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Family holidays with children in Switzerland - attractions and entertainment

Switzerland provides everything for a comfortable family holiday. There are several large amusement parks, water parks, and children's museums in the country. In addition, travelers with children will be interested to go cycling or hiking along a special route. Children can relax outdoors, find out something new during excursions, and spend some time with their parents. At ski resorts, children, especially teenagers, will be amazed too. There are special trails. Schools that teach how to ride skis or snowboards, are everywhere. There is everything in this country to encourage children to love sport and a healthy lifestyle.
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One of the largest indoor water parks in Europe, the Alpamare, is located in the town of Bad Tölz. There are dozens of various slides for children and adults, a pool with thermal water and a pool with sea waves in the park. Tourists can lie on a hammock, visit a solarium, and attend an aqua aerobics class. The swimming pool, where waves form, is particularly amazing. Every half an hour, a wave of about one meter is created. After sunset, a spectacular and incredibly realistic storm with lightning, thunder and rain begins in the pool. Another similar water park is in St. Gallen; it's called Santispark. Its visitors can also swim in the pool with waves, visit the solarium, and SPA. There is a bowling hall, billiard, saunas, and restaurants too.
There are also lots of amusement parks in Switzerland. The largest entertainment park for children and adults is Happyland in Grange. There are 25 slides and rides, and more than 300 different playgrounds and recreation areas. There is one more unusual park near Interlaken. That’s Jungfrau Park. Its territory is more than 10 thousand square meters; there are about 20 thematic pavilions connected by transitions. In each pavilion, children and adults can get acquainted with the amazing historical facts and the mysteries of science. The sections tell about the ancient Egyptian civilization, about life in the Sahara desert, the civilizations of Latin America before the invasion of Columbus, about submarines, and sunken treasures. In each pavilion, the excursion is accompanied by a theatrical presentation, lectures, and a multimedia exhibition. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Not far from Zurich, on the shore of Lake Turler, there is the Pegasus Small World. This place represents to its young visitors a huge collection of toys from different eras. In addition to toys, there are rides, beautiful trails, baths and observation platforms featuring enchanting views of the lake. In Lucerne, there is the unique park and museum of transport, where children can not only get acquainted with historical and modern models, but also ride a historic mountain train, sit in a cockpit, and visit a cinema showing thematic movies. Transport fans will also be pleasantly surprised by the exhibition in the park of railway miniatures, Swiss Vapeur Parc in Bouvre. It recreates a network of roads, along with dozens of locomotives with trains.
Lichtkunst "Brillant par Tradition" in Locarno Geneva will amaze a sweet tooth. There is a chocolate laboratory in the Stetler store. During the tour, you can taste delicious Swiss chocolate. In the puppet museum, there are about 200 dolls from 20 countries. You can not just look at the exhibits, but also visit a theatrical performance with them. In Zurich, you should definitely look into the zoo. The territory of a huge complex is divided into thematic zones or continents. The each zone recreates the natural habitat of animals as close as possible. Visitors can watch feeding of penguins, fish or monkeys. On the territory of the zoo, there are restaurants and food courts, where you can always relax and have a snack.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Switzerland

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Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in Switzerland
♥   Zoo 'Knies Kinderzoo' Rapperswil. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Le Bois du Petit Chateau' La Chaux-de-Fonds. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Tierpark Dählhölzli' Bern. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Tierpark Goldau' Goldau. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Tierpark Lange Erlen' Basel. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Switzerland
♥   Water park 'Alpamare' Freienbach. On the map   Photos
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks in Switzerland
♥   Amusement park 'Connyland' Lipperswil. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Jungfrau Park' Interlaken. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Swiss Vapeur Parc' Le Bouveret. On the map   Photos

Pictureque places in Switzerland

Chateau de Chillon

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
The majestic Chillon Castle is one of the oldest and most beautiful on the planet. It was built on the banks of Lake Geneva in the 13th century. For more than 300 years, the family's family belonged to the Savoy count, and was later occupied by the Bernese. The experts of the work of Georges Byron know this historical sight from the Poem 'Chillon prisoners'. In the 16th century, the large castle was actually used as a state prison. The chic castle, which consists of 25 buildings and three large courtyards, was converted into a museum at the beginning of the 19th century and now preserves a valuable collection of historical artifacts.

