Northern Switzerland

The Northern Switzerland region stretches along the Rhine River from Lake Constance to Basel and mainly consists of the greater Zürich Area and the greater Basel Area.

Zürich, Switzerland’s largest city and the country’s most important financial, industrial and commercial centre also is top for leisure and pleasure. Zürich is the ideal starting point for all kinds of varied excursions. For more information see cities section

Winterthur has blossomed from a former industrial town to a lively venue for all ethnic groups and types of culture. Winterthur is an important museum town – it has 17 in all – and also offers a wide range of culture, sports and entertainment. Amongst the numerous night clubs and bars you will also find the only bar in Switzerland that opens 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The Rhine Falls, the biggest waterfall in Europe, is just a 20 minute drive from Winterthur.

Rapperswil, the riviera at the upper end of Lake Zürich, will charm you with its many attractions: the castle, the medieval old town, the historical wooden bridge and the Knie Children’s Zoo. Equally, however, the Alpamare Water Park and the Atzmännig slide and trampoline paradise are just as much part of this family-friendly destination. Summer or winter, the Lake Zürich region offers many opportunities for sports.

Basel, located in the Three-Countries Corner is the ideal starting point for your tour of Europe and Switzerland. Basel is often called Switzerland’s cultural capital, and the city offers a great varierty of museums and art galleries as well as many attractions and places of interest, such as the Old Town with its picturesque streets and historic buildings, or the Cathedral and other churches of historical interest. There is something for everybody to enjoy.

Baselregion with its gently rolling, forested hills, is especially cherished by bikers and hikers. In Arlesheim, not far from the city of Basel, one can view Switzerland’s only cathedral. Numerous fortresses and castles line over 1,000 kilometers of hiking trails in the region. Augusta Raurica, the Old Roman Town is located on the south bank of the Rhine river about 20 km east of Basel near the villages of Augst and Kaiseraugst. Augusta Raurica is the oldest known Roman colony on the Rhine and today is an archaeological site and an open-air museum.

 

Top Recommendations

Enjoy the day and night life of Zürich
For children visit Knie Zoo Alparmare
Visit the old roman town and ruins at Augusta Raurica
Take a city tour of Basel and venture into Germany – Freiburg is 45 mins away

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