A fabulous destination to have a proper Alpine summer holiday. Its stunning landscape includes dramatic snow dusted peaks on the mountains of Switzerland, tranquil shimmering lakes, and charming, picturesque towns and villages. Unique and admired the world over is its fantastic transport system, encouraging visitors to explore the most beautiful corners of this country in their own time, making the most of their summer holiday to Switzerland. This country is home to thousands of lakes and rivers. Lakes and rivers make up approximately 4% of the surface area of Switzerland.
Switzerland is famed for its beautiful lakes. There are crystal-clear little mountain lakes to visit and you can navigate the larger lakes on a traditional paddle steamer. Wherever you choose to stay, you won't be too far from the water and all the beautiful scenery which accompanies it. The truly beautiful country of Switzerland has a landscape full of magnificent mountains and an array of simply breathtaking lakes.
From swimming, fishing and water skiing to sightseeing cruises, each lake offers a unique set of fun filled activities. Wherever your travels through Switzerland take you, no visit is complete without a tour of the country's most scenic lakes.
The largest lake completely within Switzerland is Lake Neuchatel with a surface area of 218.3 km2. As well as these large lakes, there are plenty of peaceful little lakes hidden away in forests all over Switzerland, just waiting to be discovered.