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Tourist Places to Visit in Switzerland

Zurich, Geneva, Interlaken, Lucerne, Zermatt, Bern, Basel, Lausanne, Lugano, Thun, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Montreux, Grindelwald, Swiss National Park, Rhaetian Railway, The Ruinaulta (Swiss Grand Canyon), St. Moritz, Lauterbrunnen, Gruyères and many more.

Switzerland is home to some jaw-dropping sceneries filled with loads of storybook charm. Offering a chance for the travellers to discover the pleasing landscape brimmed with seasonal flora and fauna. Tourist attractions in Switzerland consist of some well groomed alpines of Davos and the blankets of fluffy snow in the Jungfraujoch.

Switzerland are not only famous for their beauty, but the culture, food, adventure sports and historical monuments also make thousands of tourists flock here. From the unequaled alpine sceneries of The Matterhorn in Zermatt to the ancient artefacts preserved in the museums of Bern, Switzerland is truly a place where one can experience the best blend of history with nature.

Be it the breathtaking sceneries of Zurich or the green meadow of Lucerne,
tourist places in Switzerland impart you with a memorable experience and blissful staycation. The eye-catching view of the clouds piercing the Swiss alpine landscape leaves tourists breathless.

Here is the list of the best places to visit in Switzerland:

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Zurich is a place that conjures up images of breathtaking & unspoiled beauty of the stunning Swiss meadows, alpine forests, mighty Alps, and pristine mountain lakes. The city is forked into two by River Zurich into the Old and New Town areas. The Old Town is dotted with centuries-old churches, cobbled streets, and residences belonging to the Renaissance era. Due to its proximity to France, Germany, Italy, and Liechtenstein, you will see beautiful imprints of these cultures on the architecture here.

You will find the world’s largest clock tower here and a shopping street that’s amongst the world’s most exclusive and expensive shopping destinations.Zurich has beautifully balanced its rich cultural heritage with modernity and houses over 50 museums, art galleries, theatres, and a library that is considered to be the most beautiful in the world. It has some of the most stunning gardens, riverside promenades, hilly vantage points, perfect for a dream Swiss vacation. 

What is a Swiss vacation if you don’t try the famous chocolates! Zurich is known as the chocolate capital of Switzerland and certainly knows how to craft the best chocolates on the planet. Where else will you find a truffle that takes a whole year to make! Zurich also has many Michelin star restaurants that serve hearty and exotic dishes for an amazing fine dining experience.  For those who love to let their hair down, Zurich matches your verve with its spirit to party. It is dotted with amazing places great for ending a day with the best of drinks and snacks.

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Interlaken is a quintessential Swiss town that sits in the lap of the majestic Alps. The long-fabled mountains surrounding the town have welcomed visitors for over a hundred years, making Interlaken the much-visited destination that it is today. The unparalleled scenic beauty of the Swiss Alps along with its rich culture and a very quaint, small-town vibe make Interlaken a holiday-maker's paradise.

From it's azure lakes to snow-capped mountains, Interlaken has a lot to offer! The old heart of the town, its centre is dotted with buildings that date back centuries. You can walk past old hotels, quirky cafes and chocolate making workshops here. Just like the rest of Switzerland, Interlaken also has an enviable variety of cheese that you must try. As far as culture is concerned, Interlaken has loads of it, including ancient musical instruments, colourful traditional dresses and local food. If you are lucky, you will be able to have a glimpse into all of these on a walk through the town.

If you love nature and would love to go on hikes and treks on your trip to Interlaken, then you have landed at the right place. You can catch one of over 45 cable cars that leave from Interlaken and get off at a different destination, allowing you access to hundreds of trails, summits, cliff-fronts, caves, waterfalls and more! There are trails that would take you through old villages, trails that run along Lakeshores and trails that go up the mountain tops. Whether you are here to enjoy the luxurious holiday destination of the Victorians or want to get your heart pumping with some amazing adventure sports, Interlaken has everything.

You can stand at the highest point of the continent or float down rivers, you can enjoy a private spa by a lake or glide through the air. Its beautiful landscape is steeped in history, myth, and legend and you will find everything from dragons to castles and old convents here.  Interlaken has something for everyone!

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Located in the heart of Switzerland, occupying the banks of the Reuss River, the14th-century Lucerne is considered to be one of the most picturesque places in the country.

