Framed by the breathtaking backdrop of the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau, at the foot of the Eiger's north face, lies the lovely Grindelwald. The weather-beaten wooden houses bestows a special charm on the mountain climbing village. The Jungfrau Top ski region offers everything the skiing heart desires, with 206 kilometres of piste and snow security up to 2,970 m. Grindelwald and Wengen are traditional World Cup locations, and the Schilthorn (Piz Gloria) became famous as the shooting location of a James Bond films. From Grindelwald you can travel by train past the ski region Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch (3,454 m), the highest train station in Europe. Top events, such as the "World Snow Festival", the Skicross Worldcup or the "Eiger Bike Challenge" take place here and undermine the diversity of this "Best of the Alps" resort.
The famous village of Wengen is located in the Bernese Oberland at an altitude of approx. 1,274 m, and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding 4,000-metre mountains. Since 1893, Wengen is accessible only by the Wengernalp railway from Lauterbrunnen. The village doesn't have a direct connection to the road network and is free from cars. Not only the nostalgic wooden houses, cabins and shops, but also the outstanding location - which guarantees an above average number of sunshine hours - make Wengen an exceptional holiday destination.Every high season, a number of cultural events, such as concerts, choir- and yodeling performances, take place in the village centre. But the charming mountain village also impresses in the field of winter sports: in January every year, the Lauberhorn ski competition takes place. This slope counts as one of the most challenging in the Alpine Ski World Cup. Cross-country skiers and winter hikers also get their money's worth here. With a total of approx. 100 km of hiking trails in the Jungfrau region, you will be more than impressed by the unique mountain landscape!
The famous spa and winter sports resort Arosa is located in the Schanfigger Valley at approx. 1,780 m and is both luxurious and natural. The diverse village is surrounded by a fascinating mountain landscape and forested slopes. Skiing is centred on the "Hörnli", "Weißhorn" and "Brüggerhorn" mountains. Here you will find all wishes catered for, nevermind if you are tall or small, beginner or expert, there is the right piste for everyone. Also the restaurants, bars and classy shops invite you in to spend a bit.
Disentis is located in the Surselva Valley in the canton of Graubünden, where the Medelser Rhine and the Vorderrhein flow into each other. The cosy, growing resort is situated at 1,150 m altitude, quite a bit away from the pulsating resorts and is known to be the centre of the Rhaetro-Romanic language. The ski area reaches up to nearly 3,000 m and is an insider's tip for free riders and boarders. 60 km of vast, prepared pistes as well as countless deep powder snow descents are a guarantee for lots of diversity. A cultural highlight is a visit to the widely visible monastery, the oldest Benedictine abbey in Switzerland. Also one of the oldest sheep wool processing factories of Switzerland is worth a visit. In the Bündener Highlands you will find many culinary specialties,as for instance Capuns alla tatta, Bizzochels or Maluns, which you must give a try! Extraordinary activities like heliskiing, snowtubing or building Igloos round off a vast offer of leisure time activities.
Klosters lays in the canton of Graubünden at an altitude of 1,1180 m and is a direct neighbour of the lively town Davos. Contrary to the liveliness of the town, the village Klosters offers cosy, romantic character. The traditional mountain village, with it's quaint wooden huts, emits a cosy feeling and is the ideal holiday region for relaxation seekers. It is not for nothing that also famous guests, such a Prince Charles, like to return to this holiday resort. From Klosters you have direct access to guaranteed winter sports fun. The Gotschna lift takes you right up into the Parsenn ski area or to the Weissfluhjoch with many popular ski pistes. With the "Davos Klosters Card", you can also enjoy numerous benefits and discounts in spa centres and activity pools, or at various restaurants, for example.
General informationSaas Grund, situated in the mountains and close to a skiing area, lies 1560 m above sea level and has 1300 inhabitants. Here, a wide variety of winter sports facilities are available, some of the more adventurous including waterfall climbing, off-piste hinterland skiing, traversing the Alpine Gorge, and mountaineering and hinterland skiing trips with the 'Weissmies' mountaineering school.
Saas Grund is a real hiking paradise for people of every age: more than 330 km of marked hiking trails, the famous Saas Alpine trail, and more than 60 km of marked cycling paths are at your disposal.
