelbach Falls is set in the enthralling Lauterbrunnen valley. The thundering spectacle is a result of 10 cascades which has its origins in the Jungfrau glacier. The capacity of the waterfall is 20000 litres and serves as a delightful escape from the usual places to see in Switzerland in summer. 

The waterfall is located inside a mountain and can be reached by a tunnel lift to appreciate this majestic view. One of the must visit places to see in Switzerland, Trummelbach Falls is a spectacular sight by taking a hiking tour in Lauterbrunnen Valley. 

Timing: During daytime

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Explore Matterhorn Mountains

For the tourists searching among the most majestic sights on what to see in Switzerland in summer, Matterhorn Mountains is an easy answer due to its mystical panoramas. It’s a breathtaking escape for all the nature lovers who want to seek a quiet break from the mundanity of life.

The stellar landscape of Matterhorn mountains stands out due to its pyramidal shape that seems to diverge perfectly like the four cardinal directions across the land. Some of the popular things to do in Matterhorn include excursion to Gornergrat, enjoying views from Rothorn and skiing in Matterhorn glacier paradise. 

Timing: During daytime

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Ride The Bernina Express

Browse through the most spectacular UNESCO World heritage sites by riding through the Bernina Express train. The scenic journey is an experience to remember as you cross places like Chur, Landquart, Davos, St. Moritz, Valposchiavo and Tirano.

The train journey promises some breathtaking alpine scenes through its panoramic sealed windows that reach all way up to the roof along the way and passes through 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and speeds up to 70 miles per hour. It is among the best things to see in Switzerland in summer where you enjoy the mesmerising views of Switzerland.

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Wine Tasting at Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

For the wine lovers, Lavaux Vineyard is an astounding journey of sampling the most notable white wines amidst the breathtaking views. The place is famous for its wine production across the world for its climatic features and spans over an area of more than 800 hectares.

For the most memorable experience, one can take a quiet stroll amidst the landscapes or enjoy a picnic with your loved ones in the verdant grasslands. The vineyard is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a spectacular wine tasting experience for those who are looking to explore the Swiss countryside with a swirl.

People Also Ask About Switzerland

  1. What are the best things to do in Switzerland in summer with kids?

    1. Visit Jungfraujoch: Enjoy the cogwheel train journey across Jungfraujoch which is an eye-catching field nestled on the Bernese Alps. 

    2. Exploreb Interlaken:
    Renowned for its paragliding experience, Interlaken is a beautiful Swiss countryside town with an emerald blue lake cuddled in the middle of it.

    3. Eat Chocolates At Cailler Chocolate Factory:
    The Alpine milk and local cocoa butter combine to make the authentic Swiss Chocolate which is immensely popular among the tourists traveling to the country.

    4. Have Fun At Rothorn:
    A steep Swiss countryside, Rothorn presents great slopes and fields where you can enjoy mountain biking while snow-capped alps accompanying you along.
  2. How many days are enough in Switzerland?

    The best itinerary for Switzerland is for 7 to 10 days. This allows enough time to enjoy the amazing things to see in Switzerland in summer which span over Berner Oberland, Luzern and Central Switzerland, Bern, Lake Geneva area along with Zermatt and Appenzell.
  3. What Switzerland is famous for?

    There are many famous places to see in Switzerland to have a remarkable vacation. Along with its scintillating natural beauty, Switzerland offers a plethora of attractions which makes your itinerary full of incredible places. Switzerland is famous for its museums, cultural places, dazzling art festivals and its gourmet experience that includes the best chocolates, cheese fondue and wines.
  4. How hot is Switzerland in summer?

    The temperature in Switzerland in summer varies between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. The days are sunny and suited for sightseeing while the evenings can be a little chilly asking you to grab a light jacket on your evening strolls. However, the overall weather is pleasant as you can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and swimming during the summers.
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23 January 2020
The Mount Titlis Day Tour with Cable Car was a delightful experience for me. I was traveling with my spouse. The views were gorgeous and something that I can never forget about, it was dramatically gorgeous. If you are visiting Switzerland then Mount Titlis cable car ride is a great way to spend some time in the arms of nature and enjoy a great time. I was also able to capture some really good photos of the cute little snow penguins.
10 February 2020
The fully rotating cable car experience topped with interacting with the snow penguins makes for a really fun time to enjoy. I recommend everyone should once visit the Mount Titlis and do the Cable Car ride. And I must say that the view from the cable car was amazing.
04 November 2019
It was great to spend such a great evening enjoying a ton of fun activities. I had a lot fun sledding and I must say that the fondue dinner was delicious. Fun and food, a great way to spend a night indeed.
10 December 2019
Anilaabh Bharadwaj Night Sledding Interlaken
The dinner was on point, the activities were really fun and I along with my kids had a lot of fun exploring the night night sledding experience. If you are in interlaken you have to take one night out and enjoy this thrilling adventure with your family or your friends. The drinks served were also delicious.
19 September 2019
The best fun I had at night in Switzerland was with sulwald Sledding experience at Interlaken. The activities are really organized and the guide gives thorough instruction about the details of the night. I must say that these instructions can get really boring but the guide found a way to make it really fun. I and my partner I was able to get into the action really fast with Sledging which followed dinner. All in all, I must thank Thrillophilia for making our night adventurous.
24 October 2019
Chamonix Mont Blanc Day Tour was an amazing experience. We could visit a number of tourist attractions and sight the mesmerizing views of the white mountains. A delightful and fun filled tour indeed. Thanks to the team Thrillophilia and our guide for making it happen.
13 November 2019
The overall service was satisfactory and very cost effective at the same time.
05 October 2019
Girindra Pillai Zurich Airport Transfers
The experience of being received at the Zurich Airport was very smooth. The car had arrived at the location on time and we had a very comfortable ride.
10 February 2020
The place is perfect for half a day trip. It takes around 5 hours to completely enjoy every part of the museum and it is the place worth visiting. Everything about the museum is great, I mean the first thought in my head when I heard the museum was boring but the Swiss Museum Of Transport is completely opposite. There are a ton of fun activities to do and cars to admire.
28 August 2019
We took a ton of pictures and explored a number of ancient and modern transportation vehicles. Overall, a fun place to visit.

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