You probably also think about Swiss chocolate, Swiss cheese and clocks when talk about Switzerland right? These are other things you should know about Switzerland. But this landlocked country is a sanctuary for anyone looking for truly picturesque and dramatic scenery. It’s in the middle of the Alps, so how can’t the great look that it has? Here I will list the most worthy place to visit in Switzerland.
Top 5 Places in Switzerland that will catch your eyes instantly
1. The Matterhorn
The most photographed mountain in the World. Therefore Switzerland’s most famous mountain and the highest place to visit in Switzerland, is possibly this pyramid-shaped giant. The 4,478-meter-high Matterhorn in Zermatt attracts mountaineers from all around the world to take over its rise–some of them even attempt to climb it.
Ski cable cars also carry skiers and snow boarders to surrounding mountains in the winter and walkers in the summer, via the mountain station in Zermatt (the highest alpine cable car station).
Over 50 museums and 100 art galleries, the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich, will cater to cultural tourists. Shoppers can go by boat on Zurich Lake and in the mountains of neighboring Swiss brands if they tire of shopping for world-famous goods.
There are also an impressive number of clubs in the city for those who enjoy spending the night. The SNM, housed at a fairytale castle, is dedicated to the cultural history of Switzerland and should not be missed.
Bern has many tourist attractions waiting to be visited including many excellent museums. Art lovers will enjoy impressive galleries including the Paul Klee Gallery, this iconic artist’s world-renowned collection of works and the Bern Museum of Art. Don’t miss the markets on the Bundesplatz with a view to the elegant Parliament building (Bundeshaus) of the Renaissance style.
4. St. Moritz
The streams, glaciers, valleys, mountain trees and sunlight oodles that make St. Moritz one of the world’s top mountain destinations and a must have on your list. The town is split into two sections in an alpine valley 1800 meters above sea level. St. Moritz village is situated on the sunny terrace overlooking Lake St. Moritz.
The other part of the city is a sanitary spa with less costly accommodation, on the lakeside St. Moritz Bad on the valley floor. Winter sports run the winter sports gamut, ranging from hiking, snowboarding, and cycling to sliding on the famous Cresta Run, which is 1.2 km long.
5. Lake Geneva
Located on the Rhone River on the frontier of France and Switzerland, Lake Geneva is one of Europe’s biggest lakes. Apart from the city of Geneva, the major attractions are the Swiss canton of Vaud or French canton of Haute Savoie in the area of Lake Geneva.
The landscape is different; in the north there are the Jura, in the south there is a hilly plateau, in the west there are the Alps. Here you will discover beautiful towns and cities overlooking the seaside, hiking and cycling opportunities in the two mountains and the lake itself, too.
6. The Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe, is Swiss tourism’s enchanting natural wonder. The mighty falls thunder from a distance of over 150 meters in the northernmost part of Switzerland near the town of Schaffhausen.
Visitors can watch the show from several observation decks, while those brave enough can rent their own canoes and fly to Schloss Laufen and Schloss Wörth nearby castles. The Rheinfall flaunts a sensational firework display on Swiss National Day, 1 August, which draws flocks of visitors.