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Packed with many interactive and playful museums, fun playgrounds with an unbeatable view and adventures set against the beautiful backdrop of Swiss landscapes, Switzerland is a perfect destination for family vacations. Thanks to its safety and high-quality of service, family excursions in Switzerland offer a hassle-free holiday where children can be happily occupied and adults can relax and have a blast too. Here are what not to be missed for family-friendly holidays in Switzerland:
Swiss Travel System
Swiss Family Card
Highly reliable and comfortable, the Swiss public transportation is the fastest and most convenient way to get around Switzerland. With the Swiss Travel Pass, you simply hop on and off any means of public transport worry-free. Take advantage of the Swiss Family Card which allows children from 6 to 15 years old to travel free of charge on nationwide public transport when accompanied by at least one parent holding a Swiss Travel System pass or ticket.
Wolli Adventure Park
The Wolli Adventure Park Sunnegga above Zermatt is a sunny haven for all the family. At the Leisee lake there is a playground with a bathing beach, convenient barbecue sites and a legendary panorama.
Jungfrau – Interlaken
Open Air Museum
Since the 1970s old farmhouses, stables, bakehouses or barns are no longer demolished when they are due to be replaced by modern buildings. Instead, the buildings are dismantled stone by stone, and rebuilt in the Ballenberg Open Air Museum.
Adventure rides aboard the Bernina Express
The city of Chur and the Rhaetian Railway simply go hand in hand. The RhB provides public rail transport from Chur for the SBB and its red trains take you along stunning routes to your destination.
Lindt Home of Chocolate
The interactive world of chocolate for young and old. A tour of the Lindt Home of Chocolate covers every aspect of this Swiss cultural asset chocolate, including a chocolate fountain over 9m tall and the biggest Lindt Chocolate Shop in the world, spread over 500m2.
Vaud – Lake Geneva Region
The Olympic Museum
To experience the Olympics at close quarters and feel the Olympic spirit the way the athletes felt it, to study the history of the Games from antiquity to today – thanks to the latest computer technology and audiovisual media, all of this can be accomplished in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
From the terrace at Birg the Thrill Walk leads down to the vertical drops of the breath-taking rock massif. A steel structure, about 200 meters in length and closely hugging the mountain, passes underneath the observation deck and the cable car and ends below the station.
Lake Lucerne Region
Swiss Museum of Transportation
Switzerland’s most visited museum showcases the past, present and future of mobility with interactive and varied exhibits. In addition to the museum, unique attractions found nowhere else in Switzerland, such as the film theatre, planetarium, Swiss Chocolate Adventure and Media World, are just waiting to be discovered.
The living museum, located in the former armory next to the Roman amphitheater and the community center, brings visitors together as they share in the world of the legendary Saint Bernard dogs from the Great St. Bernard.