Regionen der Schweiz
Basel: distinctions such as ‘Switzerland’s cultural capital’ or ‘university city’ can simply be considered an attempt to offer a consistent title to this city with its wealth of cultural, historic, recreational and culinary experiences.
Do you ever dream of travelling to explore distant lands? Uncharted territory awaits right next door: the canton of Aargau, a fascinating region for natural scientists, culture lovers, art fans, sport enthusiasts, connoisseurs and families.
Ob Skifahren, Wandern, Bergsteigen oder eine Fahrt auf dem Thuner- oder Brienzersee, das Berner Oberland bietet für jeden Geschmack etwas. Besuchen Sie doch einmal das Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, die höchstgelegene Bergstation Europas.
Rosenlaui- Gletscherschlucht, Aareschlucht. Auf Seen dümpeln Segelboote, Ausflugsschiffe ziehen ihre Spur durch türkisblaues Wasser: Thunersee, Brienzersee. Oder Eiger Mönch & Jungfrau. Namen von Rang und Klang. Skifahren in hochalpiner Umgebung, Abfahrten der höchsten Anspruchsklassen: Kleine Scheidegg, Schilthorn, Lauberhorn, Männlichen.
Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the “capital of peace”.
The symbol of the «world’s smallest metropolis» is the “Jet d’eau” – a fountain with a 140-metre-high water jet at the periphery of Lake Geneva. Most of the large hotels and many restaurants are situated on the right-hand shore of the lake. The old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping and business quarter, holds sway over the left-hand shore.
Erleben Sie in Graubünden einen Sommerflirt mit der Natur. Graubünden ist das Land der Steinböcke, Heidis Heimat, die Quelle des Rheins und die grösste Ferienregion der Schweiz. Graubünden steht für imposante Bergwelt und weltbekannte Ferienorte wie Engadin St. Moritz, Davos Klosters, Arosa, Flims Laax Falera und “klein und fein” mit ursprünglichen Bergdörfern und Tälern. Graubünden besitzt eine einzigartige Vielfalt an Highlights für Gross und Klein – ein Paradis zum Wandern, Mountainbiken, Golf, Wellness & Spa, Bahnreisen, Kunst und Kultur
Ausflüge - Naturerlebnisse
Outdoor - Abenteuer
Enjoy a journey from the thundering Rhine Falls to the banks of Lake Constance in Thurgau, with orchards as far as the eye can see. Far across the gently rolling hilly landscape to the mighty Alpstein massif, let your gaze wander to the peaks of the seven Churfirsten mountains, the Rhine valley of St. Gallen and the Principality of Liechtenstein, then on to Heidiland and Lake Zurich.
With its lakes surrounded by mountains, the Lake Geneva region offers a natural spectacle which is constantly changing. The cities sat on its banks are also wonderful destinations for holding conferences.
These lakes, surrounded by wineries and beautiful estates against the backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains, offer a fabulous and never-ending natural spectacle which locals and guests alike cannot get enough of. Sun, clouds and water play the leading roles in this performance.
The steep vineyards running right down to the lake shore, cultivated for more than a thousand years, enjoy constant sunshine and produce a dry, mineral white wine known as Chasselas. It goes particularly well with lake fish such as char, trout and perch, which enrich local cuisine.
Fish dishes can also be enjoyed on board a white Belle Epoque paddle steamer, while marvelling at the shore landscape with your hair streaming in the wind.
The lakes were once flourishing trading centres, meaning that numerous cities sprang up which now have significant cultural and commercial offerings and are excellent conference venues.
Prepare to be amazed by the Swiss Plateau! Easily and quickly accessible via all means of transport, you can experience picturesque landscapes, the atmosphere of the Swiss capital, a wealth of cultural activities, magical towns and villages, and sleepy nooks and crannies of the natural world.
