Yes, Switzerland's story is about classic watches and chocolate, but it's also so much more: old-world charm abounds in the city, farmlands, and mountains of this Alpine fairytale. With idyllic opportunities for winter sports and summer sights, Switzerland sits sequestered in the cultural and geographical heart of Europe - and now you can experience it like a local with one of our vacation rentals!
Mountain silhouettes set the scene for everything extraordinary you'll discover in Switzerland. While the Alps extend through France, Italy, and Austria, the source of their magic begins here.
From the Matterhorn to Interlaken, the Swiss Alps punctuate nearly every corner of the country with majesty. Mountain fans of every persuasion journey to Switzerland for the world-class skiing at resorts like Verbier and Zermatt, hikes in the Swiss National Park, or simply for the views at former Olympics site, Lausanne.
For a closer look at the rugged Jungfrau Region, the Jungfraubahn rail line offers stunning vistas of mountains and valleys by way of an accessible day trip. Come down from the peaks for the Swiss Riviera's legendary lake views, where Lake Geneva steals the show.
Between mountains and lakes, timeless farmland, villages, and towns reveal a national narrative rooted in peace and plenty. Swiss identity has been forged since the Middle Ages, with cultural sites to show for it in towns like Guarda and Lucerne.
Step out of the quaint mountain regions and into Zurich, a metropolitan hub as sleek as any European capital, complete with art and club scenes to match. Bern, the nation's capital, enriches visitors with its medieval structures and rich history. Geneva attracts travelers from all walks, offering elegant dining, shopping, and architecture.
Switzerland's charm seems too good to be true until you experience it for yourself. Book one of our Swiss vacation rentals to fall under the Alpine spell!
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