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Imagine waking up to a view of the snow-capped Alps, skiing the best slopes in the world, being surrounded by green valleys and turquoise lakes and strolling through charming Swiss towns that display the perfect balance between old and new. Sounds good, doesn't it? At Holidu, you'll find the best cottages located in stunning, culture-filled cities such as St. Moritz, St. Gallen and the canton of Valais, to name but a few. Whether you are planning to go in summer or winter, enjoy an exciting and relaxing vacation surrounded by beautiful scenery and treat yourself to an unforgettable experience.Comfortable and spacious cottages with everything you need
Ideal for family trips or a romantic getaway. From traditional and rustic cottages to more modern ones, you'll find plenty of options that have enough space and all the amenities to make everyone feel comfortable and at home. Plus, many of them are pet-friendly, so everyone can join in the fun. Relax in a sauna or hot tub after a fun day in the snow, or enjoy a cup of hot chocolate on the terrace. Sounds nice? Don’t wait any longer!
Travelers and activities
Switzerland's stunningly beautiful landscapes offer a unique opportunity for nature lovers with an adventurous streak. No matter what time of year you decide to visit this magical place, there are activities suitable for all temperatures. During the summer, hiking is an excellent option whether you are an expert or a newbie, as there are options for everyone. In fact, there are so many options that it is impossible to list them all here. However, some not-to-be-missed options include the Mount Rigi Panorama Trail in Lucerne, the Lauterbrunnental Glacial Valley, and, of course, the Matterhorn in Zermatt. On the other hand, it's no secret that Switzerland is all about winter sports and that the skiing here is world-class. Enjoy the breathtaking slopes and the highest ski lifts in the world. Try the famous resorts of St Moritz, Gstaad, Verbier, Davos-Klosters, and Zermatt, or some less famous but equally amazing places like the Bernese Oberland, Graubünden or the deeper parts of the canton of Valais.Switzerland for foodies
Switzerland is world-renowned for its melted cheese and delicious chocolate, but it really has a lot more to offer and, if you're a food lover, you're sure to be pleasantly surprised. Due to its location, Swiss cuisine is influenced by its neighbouring countries: Germany, France and Italy, and the regional and linguistic diversity has given way to quite distinct regional gastronomies. However, there are some dishes that are so exceptional that they have crossed this barrier, and you should try them on your next visit. For breakfast, try a bowl of Muesli, a nutritious porridge cereal with fruit, milk and, if you like, honey and yoghurt. For the main course, there's plenty to choose from. If you're a cheese lover, you'll definitely want to try fondue or raclette, but if you want to try something different, then Rösti or Älplermagronen are excellent choices. Finally, for dessert, treat yourself with some of the richest chocolate in the whole world - delicious!
The Matterhorn is the most photographed mountain in the world and on average about 100 million photos are taken of it every year!
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The Matterhorn is one of the highest mountains in Switzerland. At over 4,000 meters, it is renowned for its iconic spiky shape and the number of visitors it receives every year, regardless of the season. If you have enough climbing experience, you could try your hand at conquering its steep summit. If you're seeking something a little less demanding, you can take a funicular to the top for a closer look. During the winter, you can ski the nearby slopes to admire it in all its splendor while having fun.2. Take a train trip to Jungfraujoch
Located in the middle of the Great Aletsch Glacier, Europe's largest glacier and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jungfraujoch certainly offers a high-altitude adventure. This wonderful place known as the “Top of Europe” can be reached via an unforgettable train ride with scenic landscapes. At the top, there is an observation deck and a meteorological observatory, which can be toured. There are also some hiking trails for those who want to go a little further up to the Mönchsjochhütte, the highest serviced hut in Switzerland.3. Enjoy nature at the Swiss National Park
Located in eastern Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden, this nature reserve of more than 170 square kilometers is the oldest nature reserve in the Alps and Switzerland's only national park. Here you will find a wide range of activities for everyone. From hiking trails and excursions, to themed attractions for the youngest visitors. You will also be able to observe many wild animals up close. It's the perfect place to enjoy being in harmony with nature while the little ones learn to care for and respect it.4. Go skiing
If you travel to Switzerland during the winter, skiing is a must-do activity. Depending on your interests, you can choose from the many Swiss ski destinations. If you want something more luxurious and professional, then St. Moritz is the perfect place for you. In fact, this place has twice been selected as the location for the Winter Olympics. If you're searching for simpler options, then Davos and Les Diablerets are great places to spend your vacation in the snow without spending too much. Regardless of which option you pick, the beauty of the scenery and the winter fun are guaranteed.5. Visit Heidi’s house at Heididorf
More than a hundred years after it was first published, Johanna Spyri's best-selling novel about the adventures of a young orphan girl who goes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps, is still of interest to tourists who want to see the landscapes that inspired the novel. Located in Maienfeld, Heididorf offers a lovely tour that allows you to relive the experience of living in the Swiss Alps during the 19th century, just like Heidi. You can visit Heidi's birthplace described in the book, which also serves as a museum dedicated to Johanna Spyri and Heidi's story, and hike to the top of the mountain to see the house where she lived with her grandfather.6. Learn all about Swiss chocolate at Lindt
If you are visiting Kilchberg or are near Zurich, don't miss the opportunity to visit the famous Lindt chocolate factory and museum. Although the museum is new, the factory has been in operation since 1899 and produces some of Switzerland's finest chocolate. The museum offers a tour that explains the history of chocolate, from the spread of cocoa in Europe to the modern chocolate manufacturing process. It also offers chocolate-making workshops with an expert Chocolatier. And, to put the icing on the cake, there is a giant chocolate fountain more than nine meters high, like something out of a dream!7. Take a ride through the snow on a dog sled
Skiing doesn't have to be the only activity to have fun in the snow. If you're looking for a romantic activity to enjoy with your partner or something to entertain the little ones at home, take a ride on a husky sled. Enjoy a fun tour through the snow while enjoying the nice sight of adorable dogs while getting to know the Alps in a different way. This activity is quite popular throughout Switzerland, so you're sure to find a good sledding option no matter where you are.