Jungfraujoch is a saddle in the Bernese Alps. It is the highest mountain peak in Europe and is also known as the roof of Europe for the same reason. Situated at a height of 3,466 meters above sea level, this is one of the most popular places to visit in Interlaken
Jungfraujoch hosts the UNESCO World Heritage site of Great Latest Glacier. You can ride the Jungfrau line from the town and reach the Sphinx Observatory. One of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, offering spectacular views. The train station at Jungfraujoch is also the highest in entire Europe and can only be reached by a cogwheel train, making the journey a memorable one.
Interlaken is an important and well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Highlands region of the Swiss Alps. And it is the main transport gateway to the mountains and lakes of that region. The town is located on the flat alluvial land called Bodeli between two lakes, Brienz to the east and Thun to the west. The local main spoken language is the variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. But the official language of Interlaken is German.
The Hohematte is a marvel of urban planning with 35 acres of open space. Flower gardens, cafe, and hotels surround Hoheweg, the main boulevard through here with breathtaking vistas of the mountains. The high point peaks of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau tower above the town give an excellent opportunity for alpine adventures. Hiking, abseiling, climbing, and kayaking are prime pursuits.
The Interlaken has loads of cultural concerns, including ancient musical instruments, colorful traditional dresses, and local food. If you are lucky, you will be able to have a glimpse into all of these on a walk through the town. If you love to go on hiking and love nature, then you are in right place. you can catch one of over 45 mountain railways, cable car, chairlifts, that leave from Interlaken and get off at different destinations. That allows you access to hundreds of trails, summits, cliff fronts, waterfalls, cave and offer plenty of chance for sightseeing from up above.
Major Attractions: Sky lifts, Chir lifts, Railways, Cable car, Snowboarding, Paragliding over snow, Paddle steamer cruise around the lakes.
3- Geneva Lake
Lake Geneva is a deep lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France. It is one of the Largest lakes in Western Europe and also the largest in the course of the Rhone. Environmental travelers will enjoy the fact that Geneva is a ‘green city’, with 20% of its land devoted to parks, earning it the nickname of ‘city of the park’.
A highlight of a visit to Geneva is a chance to see the iconic Jet d’Eau. It is an enormous fountain seen from the Lac Leman waterfront that spews water 150 meters high into the air. Cultural attractions include the Opera House and the Grand Theatre, which stage international acts.
The lake, about 62 kilometers from Geneva city, Lausanne boasts lovely views over the surrounding region and the lake.with the Alps rising in the distance. In the old town, the towers of Cathedrale St-Pierre are the tallest things you can see. Take a stroll through the medieval old town with its cute cafes and boutiques and stunning Gothic Cathedral. In the foot of the Alps on Lake Geneva, Montreux hosts the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in June/July.
Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located in north-central Switzerland, at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. It is known for being a major financial hub for railways, roads, and air traffic in Europe. The Zurich Airport and the Zurich railway station are the largest and busiest station in the country.
Major attractions: Kunsthaus Zurich(the museum of fine arts), Shopping at Bahnhofstrasse, Gothic chateau, Penguin parade, Zurich zoo (here is a special attraction among the families which boats of an exclusive Elephant Park and Madagascar Pavillion.)
6- The Matterhorn
Matterhorn one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. It is a mountain in the Alps, stand the main border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large near symmetric pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennie Alps, Matterhorn summit is 4,478 meters high. In the first summiting four climbers fell to their death tragically in 1865. Every summer thousands of experienced climbers come here. The north face was not climbed until 1931. The three biggest north faces harder to climb known as ‘The Trilogy’. The Matterhorn west face, which is the highest face was climbed completely only in 1962. It is estimated that over 500 climbers have died on the Matterhorn. It is one of the World’s deadliest peaks.
At the foot of the Matterhorn peak, lies the charming village of Zermatt. A top international resort with horse-drawn carriage rides, and world-class restaurants and hotel, squint chalets. To maintain the air quality and peaceful ambiance, motorized vehicles are banned in this village.
In the winter, skiers can be Skiing down more than 300 kilometers on slopes. In the summer season, swimming and tennis are popular pursuits as well as hiking, biking, and climbing in the surrounding mountains. Skiing on the Theodul Glacier 365 days a year also available. The Matterhorn is one of the top tourist attractions in Switzerland.
Bern is the de facto capital of Switzerland for almost 170 years. It is the fifth most populous city in Switzerland and, also the capital of the canton of Bern. Swiss variety of Standard German is the official language of this place. But the most spoken language is Alemannic Swiss German. The historic old town in the center of Bern became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It has a charming UNESCO listed old town tucked into a long meander of the River Aare.
The old town center offers beautiful views of The Rose Garden. Visitors can explore the tallest cathedral in Switzerland with its overall views from its tower. 16th-century fountains; the Zytglogge medieval clock tower with moving puppets. Several kilometers of arcades covering with stylish shops called “Lauben” by locals.
Here you can see the home town of Albert Einstein for the first decade of the 20th century. Another famous attraction is the 11th century Clock Tower that allows visitors to tour inside. The modern artist Paul Klee, a luminary of Expressionism and Surrealism. Paul Klee is represented by a museum designed by Renzo Piano and holding almost half of the work he ever produced. It has many tourist attractions waiting to be discovered, with its rich culture with year-round events.
Major Attraction: Zytglogge medieval clock tower, Bern Museum of Art, Bear Park, Tallest Cathedral, Albert Einstein Museum
9- Swiss National Park
The Swiss National Park is situated in the Western Rhaetian Alps, in the east portion of Switzerland. The national park is apart of the worldwide UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It was one of the earliest national parks in Europe one of the famous places in Switzerland.
the earliest national parks in Europe.
10- Rhine Falls
Rhine Falls is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. It is located in Switzerland. The Rhine waterfall that spans over 150 meters at Schaffhausen. The best time to visit here during June and July when the mountain snow melts and the falls swell in volume to spill over 21 meter hight ledge of Jurassic limestone.
The Rhine provides excellent views of the falls by boat trips, as do the viewing platforms on both sides of the river.
Location: On the border between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zurich next to Schaffhausen, in northern Switzerland