Best Places to visit in Switzerland

1- Jungfraujoch

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.

Highlights include views of Spectacular mountain summits like the Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau, and views of the large Eiger Glacier that nestles below them. The Sphinx Observatory one of the highest astronomical sighting stations in the world, is located here as well. Views are endless and pristine, through amenities are small. There is no place to stay overnight. There is just a handful of restaurants. The train trip to the UNESCO listed Jungfraujoch mountain is well worth the views.

2- Interlaken

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.

The old town has its own architecture charm that makes it a lovely spot to stroll among the historic buildings. It has one of the most spell-binding Switzerland tourist attractions. Geneva also is a good city to explore by bike or taking a boat ride on Lake Geneva.

4- Lucerne

Lucerne is a city in the middle of  Switzerland, in the German-speaking part of the country. It is considered one of the world’s prettiest city and it is the capital of the canton of Lucerne. It is the most populous town in Central Switzerland and a nexus of economics, transportation, culture, and media in the region. The local main spoken language is Alemannic Swiss German dialect, but the official language of Lucerne is German.
One of the city’s most famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge, a wooden bridge first constructed in the 14th century. It is said to be the most attractive photographed monument in Switzerland. Another famous monument is the Dying Lion, a poignant sculpture of a dying lion, which honors the heroic death of Swiss Guards during the attack on the Tuileries in the French Revolution in 1792.
There are lovely cafes for one to enjoy decadent swiss chocolates, coffees, cheese and plenty of souvenir shops. Foody people may want to try Luzerner Chugelipastete, a local specialty made from puff pastry, veal, and mushrooms doused in a cream sauce. From Archaeology to history and entertainment to infotainment, Lucerne is a complete package.

5- Zurich

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.

You will find the world’s largest clock tower here and a shopping street that’s amongst the world’s most exclusive and expensive shopping destinations. Zurich is also known as the chocolate capital of Switzerland and certainly knows how to craft the best chocolate on the planet. It has beautifully balanced its rich cultural heritage with modernity and houses over 50 museums, 100 art galleries, theatres, and a library that is considered to be the most beautiful in the world. A top pick is the Kunsthaus Zurich is the museum of fine arts, with a magnificent collection of art from the middle ages to the present day. Another treasured is the Rietberg Museum, based on non-European art with many works from China, India, and Africa. It has some of the most stunning gardens, riverside promenades, hilly vantage points, perfect for a dream Swiss vacation.

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.

7- Bern

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

8- Monch

The Monch is the most climbed middle peak of the Berner Trilogy. It is situated in south-central Switzerland and it rises 4,107 meters above sea level. The summit was first climbed successfully on 15 august 1857 by a group of alpinist Christian Almer, Christian Kaufmann, Ulrich Kaufmann, and Sigmund Porges. After that Monch has become a popular location for climbers from all around the world.
Experience an excellent mountaineering challenge of climbing, who is looking for a big peak experience. Together with the Eiger and the ascending Jungfrau. When you will be there it’s hunting rocks and the beauty of nature will create a completely unique experience for you and stick to your memory like nothing else.
At the top of the mountain daily average temperature is about -5ºc during summer. During the autumn and spring, a daily average temperature is about -8ºc to -10ºc at the peak. April to November is the best time to climb the Monch.

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.

It was the earliest national park in Europe, founded on 1 August 1914, the national holiday of Switzerland. Spread over 170 sq km of pine forest in the mountain. 80 km of hiking trails and nature paths within the park allows the visitors to lay their eyes on some of the most beautiful landscapes of the country from up close. It invites nature lovers to explore the wildlife of more than 5,000 species including marmot, red deer, chamois, ibex and fox, and more than 100 species of birds.
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

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