Miles of emerald-green meadows dotted with charming houses, church spires, and ancient towers edge around the sparkling Lake Lucerne with snow-capped mountains in the background. All these make Lucerne look straight out of a picture postcard making it one of the most astounding places to visit in Switzerland. The place even inspired Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy to write about its beauty.

The city has beautifully preserved architectural relics from a lifetime ago, which lend an amazingly romantic and old-world charm to it. The Old Town area still seems to have held on to its 17th-century charm with its medieval-era buildings, red thatched-roof houses built of stone, charming town square areas, twin towers of the Hofkirche, the Lion Statue, and the 900-year-old St. Peter’s Church all dotted along cobbled streets. The area is known for its striking murals like that of Jesus turning water into wine and a meat cleaver outside an old cluster of butcher houses.

There are lovely cafes for one to enjoy decadent Swiss chocolates, coffees, and cheese and plenty of souvenir shops.  The 13th-century Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Europe, with its flower-laden walls, art gallery-like sidewalks and astounding views of a setting sun behind the Water Tower.

You also get amazing views of the Lake and swans over the water framed by the Alps in the distance from the Chapel Bridge. There is the 17th-century Jesuit Church, famed for its gorgeous Baroque architecture and is a major landmark in Swiss history. Lucerne’s Glacier Garden is famous for its 20,000-year-old remnants like mussels & fossils from the Ice Age. 

The city is also famous for operating the world’s steepest cogwheel train up to the summit of Mount Pilatus, translating to ‘cloud-capped’, famous for mystical stories about its resident dragons and spirits. Another snowy peak that you can visit is Mount Titlis via the world’s first revolving cable car. The summit offers undulated views of the surrounding peaks, rocky crevasses, and stark glaciers. 

The summers in Lucerne are comfortable and the winters are freezing cold. The warmest month is July with temperature averaging around 24°C and January is the coldest, with temperatures plummeting to around 3°C. 

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Amongst the most prominent, most luxurious, and most populated cities of Switzerland is Geneva, a gem that scatters itself around its mesmerising namesake lake. While some cities of Switzerland are steeped in history and culture and other modern ones are high on party spots, Geneva offers a rare blend of it all, perfect for every tourist, young or old. With the charming lake flowing right along the centre of the city, the backdrop of the Alps, and an overhead bridge from where the panoramic glory of the city can be viewed, Geneva captures the intricacies of the old and new beautifully!

The beauty of Geneva also lies in the fact that this every-bustling city can be visited throughout the year. In spring and summer, temperatures are between 15°C to 30°C and the city enjoys longer hours of sunlight, which makes sightseeing a pleasurable experience. You have hours at end to check out historic museums like the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Maison Tavel, and the Art and History Museum, to name a few. You can also spend longer strolling through Geneva’s lush, sprawling parks like the unique Jardin Anglais which is home to a massive flower clock, the Parc de La Grange, and the beautiful Botanical Gardens that aren’t just a delight to see but an educational experience as well.

Once you’ve satisfied yourself with exploring the nooks and crannies of Geneva’s Old Town, you can stop by for a fine-dine experience at the city’s classic restaurants, spend the evening shopping at Geneva’s high-end stores, or head to a club and party the night away! In winters, Geneva’s weather is chilly, yet enjoyable. The lowest the temperature usually drops to is 1.5°C and the few days of snow are perfect for enjoying a skiing and snowboarding experience, while planning your stay at one of the many ski-resorts the city has to offer.

Days are shorter in winter with barely a few hours of sunlight, but the array of adventure sports coupled with a few hours of sightseeing, makes travelling to this delightful destination absolutely worth it. All-in-all, Geneva is a delightful destination, no matter when you visit it and we’d definitely recommend adding this exquisite destination to your travel bucket-list right away!

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This charming alpine village lies at the foot of one of the most mystical and majestic mountains of Switzerland- The Matterhorn. Zermatt.One of the most impressive places to visit in Switzerland, Zermatt is famous for its rugged untouched beauty that’s so peaceful and calm that it will take you away from all your worldly problems. This is mostly because Zermatt is a car-free village and its beauty can be savoured leisurely on foot, horse-driven carriages, electric cars, and gondolas. 