General informationSaas Almagell, with its 450 inhabitants, is located in the mountains close to a skiing area, and lies 1672 m above sea level. As the southern-most community in the Saas Valley, Saas Almagell offers tranquility and relaxation in a beautiful mountain scenery. The idyllic holiday resort has preserved its typically Valaisan characteritics and cosy atmosphere, and is the ideal place for families with children. The new chair lift Weisslaub-Heibodme offers access to new hiking and skiing areas and the top station discloses a breathtaking panoramic view of the Mischabel and Monte-Rosa massivs. In the nearby skiing resorts of Saas Fee and Zermatt, you can even go skiing in summer.
If an author dedicates a poem to a place, it can only be worth travelling there. Friedrich Nietzsche spent 7 summers in Sils Maria, and the resort didn't only give him inspiration for his poem named after it. It's not too much of a surprise: after all, Sils Maria is located beautifully in between the lakes Silsersee and Silvaplanersee, at the entrance to the romantic Flextal valley which is car-free and can only be reached by a horse-drawn bus. Since it wasn't only Nietzsche, but also other artists like Joseph Beuys or David Bowie who found their inspiration here, Sils Maria is called "THE cultural centre of Engadin". The museum "Friedrich-Nietzsche-Haus" serves as monument for the poet. But not only the creative ones are impressed by Sils Maria. The Engadin valley is also a paradise for winter sports fans, thanks to its close proximity to the famous ski areas around St. Moritz. The Furschellas, the local mountain, gives you direct access to the Corvatsch ski area with the highest mountain station in the Eastern Alps (3,303 m).
Located at 1,350 m altitude, idyllically snug on the sunny slopes of the mountain side, lays Veysonnaz. The typical chalet buildings, the historical Valais mountain farm houses with their ornate decorations and above all the friendliness of the locals give this resorts its very own charm, and presents the impressions of time standing still. This may also originate from the fact that the villagers mainly lived from farming and agriculture until about 1960. After that tourism became the main source of income. No wonder, as the picturesque view of the region provides a unique experience for all visitors. Further the resort also offers great winter sports facilities with its central location in the 4 Vallées.
General informationBrienz (2961 inhabitants) lies in the Bernese Oberland region on 577m above sealevel. The picturesque village is situated by the lake Brienzer See, embeded in an impressive alpine landscape. The mountains, the Ballenberg open-air museum and the Giessbach waterfalls are well worth visiting. Skiers, hikers and cyclists will enjoy the opportunities the region has to offer. Local tourist associations offer their guests a rich choice of entertaining activities. If you wish to explore Switzerland, you can go on an outing to Interlaken, Thun, Berne or Lucerne.
General informationSaanen-Gstaad, at an altitude of 1000 m, has 1200 inhabitants and is located in the mountains, close to a skiing area. Here, in the historic heart of the Saanenland, all of your dreams can come true. The old wooden chalets and a church that dates back to the 15th century characterize the village of Saanen. These attributes and many more preserve an elegance of the old world that can only be found in Saanen. While walking peacefully in the norrow streets, you can discover the heritage and traditions which give the village its special charm. Not only the heart of the village is dreamlike, but also the medley of fantastic winter sport opportunities. For downhill skiers, the Eggli-Videmanette conntects Saanen and Gstaad with Rougemont. Furthermore, if you like walking you will find winter hiking paths between Rougemont,
Gstaad and Gsteig. This community is perfect for sportsmen and dreamers alike.
General informationUnterwasser is situated at 910 m altitude and has 1300 inhabitants. The village is at a nice place in the east of Switzerland, which is one of the manifold nature places. On one level with the pass between the St. Gallen Rhine valley and the Toggenburg, Unterwasser, a scattered settlement that is typical for this region, is situated. Its excellent location offers its guests a stunning view on the mountains of the Churfirsten and the Säntis massifs. Soft hills at the Appenzeller and St. Gallerland, snowcovered hits at the Glarnerland, neverending green in Thurgau, soft winehills in Schaffhausen.
