July weather in Switzerland is close to perfect for the warm climate, making it the ideal month to visit. But if you want to avoid crowds, we recommend skipping the cities and significant hotspots to see some of these luxury getaways.
The yacht’s being refurbished, you’ve done Ibiza too many times, the Hamptons are too cliquey, and Bodrum is so 2021. So, where do you head to this summer? One word – Switzerland. If climate change can help it, it should be the hottest time of the month for the Alpine nation.
Switzerland is best known for its powder-soft snow, exciting slopes, a wide range of winter sports and cosy chalets. But suppose you can get past clichés about chocolate, skiing and world-class watches. In that case, the Central European country nestled between Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein is a piece of paradise.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to winter and summer holidays, but nothing can
Beat Switzerland in summer. With clean air, no crowds, teeming wildlife, one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, some of the best hotels in the world, and activities from kitesurfing and kayaking to glacier skiing and wine tasting.
What more could you want? Well, we recommend you try these three must-see hotspots begging to be explored:
Zermatt is the place to seek amazing panoramic views in the Swiss Alps. It has a wide range of modern accommodations and exclusive like The Omnia, The Firefly and Matterhorn Focus, while others are old and distinguished. The Matterhorn mountain is the most famous attraction in Zermatt, and most tourists come to Zermatt to enjoy this breathtaking sight. The Matterhorn ski pass is international, allowing you to ski into Italy and back into Switzerland without problems.
However, if you want to experience accurate height – “stay at the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat perched 3100 meters above sea level”. Or back down on land, the village’s shopping centre has a wide range of A-list brands and restaurants. Oh, and when it comes to travelling around, you may notice that the roads seem relatively quiet.
There are no cars in Zermatt – only electric buses and even the police drive around in the same eco box-like vehicles. According to Travelling Buzz, “scenic views, picturesque architecture, and summer activities make this bustling winter resort a warm-weather destination”.
2. St Moritz
St. Moritz is more than just a holiday resort. It was also Alpine winter tourism’s birthplace (1864) and has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Nevertheless, St. Moritz first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on.
Guests worldwide appreciate the modern Alpine lifestyle, characterised by top-class restaurants that can satisfy gourmet demands even by the side of the slopes, hotels that set standards in every category, and events of international calibre. Explore the Swiss winter world at the height of 1830 m or discover the sun-soaked Engadin in summer.
One of the must-see places and places to visit is the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.
3. Gstaad Palace
Found amid the Swiss Alps, Gstaad Palace has been an unmissable address of the Swiss luxury hotel experience since December 1913. Known worldwide as one of the most popular winter resorts, Gstaad also boasts a delightful summer season, “during which the vast slopes shed their white winter coats to reveal their green pastures, pine forests and flower meadows”.
You will find top European destinations for summer or winter as it has long been known for its breathtaking scenery, delicious cuisine, and the majestic beauty of the Swiss Alps.