In the old village area, there are as many as 30 ancient buildings including granaries that depict the traditional way of living of mountain communities. This area also has a beautiful ancient church, Mountaineer’s cemetery, and a museum dedicated to mountaineering. The village streets are dotted with cafes with flower-lined walls in typical Swiss style. It is an amazing experience as you tuck into delicate pastries, cheese, and coffee while looking onto the Matterhorn, looming just miles away. 

Travellers from all over the world visit Gornergrat, the sun-drenched observation deck that offers one of the finest views of over 38 thirteen-thousanders and 14 glaciers including Monte Rosa, Matterhorn, and the Gorner Glacier. The ride to this deck, in a glass cable car, is as exciting as the destination itself. This is where Europe’s highest hotel, the Kulmhotel Gornergrat, is located. No visit to Zermatt is complete without venturing into the breathtaking mountainside. Zermatt is one of the few places in Switzerland where you can get up close with wild Ibex and visit a village consisting entirely of igloos. This is the place where you can get direct access to miles of pristine skiing pistes and paragliding points. Zermatt is also one of the places that offer unforgettable dining experiences.

Whether it is authentic Swiss mountainside cuisine in rustic cafes, or award-winning restaurants serving hearty meals with the most exquisite of ingredients, or having a meal in a sky-high gondola ride while enjoying the sunrise or the moonlight, the choices here are endless. Zermatt, due to its location, enjoys extremely pleasant weather throughout the year. In summers, the days are cloudy and the temperatures average at around 22°C. The winters are long and harsh, with snowfall almost daily. 

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A gorgeous resort town, Montreux is located on Lake Geneva in the south-western part of Switzerland. The town is burrowed between Lake Geneva, hills, wooded forests, and vineyards that allure people from all over the world to escape the humdrum of their lives amidst its beauty. Though it’s a small place, it has so much action packed in it that can keep you engaged for days. Lake Geneva is the most prominent attraction here with its promenade shaded by fig, mulberry, almond, and palm trees.

Enjoy boating in the lake or tuck in delectable Swiss food and wines near the riverside cafes. The gardens at the beaches are adorned with statues made of flowers and vines depicting the wildlife of Switzerland and other quirky silhouettes. The city’s most famous resident, Freddie Mercury, has been immortalised in the form of a statue. This statue stands in front of the Covered Market and is a must-see. Another must-visit attraction to see is the 12th- century Chillon Castle built by Savoy rulers. The castle is famous for its imposing architecture and old-world charm.

Montreux hosts several international jazz festivals that allure people from all over the world. The most famous is the Montreux Jazz Festival (held in July each year), September Musical Concert, and the International Choral Festival (the week after Easter). Montreux experiences a balmy and temperate climate. It gets a significant amount of rainfall during the entire year. The winters are freezing with temperatures going down below zero quite frequently. The summer months are pleasant with temperatures averaging around 15°C. 

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Enjoy an enthralling vacation in St Moritz that is a scenic paradise for the visitors. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, alpine forests and twenty-five crystal clear mountain lakes and glaciers, this scenic city offers an unadulterated view of nature. It is dotted with quaint villages and cobbled streets layered by crystal sheets of snow. The tall pine trees and the stone castles present imagery of living in a dreamland. St.Moritz is dotted with a number of tourist attractions that lure visitors with their magnetizing combination of unrivaled luxury and natural wizards.

It has contemporary art centers showcasing the notable work of the artists and the museums that take you into the glorious past of this town. You can also find here exclusive clubs and shopping joints for ultimate relaxation and leisure. It is home to mountain restaurants and hotels that offer an otherworldly experience. It also has the casinos where you can try your luck in card games and win huge prizes. For all those craving for solitude and enlightenment, the churches in St.Moritz should be a must-visit. This alpine town is considered to be the prime territory for the lovers of snow sports.

It has hosted the Winter Olympics twice in the past and boasts of running the oldest bobsleigh in the world. You can hike on the snowy glaciers, or you can have an unforgettable mountain biking experience on the hilly tracks here. Snowboarding, windsurfing, skiing, and paragliding are the other popular activities here. You can also take a carriage ride through the Alpine villages and have an enthralling night at the nightclubs. St.Moritz experiences pleasant weather all year around. You can primarily witness winter and summer over here. During summers, the average maximum temperature is 16 degrees Celsius, and the average minimum temperature is 3 degrees Celsius. During winters, it experiences snowfall of around 71 mm. It has around 322 sunny days in a year.

