20 great things to do this January in Switzerland

Beat the January blues and discover some of these great events, fun experiences and things to do in Switzerland

By Time Out contributors |
Bolgen Plaza, Davos bar, Time Out Switzerland
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Nightlife, Bars

Bolgen Plaza • Davos

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Even in a town with plenty of choices, the Bolgen Plaza is a great aprés-ski venue. During the winter there is a daily 'Snow Apéro' DJ party starting at 4pm and hot meals are served from 11am onwards.

Restaurants, Swiss

Bergrestaurant Bussalp • Grindelwald

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After spending a morning in the snow working up an appetite, there are few better places to end up for lunch than this mountain restaurant. Perched at 1,792m on the south-facing side of the 

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Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad, Lucerne spa, Time Out Switzerland
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Health and beauty, Spas

Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad • Lucerne

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Capitalising on the longstanding history of wellness tourists ‘taking the water’ on the Rigi mountain near Lucerne, this spa offers modern-day visitors the chance to luxuriate in the mineral waters of the Kaltbad spring while taking in the superlative view of the mountains from its indoor and outdoor pools. 

Titlis Rotair gondola
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Things to do

Titlis Rotair gondola

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This is the world’s first fully rotating gondola, which slowly spins around 360 degrees during its five-minute trip towards the summit of Mount Titlis from the Engelberg resort. As you travel up 3,020 metres above sea level you can enjoy some spectacular views of deep crevasses and snow-covered mountain peaks. 

Hotels, Guest houses

Grimsel Hospiz

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This unique hotel offers a real urban escape, with winter ski touring, a dip in the hotel’s hot tub and the starry sky of a winter’s night in the middle of nowhere.

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Things to do

The best Swiss ski resorts

The Alps are Switzerland’s outdoor playground and it's no secret that this small country is home to an amazing choice of ski resorts. From big resorts with the best après-ski to small, relatively unknown ski regions that cater particularly well to family ski holidays, this guide to the 10 best ski resorts in Switzerland will help you on your way.

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