Top things to do in Switzerland

Top Choice Library in St Gallen

Stiftsbibliothek

St Gallen’s abbey library is one of the world’s oldest and it's Switzerland's finest example of rococo architecture. Along with the rest of the Benedictine monastery, founded by St Gall in 612, the library forms a U…
Top Choice Museum in Basel

Vitra Campus

Showcasing the works of the adjoining, eponymous high-end furniture manufacturer, Vitra Campus comprises the dazzling Vitra Design Museum (of Guggenheim Bilbao architect Frank Gehry fame), the Vitra Haus, the Vitra …
Top Choice Museum in Bern

Zentrum Paul Klee

Bern’s answer to the Guggenheim, Renzo Piano’s architecturally bold, 150m-long wave-like edifice houses an exhibition space that showcases rotating works from Paul Klee’s prodigious and often playful career. Interac…
Top Choice Mountain in Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch

More than two million people a year make the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station at 3454m. The train that chugs up from Kleine Scheidegg ramps up the drama as it delves into Eiger…
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 Seafood in Lugano

Arté al Lago

This Michelin-starred restaurant at the exclusive lakefront Villa Castagnola is Lugano’s culinary star. Chef Frank Oerthle does remarkable things with meat and seafood, with ingredient-focused, deceptively simple-so…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Basel

Cheval Blanc

Shining with the near-unattainable Holy Grail of three Michelin stars, this incredibly sophisticated restaurant ranks as one of the world's best. Head chef Peter Knogl elevates French haute cuisine with a dash of As…
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 Waterfall in Rheinfall

Rheinfall

Ensnared in wispy spray, the thunderous Rheinfall might not give Niagara much competition in height (23m), width (150m) or even flow of water (700 cu metres per second in summer), but Europe's largest plain waterfal…
Top Choice Chateau in Montreux

Château de Chillon

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