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About Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps are a collection of high peaks, green valleys, and glacial lakes, perfect for summer hiking or winter sports. Home to the iconic Matterhorn, you certainly won’t be disappointed by a trip to this picturesque and tranquil country. To find the perfect accommodation for your Swiss Alps vacation visit FlipKey.

About the Swiss Alps

To understand the Swiss Alps, you must first get a feel for the tiny landlocked country where they speak four languages and have not fought in a war since becoming neutral in 1815.

Home of best chocolates, Ricola and the Victorinox Swiss Army knife, the country is perhaps best known for its secretive banking and a watchmaking tradition that dates back to the 16th century.

Immaculately clean and meticulously punctual, the Swiss public transport system sums up the prevailing attitude here: the fact that everything happens when it is supposed to. Luckily for you, this makes planning a vacation to the Swiss Alps easy as pie!

The Swiss Alps gained popularity as a destination during the 19th century as a part of the traditional Grand Tour of aristocrats, before becoming a top skiing destination in the 1930s after the resort of St. Moritz hosted the 1928 Winter Olympics.

During the summer, thousands of tourists arrive to hike the 23,000 well-marked trails that crisscross the mountain peaks. So whatever season you’re in the Swiss Alps, the magnificent landscape is made the most of.

What to do in the Swiss Alps

Skiing remains the number one reason to visit the Swiss Alps. You'll easily find a resort that caters to your taste. Verbier, Zermatt, St Moritz and Davos-Klosters are the old guard of Swiss skiing and rightly so—with well-groomed slopes and an après-ski scene that attracts the jet-set.

For an alternative, try Andermatt. It was the location for the famous chase scene in James Bond movie “Goldfinger” and is the training ground for the Swiss Army.

With so many trails to choose from, hiking in the Swiss Alps depends on where you will be staying. One option is to not have a base but to hike during the day and stay in a different location each night. FlipKey’s array of rental apartments and chalets will help with that!

Climb the north face of the Eiger by train from Interlaken to the world’s highest railway station at over 11,000 feet. Picture-postcard views are guaranteed!

Ride in Europe’s highest cable car from Zermatt to an altitude of 12,739 feet for spectacular views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

Top travel tips for the Swiss Alps

Plan your vacation to the Swiss Alps with care and stick to a daily budget as unexpected surprises can be very costly.

If traveling with a group or family, rent private accommodation and self-cater by buying all your food and drinks from the supermarket. If eating out, take advantage of lunch specials.

Before climbing high in the Alps for the awesome views, check out the webcams on the mountain you plan to ascend. There's no point in shelling out the money if clouds are blocking the view! This also applies to checking the snow situation if you plan on skiing.

Nothing on earth can compare to the majesty of the Swiss Alps and a visit there whether to ski, hike or just take in the amazing views can be deeply rewarding. 

For all your accommodation needs, look no further than FlipKey where they have hundreds of apartments, cabins and chalets available to rent.