Central Switzerland is an amazing place to holiday in Switzerland. It is the geographical and historical heart of the country, and there is nowhere better to escape the routines of daily life than to an idyllic holiday cottage in Central Switzerland’s iconic landscapes. This is a truly beautiful region of snow capped mountains, atmospheric lakes, green pastures and charming Alpine buildings where peaceful mountain lifestyles still thrive.
There is so much to discover in the landscape of Central Switzerland that it is almost impossible to know where to start. Upon your arrival in a self catering holiday cottage in Central Switzerland, taking one of the frequent little mountain trains to the summits of the surrounding peaks or even a nostalgic paddle steamer along the still waters of a local Alpine lake taking in the scenery.
Tourism in Central Switzerland thrives off the ideal combination of laid back lifestyles, incredible natural surroundings and excellent sporting options. The natural sporting terrain is ideal for activity holidays, with magnificent walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails throughout the region in summer. There are also two fantastic Alpine golf courses on which to test your swing from a luxury chalet in Central Switzerland, and after a long round, you can always take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters of an Alpine lake or even visit one of the two world-class spa resorts of Rossli and Graziella.
During the winter months, skiing is a huge activity in Central Switzerland. Luxury chalets in resorts including Engelburg-Titlis, Sorenberg and Andermatt place you at the heart of the Swiss Alps, with downhill skiing of the highest quality. Cross country skiing is also a great option from a Central Switzerland holiday cottage, although it is extremely hard work!
Lake Lucerne is amazingly picturesque. The lakeside villages around the shores of Lake Lucerne are some of the most beautiful places to take a holiday cottage in Central Switzerland. The area is truly romantic, and you can reach the city of Lucerne from almost anywhere around the shores by paddle steamer for a day of Swiss culture, history and excellent cuisine.
Engelberg-Titlis is one the finest ski resort to take a luxury chalet in Central Switzerland. It is a real winter haven, and during the summer months, the walking credentials are unsurpassed. There are a range of cable cars and mountain trains opening up the rest of the region, and Engleberg is a fantastically charismatic place to discover the local history and culture.
A Central Switzerland holiday cottage in Obwalden also offers world-class skiing during the winter months. Skiing and snowboarding on the peaks of Titlis and Pilatus is famous worldwide, and there are some fearsome peaks to climb in the summer. Traditional culture has been kept strong in the area, with plenty of carnivals to enjoy, with music, dancing and traditional costumes galore.
Uri-Gotthard is a fantastically wild region of Central Switzerland. Romantic holidays are perfect in the area, which is the home of William Tell.
Although there are no major airports in Central Switzerland, holiday cottages in the area are easily reached. Zurich (ZRH) and Berne (BRN) airports both receive regular flights from the UK.