Welcome to the fairy-tale destination, Switzerland. Dotted with jaw-dropping scenes comprising peaks of the Alps, glittering blue lakes, emerald valleys, glaciers, picturesque lakeside hamlets, and much more, Switzerland amuses travelers from across the world. Here is the list of best places to visit in Switzerland.
With an elevation measuring 4,478 meters, the Matterhorn throws a challenge to hikers, skiers, climbers, and paragliders. Its four steep faces lie in the direction of the compass points. Even if you don’t wish to experience the tough way, there are plenty of cool things to do in Switzerland. Zermatt, the beautiful village at the foot of the hill welcomes you. Enjoy the royal rides of horse-drawn carriage and live the natural way in quaint chalets. World-class restaurants and hotels give new heights to hospitality.
Jungfraujoch: The Top of Europe
Usher in the scenic beauty of fields of flowers, alpine pastures, and woodlands, and watch the rest of Switzerland from its observation terrace and scientific observatory perched at 3,454 meters. Check-in to the perfect picturesque destination via a train journey to Jungfraujoch. This must-see Switzerland is home to the longest glacier in Europe, the Great Aletsch Glacier. There are many great trails including Eiger Trail, Panorama Way, the Gletscherschlucht (Glacier Gorge); and Öpfelchüechliwäg.
When planning a summer vacation, add Interlaken to your list of best places to visit in Switzerland. It’s nature’s replica in an urban setting. Interlaken, as the name echoes, is bordered by two lakes with Lake Brienz to the east and Lake Thun to the west. The center of the city has got 35 acres of open space covered with flower gardens. Experience breathtaking vistas of the mountains via mountain railways, cable cars, chairlifts, and ski lifts transport systems. The glory will urge you to revisit the place every time you think of a holiday to Switzerland.
Looking for entertainment along with some peaceful encounters with nature? Visit Lucerne, the famed city that hosts several musical events along with the famed International Music Festival. The Culture and Convention Center is home to one of the world’s leading concert halls. To keep its beauty unspoiled, gasoline vehicles are not allowed. The medieval old town has waterfront promenades, frescoed historic buildings, sun-splashed plazas with bubbling fountains, and much more to keep you busy and happy.
Lake Geneva doesn’t need an introduction. The largest Alpine Lake of Europe borders Switzerland and France. Most of Switzerland’s popular cities are situated close to it. The city of Geneva is nestled amidst pretty snowcapped peaks at the point where the Rhône spills into Lake Geneva. This French-speaking “capital of peace” is the European seat of the United Nations and exudes a pleasing blend of French joie de vivre and Swiss structure. You can spend hours navigating through promenades, parks, and gardens surrounding the lake. There are several landmark historic buildings including the Opera House and the Grand Théâtre. Wine lovers can’t afford to miss Geneva Lake Distilling + Studio Winery.
This famed mountain destination of the world deserves a visit. The place is at an elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level. It has two parts: St. Moritz Dorf sits on a sunny terrace overlooking the Lake of St. Moritz, and lakeside St. Moritz Bad, which is on the valley floor. The latter is recognized as a health resort where you can experience a variety of winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, skating, and bobsledding. Glacier skiing is available in the summer. The area offers economical accommodations too.
Lake Lugano and Ticino
Rent a boat or board a steamer to tour the popular Lake Lugano, which borders Switzerland and Italy. Lugano is a financial hub and the largest and most significant town in Ticino. The place features an Italian-speaking canton where you can savor the Mediterranean and explore three UNESCO World Heritage sites. Guess? Citrus, figs, palms, and pomegranates flourish in the mild climate here and diversify the cuisines. Want some more Insta-worthy pics? Visit the nearby countryside, lake, and snowcapped peaks of Monte San Salvatore.