With beautiful lakes, impressive mountain peaks, quaint towns, and numerous opportunities for hiking and skiing, Switzerland is a European destination that is hard to pass up. The charms of Switzerland are apparent as soon as you arrive. There is a plethora of things to do in most Swiss cities. Here are some tips to help choose what to do in Switzerland during your stay.

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Lucerne

By far, the most magical sight in Lucerne is Mount Pilatus. This attraction should be first on your list when you visit this town. The views of the snow-capped mountain peaks are unbelievable, and you can experience them first hand when you take the Pilatus Railway to the top. This is the steepest cogwheel railway that runs from May to November, so be sure to visit during these months. For information on accommodations, check out these Lucerne hotels.

Basel

The town of Basel, Switzerland offers a great cultural experience. You’ll learn a lot about the Swiss people when you visit Basel Munster, the Fine Arts Museum, Basel Paper Mill Museum, and Rathaus. To experience the city as a whole, spend the day walking around Altstadt. This town offers a perfect combination of modern and historic Basel. To start planning your trip, book a room at one of these Basel hotels.

Kloten

There’s not much to do in Kloten, Switzerland, but this is part of its charm. Spend your time here enjoying nature, relaxing, and eating and drinking at popular bars and restaurants. Adventure lovers should definitely make time for Rope and Adventure Park in Zurich, which offers eight adrenaline-pumping courses for people of all levels and ages. Even if you’re not an adventure lover, you’ll stay entertained in Kloten. Be sure to book a room in one of these popular Kloten hotels.

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Cointrin

With its proximity to Geneva, Cointrin is a perfect place to stay. Book an affordable room in one of Cointrin’s hotels, then head to Geneva for numerous tourist attractions, such as Lake Geneva. Nature-lovers should also visit Jardin Botanique, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, and Jet d’Eau. For a tour of the city, reserve a spot with City Wheels. You’ll be able to zoom through the city streets on a segway as you follow your tour guide and learn about the city of Geneva. If you choose to tour the city on your own, be sure to add Musee Ariana to your itinerary, a museum where you’ll be able to see cultural pieces from all over the world.

Montreux

If you have a sweet tooth, the Swiss Chocolate Train in Montreux is a perfect attraction for you. You’ll get the chance to hop on a train and experience beautiful scenery. The best part is you’ll be served decadent chocolate desserts and hot chocolate throughout the train ride. You’ll stop at several world-famous sights, including the Gruyères cheese factory, followed by Cailler-Nestlé Chocolate Factory. After your day-long excursion, head back to your comfortable accommodations at one of these Montreux hotels.