Places You Can’t Miss In Switzerland: Top 7

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Let’s face it, Switzerland is probably the most appealing country in the world. Lush valleys, scenic train rides, turquoise lakes, wonderful mountain ranges, crystal-clear rivers and small picturesque villages are just some of the reasons why you should visit this magical country. There are countless spots where you can enjoy Switzerland’s natural beauty and charm, but let’s not forget either, that this is also the country of fondue and amazing chocolate. So, as if this country wasn’t appealing enough, in this article we list seven places that will make you see why Switzerland is a true masterpiece of mother nature. Let’s get started!

1. Grindelwald Village

Grindelwald Village is nestled in the Jungfrau Region which is a true alpine wonderland. Romantic mountain village atmosphere imbues this pretty Swiss town. Not only is this place one of Switzerland’s most popular winter ski resorts, but it is also a perfect starting point for several wonderful excursions, like Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg or Männlichen.

If you just come to this village and wander aimlessly among the lovely wooden chalets adorned with colourful flower boxes, that is also perfectly fine and will definitely refresh your soul.

Come and see it for yourself, its beauty goes way beyond imagination.

2. Places You Can’t Miss In Switzerland: Interlaken

The serenity and tranquility of nature is almost touchable in Interlaken. No wonder it’s so popular among families and honeymooners. As its name suggests, Interlaken lies between two picturesque lakes, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. You can get one of the best views of the Swiss Alps from here, as three snow-capped mountain ranges (the Eiger, the Jungfrau, and the Monch) blend together in the distance.

You might have to know that the peak season for skiing is from December to February and for outdoor activities it’s from June to August. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the best weather, plan accordingly!

3. Matterhorn, Zermatt

Zermatt is an ultimate winter paradise. But, there is also some another reason why this stunning village attracts almost two million visitors a year, it is the majestic Matterhorn. Well, who wouldn’t know the iconic “Toblerone mountain”? No wonder it’s the most-photographed mountain in the world. You will just fall in love with the view!

You need to know that Zermatt is a unique car-free resort, so you have to leave your car in a parking area and then catch a shuttle bus that runs approximately every 30 minutes. We recommend sitting on the left side of the bus to get awesome views of the valley and the mountains!

4. Places You Can’t Miss In Switzerland: Bern

Is medieval town architecture your cup of tea? If so, you’ll be amazed as you stroll through the medieval heart of Bern. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983 and its most famous attraction is the Zytglogge, an ancient clock tower. By just looking at this clock, you’ll have the feeling of traveling into the past.

Furthermore, visiting the Cathedral of Bern is a must! It is the largest and most important late medieval church in Switzerland. You can climb the tower (344 steps winding stairs above the entrance) which will get you to a splendid view across the Old City of Bern. You’ll see as the Aare River runs through this lovely little capital city. Nothing is more charming!

5. Gruyères

Located in a fertile region sits Gruyères, a picture-perfect medieval town, crowned by a castle sitting at the top of the village. The castle dates back to the 13th century and offers magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. It is vivid green, gently rolling and patch-worked with cosy little farmhouses.

Gruyères is also the home of some of Switzerland’s best-known cheeses: vacherin, emmental and gruyere. The cheese factory is just right next to the railway station and it’s definitely worth a visit. Treat yourself to a traditional fondue whilst enjoying the beauty of this magical medieval village. Since you will be nearby, we recommend visiting the Maison Cailler chocolate factory. Visit the museum (at the end you’ll be able to taste some yummy chocolate) and participate in a chocolate workshop.

Some cheese and chocolate, what a lovely combination!

6. Places You Can’t Miss In Switzerland: Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen is another instagram-hotspot next to the town of Grindelwald. Nestled in the valley of the 72 waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen is truly something that must not be missed. You can catch a train from Interlaken and it’ll only take twenty minutes to get to the centre of upper Lauterbrunnen Valley.

You’ll fall in love with the small village atmosphere at first sight. Cascading waterfalls, green lush valleys, and mesmerising mountain ranges. If you are not the faint-hearted type, we recommend trying paragliding. It is going to be a once in a lifetime experience!

7. Lausanne

Lausanne, in the canton of Vaud, has been ranked the best small city in the world. Thanks to its amazing natural setting and diverse population, this city is just simply breathtaking. Perched on the north bank of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), the city has a reputation for international excellence.  If you are planning a day trip, Lausanne proudly stands in front of you as your best possible option.

A towering Gothic cathedral, the Olympic Museum, stunning lake views, the vineyards of Lavaux just next door, some of the best mountain views and lovely parks, the city of Lausanne is blessed with the best features. Take a picnic blanket, sit back on the shore of the lake, have a glass of tasty wine and watch the sun going down over Lake Geneva. The beauty of the view is beyond imagination.

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