Old-fashioned furniture, paintings and tapestries, fine frescos and precious jewelery - all this can be seen in the castle nowadays. One of the most … Read all

Tibitis Landscape Ads

From the series “Creative and Incredible Advertising Constructions”
It is also necessary to mention landscape advertising, which often becomes the true masterpiece of landscape art. The Swiss and the frequent guests of the country know the famous Tibits restaurants, which are aligned to the vegetarians. In modern restaurants the fresh, literally picked few minutes ago picked vegetables and fruit used for cooking the dishes.

To emphasize this advantageous feature of the restaurant were the unusual advertising installations - the huge forks attached to the tree stump in different cities of the country. The agency Wirz / BBDO has dealt with the development of the advertising campaign. The unusual advertising designs were placed in the country's most popular parks and trade districts. The lush tree tops were literally on the huge forks. The better … Read all
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The Demand for Travel with Bikes May Spike in Switzerland This Summer

Last summer, approximately 80,000 Bike Day Passes were sold in July, reaching an increase of 45% compared to 2019. For 2021, additional 15,000 bikes were brought to such popular routes as Bern to Brig and Zurich to Chur. The strong demand in 2021 is higher than supply which is still quite low. Moreover, bicycle traveling is a sustainable and eco-friendly way of exploring Switzerland, and this fact has brought the Swizz Transport and Environment Association together with Pro Velo on board. Read this

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Top cities of Switzerland for children

Zurich
There are several family-friendly museums in Zurich, and Technorama Winterthur is one of the most interesting. Open in Zurich suburbs, it’s a large technical museum where young visitors can not only look at but also touch the exhibited items. Children will learn many interesting facts about operating principals of various machines, will see plasma with their own eyes, and even look at small models of tycoons and tornados. As a rule, kids are particularly fond of the optical illusion room. … Read more
Zermatt
Zermatt is considered one of the best European ski resorts. There is everything you need to learn the features of skiing and snowboarding not only for adults but also for children here. Experienced instructors have experience working even with four-year-olds children. You will find equipment for both adults and children at local rentals. If you send your child to any of the ski schools, it will be one of the best options to teach him to ski. You can relax during this time. Children from four … Read more
Geneva
Bois gela Batie Amusement Park is a very unusual entertainment center. This park is open in a picturesque nature reserve, where, among lush greenery, children will find interesting playgrounds and attractions. In summer, several swimming pools work in the park, including a shallow one for small children. Kids will also like exploring local caves and caverns. There are many various playgrounds for children of all ages in the park, and adults will be pleased with comfortable relaxation areas. In … Read more
Luzern
The number one entertainment center to visit while in Lucerne is Alpamare Water Park where you can find many interesting water rides that will be appreciated by both children and adults. Some of them are sure to please even seasoned thrill-seekers. Kids will certainly love every moment spent in a playground equipped here. The site is outdoor, offering wonderful views of Lake Zurich and Lake Aubert. If your child is getting hungry, be sure to visit a cafe on-site without wasting time looking … Read more
Basel
There is another interesting zoo in the city – Tierpark Lange Erlen. It is noteworthy for its arranged open-air cages, the demarcations between which are literally elusive. Special living conditions are created here for all animals, which are as close as possible to conditions of wild nature. Visitors to the zoo will be able to observe how storks nest, feed friendly goats and donkeys, and also get acquainted with other typical inhabitants of local farms. This is one of the few zoos in the … Read more
Locarno
Locarno will be a real find for fans of active entertainment. In the city, there is a first-class adventure park “Gordola”. This park is located on the territory of a beautiful forest and offers guests dozens of extreme attractions. It is a big rope town where you can find rope and wooden bridges among the trees, bungee jumping, and other unusual breathtaking attractions. In this wonderful park, recreation areas with benches, picnic areas, and playgrounds for the little ones are available. … Read more
Lugano
Splash e Spa Tamaro is perhaps one of the first places to visit while in Lugano. This is a very beautiful water park that has already managed to become a favorite place for many tourists and locals. Kids will surely love its water rides, many of which are pretty impressive. Both indoor and outdoor swimming pools (with a bar and beautiful views), as well as wave pools, can also be found here. There is also a spa on site (as indicated by the waterpark's name). In the evening, its atmosphere … Read more
Bern
With older children, you can go on an exciting excursion to the Cave without a Name, with which is associated many interesting stories. The cave is very beautiful. Thanks to carefully thought-out lighting, visitors can fully enjoy all of its features. The only thing that the cave visitors should remember is the need to take warm clothes with them, as even in the heat of the summer, it is pretty cool in the cave. There is an amazing natural landmark in the territory of a beautiful park, along … Read more

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