9 brain-teasing escape rooms in Switzerland

9 brain-teasing escape rooms in Switzerland

Want to try a new and exciting excursion? Then an escape room could be a great way to spend time with your closest friends or family without spending a fortune on a fancy venue or pricy activity. Here are some of the best escape rooms that Switzerland has to offer!

Escape rooms in Zurich

As the largest city in Switzerland, it's no surprise that Zurich offers some of the best escape rooms in the country, which are also the most likely to operate in English. There are also several establishments that offer experiences in German, so you and your friends can take your pick!

ROOM Escape Room Zurich

This English-speaking escape room in Zurich is highly praised in reviews, with many people regarding it as one of the best escape rooms the city has to offer. The venue has several rooms, themed in the style of Gulliver's Travels, The Da Vinci Code and a 1980s arcade game, which can be played on both easy and hard modes. What's more, there are also options for people seeking a scarier adventure. 

The Escape Zurich 

Another highly rated escape room in Zurich that is available in both English and German is The Escape Zurich. Once you have chosen one of five themed rooms, you have one hour to solve all the puzzles needed to complete the mission alongside five of your friends or family members. 

Find an escape room in Lucerne

For people who are lucky enough to live in the jewel of central Switzerland, escape rooms in Lucerne are some of the best in the country!

The Riddle Escape Games (Lucerne)

The Riddle Escape Games has challenges in English and offers a number of rooms with deep and interesting riddles. The complex even has a spooky escape room as well as a mixture of questions, gadgets and interesting objects to inspect and interact with. 

Escape Company Luzern

Whether it be a fun day out with the family or a team-building experience with colleagues, this escape room experience offers hours of well-designed and creative rooms to try and solve. Many reviews praise the friendly and helpful staff for making Escape Company Luzern extra special. Just pick one of the four themed rooms and have a blast!

Escape rooms in Geneva

Geneva, as one of the most international cities in Switzerland, has a number of escape rooms operating in both French and English, so you and your local or international friends can work together to solve puzzles and win the challenge!

Grand Trip Trap Hotel Geneva 

Grand Hotel Trip Trap follows a stunning and interesting theme, immersing guests in the wonderful atmosphere of the Grand Trip Trap Hotel - a hotel designed in the style of the Belle Epoque Era. The nine different English and French language rooms follow a number of interesting storylines, and they even offer special rooms for kids!

Escape rooms in Bern

In the de-facto capital, there are several great options for international escape rooms that are easily accessible by car or public transport. Though there are fewer options in Bern than in other major Swiss cities, there are still some highly-rated expat-friendly locations. 

Mastermind Escape Rooms Bern

Mastermind Escape Rooms operate rooms in German and English and have friendly and helpful game masters that can help you solve their trickiest puzzles. Some of the highlights include solving puzzles in exciting locations, from medieval dungeons to beautifully decorated manor rooms. Best of all, the location is very close to the train station, making it super convenient too!

Discover an escape room in Basel

As one of Switzerland's most cosmopolitan cities, Basel is known for escape rooms that are as mind-boggling as they are accessible to expats! Here are some of our favourites:

Breakout Basel

With its eclectic mix of themes and puzzles, Breakout Basel offers escape rooms for all. The difficulty of most of their rooms is fully adjustable, meaning people of all ages and abilities can be transported into a wide range of fascinating settings: from the world of Indiana Jones to bank vaults!

AdventureRooms Basel

Along with being an exciting day out for all the family, AdventureRooms Basel also holds the title of being the oldest escape room in Switzerland. Whether it be 1980s sci-fi or a job interview gone awry, the room settings and puzzles are sure to provide the fun mental conundrums that make the weekend fly by!

Escape rooms in St. Gallen

Finally, while it is the smallest city on our list, St. Gallen and its escape rooms can compete with anything the larger cities have to offer:

Escape Company & Bar St. Gallen

Want to immerse yourself in a mind-twisting journey across multiple exciting themes and settings? Then the Escape Company's brand in St. Gallen is a must-do. From mystic temples and breweries to the worlds of Harry Potter and even Hannibal Lecter, they'll have an escape room for you. Will you solve their engaging puzzles and riddles? Only time will tell.

Time to escape

Though this is not an exhaustive list, we hope you now know some great options for English-language and international-friendly escape rooms in Switzerland. Now it’s time to brush up on your puzzles and knowledge before the game is afoot! Enjoy!

Emily Proctor


Emily Proctor

Emily grew up in the UK before moving abroad to study International Relations and Chinese. She then obtained a Master's degree in International Security and gained an interest in journalism....

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