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Active vacation in Switzerland - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

St. Moritz The main activity in Switzerland is ski tourism. More than 60 percent of the country's territory is occupied by the Swiss Alps. That's why winter sports are so developed. The main ski resorts are concentrated in the cantons of Valais and Vaud, Berne, Graubunden and Central Switzerland. Travelers should immediately take into account that Switzerland is an expensive country, and the rest in the mountains can cost a lot. However, it is completely compensated by the highest level of service and an excellent infrastructure.
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The largest and most famous ski resort in Switzerland is St. Moritz. This resort is considered one of the most expensive, and therefore welcomes a huge number of representatives of the world elite, including politicians, sports and cinema stars, and members of royal families. The resort has 3 sectors featuring different levels of complexity. There are also bars and restaurants on the territory; many of them are located right on the slopes. The resort has everything for other sports, including bobsleigh, curling, and skating.
The canton of Valais and Vaud has another famous resort, Zermatt, with a total length of more than 300 km. The place is ideal for fans of snowboarding, as there is a whole park with numerous springboards and rails on the slopes. In the canton of Bern, Grindelwald is a resort with a vibrant nightlife, and Gstaad is ideal for beginners. The resort of Andermatt in Central Switzerland is located conveniently. It is connected by a transport network with major cities of the country. This feature combined with a developed infrastructure and extensive opportunities for skiers, snowboarders, freestyle, and freeriders, make the place incredibly popular. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Another popular activity is cycling. On the territory of Switzerland, lots of various routes for cyclists of different levels of complexity are laid. One of the most fascinating tours is a trip around Lake Lucerne; the total length of the route is about 170 km. No less picturesque views will open during cycling along the banks of the Geneva, Bodensee, and Biel lakes. Routes pass away from roads and highways, so nothing disturbs from enjoying the marvelous landscape. There are parking lots along the tracks with everything that a traveler might need.
Bern Other popular activities are camping and walking tours. In Switzerland, there are several tent camps where anyone can stop for a while and relax outside. This kind of rest will allow you to enjoy magnificent views and fresh air and feel the rhythm of life typical for the Swiss. It is important to remember that chaotic camping  is prohibited in the country. You can not just set a tent where you want, as you'd be fined. Hiking tours are popular too. They allow you to move and discover new places for yourself. There is a large number of lakes and dense forest; all this makes hiking very attractive.
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Fans of more extreme activities should head to conquer the Alps. The mountain paths of the country are characterized by delightful views and different levels of difficulty, but it's better to go to the mountains after you have prepared enough. The most popular climbing track is located on Mount Matterhorn. In summer months, kayaking along the numerous rivers of Switzerland is arranged; yachting season  opens at the lakes. These sports, despite their extreme nature, are quite safe while observing safety regulations. You can do it in Geneva Lake, Zurich Lake, and Neuchatel Lake.
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♥   Restaurant 'Acla' Sankt Moritz. Type - International. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Adelboden' Steinen . Type - Classic French. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Adler' Ried-Muotathal. Type - Country|Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Adler Hurden' Rapperswil. Type - Mediterranean cuisine|Classic French. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Aerodromo da Nani' Ascona. Type - Regional cuisine|Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in Switzerland

Skeleton Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
Skeleton Bar is situated in Gruyères, Switzerland. This place will like the fans of the movie "Aliens". The interior was made by world-known designer Hans Ruedi Giger. It is he, who made special effects of the cult movie. Thanks to the atmosphere, the visitors have the feeling that they are sitting in the stomach of a huge monster.

Chairs are made as people's skeletons, vases are made from artificial bones and other elements of the interior are unusual and scaring. The original bar is the real city landmark. It is located next to the H.R. Giger Museum. This museum is devoted to the art of famous designer. There we can see things made of high-quality plastic, artificial stone and glass. Every element of its interior is made on the top level. The bar is located in the beautiful historical … Read all

Flower Clock in Zurich

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
The amazing flower clock is situated in Zurich. It’s located in one of the most picturesque places in the city, on the waterfront of Lake Zurich. Travelers who want to see this unusual landmark, will be able to admire the origins of the river Limmat and the wonderful alpine scenery.

