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When in Lucerne, you can't miss seeing the Lion Monument, once described by Mark Twain as the “most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world”. This monument of a mortally wounded lion was carved out of a wall of sandstone rock to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died in 1792 defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution.
From melted cheese fondue to the most superb chocolate, Switzerland’s food is sure to be one of the best parts of your Switzerland holiday.
12 months of the year, there's no bad time to visit. Whether you want to go on a Switzerland cruise or see the stunning Swiss Alps, here are our favourite times to visit this gorgeous country.
Switzerland is at the heart of Europe, but you won’t be able to use the Euro here. Arm yourself with some Swiss Francs so you’re never short of cash.
A good quality camera
Switzerland is famed for its natural landscapes, so you’ll want to bring a good camera with an extra SD memory card to capture them all.
Even in summer, the weather can change quickly in Switzerland. Pack some layers to get you through any temperatures, from sunny days to crisp mountain air.
We can all help keep Switzerland beautiful by taking our rubbish with us, sticking to the trail to avoid damaging fragile habitats, and following the rules of the protected areas.
Reduce your plastic waste by bringing a refillable water bottle on your Switzerland trip. It’ll keep you hydrated while you’re on the move, plus you’ll do your bit for the environment.
You’ll find one of Europe’s widest range of flowers in the Swiss Alps, like primrose, edelweiss and bell flowers. As pretty as they are, it's important to keep your distance, to give them a chance to flourish!