Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous blue lakes, emerald valleys, glaciers and the high soaring peaks of the Alps. The country is also known for its ski resorts, climbing, Paragliding, skiing and hiking trails. Travelers come here for jaw-dropping scenery, but are charmed by the many cultural attractions of the country. An overview of the Best places to visit in Switzerland are:
The picturesque medieval city of Bern is the Switzerland’s capital. It’s most famous attraction is the Zytglogge, which is an ancient clock tower with moving puppets. The Munster, a Gothic cathedral that rises from the old town, is another popular site of Bern.
Lucerne is a city that has it all: city life, a lake and mountains and located in the German-speaking section of Switzerland. Lucerne is considered one of the world’s prettiest cities. Lucerne is most famous for its 14th century Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, which is said to be the most photographed monument in Switzerland. Other famous monument includes the Dying Lion, which was carved out of rock to honor Swiss mercenaries who died in France in 1792.
3. Jungfraujoch: The Top of Europe
The Jungfraujoch is an Alpine attraction, at an altitude of 3454 m. It is located in between the well known mountains Mönch and Jungfrau, in the heart of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage property “Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn”. The cogwheel train is the only way to get there. The Jungfraujoch is Europe’s highest train station.
4. The Matterhorn
The Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic pointed peak, one of most-photographed mountains in the Alps. The Matterhorn is the king of mountains and the most famous landmark and symbol. This legendary peak rises to 4,478 meters on the border with Italy.
In the winter, skiers can schuss down more than 300 kilometers of slopes. In the summer, tennis and swimming are popular pursuits in Matterhorn as well as hiking, biking, and climbing in the surrounding mountains. Summer glacier skiing is also available.
5. Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva is one of the largest Alpine lakes in Europe. Lake Geneva sits between pretty snow-capped peaks and lies on the course of the Rhone river on the frontier between France and Switzerland. Aside from the city Geneva most destinations in the Lake Geneva region are in either the Swiss canton of Vaud or the French department of Haute Savoie. The main attractions here are the elegant cities, parks and towns surrounding the lake, the opportunities for skiing and hiking in both mountain ranges, and of course the lake itself.
6. The Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls is the Europe’s largest waterfall and is a bewitching natural wonder of Switzerland tourism. At the northernmost part of Switzerland near the town of Schaffhausen, the mighty falls roar from a breadth of more than 150 metres.