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Top Places To Visit In Switzerland

  • May 15 2020

If the lockdown has given you a greater desire to travel once borders reopen, have you ever considered exploring the majestic beauty of Switzerland? The country is one of the first to reduce its lockdown measures, which means by the time we can all go and visit it will be very welcoming to tourists and visitors, so make sure you take time to check out these unforgettable sights.

The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn, a pyramid-shaped giant, is one of the world’s most photographed mountains. It stands at 4,478 metres and attracts thrill-seeking mountaineers from all around the world.For those less inclined to mountain climbing, the mountain is home to the highest cable car station in the Alps, which offers the most spectacular views of the peak and beyond.

Jungfraujoch

The Jungfraujoch is an Alpine wonderland that fully deserves its nickname of the Top of Europe. Technically a glacier saddle between two mountains, the Jungfraujoch is one the best – and highest – attractions in Switzerland. Don’t let the altitude put you off, there’s plenty for the whole family up there, from mountain climbing to tobogganing, and much more. Perhaps the most impressive attraction is the world-famous Jungfrau railway. Starting at Kleine Scheidegg, the train climbs up to 3,454 meters above sea level to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.

 Lake Geneva

Stretching from Geneva in the west to Lausanne in the east, Lake Geneva is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful places. From the international bustle of Geneva to the many vineyards that crawl up the hillsides around the lake, there’s plenty to do in the surrounding region.And there’s a lot of activity on the lake, too. Windsurfing, water skiing, and kayaking are all possible for more active visitors to the area. Or, if you’re feeling a little lazier, you can simply sit back and take in the beauty of the lake from the deck of a paddle steamer as it crosses the water.No trip to the Swiss Riviera is complete without checking out the medieval Château de Chillon. Located on an island in Lake Geneva near the popular town of Montreux, the castle dates back to the 10th century, when it was used as a strategic water fort.

Bern

This medieval city is also the capital of Switzerland, and also one of the most enchanting places to visit. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and all across Bern’s historic centre, you’ll discover boutiques, bars, and even bears, who live in Bear Park just across the river from the old town.

Zurich

No list of Switzerland would be complete without mentioning Zurich, the largest Swiss city and the social and cultural hub of the country.From the popular Pride parade to Europe’s largest street rave, there’s a lot going on. And, if all that wasn’t enough, the city’s pretty easy on the eye – from the charming streets of the old town to the stunning scenery of Lake Zurich.

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