My Swiss Bucket List

Swiss Post©So with the whole of Switzerland literally on my doorstep I’ve been thinking about all the things I can’t wait to try and so my Swiss bucket list was born. No time limit set just a living list of experiences I want to try – can you think of any I should add???

  1. See the Grindelwald World Snow festival.
  2. See the International Balloon Festival in Château-d’Oex.
  3. See White Turf in St Moritz.
  4. See Sechseläuten (six o’clock chimes) in Zurich to celebrate the annual arrival of spring.
  5. Go to Eidenössisches Yodelfest.
  6. Go to Fête des Vignerons, Vevey.
  7. See Alphafahrt or Dé Salpe – the annual car celebration.
  8. Attend Geneva US Independence Day celebrrations.
  9. Take the Swiss chocolate train.
  10. Visit Fribourg.
  11. Paddle board on a Swiss lake.
  12. Take a Toblerone for a photo of the Matterhorn.
  13. Swim in the Rhine (again as just managed to squeeze this into 2018!!).
  14. Learn how to ski.
  15. Climb a mountain (or two).
  16. Go sledging.
  17. Visit the Cailer chocolate factory in Gruyere.
  18. Sledge down Mount Pilatus.
  19. Visit the Milka factory in Lorrach (technically on my German bucket list!).
  20. Visit the Rhine falls.
  21. Get the boat across Lake Lucerne.
  22. Try cross country skiing
  23. Visit Interlaken, Bern, Zurich and Geneva .
  24. Take the Bernina Express train ride.
  25. Climb Belchenflue.
  26. Make Swiss chocolates.
  27. Take a Rhine cruise.
  28. Visit Lichtenstein (again technically not Swiss!).
  29. Visit the bears of Bern.
  30. Paraglide off Mount First, with a view of the Eiger.




  1. November 15, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    I’ve not been to Switzerland before – although I’d definitely love to visit! This list sounds amazing, I especially love how you have such a nice range of activities, including wildlife and foodie stuff. Thanks for sharing! If I ever get the chance to visit Switzerland, this list will certainly come in handy x

    • The Baking Backpacker
      November 15, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you!!! So much to choose from
      Think I’ll have to keep updating my

  2. November 15, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Wow, this is such an awesome list! I’d love to go sledging it looks like so much fun! Yum, Swiss chocolates are delicious! Visiting a chocolate factory would be such a brilliant experience. I hope you complete your bucket list Jo. Have fun! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • The Baking Backpacker
      November 15, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks! Ticking Lichtenstein off this weekend ????

  3. Creative Nails
    November 15, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    I haven’t been to Switzerland before, but it looks like such an amazing place to visit – one day I’d love to go there. Looks like you’ve made a great list with so much variety – it would be interesting to read about what you thought of them, when you complete them 🙂


    • The Baking Backpacker
      November 15, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      Will Definately be writing about these!!

  4. Venus
    November 17, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Great list! I haven’t been to Switzerland before (it’s in my bucket list ????) Now I know where to go and what to do! Thanks for sharing.

    Venus |

    • The Baking Backpacker
      November 18, 2018 / 8:11 am

      Would highly recommend it here it’s just beautiful!

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