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Best Places to Visit in Switzerland on a Vacation

Updated on June 10, 2020
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Lovnish Thakur is a Development Sector professional who loves to travel, read, and write.

Wish to experience the magical essence of Switzerland? If you are moving in or exploring this small country on a vacation, the list of best places to visit in Switzerland is captivating enough to hold your attention.

Let us explore and experience this unique beauty of nature, we all know as Switzerland.

Matterhorn

This mountain range is among the most photographed in the world for its unique pyramid shape. This definitely makes it worthy of a visit during vacations.

It stands at a height of 4,478 meters and adventure enthusiasts do make it a point to attempt a summit. Don't be disheartened, an easier option in the form of cable car also exists. The highest cable station in the Alp mountains is also the Matterhorn.

Definitely the best climb in a long time
Definitely the best climb in a long time

How to reach?

Why should you visit?

1. To check out the Matterhorn Museum at Zermatt.

2. Unique opportunity to ski at Theodul glacier, all throughout the year.

Chateau de Chillon

When you are in Swizz Riveria, the trip is not assumed to be complete until you make a round of Chateau de Chillon. This 10th-century castle is located on an island in Lake Geneva.

Chateau de Chillon was once the summer home forCounts of Savoy and today you can explore and experience art and culture of Switzerland at this unique historic monument that is close to the town of Montreux. Undoubtedly, one of the best places to visit in Switzerland, if you are a history buff.

Worth exploring location for history lovers
Worth exploring location for history lovers

How to reach?

Why you should visit?

1. To check the magnificent weapon room in the castle.

2. To enjoy the boat ride from Montreux to the castle.

3. To get a new perspective of history.

Jungfraujoch

This can be considered as an alpine wonderland as it is a glacier that bounds between two mountain ranges. It is one of the highest glaciers in Switzerland and offers numerous adventure activities ranging from mountain climbing to tobogganing.

Jungfraujoch railway station is another key attraction here. The train climbs up to an altitude of 3454 meters which is the highest in Europe, a fact that you would admire, once you are at Jungfraujoch.

The highest Railway Station in Europe
The highest Railway Station in Europe

How to reach?

Why you should visit?

1. To explore the ice palace inside the glacier.

2. Fly through the popular zip-line.

3. To be at the highest railway station in Europe.

Schweizerischer National Park

The National Park at Zernez would be a Mecca for you, if you are an animal lover. Incidentally, it is the only National Park Switzerland has and it has many walking trails that will definitely provide you an opportunity to connect with nature.

On a lucky day, you could come across its rich fauna which includes ibex, red deer and red squirrels to name a few.

Opportunity to establish connection with the nature
Opportunity to establish connection with the nature

How to reach?

Why you should visit?

1. To check out the rich fauna of the region.

2. To explore some of its 21 hiking trails.

Lake Geneva

This lake stretches from Geneva to Lausanne and is one of the most beautiful places in this unique country. Not only does it offer an opportunity to connect with nature but it also has something for adventure lovers.

You could end up doing a lot of windsurfing, water skiing and kayaking on a good day at Lake Geneva. For the lazy lot, paddleboats offer an exciting way of exploring the lake.

Relax and admire nature on a cool serene day
Relax and admire nature on a cool serene day

How to reach?

Why you should visit?

1. To taste the local wines at the nearby vineyards.

2. To undertake night skiing which definitely is a unique experience.

Lugano

Located on the shores of Lake Lugano, this Southern city of Switzerland is also known as "Monte Carlo of Switzerland" owing to the blend of Swizz and Italian culture it offers.

The city has many museums and Italy is nearby, in case you are planning to travel over to Italy. Lugano has many impressive villas, most of which stand on the hillsides of Lake Lugano.


A lake as serene as Lugano!
A lake as serene as Lugano!

How to reach?

Why you should visit?

1. To brush up Italian by talking to locals.

2. To experience the unique cuisine of Lugano.

Bern

Bern is the capital city and the most happening place in Switzerland. You can walk around the city to experience the cobblestone stones in the old town or visit its numerous boutiques, bars and restaurants to experience the local cuisine.

Moreover, with parts of the city being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will definitely find something of interest here.

Expereince the magical essence of Bern
Expereince the magical essence of Bern

How to reach?

Why you should visit?

1. To check the Albert Einstein Museum and explore the scientist within you.

2. To check the time at 13th-century tower Zytglogge and let everyone know about it.

Switzerland is a special country and you will experience this when you explore its rural and urban corners. The experience will be refreshing and unforgettable though and you would definitely want to return, once you have been to this unique country.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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    • lizmalay profile image

      Liza 

      13 months ago from USA

      Hi Lovnish, some of the places you've shared my husband have visited while he was on a work trip. Switzerland is a beautiful country. I wish to visit to Switzerland with him in the future. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lovnish Thakur profile imageAUTHOR

      Lovnish Thakur 

      13 months ago from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

      Glad I could do that

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      You have brought back good memories of Switzerland for me from many years ago. It is a beautiful country.

    • Lovnish Thakur profile imageAUTHOR

      Lovnish Thakur 

      13 months ago from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

      I agree with you Bill, Switzerland is indeed heaven!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      13 months ago from Massachusetts

      What a beautiful country. We have always wanted to visit Switzerland.

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