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Top Choice Castle in Bellinzona

Castelgrande

Rising dramatically above the Old Town, this medieval stronghold is Bellinzona’s most visible icon. Head up Salita San Michele from Piazza Collegiata, or take the lift, buried deep in the rocky hill in an extraordin…
Top Choice Fusion in Ascona

Ecco

Super-chic Ecco flaunts two Michelin stars and dining here is an event. Chef Rolf Fliegauf runs the stove and works wonders with carefully selected seasonal ingredients to create dishes that are richly aromatic, edi…
Top Choice Chateau in Montreux

Château de Chillon

From the Montreux waterfront, fairy-tale Chemin Fleuri (Flower Path) – a silky smooth promenade framed by flowerbeds positively tropical in colour and vivacity – snakes dreamily along the lake for 4km to the magnifi…
Mountain in Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch

Two million people a year visit Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station at 3454m. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip that you need to experience first-hand. The last stage of the train journey from Kleine Scheidegg…
Top Choice Museum in Vevey

Chaplin's World

Opened in 2016, this engaging museum celebrates the life and work of iconic London-born film star Charlie Chaplin. Split between the neoclassical Manoir de Ban - the Corsier-sur-Vevey mansion where Chaplin spent his…
Top Choice Church in Locarno

Santuario della Madonna del Sasso

Overlooking the town, this sanctuary was built after the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared in a vision to a monk, Bartolomeo d’Ivrea, in 1480. There’s a highly adorned church and several rather rough, near-life-size s…
Top Choice Swiss in Zermatt

Chez Vrony

Ride the Sunnegga Express funicular (one-way/round trip Sfr 16/24) to 2288m, then ski down blue piste 6 or summer-hike 15 minutes to Zermatt’s tastiest slope-side address in the Findeln hamlet. Keep snug in a blanke…
Top Choice Bar in Zürich

Frau Gerolds Garten

Hmm, where to start? The wine bar? The margarita bar? The gin bar? Whichever poison you choose, this wildly popular focal point of Zürich's summer drinking scene is pure unadulterated fun and one of the best grown-u…
Top Choice Museum in Lucerne

Museum Sammlung Rosengart

Lucerne’s blockbuster cultural attraction is the Sammlung Rosengart, occupying a graceful neoclassical pile in the heart of town. It showcases the outstanding stash of Angela Rosengart, a Swiss art dealer and close …
Top Choice Cable Car in Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Views from Zermatt’s cable cars are all remarkable, but the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the icing on the cake. Ride Europe’s highest-altitude cable car to 3883m and gawp at 14 glaciers and 38 mountain peaks over …