The small town of Yverdon-les-Bains nestling between the Jura, the hills of the Broye and Lake Neuenburg is the most important spa resort in western Switzerland. In summer the town and the area surrounding it are a water sports and natural paradise.
The new Bürgenstock Resort opens here in 2015. Two luxury hotels, a medical wellness centre, Residence Suites, business facilities and the peerless 10,000 m2 Bürgenstock Alpine Spa, all set against a breathtaking mountain landscape.
Whether you're on a day trip or a few days' holiday, you certainly won't be bored in the Emmental region. Hiking, snow shoe walking, Nordic walks, panning for gold, golf, cycling, riding, pottery - something to satisfy virtually every desire.
It could hardly be more impressive: the monumental former abbey church, dating from the 11th century, that dominates the medieval centre of Payerne.