The best things to do in Switzerland
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5 great things to do in Pontresina this summer
Situated in the impossibly picturesque Engadine region, Pontresina is full of natural beauty, wildlife and opportunities to get away from it all – if you want to, that is, or you can take advantage of the many outdoor activities, cultural opportunities and first-class eating and drinking spots that the village also boasts. Essentially, whatever you’re looking for in a holiday, whether it’s for a few days or – even better – much longer, you’re sure to find it here. Summer is the perfect time to visit Pontresina, with more great stuff going on than ever. But with so much to do, how do you decide what to spend your time on? To get your started, we’ve picked out five fantastic things that’ll let you make the most of the season, but remember that you’ll find tons more ideas for summer activities and trips at Pontresina.ch.
Fun for family and children
The best pools, rivers and lakes for swimming in Switzerland
Summer is truly underway in Switzerland when people start to take to the rivers, lake “beaches” and badis (public bathing areas at the lake) in their droves. So whether you're looking to swim yourself fit or simply take a refreshing dip, nothing beats a swim in the open air. Luckily, Switzerland has loads of options for front-crawlers and pool-posers alike, many of which are located in the middle of the city, making it easy to beat the heat in minutes.