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Switzerland – a great holiday whatever the season

Travellers book flights to Switzerland throughout the year; they are attracted to this small Alpine country by the magnificent natural scenery that is impressive whatever the season. In the summer months, the mountains and numerous lakes offer opportunities for walking and swimming, while in winter the country boasts excellent conditions for winter sports. Switzerland also offers interesting cities such as Bern or Zurich. Holidaymakers can easily explore all these attractions on a tour through the relatively small country. Anyone planning such a trip can fly into Zurich (ZRH) or Basel (BSL), for example, and book a return flight from Geneva (GVA). Because of its geographical proximity and the numerous airports throughout the country, Switzerland also makes a great destination for a short vacation.

For businessmen, fans of city breaks or those seeking relaxation, Switzerland offers something for everyone. With such an extensive choice of destinations, everyone is sure to find their ideal trip! Book your flight to Switzerland, preferably with SunExpress.

Swimming, surfing or sailing: Switzerland’s beautiful lakes

The great lakes of Switzerland are an attractive destination for holidaymakers who enjoy bathing or water sports. They include Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano in the far south on the border with Italy, while Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Lake Geneva and Lake Constance form a  triangle that is worth the journey. Lake Geneva is the second largest lake in Central Europe and is traversed by paddle steamers. On its shores, holidaymakers can enjoy theme parks and the lakeside Chateau Chillon. All the lakes are very popular with surfers and sailors as they offer ideal conditions. The lakes are surrounded by many hiking trails where nature lovers can discover the wildlife of Switzerland while enjoying the pure, fresh air and the picturesque mountain scenery.

Getting to the slopes: by air to the most popular ski areas

The slopes around St. Moritz and Davos are among the most famous ski resorts in Switzerland. St. Moritz is situated at an altitude of 1,856m amid numerous lakes, which, when frozen over are used for a spectacular horse race. The Winter Olympics were held here in 1928 and 1948, so the slopes and trails are well prepared and provide ideal conditions for skiers and snowboarders. St. Moritz is renowned for its good weather; at this location, the sun shines on average 322 days per year. Davos is an ideal location: at 1,560 metres above sea level, it boasts the highest altitude of any city in Europe. The Jakobshorn is particularly well known for its many pistes, and winter sports enthusiasts from around the world meet for après ski in its numerous bars and restaurants.

Towns in Switzerland: many attractions and a cosy atmosphere

For a city break, the city of Bern is a good choice. The lovely old town with its numerous historic buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Points of interest in Bern include the Clock Tower, the Houses of Parliament and the Federal Square with its fountain. Further afield, the Berner Münster and the rose garden offer magnificent views, while animal lovers will enjoy the Bear Park. Geneva also boasts a beautiful old town with an imposing cathedral, and its huge water fountain is a well-known landmark. Geneva is also suitable for a relaxing holiday, thanks to its lakeside setting and numerous parks that tempt visitors into short walks or extensive hikes. Many airlines already fly to Geneva airport because Geneva is the seat of the United Nations Office.

Discover Switzerland with convenient flights

Switzerland has numerous smaller and larger airports, so all of the country’s major resorts are within easy reach. The largest airports are located in Zurich (ZRH), Basel (BSL), Geneva (GVA) and Berne (BRN). All are within a few kilometres of the respective city centres and have good connections to the public transport network, so upon arrival, your transfer to a downtown hotel is quick and easy.

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