6 Islands to Explore in Switzerland

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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.

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Islands to Explore in Switzerland

Brissago Islands

The Brissago Islands are one of Ticino’s most magical places - a small subtropical paradise on Lake Maggiore that is easily accessible by boat. The islands were used as a refuge by early Christians. The smaller Brissago island is covered by vegetation that grows of its own accord, and that is kept in its natural state.

Île Rousseau

A lovely little island park nestled right at the center of the river Rhone. Linked by a bridge called Post des Bergues. Rousseau Island is a quiet tranquil place to have a break in the mids of sightseeing. It is one of the beautiful places to spend time with your family.


This island is privately owned but can be visited. The island estate is run by a farming family, who will accept groups by prior arrangement for special celebrations. The island and its surroundings are beautifully maintained and are a nice place to spend some leisure time.


Schwanau is an island in Lake Lauerz, located in the canton of Schwyz in Central Switzerland. It is occupied by a ruined castle, the Burgruine Schwanau, a chapel and a restaurant. Administratively the island lies within the municipality of Lauerz, but it is owned by the canton of Schwyz. The island is situated some 125 m off the south shore of the lake, close to the lakeside village of Lauerz. Its highest point is 22 metres above normal lake level or 469 metres above sea level. It is the largest


The island of Werd near Eschenz in the Swiss canton of Thurgau is the main island of the small archipelago Im Werd in the westernmost part of the Untersee of Lake Constance. A wooden pedestrian bridge about 200 m long leads from Eschenz to the island. The Werd Monastery is located there


An island in the city: beyond the lake and the river, Zurich offers this attraction too. It just feels different to be surrounded by water from every side, the island in question is reachable through pedestrian bridges.

Map of Islands to explore in Switzerland