Switzerland- Stunning winter destination for snow lovers for last 160 years

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Location: Switzerland

Destination Type: Winter destination

Switzerland is one of the much preferred winter destination for snow lovers. The winter usually happens fro December to March. January will be the coldest month. For last 160 years with the beginning of British mountaineers Switzerland attracts millions of tourists every year to enjoy snow.

History of Switzerland winter tourism

  1. Tourism begins with British mountaineers climbing the main peaks of the Bernese Alps in the early 19th century (Jungfrau 1811, Finsteraarhorn 1812).
  2. The Alpine Club in London was founded in 1857
  3.  By the 1860s, St. Moritz and Davos had established themselves as the first winter tourist resorts in Switzerland
  4. From 1860 on wards with the emergence of modern downhill skiing Switzerland gained popularity. Berne and Glarus hosted the first downhill and ski jumping competitions In 1902
  5. The first organised tourist holidays to Switzerland were offered during the 19th century by the Thomas Cook and Lunn Travel companies.

Activities for tourists at Switzerland during snow

  1. Go for skiing
  2. Enjoy the amazing snow covered mountains from a cable car
  3. Explore winter trail walks
  4. Try dog sledging
  5. Scenic train travel

How to reach there


Zurich airport is one of the busiest airports in the world with flights to Dubai, Singapore, London, Paris, Moscow, Hong Kong, Rome and other major destinations of the world


Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in Zurich and  many people use this to come from nearby countries such as Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, and Spain

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Lucrene ( 52 kms away from Zurich)
  2. Mt.Pilatus(55 kms away from Zurich)
  3. Burgenstock(118 kms away from Zurich)
  4. Interlaken( 78 kms away from Zurich)
  5. Bern(124 kms away from Zurich)

Some hotels in Zurich for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Crowne Plaza Zurich https://www.crowneplaza.com/hotels/gb/en/zurich/zrhha/hoteldetail?fromRedirect=true&qSrt=sBR&qIta=99615773&icdv=99615773&glat=SEAR&qSlH=zrhha&setPMCookies=true&qSHBrC=CP&qDest=Badenerstrasse%20420,%20Zurich,%20CH&dp=true&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6dK1_r7-5gIVg2kqCh2bWQ-yEAAYASAAEgK5bPD_BwE&cid=56744&srb_u=1

Holiday Inn Express Zürich Airport https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/zurich/zrhap

Swiss Star guesthouse Oerlikonhttps://swiss-star.com/

Primestay Schweiz AG https://www.primestay.ch/

Radisson Hotel Zurich Airport


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