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Lugano, nicknamed as the Monte Carlo of Switzerland, is a popular tourist's destination in Switzerland known for its laid-back lifestyle and lovely scenic beauty, which entices tourists and wanderlust travellers from all over the world to its shorelines. A number of mountains, parks, Mediterranean style squares and arcades, and mountainous viewpoints surround the city that is a traffic-free historic township.  In this city, you will surely fall for the amazing Italianate architecture, promenades by the side of the lakes, parks on the waterfront, shopping streets and full of life squares with arcades and restaurants.

It is also famous for being the residence of the Nobel Prize winner, Hermann Hesse. The city of Lugano has also got a deeper connection with artworks and artisans. There are a number of centres, which promote the ancient artwork and architectural styles. You will also find countless museums like Museum of Cultures, Gabinetto di storia naturale, Swiss Customs Museum, Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia Lugano, etc in the city where many popular artworks by some of the famous artists are on display starting from Klee, Jawlensky, and Renoir to Degas. 

Thanks to the amazing climatic condition of the place, that makes tourism a bliss. The climatic conditions remain moderate all through the year with temperature lying  in the range of 5 degree celsius to 25 degree celsius. The hottest month of the year  is July and the coldest month of the year is January. If you haven’t been to this amazing place, then it is surely the time to pack your bags and head out in search of liberty in this surreal beauty of Switzerland.

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Basel, sharing its borders with France and Germany, lies on the banks of the River Rhine in the northwest region of Switzerland. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland, especially known for the diversity of its flora and fauna. It has miles and miles of lilac flowers edging along the stunning Rhine River. Like all the major Swiss cities, Basel also has its own charming Old Town area, which takes one back in the luxurious and slow pace of life as it was in the medieval era. It has stone houses with tiled roofs, beautiful cafes, well-kept boutiques, and vantage points to see stunning views of River Rhine. There are numerous cruises available for you to see the pristine beauty of the river its promenades. 

The most famous attraction here is the 10th-century Basel Minster known for its architecture heavily influenced by Roman and Gothic architecture. Almost as a symbol of its diversity, near the church, stands the striking 18th-century Jewish synagogue. The city is a haven for those who love nature and the outdoors. Basel Zoo, the oldest and the largest in Switzerland, houses over 600 species of rare animals like Indian Rhino, Flamingo, African elephants, and panthers. The sun-drenched city of Basel is the cultural epicentre of Switzerland. This is the most vibrant of places in the country famed for its festivals, art events, concerts, and open-air cinemas. Due to its location on the French and German borders, it is a melting pot of people, languages, and cuisines. It is known as the ‘city of museums’ and has over 40 museums that house world-famous galleries, collections of paintings and artworks.

Some of the best museums to visit are the Basel Toy World Museum, Antiques Museum for Egyptian artefacts, and Basel Museum of Ancient Art. The people of Basel love to celebrate and welcome everybody to the amazing carnivals held here throughout the year. These carnivals are an absolute riot of music, satirical performances, hand-painted lantern processions, and parades by pipers & drummers in colourful costumes. Basel remains rainy throughout the year with overcast skies. The summers are comfortable with July being the hottest month. The winters are freezing with January being the coldest month. The temperatures fall below zero often accompanied by snowfall. 

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St. Gallen lies in the north-eastern region of Switzerland and south of Lake Constance. It is considered to be one of the most picturesque places in Switzerland. It is nestled between lush hills and acres of stunning meadows, with the Lake adding a wealth of flora and fauna to its landscape. This rustic place is a haven for those who want to lose themselves in undulated beauty that it is abundantly bestowed with. Every Swiss city has such a unique cultural fabric that’s drastically diverse from the other.

St. Gallen has a very prominent European touch to it- be it its architecture, food, or heritage. It is located in the northern part of the country and has amazing things for everybody- sightseeing, entertainment, literary arts, and much more! St. Gallen’s claim to fame is its fashion industry. It houses the famous Textile Museum and it’s very unique character has inspired many artists and fashion designers. It houses ancient fabrics from Egypt and European countries. And the beauty doesn’t end here.

