Schilthorn, The Jungfrau Region
For a relatively small country, Switzerland enjoys a booming tourism industry, which is mostly due to its truly remarkable landscapes. Consider this – soaring Alps and glaring white glaciers dominate the winter landscape, while lush green vistas open up in spring. Skiing and winter-sports enthusiasts never had it better. The Swiss Alps contains more than 200 peaks that are higher than 3,000 meters. The country’s landscape is dotted with ancient castles and beautiful picture-perfect lakes. All of this is surrounded by the simply astounding mountain peaks in every direction. Here are some of the

best places in Switzerland

– absolute must-visits.

1. Lauterbrunnen – The Valley of 72 Waterfalls!


The village of Lauterbrunnen is situated at about 20 minutes by train from Interlaken. This picturesque village is set in the Lauterbrunnen Valley amidst dramatic rocky cliffs and alpine meadows. There are 72 waterfalls here in all, which is why Lauterbrunnen is known as the Valley of 72 waterfalls. If you cannot explore all of them, be sure to check out at least a few of these incredible waterfalls.  One of the top places to visit in Switzerland is the 300 meter-high Staubbach Falls, which forms the fetching backdrop for a series of chalets in the village. The other not-to-miss waterfall is the Trummelbach Waterfall, located in Stechelberg.

2.  The Jungfrau Region

Schilthorn, The Jungfrau Region

This enchanting Alpine wonderland is perfect whether you’re seeking a quiet retreat or some adventures. The three big Alps – Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger tower over lush green meadows and twisting mountain paths in this wonderland. You’ll get to enjoy the best of views, a true token of Swiss tourism here. While in this region, be sure to visit Grindelwald, Murren, Wengen, and Lauterbrunnen. Take a scenic train ride up the peaks of Kleine Scheidegg, Schynige Platte, Schilthorn or Grindelwald-First. Treat yourself to the kind of incredible panoramic views you’ll remember all your life at this king of Switzerland destinations.

3. Lugano

Campione Ditalia, Lugano

Lugano borders Italy in the south, so you’ll notice plenty of Italian influence in the architecture, local language, and the cuisine. Lugano is the perfect place to explore museums and heritage sites housed in beautiful classical buildings. The city is also close to the magnificent Lago di Lugano (Lake Lugano). In fact, Lugano is so famous among celebrities that it’s been called the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’. Be sure to include Lugano into your plans for your Switzerland trip.

4. Lucerne

Lake Lucerne Region, Lucerne

The beautiful lakeside city of Lucerne is a picture-perfect postcard town. Nestled snugly amidst the incredible white Alps, this panoramic city is all about timeworn churches, fortified towers, wooden bridges and everything antique. Take the time to explore the churches festooned with antique frescoes that have made this city a haunt for all culture vultures. Ride to the peak of the nearby Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi or the Stanserhorn and from there admires the incredible, thrilling views of the city and Lake Lucerne.

5. Zurich


Zurich is the cultural hub of Switzerland; it also has a pulsating nightlife that’s at odds with its daytime financial city façade. Another major appeal of Zurich is the Street Parade, one of Europe’s largest and most-visual annual rave parties. The city’s historic roots are charming –check out the beautiful Grossmünster church, Swiss National Museum, and Lindenhof square. There are more than 50 museums and 100 art galleries to see in Zurich. If you wonder what to see in Switzerland, visit Zurich. This city offers everything you need and is yet only a stone’s throw away from rural, idyllic towns.

6. Bern


Bern is an ancient medieval city of Switzerland, and also the country’s capital. This city’s beautiful narrow cobblestoned streets, archaic towers, many fountains and antique buildings all sing of history. Bern’s Old Town has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Bern, you’ll find arcades filled with bars, boutiques, cafes, and cabaret stages.  Bern is the current seat of the Swiss parliament and therefore the city’s historical centers are well-preserved. Bern also has a stunning botanical garden as well. You can also access the River Aare and Bear Park, where a family of bears reside.

7. Biel-Bienne

Biel Bienne

This town lies on the German-French border and is therefore totally bilingual. It’s located at the foot of the Jura Mountains overlooking Lake Biel. Enjoy incredible views of the Alps, swim in the lake, and explore the mountains and Drei-Seen-Land. Biel also has a picturesque and historic Old Town where you can wander around and take in the history that every stone breathes out.

8. Fribourg


This city straddles a stunning gorge that splits it into two parts. It’s a dramatic city that offers stunning views from all around. A couple picturesque bridges rising above the Samara River to join the French-speaking western part with the German-speaking eastern part.  Fribourg also has a stunning medieval old town which houses an impressive tall cathedral. There are several stunning fortifications, interesting museums, and beautiful architecture. There’s also a vibrant nightlife here, thanks to the vibrant student body in Fribourg.

9. Interlaken

Tea Valley,Interlaken

The resort town of Interlaken is famous with tourists worldwide. The city is located between two beautiful alpine lakes surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Interlaken is one of the most stunning cities to visit in Switzerland. The city is small and rather touristy with tons of souvenir shops, but it’s the stunning landscape that draws people here. Interlaken is the gateway to the incredible Jungfrau region. At Interlaken, you can abseil down waterfalls, go white-water rafting, hike, go boating and enjoy a number of winter sports around the lovely lakes and mountaintops.

10. Bellinzona


Bellinzona is a stunning city that is beautifully located at the spot where several valleys join. The city houses three medieval fortresses, and the Old Town with its ancient architecture and twisting cobblestone alleys are a pleasure to wander. The city is home to homely cafes, renaissance churches, chiming bell-towers and old, beautiful buildings. All of this gives Bellinzona charming air. The city was once ruled by the Italians, so there’s a delightful mix of Italian and Swiss cultures here. Obtain a Schengen visa to visit Switzerland.

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If you’re a traveler, then you’ve not seen anything until you’ve seen and experienced Switzerland. Once you feast your eyes on the incredible snow-clad landscapes of this pristine and lovely country, you’ll want to explore it more and more. Switzerland has retained most of its medieval architecture, and it’s a pleasure to explore it. Be sure to visit this incredible country.

Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

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