Fans of hiking, cycling, biking or skating have plenty to choose from in the Swiss Plateau – for both relaxed family outings and demanding tours. This website offers plenty of tips for your next excursion or holiday. ‘Swiss Plateau’ – always good for a surprise!
Ticino is home to an exceptional variety of landscapes. In the north you will find towering mountains and deep valleys carved by glaciers and rivers, whose waters flow into Lake Maggiore in the south.
The central-southern region is the land of the lakes, with clear skies and a mild climate, hotels, piazzas and gardens, villages stretched along lake shores or perched on hillsides, and campaniles basking in the sunshine.
In the south, you are already in the Mediterranean region. The southernmost point of the triangle, the Mendrisiotto, is notable for its serene tranquillity, its expansive landscapes, its gentle hills scattered with houses and fields, and its glowing sunsets on mild October evenings.
The towns and cities also have plenty of pleasures to offer – from sipping a cappuccino on the celebrated Piazza Grande of Locarno to sampling the cultural attractions in Bellinzona and shopping among the historic alleyways of Lugano. Characteristic of all of Ticino’s towns is the agreeable atmosphere that surrounds you as you stroll among the historic buildings, across bustling piazzas and through gardens in bloom.
Discover the ticino
Valais promises visitors more than 2000 hours of sun per year depending on the region, more than even the southernmost area of Switzerland can offer. From hiking to cycling to skiing, in Valais you can indulge your sporting whims or enjoy a relaxing weekend of wellness.
And by the way, its high location means that snow is guaranteed! Most winter sports locations in Valais are at least 1500 metres above sea level, and the Zermatt ski resort even reaches as high as 3900 metres – and who would not want to see the ‘Toblerone mountain’?
Derborence – a mountain lake in the wilderness
Two huge landslides during the 18th century created this lake in Lizerne valley, a Valais side valley near Ardon. The Derborence valley basin is a protected nature reserve and offers a wild beauty which fascinates geologists, botanists and nature lovers alike.
Two immense rockfalls occurred at Les Diablerets in the years 1714 and 1749. At the time these mountains were called Rochers or Scex de Champ, but the landslides were considered to be the work of the devil and the mountains were thus renamed Les Diablerets (‘the Devil’s Mountains’). Piles of rubble a hundred metres high rained down on a fertile meadow and dammed the lake; it was long thought to be cursed, meaning that nature was allowed to spread freely. The story of the rockfall inspired the author C. F. Ramuz to write his successful novel of the same name.
Today the wild Derborence valley basin is a protected reserve, with the primeval forest which sprang up on the rubble being particularly important.
The journey to Derborence (by car or PostBus) is a dream for any fan of romantic, narrow mountain roads. Just after Aven the road winds its way into the narrow valley, passing through exhilarating tunnels with windows in the rock.
Babbling brooks and clear lakes, green hills and snow-white mountains, fascinating insights and breathtaking views – welcome to the heart of Switzerland. The landscape between Lucerne, Andermatt and Schwyz is bursting with beauty, contrasts and surprises. The mild climate of Weggis invites you to kick back and relax beneath the palms. Europe’s first rack railway climbs from Vitznau to Rigi, the queen of the mountains, and the steepest rack railway in the world climbs up the Pilatus, Lucerne’s local mountain. William Tell, Rütli meadow, the founding cantons, the transport museum, the CabriO cable car, the Entlebuch UNESCO biosphere reserve, Titlis and much more all make this region around Lake Lucerne an utterly special part of Switzerland with no equal.
Geniessen Sie das Wander- und Naturparadies Zürich: Von Parks und öffentlich zugänglichen Gärten bis zu Natur-Erlebnissen wie dem Uetliberg, Zürichs Hausberg, einer Schifffahrt auf dem Zürichsee oder Wanderungen zu Seen und Flüssen, durch Wälder und über Hügel sowie Täler. Oder wandern Sie rund um den Zürichsee und entdecken Sie die Vielfalt von historischen Städtchen bis zur intakten Ufelandschaft.