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Exploring the Great Outdoors: Switzerland's Nature and Family-Friendly Activities

Switzerland is a country that is known for its stunning natural beauty, from its snow-capped mountains to its crystal-clear lakes and pristine forests. With its diverse landscapes and abundance of outdoor activities, Switzerland is the perfect destination for families looking to explore the great outdoors. In this blog post, we'll explore some of VisitLocals’s family-friendly activities including tips on where to go and what to do. So, grab your winter gear and let's head out into the great outdoors!

Snow-Hiking Tour:

This snow-hiking tour through the snowy landscapes of the beautiful Bernese Oberland is perfect for people who like to be outside, enjoy the beauty of nature and seek relaxation. Far away from digital devices, media consumption and our hectic everyday life.

After a short ascent you will find yourself on hilly yet relatively flat terrain. With the guide, you will walk through snow-covered mountain forests, past picturesque alpine huts and then arrive at the vantage point with an enchanting panorama over the Alps.

On this snow-hiking tour, the guide provides the snowshoes, poles and also the avalanche equipment free of charge - after all, safety first.

Suitable for children from 8 years old.


In the beautiful Muotathal you visit the expanded husky enclosure and get acquainted with the affectionate sled dogs. Your musher will tell you many interesting facts about the care and keeping as well as about the work with the sled dogs.

Equipped with a special harness you will take a short walk in the beautiful nature accompanied by the huskies and experience the power and energy of these trusting dogs one on one. Depending on the daily schedule, you can help with the care and feeding of the husky pack.

The experience is very family-friendly!

Tips: The following hidden gems offer a unique and authentic experience for winter vacationers, and bit less crowded than other destinations.

Brunni: This picturesque village located in the canton of Obwalden is known for its traditional chalets and excellent ski slopes. It offers a variety of ski slopes for all levels, as well as a variety of other winter activities such as cross-country skiing and snow-hiking.

Sörenberg: It's known for its beautiful natural surroundings and is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts in the canton of Lucern. The ski resort of Sörenberg has 28 kilometers of ski slopes, making it a great destination for both beginner and advanced skiers. The area is also popular for cross-country skiing and winter hiking. Don’t miss out their very special winter-hiking Rossweid-Schwarzenegg Photo-Trail, where five staged photo posts await you, each with an exciting photography theme.

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Bildquelle Winterlandschaft (Nr.1): Wirestock

Written by VisitLocals

Published on 24.01.2023