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Wildlife holidays in Switzerland

Tell me about Switzerland …

Although Switzerland covers an area of only 41,000 square kilometres, it has a great wealth and diversity of landscapes and cultures.

Bordered to the north by Germany, the south by Italy, the east by Austria and the west by France, the Swiss countryside is home to the highest mountains in Europe, spectacular waterfalls and numerous lakes set within flower-filled Alpine meadows.

The Swiss people also display a character and way of life all of their own. Each of the surrounding four countries has, over time, influenced and shaped the adjacent Swiss population, creating the series of overlapping cultures which typify Switzerland. This is especially true in the heart of the Alps where the French, German, Italian and Romanish cultures meet. 

Our Switzerland specialist recommends...

"Our ‘Wengen – Alpine Flowers of the Swiss Alps’ tour is an 8-day appreciation of the wonderful alpine flora, birds and butterlies of the Bernese Oberland. We are based in the idyllic village of Wengen, in this spectacular landscape, throughout the holiday."

Kerrie Porteous
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View from top of Diavolezza cable car (Kerrie Porteous)Gentiana acaulis & Gentiana verna (Kerrie Porteous)Saxifraga oppositifolia (Kerrie Porteous)Val Roseg (Kerrie Porteous)Linnaea borealis (Twin flower) (Kerrie Porteous)View from Schynige Platte (Kerrie Porteous)Hotel Berghaus (Kerrie Porteous)View from the Berghaus (Kerrie Porteous)Train to Wengen (Kerrie Porteous)Gentiana verna (Kerrie Porteous)Black-veined White (Jon Stokes)False Heath Fritillary (Jon Stokes)Picnic StopDamon Blue (Jon Stokes)Apollo

What’s special about the wildlife?

Switzerland is home to a wonderful variety of alpine flora. It also has a rich butterfly and bird fauna.

Naturetrek tours to Switzerland

Naturetrek offers a selection of wildlife holidays in Switzerland, including alpine flora, birds and butterflies of the Bernese Oberland, and a summer tour focusing on the flowers and glorious scenery of the Upper Engadine Valley.

What might I see?

  • High alpine pastures around the Mannlichen including species such as Alpenrose & Globeflower, plus an array of orchids, gentians, saxifrages & violets
  • The legendary Schynige Platte where we search for St Bruno’s Lily, Black Vanilla Orchid & many other exciting species
  • We’ll look for King of the Alps, sheets of Primula integrifolia & Soldanella pusilla among many other species on the wet turf beneath the glacier around Murtel
  • A chance to see Alpine Marmots, Ibex & Red Squirrels as well as birds such as Crossbill

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Wengen - Alpine Flowers of the Swiss Alps

David has been an exceptional botanist and tour guide. He contributed so much to make my holiday so enjoyable.
I would strongly suggest that this trip deserves a permanent place in your brochure. The combination of excellent botanical content, superb scenery, easily accessed transport and not-too-difficult paths, made this a most memorable week. The hotel was the best I have experience with Naturetrek.

D.P.
Surrey

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Wengen - Alpine Flowers of the Swiss Alps

David Tattersfield was excellent - friendly, knowledgeable on the locality, expert on the botany and very hard working throughout.