The Top 6 Most Beautiful Places in Switzerland That You Have to Visit
Jungfraujoch, nicknamed the “Top of Europe” is an Alpine wonder that is truly breathtaking. This attraction is on a glacier wedged between two magnificent mountains and has unmatched views of the Alps and their incredible magnitude.
Accessible by the impressive world-famous Jungfrau Railway, the train climbs over 3,000 meters above sea level to reach Jungfraujoch making it the highest railway station in Europe.
The beauty of the surroundings is magnificent enough, but you can also experience some incredible attractions such as an Ice Palace carved into the glacier or a pretty epic zip-line.
2. Lake Geneva and Lausanne
You can’t talk about Switzerland without this quintessential and stunning area coming to mind. Lake Geneva is Europe’s largest Alpine lake that overlaps the Swiss-French border. The water is serene, crystal blue, and reflects the majestic mountains that encapsulate its water borders.
Lausanne, a town that sits on the lake, holds some of the most enchanting views of Lake Geneva and the Alps that loom in the distance. The medieval town is the idyllic backdrop for your days exploring the area and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy on and around the lake.
You’re able to go boating, sailing, biking, walking or maybe you just want to sit on the banks and soak up the surroundings.
This popular resort town was known in its prime for the art of watchmaking. Today, it’s one of Switzerland’s most popular summer holiday resort towns. Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and in the foothills of the breathtaking mountains.
Interlaken boasts a wide array of activities that allows you to experience the natural beauty of the surroundings. Enjoy hiking, climbing, skydiving, paragliding, and kayaking in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing in the winter months.
4. Château de Chillon
The Château de Chillon is located on a small island on Lake Geneva near the popular tourist town of Montreux. The Château, or more accurately described as a small castle, has medieval roots and has inspired visitors and artists for centuries.
The Great Halls with its epic views of the lake, the medieval architecture and furnishings, and the impressive chapel and weapon room are fantastic to explore. Accessible by boat from Montreux, you’ll be able to enjoy a quaint boat ride as you’re transported back and forth to this beautiful destination.
This medieval town is what you envision in picture books: historic covered bridges, bountiful flower baskets throughout the promenades, frescoed medieval-looking buildings, and all surrounded by a beautiful crisp blue lake and the looming snow-capped mountains.
Two of the city’s most iconic and famous landmarks are the Chapel Bridge and its Water Tower which were constructed in the 14th century.
Lucerne is considered one of the world’s prettiest cities and it’s no surprise. Steeped in history and charm, Lucerne will make you feel like you stepped out of the pages of a fairytale and into reality.
6. St. Moritz
If you’re looking for a town that offers incredible mountain views then St. Moritz is your place. Full of impressive glaciers and jagged mountain peaks covered in Alpine forests, this is one of the world’s top mountain destinations.
It’s so pristine and picturesque that it’s even hosted two winter Olympics over the years. You can enjoy St. Moritz all year long, but the winter is truly when this beautiful city shines and you can experience everything from skating, skiing, sledding, or even a taxi ride in a bobsled!
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