As in many other cities around the world, the flower clock in Zurich looks different each year. Its  design is created by the best florists of the country. At the first glance, it may seem that flowers on the flowerbed are set in a chaotic manner. In fact, prior to planting, each plant goes through a series of tests. Plants are selected to ensure that they will look pleasing throughout the season.

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Switzerland

Adelboden-Lenk
Fans of walking and cycling prefer to visit the resort in summer. There are many interesting natural attractions in the immediate outskirts of Adelboden. Tourists have an opportunity to explore magnificent mountain regions, see rare plants, and admire spacious fields. The mountain massif of Wildstrubel is famous for numerous picturesque trekking trails. There are several healing mineral springs at the foot of the mountain. Tourists will see rivers and lakes with crystal clear water on their … Read more
Zurich
Niederdorf Street is simply the best choice for walking. This is also the location of numerous sites. Travellers, who enjoy walking in shops, are definitely recommended to visit the shopping center named Globus. The items sold here simply strike visitors with their amazing diversity. If a buyer fails to find some product in this shopping center, it simply cannot be found in the country. Once you explore the city, it’s high time to go to the shore of the lake, where you will always find calm … Read more
Zermatt
Tourists, who visit the resort during warm months, should definitely visit the Forest Fun Amusement Park. As one can guess by the name, this park is situated in a wonderful forest, and many of its interesting attractions are located among old trees. The park has a spectacular cableway that is also built among tree crowns, pendant ladders, and special rides for tourists craving for some thrill. This park is a perfect destination for families with children as the whole family will surely spend … Read more
Geneva
Speaking of popular night clubs, we should definitely mention Le Francis that never ceases to amaze guests by its largest choice of musical programs. Here you can dance either at merry gypsy songs, or at legendary Russian retro songs. The local bar offers widest selection of drinks and delicious appetizers, many people come to the club to listen to music and have a dinner. Prestige VIP Club is an elite place. This club has long become a regular vacation spot of celebrities. In addition to … Read more
Interlaken
While walking along the boulevard, you can reach Japanese Friendship Garden. Here you will find a small artificial pond, a waterfall and a beautiful rock garden. The garden is a wonderful way to admire most popular plants and miniature trees brought from far eastern countries. Interlaken offers endless possibilities for active rest. Ascend to the top of Jungfrau Mountain remains one of the most popular forms of entertainment with tourists. A three-hour train ride to the mountains will … Read more
Luzern
Some attractive souvenir shops are located in the neighborhood of the railway station as well. The most interesting crafts are offered in Grendel Manor, Casagrande and Weggisgasse souvenir shops. The most popular night entertainment center is a casino placed in the Haldenstrasse street. The establishment will be of great interest not only for gambling fans but for genuine gourmands as the place houses an upscale restaurant which is an established place for exciting night shows and concerts. … Read more
Basel
Fans of walking and cycling will never get bored in Basel as to their service is offered a truly huge number of beautiful parks and gardens. Such parks as Solitude, Kannenfeldpark and Botanischer Garten Bruglingen are known as the most famous and popular among tourists. In their territory you will also find truly excellent conditions for sports activities and picnics. Basel Private Running Tours should be definitely distinguished among the sports complexes of the city, and fans of spa … Read more
Locarno
Not far from the city center there is a natural zone named Falconeria. This scenic nature nook is of immense popularity among eco-tourists. The park area has specially paved routes for cycling and strolling as well as a specialized picnic area. Another good place for hiking is Verzasca valley. This vast natural zone boasts its scenic views. Locarno hosts the only operating in the country casino which is Casino di Locarno. Evenings it attracts people desiring to try their fate. The casino has … Read more

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