The library at the St. Gallen Abbey Convent has been voted as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for holding manuscripts dating back to the 8th-century. Those who love their drinks, St. Gallen is a must-visit. It houses Schutzengarten Brewery, the oldest brewery in Switzerland. It is famous for its award-winning German wheat beers and schwarzbier. Take a tour of the place and see its antique beer vessels and a collection of over 3000 bottles from all over the country.

One of the most jaw-dropping places to visit here is Red Square, which is the country’s largest outdoor living room. This unique place was created by the architect Carlos Martinez and Pipilotti Rist, a multimedia artist. A red rubber granulate is spread all over this huge lounge with changing overhead lighting depending on the area that you are in. It has sofas, couches, tables, and even a porch perfect as a business area or for children to play.

The city is famous for its wildlife and nature trails as well. Head over to Wildpark Peter and Paul to see animals like ibex, chamois, wild boar, lynx, etc. roaming freely. St. Gallen, due to its location near the Lake, enjoys pleasant summers with temperatures averaging at around 17°C. The winters are harsh and freezing, accompanied by constant snowfall. 

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Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, lies on the northern side of the Bernese Alps on the plateau in the canton of Bern. One of the most photographed cities in the world, Bern is a place that looks straight out of your dreams. The city, one of the best places to visit in Switzerland, is known as one of the most well-preserved cities in the world and this is evident in the way it has lovingly maintained its heritage, culture, and architecture for centuries. One of the best attractions of Bern is its hundreds of fountains dating back to the 13th-century, and each of them is a unique artwork.

The most unusual of them all, and a must-visit, is Kindlifresserbrunnen (Ogre Fountain) depicting a scary medieval ogre devouring children. Now that’s a sight you will not see anywhere in the world! Bern’s Old Town area due to its stunning medieval-era beauty finds a place amongst UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The cobbled streets here are dotted with the majestic Parliament building, offices of some major Swiss banks, and grand hotels. In the nearby Kramgasse (market alley) you will pass century-old buildings that were wine cellars and granaries in ancient times.

This is where you can see the residence of Albert Einstein as well. Another famous Bernese attraction is the 11th-century Clock Tower that allows visitors to tour inside and see the still working mechanisms. The viewing platform atop the tower looks onto panoramic vistas of the Bernese peaks. The Bern Cathedral is a must-visit for not only its magnificent Gothic architecture and a huge façade depicting the ‘Last Judgement’, but also for seeing stunning views as far as Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau from its watchtower. 

Bern is one of the few cities in the world that allows one to sightsee not only on foot but also from its waters as you swim across its famed River Aare. The long winding river passes through all the major attractions like the Botanical Gardens and Old Matte District. The culinary landscape of Bern is famous as well! Try authentic Swiss delicacies at Restaurant Rosengarten that edges along with the famous rose garden or the magnificently decorated Kornhauskeller with its humongous chandeliers and fresco ceiling. Bern is mostly rainy throughout the year. The summers are warm, yet pleasant with temperatures averaging at around 20°C. The winters are short but cold with snowfall.

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Schaffhausen is located on the northernmost edge of the country on the German border. Schaffhausen came into being due to the Rhine Falls. This was where the earliest inhabitants, the shippers, worked and later settled down. Schaffhausen enjoys unmatched natural beauty with its flowering trails, waterfalls, jaw-dropping views of the Alps, and lush meadows. This is one of the few cities where the Old Town area is free of cars. Considered to be the most beautiful of the old town areas in the whole of Switzerland, its buildings have huge bay windows and painted facades.

There are granaries and merchant houses dating back to the Baroque times. The shops here have a painting-like charm to them with their flower-laden window sills. You will find charming chocolatiers, cafes, cheese shops, perfumeries, and dressmakers. Listening to the Munot Bell here is a very surreal experience. The bell is rung by the guard of the 15th-century Munot fortress every day at 9:00 pm as a beautiful tradition that’s still followed from ancient times signalling the closing of gates.

For those who love the outdoors, can spend hours along the beaches of River Rhine. One can enjoy soaking in the sun, boating, cycling, or simply strolling as you see the world pass by. The houses in this area are colourful with intricately painted facades, which make for a picture-postcard like backdrop to the river.  Schaffhausen has distinct cold and warm periods. In the summers, the temperatures rise to around 25°C. Winters are pretty harsh with sub-zero temperatures, snowfall, and sleety rains.

