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Make a holiday rental chalet or holiday cottage in Central Switzerland your home away from home

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.

Things to do on holiday in Central Switzerland

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!

Places to visit on holiday in Central Switzerland

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.

Travel to Switzerland

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.

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Great place for family holiday! Recommended

5 of 5
The apartment was easy to find when we drove from Zurich airport. Location is great for those who wants to enjoy beautiful lake Lucern suroundings. Also is very close to great ski resorts as Sattel and Andermatt. We family with small kids had lots of fun there. Renate was really helpful and very friendly host. Apartment super clean with all necessary equipment. Would definitely recommend to stay and will be back for summer. Many thanks Neringa
  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Great house for a big family, with a warm, cozy feel!

5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in this property over Christmas. It had been beautifully decorated for the holidays for our arrival, taking all the extra hassle out of it for us! We arrived to a 'ready-made' Christmas venue. The rooms were perfect for all of us and decorated beautifully. The only downside to this property are the long stairs leading to it, which are the only day-to-day method of access. But in combination with all the Christmas indulgence they were possibly a hidden bonus too!! For families travelling with children it is worth noting that there are no clothes washing facilities in the house but Daire sorted us out with a wash halfway through anyway. Overall a great place to stay- we thoroughly recommend it!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

Beautiful apartment, amazing view

5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for a week in this lovely, immaculate apartment. Paul greeted us in person and communication before our stay was excellent. We were given a guest card which gave you as much as 20% discount on various activities including the cable cars in Stoos. The apartment has everything required for a comfortable stay including a very well equipped kitchen. The bed was very comfortable with a huge velux window above your head. Lying there looking at the stars ( and one evening an amazing lightening storm) was truly magical. Morschach has several restaurants but is relatively small, although of course just a a couple of minutes walk away is the Swiss Holiday Park where there are many facilities to choose from including swimming pool,spas, mini golf etc. Brunnen which is considerably larger, is only 5 minutes away by car or about a 20 minute walk down ( at least 40 min on way up!). In Brunnen you can get the boat which can take you to various locations on Lake Lucern. We took the boat to Lucern, about 1hour 30 minutesaway, and returned by train. This was a great experience not to be missed. Lucern is a beautiful city and with the usual super efficient Swiss transport system, easy to get to. If you are reasonably fit you should definitely take the bus or your car to the base of the Stoos cable car ( only about 5 -10 mins away.) From there take cable car to Stoos, walk through village to the chairlift which takes you to the mountain Klingenstock. From there walk along a fantastic ridge ( not difficult) with breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps and in particular, as you near the end of the ridge walk at Fronalpstock, stunning views down to Lake Lucern. You then take the chairlift back down to Stoos for the return by Cable car to the car park. There are so many places to visit that one week is hardly enough time. There are many lakes in the area and many have cycle paths or at least fairly quiet roads surrounding them. In short this is a lovely part of Switzerland and staying at this apartment with its fantastic views from the balcony made our stay a truly memorable experience ,
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016