Haven’t decided on a place to celebrate winter yet? Look no further!

Despite the fact that Switzerland is ideal for skiing and snowboarding, there’s still various activities to choose from that don’t require goggles. Here are ten great reasons why your next goal destination should be Switzerland!

The Matterhorn

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You’ve seen it on boxes of chocolates and calendars (and perhaps in an amusement park, as well!), yet going by this mountain in person is something genuinely stunning. The Matterhorn is recognized around the world as the pleased symbol of Switzerland. Remaining at a staggering 14,692 feet, it challenges mountain dwellers worldwide and invites less energetic guests too, to enjoy its quiet beauty. Whether you’re going in the winter or summer, a ride on the Gornergrat railroad from the town of Zermatt takes you to the beginning point of an extraordinary visit that’s focused on the incredible mountain.

The Waterfalls

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An motivation to artists and painters, Switzerland’s waterfalls are among the highest and greatest in Europe. Goethe and Byron wrote about the Staubbach Falls in the Bernese Oberland, only one of 72 fantastic falls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. In the same valley are the baffling Trümelbach Falls, which are inside the mountain, but open to guests. The biggest waterfall is the Rhine Falls, where you can take pictures from the top. If you dare you can even wander through the mountains and visit the waterfall during the evening!

Mountain Adventures

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Going to the Swiss mountains is an absolute necessity, and now you have the chance to ride high for a low price. A large number of Switzerland’s peaks are open to guests by cable car or cog railway. If you buy a Swiss Pass, you benefit from a discount off the cost of most trips. You’ll be able to see and experience Swiss mountaintops more than ever.

Ticino

(Switzerland’s sun lounge)

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Despite the fact that not a size able country by area, Switzerland is huge in differing qualities. Situated between Germany, France, Austria and Italy makes for some truly unique cultural activity no matter where you choose to unpack. If you’re searching for Italian flair, venture to the southernmost canton of Switzerland, the Ticino. Ticino is a “place of culture,” with a lot of things to do—from both Swiss and Italian food, to music and art performances around each corner. It’s also an awesome region for cycling—from the stunning mountainous view and shining lakes to the red-roofed village houses clustered along the shores.

Swiss products

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If it’s your first time in Switzerland, the question isn’t—where can I find a Swiss watch, yet rather, which one should I pick? Swiss watches are made with creativity, precision, and quality, and as far as competitors go, Switzerland smashes the competition. Swiss watches are sold basically all around, however specifically in the Watch Valley in western Switzerland you’ll locate a specific acumen for the different brands. Whether it’s a souvenir or the fortune of a lifetime, a Swiss watch means something to everybody.

Winter sports

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What sort of guide would this be if we forgot winter sports? The stunning mountains not only attract poets and painters worldwide but also daredevils searching for thrills. The chic resort of St. Moritz in the Engadin has twice facilitated the winter Olympics—and rightfully so, with 217 miles of ski pistes, the Cresta run skeleton track, and the oldest bob run in the world (which is constructed every year of natural ice). Investing any amount of energy here, where the action is endless, is the ideal athletic getaway.

The Geneva Festival

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Possibly you’re visiting family this winter and can’t escape until the summer. No stresses! Fêtes de Genéve (Geneva Festival) runs from July 17-30, 2014 and is one of the city’s yearly events that brings people from all over together. Set in Geneva, Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan city, this celebration highlights music of all kinds—classical to country, rock to reggae with over a hundred unique concerts. Finish with fireworks and the opportunity to sample local food, this is truly a summer event not to miss!

Paracelsus

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When you need to relax, do you imagine going some place that will be your Zen hideaway when you’re worried at home? The Pfäfers hot springs in the Tamina gorge close to the Bad Ragaz canton has been known for centuries (since 1535 when the doctor, Paracelsus, wrote of its virtues) to help with ailments. The old spa in the romantic gorge is interested to visitors but those wanting to experience its helpful mineral springs can remain in the luxurious surrounding hotels.

Nightlife

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There’s no better place than Lausanne to party and there is a club for each age and each taste, some with well-known DJ’s that have the grooves down. The various of bars, cafes and music clubs is astounding – and the city itself isn’t pecisely forgettable. Among the most popular is the Bleu Lezard (Blue Lizard), an artistic and lively bistro-bar and nightclub—which is very well known among both locals and tourists.

Agrotourism

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Here’s something a little extraordinary. Why not experience Swiss nature to the maximum and remain in a hayloft? 200 farms throughout the country offer this experience to tourists. It’s an especially awesome opportunity for kids, who’ll get the chance of a lifetime to cuddle with some charming cute farm animals that’ll nearly make them forget the family cat. Also, the animals are glad to share their bunks for a few nights. You’ll get to find a rural and quiet side of Switzerland that you’ll always remember.