32 Parks to explore in Switzerland
Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita GDP. It ranks at or near the top in several international metrics, including economic competitiveness and human development.
The Aargau Jura Park located to the north of Aarau harbors a large number of natural treasures: sparse pine forests, orchid slopes, rocky steppes, dry meadows, and terraced vineyards. The south-facing forests offer the diverse flora and fauna a suitable, natural habitat. It is nestled between the rivers Aare and Rhine, are the rolling hills of the Aargau Jura.
Bruno Weber Park is a sculpture park in the Swiss municipalities Spreitenbach and Dietikon and besides the Fahr Abbey one of the visitor attractions in the Limmat Valley. The sculpture garden is designed as a Gesamtkunstwerk of the Swiss artist Bruno Weber.
The prehistoric park offers you a fascinating journey through the older times. Through the 45 life-size reproductions of the course, you follow the major stages of animal evolution: the first fish that populated our planet when it was covered by water, the amphibians who set out to conquer submerged lands, the impressive reign of dinosaurs, mammals now extinct ...
Juraparc is an animal park housing brown bears side by side with wolves, located in the heart of the Jura mountains. It is one of the popular destinations for families and animal lovers.The animal park is also a centre for education and protection of the species.
The city's biggest park is in the St. Johann district. Here, kids take to the swings and slides while their parents practice yoga on the lawn or jog a lap of the park. It is around 9.1 acres and the park was built in 1951. In addition to the mighty entrance portal on Burgfelderstrasse, the enclosure wall, the gardener's house, and some monuments remain from the former cemetery.
The Horloge Fleurie is a truly unique clock, which is made of flowers and changes its colors according to the season. The Flower Clock is situated in the English Garden, one of the greenest parks in the city of Geneva. The acclaimed clock has been in service since 1951, over which period it has never stopped, nor been out of order. One of the beautiful attractions in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.
The Laténium is an archeology museum located in Hauterive, a suburb of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Its name refers to the famous nearby site of La Tène which gave its name to the Second European Iron age. The Laténium is composed of a 2,500 m2 park and a museum building which also harbors the archaeological section of the Heritage Offices of the State of Neuchâtel, as well as the chair of the prehistory of the University of Neuchâtel. The museum and its park are built on what used to be three archae
The Merian Gardens are a beautiful botanical garden, a historic park and a carefully designed place for relaxation on the outskirts of the city of Basel. They draw visitors all year round with their stunning array of blooms, unique variety of plants and impressive botanical collections. there is a surprising variety of things to discover in the 18-hectare park, and it is also a place to spend some leisure time eith your family,
The MFO-Park is a public park in the Oerlikon quarter of the Swiss city of Zürich. The area to the north of Zürich Oerlikon railway station was once home to the extensive works of Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon, as a site that has now been redeveloped as Neu Oerlikon. As part of that redevelopment, four new parks were created, including the MFO-Park, which was created on the footprint of one of MFO's buildings.
The public garden is part of the complex of neighboring parks and is located on the shores of Lake Geneva. The place was handed over to the city in 1898 by the Plantamour family. Every year, on November 11, an official ceremony commemorating the ceasefire in 1918 takes place in the garden. The country house built in the center of the park in the 18th century was regularly visited by Voltaire, who also staged several theatrical performances here.
Monte Verità is a place of beauty and peace, where you can rediscover the flavour of history and the energy of nature. The park is considered one of the energetic places of the Canton Ticino. The great wooded park of more than 72’000 square metres, which tells the story of a century in an uncontaminated area, was created by the founders of the vegetarian colony and later purchased by the baron Eduard von der Heydt. One of the main attractions of this area.
This 1,100-acre park encourages visitors to explore Nature from the ground to the galaxies. Six trails total 3.97 miles. Numerous site features include a trail with interactive pods representing each trail proportionate to the sun, a trail with interactive stations representing ways to study weather, life-sized cornerstones of the Great Pyramid of Giza, earthen mounds, henge stones, and, via a woodland trail, access to the Nassau Astronomical Station.
Located in the heart of the Grottes neighborhood, the Beaulieu Park “proxitraining” course involves 7 wooden posts set up in a 900-m loop. This simple equipment offers local residents the chance to exercise outdoors right in their own neighborhood. It is famous for its majestic cedars that are almost three hundred years old.
This large 26'438m3 park was named after Philippe Chuit,Swiss chemist and pioneer in the creation of synthetic perfumes. This park was the former property of Mrs. Thérèse Chuit-Firmenich (1875-1968), a widow of Philippe Chuit. The property was purchased by the municipality of Lancy in 1969. It was one of the unique locations in this area which invites a lot of tourists.
Parc de l’Ariana is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet stroll under beautiful trees surrounded by meadows and lawns. Flowerbeds in full bloom and elegantly trimmed box trees decorate the plateau surrounding the flamboyant Palais de l’Ariana and its baroque fountain. It is a historic and prestigious park in Geneva which was open to the public 24/7, 365 days a year. This lush green public park has many scenic spots and trails for hiking.
The Parc La Grange is the single largest green space in Geneva and some will agree to the fact it's also the most beautiful. It is famous for it's biggest rose garden in Geneva. It now belongs to everyone and is the quickest escape from urban lifestyle you'll find in Geneva.
The Perle du Lac park is a public garden located in Geneva , Switzerland. The park has a large flowery meadow, commonly called "jardin de la perle". A Florentine-style building built in 1829 houses the Musée d'histoire des sciences de Genève . In the park there is also a restaurant owned by the municipality of Geneva currently self-managed by the workers themselves where you can taste the typical dishes of French haute cuisine.
This lush park below the Old Town is situated in the heart of the city. It is here that Geneva created its first botanical garden. In and around the Parc des Bastions you will find the world-renowned Reformation Wall and the leading reformers, the Palais Eynard, seat of the city government, and the old university building with its library. The former bandstand is now a restaurant. On its side, a giant checkers game and chessboard attract players and spectators alike.
Parc des Eaux-Vives is probably one of the most beautiful and oldest parks in the city of Geneva. Nature lovers will appreciate the many hundred-year-old trees and the expansive lawned areas. The manor house dominating the park is a well-respected hotel and restaurant, and a perfect spot to fortify yourself alongside captivating views of the lake and the Jura mountains.
Located between the Charmilles district and that of Vieusseux, this large and beautiful park, rich in magnificent trees, is home to the largest humid biotope in the canton of Geneva and offers a wide range of recreational and sporting activities. It is very popular with the surrounding population.