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Lausanne, the capital city of the canton of Vaud, lies on the edge of Lake Geneva. It extends from Lavaux to La Cote. Ranked amongst the most beautiful cities not only in Switzerland but also around the world, Lausanne’s landscape is stunning, to say the least.  One of the first things that you will notice is its pristine natural beauty of snow-coated mountains and lush meadows beautifully interspersed by Lake Geneva. Anywhere you go in the city, the views of snow-drifted French Alps searing through clear blue skies accompany you.

One of the major landmarks here is the 12th-century Cathedral of Notre Dame, which is famous for not only its imposing arches and facades but also for housing a 12 million dollar organ gifted by the city of Boston. When in Lausanne, don’t miss visiting the vineyards of Lavaux. Stretching up till Vevey-Montreux, these stairlike vineyards are a haven of tranquillity and beauty. Since they are considered to have universal importance, they were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can walk for miles amidst these lush plantations and some of the most delicate wines on earth. 

The city was established by Romans and their imprints can be seen everywhere- in its culture, monuments, and food. Lausanne is inhabited mostly by students and young people, and that’s reflected in the verve of the city. The streets come alive with community markets, that are held here often, with hundreds of local street vendors selling amazing Swiss foods, beer sellers, souvenir shops, and street musicians lending a beautiful vibe to the city. When you’ve done too much sightseeing and want to spend time in solitude that only nature can provide, head over to the Sauvabelin Forest area.

It is a stunning sight to see the crystal clear waters of Lake Sauvabelin reflect in its waters the dark silhouettes of tall trees and the golden setting sun behind them. Helicopter rides are available for you to soak in panoramic views of the city as you cruise high up in the skies.Lausanne cloudy weather adds to the romantic Swiss atmosphere. It rains intermittently all through the year. The coldest month is January with temperatures falling to around 1°C. Summers are warm yet pleasant with temperatures hovering around 20°C. 

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The town of Thun lies in the Bernese Oberland region. It’s breathtaking natural beauty comes from its location near Lake Thun, which is considered to be amongst the most stunning lakes in Switzerland. It’s famously said that Thun has everything that a dream Swiss vacation should have! Its medieval castles and churches, old town area, charming cafes & charcuteries, are cradled in beautiful panoramas of snow-coated Bernese Alps and the calm blue waters of Lake Thun everywhere that you look. In fact, it is regarded as the gateway to Bernese Oberland.

The fact that Thun is not visited by many travellers, who are in favour of the more popular cities, makes it perfect for those who love a bit of solitude and quiet. The city is laid out around the lake, which is a huge vantage point in itself that looks onto the majestic Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau. Travellers love to stay at the wooden chalets surrounded by alpine meadows that reverberate with the sounds of clinking Swiss bells. Charming bridges thread across the city connecting one beautiful attraction to the other. The flower-laden cafes are lovely and not only offer amazing pastries, macaroons, bread, and artisanal coffees but regularly hold musical performances and mini-concerts.

There is a town church dating back to the 13th-century and a 16th-century town square, both so well preserved that they immediately take you back to the rich Renaissance era. And so is the Old Town area, famous for its old cafes and shops. Take a day trip to the Thun Castle sits atop a hill. Don’t miss to see the museum inside and roam in the flowering courtyards. A fun thing to do here is to take a ride on the famous Ferris wheel to see views of Aare River and the entire city framed by the mountains in the foreground. Else, to see this beautiful city from a different perspective, ride on a historic 19th-century streamer and cruise along the length of Lake Thun.

Here, you can attend special beer tours that let you taste the most amazing spirits and take you to some of the oldest watchmakers’ shops to see and learn about the timeless art of Swiss watchmaking. Thun has a very unique weather system with great variations. While the first half of the year feels cool and pleasant, the second half of the year is cold and rainy accompanied by snow. The warmest month is July with temperatures of around 25°C and January is the coldest with temperature often falling below zero. 

