Is it worth visiting Switzerland during the winter season?

Do you already consider Switzerland as your next winter holiday destination? We think you should really consider Switzerland as your next destination to go to during the winter season! In this blog, we will answer the question of whether Switzerland is worth visiting during the winter season.

Winter, Lake Blausee
Magical lakes in Switzerland

When autumn is over, temperatures start to drop. It gets more chilly and slowly you need to start wearing your winter outfits. During the winter season a white blanket covers the beautiful landscape of Switzerland. This creates a truly remarkable magical scene.

So, the questions that being asked a lot: “is Switzerland worth visiting during the winter season?” Yes, Switzerland is definitely worth visiting during the winter season. Switzerland is a perfect winter holiday destination. Both for skiers and non-skiers. Imagine this fairytale place covered by snow. During Christmas time all the lights create a charming and magical atmosphere.

Going to Switzerland during the winter season is always a good idea. The magical surroundings will blow your mind away. In the next part of this blog, we will inform you about several reasons why you should consider Switzerland as your next winter holiday destination!

Train journeys

The Glacier Express

Reserving a spot on the Glacier Express is so worth it! We wrote a blog about the famous Glacier express. During the winter season you can view the magical Swiss Alps from a comfortable seat on the Glacier Express.

The Glacier Express is well-known as one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. Why? During the Glacier Express journey, you will see impressive and stunning views. The train takes you through the Swiss alps. You will experience a full day of superb views, during your journey from Zermatt to St Moritz or vice versa. Highly recommend reading the full blog to check out all the possibilities regarding the route to take.

Glacier Express
The journey, you will never forget…

The Bernina Express

Another famous train is the Bernina Express. This is a gem as well. The Bernina Express is a well-known train ride in Switzerland. Although the Glacier Express is probably a bit more popular, it’s unfortunate that many people did not hear from the magical Bernina Expres yet. The Bernina Express is a fantastic train ride through Switzerland.

The Bernina Express is known as one of the most wonderful train rides in the world. The journey on the Bernina Express is unique. Travelling on this express is such a sensational way to experience the Swiss Alps. The train journey starts in Chur and heads all the way to Tirano. During this journey, you can expect to see the beauty Switzerland has to offer through a train window. The Bernina Express is a full-day activity, a whole day full of magnificent views. Check out the blog we wrote about the Bernina Express here.

Bernina Express
The Bernina Express, breathtaking views during your journey through the Swiss Alps

Wintersport destinations: Zermatt

Zermatt is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s touristic development is closely linked to probably the world’s most famous mountain, the Matterhorn. The holiday destination is fully car-free, which means more quietness and walker-friendly. It has kept its original character and offers nearly endless options as far as excursions are concerned.

All in all a perfect winter holiday destination, to enjoy your well-deserved holidays with your best friends or beloved family. Besides Zermatt there are many other wonderful cities to stay in Switzerland. You can view them on the menu at the top of the blog and then under ((where to go and then wintersport destinations)).

Endless wintersport activities

Switzerland offers you excellent winter activities during the winter season. Hundreds of kilometres of excellently prepared slopes, apres ski, vivid towns and beautiful hotels. During Christmas time, several Christmas markets are held. Definitely worth visiting these. So charming and romantic.

We made a blog about the top places to go to in Switzerland during new years eve. Definitely check them out here.

Fireworks, Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Fireworks at Lake Geneva


Of course, if you’re not into skiing or snowboarding, that’s not a problem at all. Switzerland has a diverse set of things to do. Think of a beautiful hike through the white landscape. Or go for a stroll through one of the beautiful parks in Zurich. Or enjoy nature almost everywhere in Switzerland.

Cities and villages

Switzerland has beautiful large cities such as Zurich, Lucerne and Geneva. Let’s not forget the idyllic villages such as Zermatt, Brienz or Andermatt. There are so many options and things to do in Switzerland. We are convinced, Switzerland is definitely worth visiting during the winter season.


Switzerland is turning into a magical place during the winter season. The white blanket creates a romantic and magical atmosphere. During Christmas time and new years eve, all the lights and fireworks create an even more spectacular place. The train journeys such as the Glacier Express or the Bernina Express are recommended as well.

Winter in Switzerland also means endless wintersport possibilities such as skiing or snowboarding. Wandering through the cities or villages and enjoying a hot chocolate in one of the many charming cafes is a great way to enjoy your well-deserved holidays.


Sophie simply loves how peaceful Switzerland is and enjoys travelling through beautiful Switzerland. She loves to write about things she experienced and shares her experiences on this blog with all readers!

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