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Things To Do On Holiday In Switzerland

Apr 20, 2008
Switzerland is regarded as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Many holiday makers go to Switzerland on family holidays and stay in self catering holiday homes.Switzerland has a very small geographical area. That's why, all its attractions are at a stone throw's distance from one another. They can be easily reached as well. The credit of being a superb tourist destination goes to its modern and ancient architecture, museums, castles, forests, lakes, and mountain resorts. It is one of the safest places to travel due to lower crime rate.

The Jungfrau Region is a home to spectacular scenery. The meadows and green valleys in this wonderland of the Alps give a good contrast to the white peaks of 3 towering mountains- Eiger, Monch, and the Jungfrau. There is an abundance of fresh air here. There are some superb skiing chalets in this area and they can be rented direct from their owners. Many families stay in these skiing chalets and take part in the winter sports and skiing.

The Montreux town lies in the centre of the Swiss Riviera besides the Lake Geneva. The Chillon Castle can be explored by walking by the lakeside. Touring of the courtyards, tower, rooms, and dungeons of this 11th century castle would also render a pleasant experience. This castle is the most recurrently visited historical structure in Switzerland. It is the place where weaponry, furniture, and frescoes are exhibited through its various rooms. Walking along the lake front or taking a trolley bus or train would facilitate the reaching. It is possible to rent self catering holiday apartments in this area and use them as a base to explore the local area and get a feel of the local culture and food.

Basel, the 2nd largest city of Switzerland should not be missed out. This is because it witnesses the Fasnacht Spring Carnival every year. This carnival lasts for 3 days. Participants exhibit themselves in colourful masks and dresses parading on the streets. Monday is the first day of the Carnival. This Monday is the one that comes after Ash Wednesday. The bars and cafes remain open throughout the night as sweets, flowers, and confetti are distributed to the mob. Families often come here on holiday to Switzerland to experience the festival and many stay in some of the holiday chalets that can be rented as holiday homes.

The Swiss National Park constitutes an area of 169 Km. It occupies the majority of the area under woodland and mountains. The wildlife consists of marmots, ibexes, chamois, and red deer. Walking about its trails, one can admire its awesome views. It is a popular holiday destination for family walking holidays and there are some fabulous chalets available to rent as holiday homes.

Geneva is located on the banks of lake Geneva. It ranks third (in Switzerland) in terms of area. It has one of the tallest fountains in the world, fine restaurants, and enchanting museums. People passionate about alternative arts should visit Geneva. Many tourists come here on short holiday breaks and stay in one of the many self catering apartments that are available to rent.

St.Moritz is one of the most famous resorts in the world and has some fabulous chalets and self catering apartments available to rent as holiday homes. This winter resort is one of the most exclusive resorts in the world. Various winter and summer sports, along with mineral baths, mud therapies, and mud baths are put into practice here.

Lovers of skiing holidays may stay in Switzerland in some of the best skiing chalets in the world. There are also some excellent self catering apartments in Switzerland and the country offers some of the best holiday accommodation in Europe. Many families come to Switzerland on holiday year after year and enjoy the beautiful countryside and clean fresh air.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Ski Chalets in Switzerland
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