Perched on the eastern banks of Lake Geneva, this beautiful European castle is thought to date back to the 11th century. Originally used as a Roman outpost due to its strategic waterside position close to the Alpine passes, Chillon was later used as a prison and a munitions depot. Expect beautiful medieval interiors and astonishing natural scenery.
Jungfraujoch railway station sits at an elevation of almost 3,500 metres above sea level. Venture up here on the Jungfrau Line, which runs from Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, and you can enjoy truly staggering views of the Aletsch Glacier and the surrounding mountains. With restaurants, bars and even an ice palace at the summit, it’s ideal for a day trip.
Switzerland may be most famous for its snowy scenery, but it’s also home to the largest waterfall in Europe. Located north of Zurich, just outside Schaffhausen, this 150-metre-wide waterfall marks the most dramatic point along the Rhine River. Come here for an unforgettable boat trip (making sure you wear something waterproof) or simply to admire the stunning views.
One of Zurich’s most famous sights is this impressive Romanesque church, which sits on the banks of the Limmat. The construction of this magnificent building was completed in the 13th century, but it was three centuries later that Grossmunster became famous as a major site of the Swiss-German Protestant Reformation. Climb the southern tower for fantastic views of the city.
Of all the Swiss lakes, Geneva is perhaps the most iconic. Visit the Bains des Pâquis – a swimming spot with a beach – that enjoys views of the Jet d’Eau, the lake’s famous fountain. In the winter months, you can make use of the Turkish bath and saunas (dip in the lake optional).