5 Places You’ll Want to Visit in Switzerland
Time to swiss away to the alps!
Switzerland is home to enchanting villages and breath-taking Alpine sceneries. It offers travellers a little bit of everything. Adventurers can go skiing in the Swiss Alps, and photographers can explore dramatic landscapes to get that perfect Instagram shot. In Switzerland, there is something for everyone.
The country has a certain allure that no other place can match thanks to the snow-capped Alps, lush valleys, clear lakes, and charming lakefront cottages. However, every good trip must have a starting point, right?
Today, we’ll be looking at some of the must-visit places in Switzerland to kick-start your journey in the land of the alps.
The village of Grindelwald has handsome mountainscapes and ample lookout points that are ideal for skiing activities, toboggan run and more!
Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald is also infamous for an activity called First Glider where you get a once in lifetime opportunity to glide over the mountains in a 800 metres zipline whilst being securely fastened. If gliding on ziplines is not your thing, fret not!
You can take a walk through mountain trails and green pastures that envelope this quaint little Swiss town for that much-needed fresh air. There are also plenty of eateries that serve local cuisines, guaranteed to spice up your trip.
Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and it’s a must visit place in many tourist’s itinerary. This central hub balances modernity and open space in a beautiful flow. The bustling city of Zurich is home to one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping venues known as Bahnhofstrasse.
Bahnhofstrasse houses boutique designer stores that sell unique jewelleries, high fashion clothes and flashy watches. It’s a mile-long street that also moonlights as a shopaholic’s heaven.
If you’re tired from the chaos of the city, Zurich also has one of the largest lakes in Switzerland. Lake Zurich has a lot of activities to offer ranging from fishing, boat rides, swimming and hiking. There’s something for everyone who visits this lake.
Interlaken is situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. It’s often the top destination pick for tourists during summers. Mountain peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau look over the town and it provides visitors plenty of venues for Alpine adventures.
Whether it’s abseiling or kayaking in the valley, there’s a pool of activities visitors can dip their feet into in the small village of Interlaken. There are also seasonal activities that appeal to visitors such as snowboarding and paragliding.
If you’re looking for some downtime, Höhematte is the place to go. It spans over 35 acres of open space surrounded by hotels, cafes, and flower gardens that will guarantee to transport you to paradise.
The city of Geneva not only houses one of the main offices of the United Nations, it is also blessed with majestic snow-capped peaks. This Frenchspeaking place is also known as the Capital of Peace and its gifted with various historical spots alongside Europe’s largest Alpine lake, Lake Geneva.
Lake Geneva is complemented with parks and gardens, setting up the perfect grounds for a mind-relaxing stroll to breathe in that clean and crisp Alpine air. On top of stunning natural beauties, there are also cultural attractions such as the Opera House and Grand Theatre where visitors can watch both local and international stage acts from all around the world.
#5 ST. MORITZ
Whilst there are many places in Switzerland that offer interesting activities during the day, there are also places that thrive with night time action, proving the night can be still young for some people.
St Moritz is a popular destination cum resort town in Switzerland that promises its visitors the best night time experience with luxury five star stays to lively casino ambience. It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice due to its ideal location for activities such as skiing, snowboarding and cross country ski trails.
Visitors can also visit Lake St. Moritz for a view of green hills surrounding a picturesque lake. The lake is also perfect for a walk or run.
It’s challenging to pick just a few places to visit in Switzerland because there are so many incredible locations! However, that’s the best part! The choice is now in your hands and it’s still not too late to swiss away to Switzerland!
Source: My Switzerland, Touropia, Lonely Planet, Klook