5 Must-Visit Places In Switzerland

The breathtaking views of sparkling blue lakes, glaciers, green valleys and snow-capped peaks make Switzerland a perfect holiday destination. It is also a favorite place for adventurous people as there are many things to do in this European country such as tobogganing, skiing, paragliding, climbing, biking, hiking etc. There are many world famous tourist spots in Switzerland such as

1. Rhine Falls: 

Stretching across 150 meters, Rhine falls is the largest waterfall in the Europe situated near the town of Schaffhausen. The best time to go to this place is between June and July because at that time, the mountain snow starts melting and water increases in volume to spill over a 21m high ledge of Jurassic limestone. There are several viewing decks from where you can watch the amazing view of Rhine falls and if you like to do daring tasks then you can rent your own canoe and travel to nearby castles Schloss Worth and Schloss Laufen. The Rhine falls exhibit a wonderful firework display on the occasion of Swiss National Day i.e. August 1. So, if possible, try to reach Switzerland on that day and collect some unforgettable memories.

2. Jungfraujoch Region: 

Jungfraujoch consists of 3 eye-catching mountains: Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger and 4 picturesque towns: Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Murren and Grindelwald. The visitors can visit this wonderful Alps region via train during winters as well as summers. You will be surprised to know that the Great Aletsch Glacier, the world’s longest glacier and UNESCO world heritage site begins at Jungrafraujouch. In the middle of Jungfraujouch, a rustic town lies namely Interlaken from where you can hike to the mountain peak Kleine Scheidegg or Schlithron and enjoy scenic beauty. Interlaken is also called the adventure capital of Switzerland.

3. Lake Geneva: 

It is one the largest Alpine lakes in the Europe lying on the border between Switzerland and France. Lake Geneva is surrounded by beautiful parks, promenades and elegant cities. It is a great place for adventure loving people as it allows them to do hiking and skiing in mountain ranges. There is also a fountain in lake namely Jet d’Eau that shoots water 150m into the air. Also, Lake Geneva is a beginning point to explore the Vaudoise Alps and wineries. Around 62 kilometers from Geneva, there is a city called Lausanne that provides you opportunity to explore the world’s best ski slopes. Lausanne got its fame when the famous writers wrote about it in their poetry.

4. Lucerne: 

With sparkling blue lake and mountains, Lucerne is a major tourist attraction in the Switzerland. This beautiful city is famous for the Chapel Bridge, built in the 14the century and Lion Monument made to honor Swiss mercenaries who died during French Revolution. You must funicular to the Dietschiberg, head to the Mount Rigi or cruise up Mountain Pilatus for enjoying spectacular views of Lucerne city. There is also a most popular museum of Switzerland the Swiss Museum of Transport where you will get a chance to explore the large EURECA satellite, train locomotives, aircraft, planetarium and many more.

5. Zurich: 

It is the largest city in Switzerland and starting point for tourists. Zurich is also a cultural hub where you can find over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, out of which, the famous ones are Rietberg Museum displaying non-European art, Swiss National Park highlighting Swiss Cultural History and Kunsthaus Zurich museum having amazing art collection from middle age to present day. There are also some shops selling local and international fashion accessories. Zurich also has many clubs for night life lovers.