Top 5 Things To Do In your holidays to Switzerland During Christmas

Switzerland is a jewel during Christmas. From shopping, sightseeing to skiing, there are so many fun activities to do there, if you love winter. Today, winter holidays in Switzerland take the top position in the list of priorities of the people who love making this country their holiday destination. It does not matter what you would like to try out as there are so many things for visitors to Switzerland.

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You could take a long walk through an alpine village, ski, take your entire stay in a cozy chalet, you know, one of those warm, traditional Swiss cottages. You could also go to the Richard Wagner Museum and enjoy some of the historical musical instruments. The entry fee starts at CHF 6. Children under 12 years enter free.

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Winter holidays in Switzerland

There are so many things that you do not know about Switzerland and on one of your winter holidays in Switzerland, you can take the opportunity to know about them. For example, did you know that local legend has it that the famous or infamous Pontius Pilate was buried on Mt Pilatus, which is in Switzerland? For people looking for a serene atmosphere to relax and wind up after a long year in the office, for people who are looking for wild adventure like sledging, there are so many fun things for everyone. Switzerland is just as you see in the brochures.

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Take train rides

There is not a better way for you to see the whole of Switzerland other than by using a train. There are thousands of kilometers of railways line in Switzerland. The trains are rarely late and you can simply hop trains to get around the country, see chalets, enjoy local delicacies along the way and meet people. Bring your camera too as you will definitely want to take some great pictures. As one of the countries in the world that have the best-developed public transport systems, you will hardly find the need to rent a car in your winter holidays in Switzerland. It would be hard to estimate the cost for train rides around the country, but I am sure you will find it more affordable than using a car-for-hire. The best trains to try include the Bernie Express and the Glacier Express. Foreigners are allowed to buy Swiss Pass to save money.

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Go to Zurich

Most people will recommend that you go to Berne or Lucerne for winter holidays in Switzerland and they will forget to mention that Zurich has a lot to offer to a tourist in December. For example, this city has lovely markets where you can buy watches, artifacts and other presents for your loved ones. Christmas is a very big deal in Switzerland as it is in most other parts of Europe. From Zurich, you will be able to go to Flumserberg, which is just an hour away, for sledging and skiing. Note that the Swiss Franc has taken a dip against the Euro and therefore living in Zurich will not be as expensive as it was a few years ago.

Swiss Chocolate during Christmas

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Milk Chocolate

What better way to beat the chill in your winter holidays in Switzerland? This country is accredited with the invention of the milk chocolate. It has a well-established dairy industry and therefore you will do the Swiss justice by trying out your sweet tooth. You can also pick some chocolate as souvenirs to take to your loved ones and friends back at home. How else will they know that you have been to Switzerland? Look especially for Callier Factory/Nestle Chocolates. Those are indeed a piece of work. You can also try chocolate shops in Zurich like Teuscher and Sprungli or Vevey and Poyet in Geneva. Whatever you do, this is not a time to mind your weight. These milk chocolates are a masterpiece and you do not want to miss them for any reason whatsoever. You can afford it, starting at $5.

Swiss farther Christmas Chocolate

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Enjoy Contemporary art

Now, this is one thing that many people do not know about Switzerland. However, there is amazing contemporary art to give you more than an eyeful. You can start by visiting the medieval village of Guyeres where you will have more art than you can handle in your lifetime. Go to the chateau and see great works displayed in a 13th century castle. In addition, there is the Giger Museum for you where for a very affordable fee, you will enjoy out of this world designs by H.R Giger. There are many more indoor tourism fun things to do in this country in December when the open-air museums will be closed.

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Have the greatest toboggan fun in the world
Mt Titlis is the place to be in any of your winter holidays in Switzerland. There, you will enjoy the greatest toboggan runs, which stretches for almost 4km from Gerschnialp to Engelberg. This is not for the faint hearted though and it will have your heart beating faster than you are used to. It is not a normal fun cruise. Missing the toboggan run in winter is like missing that summer hike. It will be better if you bring your partner with you as you will find the piste more enjoyable that way, that is, if you will have the time to glance at anything at the high speed of the run. At the cost of, say, €75 for a meal and the ride, you will be good to go, but this depends on the tour agency that you use.

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