Switzerland: Country Guide
Jewish history surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery.
- Jewish community in Switzerland is small but well organised and full of places where you can connect with the Jewish heritage.
Shabbat in Switzerland?
- Le Jardin offers Hallots (Shabbat braids) available on order and Kosher meals can be order to any of Geneva’s hotels.
- In Basel, the restaurant Topas has Shabbat lunch and Yomtov at your request. Meals for Shabbat and Chagim by reservation only. Takeaway and delivery services available.
- In Geneva, EMS Les Marronniers cooks meal of Shabbos only by previous reservation. You can dine in or order to takeaway.
- Additionally, Olive Garden in Zurich and Restaurant Holbeinhof in Basel, are great options to dine in during the week.
- More? Check our list of restaurants in Switzerland here.
What to do?
- Geneva is an amazing option if you want to stay for several days some luxury hotels like Le Beau-Rivage offer Kosher meals upon request. However, they don’t have a Kosher menu and meals are cooked in the kitchen with no confirmed supervision.
- In this beautiful city you can visit Macom, Geneva’s principal Jewish community centre, which offers a sanctuary, a main Jewish library and Le Jardin Kosher restaurant.
- Zurich is home to nearly half of Switzerland’s estimated 7,000 Jews, according to Europe for Visitors, and it has been a centre for Jewish culture for centuries, so that can be another stop in your itinerary.
- If youre an adventurous traveller, take a hike, skii or climb great heights, such as the famous matterhorn, in the outstanding outdoor options Switzerland offers.