50 wonderful things to do this winter in Switzerland
Switzerland is a stunning winter destination. The Alps sparkle with pristine pistes, jaw-dropping vistas and glamourous snow sports while the cities twinkle with Christmas markets, ice rinks and more. Here's our guide to some of the coolest things to do and places to be this winter in Switzerland.
Switzerland’s incredible cable cars, gondolas and funiculars
Gazing into an icy chasm from a glass box strung on a wire? Travelling up the Swiss mountains can be scary, but let’s be honest, it's thrilling, too. And from cable cars to their smaller counterparts, gondolas, or even vertigo-inducing funiculars, Switzerland packs a punch when it comes to record-breaking modes of mountain transport. We’ve rounded up the most amazing, so clamber aboard for a hair-raising ride.
The best things to do in Switzerland
Travel and escapes
Ten best things to do at The Omnia hotel, Zermatt
Even before you step inside The Omnia, you’ll be impressed. Set against the backdrop of beautiful mountain scenery and perched high above Zermatt, the hotel’s striking, stylish design announces that you’re about to set foot in somewhere pretty special. And once you’re inside, things just keep getting better. Many people visit Zermatt and The Omnia for the premium skiing around the region, and while this is undoubtedly a big draw, there’s also plenty more to take advantage of. In fact, there’s so much to enjoy at hotel and the surrounding area, it can be difficult to know where to start, which is why we’ve put together a list of ten essential activities to make the most of during your stay. To find out about more great features of the hotel and for booking information, visit the-omnia.com/en/hotel.
Fun for family and children
Zurich’s best museums and attractions
An impressive array of striking monuments and pretty parks are among the top attractions to see during a day in Zurich. Museum culture is a key highlight of the city, with fine art especially well represented. Highlights include the massive historical collections in the Kunsthaus, as well as the contemporary art shows in the Kunsthalle and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, while the Museum fur Gestaltung prominent for design. Museums come in all varieties here. Perhaps the most quirky Zurich museum of all is the Tram Museum, much beloved by kids, as is Focus Terra and its natural science exhibitions. If you want closer contact with nature there are many options. Zoo Zurich is a family favourite, while relaxing outdoor spaces include Chinagarten and Botanisher Garten Zoo. Check out our guide for information on all of these and many more.