City special

Swiss cities – each with its own unique charm.

Swiss cities are perfect for discovering historic attractions, wandering along the water’s edge, getting into the urban vibe or strolling through shopping areas – and much, much more! Variety and an unforgettable experience are guaranteed.

And in most cities, you also receive a free or discounted public transport pass. The pass also entitles you to a wide range of discounts for the region you’re in.


Overnights incl. breakfast buffet and Welcome Drink, Room upgrade depends on availability

Period of stay

19.09.2022 - 31.03.2023

Available in the following youth hostels

Baden , Basel , Bern , Burgdorf , Lausanne Jeunotel , Locarno , Lucerne , Richterswil , Schaan-Vaduz , Solothurn , Zug , Zurich

Top 5 ideas and activities


  • Guided tours at a flate rate
  • 1 free ride with the St. Alban ferry across the Rhine (available locally)
  • The roman city of Augsta Raurica or the Basler Münster (Cathedral)
  • Street art and museums
  • Visit Basel Zoo

Free public transport and lots of discounts with the Basel Card. The booking confirmation is already considered a valid ticket on arrival (in the city zones).


  • Swimm in the Marzili outdoor facility
  • Visit the Parliament Building or the Bernese Minster
  • Visit the Bear Park or the Bern Animal Park Dählhölzli
  • Excursion to the Gurten Park
  • Adventure in the Rope Park

Free public transport and lots of discounts with the Bern Ticket incl. travel to and from Bern Airport.

Burgdorf Castle

  •  Free admission to the in-house museum «Burgdorf Castle» 
  • Bicycle or hiking tour along the "Heart Route"
  • Learn all about cheese on the Emmental cheese route 
  • Visit Museum Schloss Landshut or Musem Franz Gertsch with reduced entrance fee 
  • Visit Burgdorf pub brewery 

Lausanne Jeunotel

  • Visit te Cathedral Notre-Dame
  • Visit the Olympic Museum
  • Visit the Lausanne Botanical Garden
  • Visit the Tropiquarium de Servion
  • Swimming fun in Lake Geneva (only a few minutes walk away)

Free public transport and lots of discounts with the Lausanne Transport Card.


  • Excursion to the Pilatus and Rigi
  • Visit the Glacier Garden
  • Visit the Goldau Natur Park and Zoo plus and the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach
  • Visit the Swiss Museum of Transport
  • Relax and swim at the Lido

Free public transport and lots of discounts with the Visitor Card Lucerne – within the city zone 10. 


  • Bike tour around Lake Zurich - Mittelland Route
  • Hike to the Uetliberg
  • Relax at lake Zurich, at Hürlimann Bad or at Alpamare 
  • Visit Zurich Zoo or the Animal Park Langnau
  • Visit the National Museum, the Grossmünster, the Rote Fabrik

Our youth hostels will be happy to provide more information on site. 

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