30 cool things to do in Switzerland this August

Our pick of some of the best events, festivals, experiences happening in the country this month, plus bars, restaurants and more.

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Bruno Weber Skulpturenpark • Spreitenbach
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Bruno Weber Skulpturenpark • Spreitenbach

Gaudí meets Hundertwasser: Plunge into the terrific fantasy park designed by Swiss artist Bruno Weber (†2011). The award-winning architect and painter created giant concrete sculptures and decorated them with millions of colorful, beautifully arranged mosaic tiles. 

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Zurich
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Rhine river cruises • Basel
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Rhine river cruises • Basel

The mighty Rhine river is the heart of Basel, so why not enjoy a cruise as you glide along the picturesque Swiss scenery and treat yourself to some onboard entertainment. 

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Basel
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Fischer's Fritz Camping • Zurich
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Fischer's Fritz Camping • Zurich

Located halfway down the lake, at Fischer's Fritz camping ground you can pitch your own tent or take advantage of the various on-site accommodation options. For those into glamping, the 10 Safari Tents with wooden floors, a double bed and your own patch of garden offer a romantic getaway. There's also two Simple Tents that sleep four apiece and the Fischer's Fritz cottage, which also sleeps four. 

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Wollishofen