Lenzerheide is situated at an altitude of 1,473 m in a high valley in the Swiss canton Graubünden, approx. 20 km south of the canton capital Chur. The resort lies not far from the idyllic Heidsee and offers a view of the Parpaner Rothorn mountain, as well as a combination of tradition, richness of culture and modern infrastructure. The holiday region Lenzerheide was awarded with the seal of approval "Familien willkommen" (families welcome) and offers diverse leisure activities for parents and their children. Charming events like the Christmas market in the "magic forest" with sophisticated lighting installations are a real highlight.
There are many museums, castles and churches for you to discover. Moreover, concerts, cabarets and other cultural events are organised in the Hotel Kurhaus. The lift network Arosa-Lenzerheide is one of the most modern ski areas in Switzerland. Moreover, spa enthusiasts will find many possibilities to relax in Lenzerheide, such as the biggest Turkish steam bath in the alpine area for instance. If the weather is bad, the sports centre Lenzerheide offers a big range of indoor activities.
General informationSeelisberg with a population of about 613 people lies at 800m above sea level in the vicinity of Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. Seelisberg is a charming village situated on a gently rolling mountainside which leads to the picturesque Vierwaldstätter Lake. This village is an insider tip for those considering a holiday on the Vierwaldstätter Lake. The small and beautiful township is a revered destination for Romantics, Naturists, and both Active and Inactive pursuits. The surrounding Forrests, open plains and idealic mountain lake with its naturally sandy banks - makes for a unique experience. A Boat ride on the Vierwaldstätter Lake is a MUST whilst culture buffs will enjoy a visit to the 'Rütli', the birthplace of the Swiss 'Eidgenossenschaft'.
The holiday village of Fiesch is the touristic centre of the Fieschertal and lies near the entrance at an altitude of 1,049 m. The "Weisswasser" river babbles through the area, composed of the melt water from the Fiescher glacier, and flows into the Rhône river on the lower half of the sun-drenched hillside.
The quaint village is the ideal starting point for mountain sports in the Aletsch region. With direct connection via the lifts, active travellers will find the best conditions in the Aletsch Arena for skiing, cross-country, ski touring, snowshoe hiking, tobogganing and even paragliding. Fiesch is located at the foot of the Eggishorn mountain and welcomes skiers and boarders alike to both enjoy the area for its winter sporting opportunities as well as its natural surroundings, which can be taken in at the great viewing point found up at the mountain station (2,869 m). It's here where you'll have a complete panoramic view of the 4,000 m high peaks of the Bernese Alps, including the well-known trinity Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, and not to mention the massive Alestch glacier and its smaller companion, the Fiescher glacier. When weather permits, you can even see the far-off, recognisable peak of the Matterhorn.
How to get therecan be comfortably reached by car and is well connected to public transport.
The nearest airports are in and .
The dreamy area of Hasliberg consists of four districts: Wasserwendi, Hohfluh, Goldern and Reuti. It's located behind the Brünig Pass (1,008 m) and at the foot of Planplatten (2,250 m), above its lively neighbour Meiringen. Hasliberg is a much-loved ski resort and is also known as one of the most family-friendly holiday destinations in the Bernese Oberland. At an altitude of almost 1,100 m you can savour the unbelievable panoramic views onto the surrounding mountains including Glogghüs (2,534 m), Hochstollen (2,480 m) and Rothorn (2,525 m).
The districts Reuti and Wasserwendi offer direct access to the ski area with their gondolas. Numerous winter hiking trails connect the individual districts and even lead right down to Meiringen. Far away from all things hectic, Hasliberg is almost in the middle of the ski area and offers a wide range for both young and older winter sports fans!
Celerina is glamorous St. Moritz's cosy neighbour, which, due to its ideal location is known as the sunniest resort in magnificent the Engadin. Despite the many hours of sun, the valley run into the village is skiable all winter. Celerina offers numerous opportunities to have fun both on boards and on foot: take advantage of the numerous pistes of the Corviglia in the Engadin ski region or the shops directly in the centre. If you like it a bit more fast-paced, dare a run down the Olympic bob sled track's 1,720 m of pure adrenaline. With direct access to St. Moritz's prominent ski area, Celerina is the ideal winter holiday destination for both families and party fans.