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Nestled in the bosom of the Bernese Alps, the quaint little city of Grindelwald offers a befitting abode in the heart of nature. The city of Grindelwald Switzerland is home to about 3,600 natives living here, and invites tourists from across the world. With its alpine beauty and clear skies, the city is a welcome respite from the bustle of the busy city life. Set against the backdrop of some prominent towering mountain peaks, Grindelwald is one of the most scenic tourist destinations in the country.

Along with its clear, shimmering lakes, the beautiful flower-clad hiking trails and rolling green valleys, the beauty of Grindelwald is quite unparalleled. The magnificence of the enchanting Grindelwald is further heightened with the splendid attractions found here. From the ice-covered regions of the Jungfraujoch peak, with its Ice Palace and Observatory Deck, to the natural lakes of Bachalpsee and Brienz, or the Canyon with its mammoth spider’s web, the attractions in Grindelwald are too many to be numbered.

Apart from its iconic tourist spots, the city of Grindelwald is best known for its unique activities and experiences. In winter, the city becomes a pilgrim site for skiers from across the world, while in summers, the hiking trails found here become a popular travel destination for both local as well as foreign hikers. The city also boasts of rides and experiences found nowhere else in the world, the First Flier, First Glider and the Alpine Sensations are only few of them.

Grindelwald is also home to a number of unique land sports, such as mountain carting, summer sledding and trotti biking. Moreover, the weather in Grindelwald remains cool throughout the year. The summer months between May to September, are generally cool and wet, while the winters here, between November to March, are freezing and snow-clad. Owing to its elevation, the city experiences a certain amount of precipitation throughout the year. All this and much more makes Grindelwald the ideal vacation destination and should get a spot in your list of places to travel.

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Explore the medieval marvel of Zytglogge clock tower in Bern, Switzerland. Admire its intricate astronomical clocks and animated figurines. Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of this iconic landmark, which once served as a city gate and watchtower. A must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the charm and historical significance of Zytglogge, a timeless treasure in the heart of Bern.

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The Geneva Water Fountain, situated in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, is an iconic attraction renowned for its mesmerizing display of water and lights. Shooting up to 140 meters in the air, this grand fountain creates a captivating spectacle against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps. A symbol of the city's elegance and beauty, the Geneva Water Fountain is a must-see for visitors seeking a memorable experience in Geneva.

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The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a captivating tribute to the history and spirit of the Olympic Games. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, it showcases a vast collection of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and multimedia presentations. Visitors can explore the stories of Olympic athletes, learn about the evolution of the Games, and experience the excitement of various sports. The museum offers a unique and immersive journey through Olympic history, inspiring visitors of all ages.

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Titlis Cliff Walk in Engelberg, Switzerland, is an exhilarating and one-of-a-kind experience for adventurers. It is the highest suspension bridge in Europe, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps and glaciers. Visitors can walk on the transparent bridge, suspended 500 meters above the ground, and feel like they are floating amidst the stunning Swiss landscapes.

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Explore the magnificence of The Cathedral of Bern, Switzerland's iconic landmark. Admire its stunning Gothic architecture, impressive spire, and ornate sculptures. Discover the rich history and religious significance of this historic cathedral, which serves as a symbol of Bern's cultural heritage. A must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the spiritual ambiance and architectural beauty of The Cathedral of Bern.

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The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland, is an iconic and historically significant landmark. Built in the 14th century, it is Europe's oldest covered wooden bridge and spans across the picturesque Reuss River. Adorned with charming paintings depicting local history, the Chapel Bridge is a must-visit attraction that exudes timeless charm and offers stunning views of the surrounding cityscape.

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No trip to Switzerland is complete without paying a visit to Europe's biggest waterfall, the Rheinfall. Located right on the border between Switzerland and Germany, it is often called the Niagra Falls of Europe. Formed more than 15,000 years ago due to certain tectonic shifts, the falls have now gained popularity among those visiting Switzerland. 

Hundreds flock to the falls each summer when the increased water inflow creates mesmerizing cascades that the visitors can enjoy from up close. Right in the middle of this magnificent waterfall stands a sturdy rock that has withstood the test of time. 

You can choose to either take a boat ride along the Rhine river till the rock formation or simply marvel at their magesticity from the numerous trails and the viewing platforms constructed for this very purpose. One such popular lookout is the Känzeli viewing platform, from where you can take in the beauty of the falls and sometimes even feel the fresh spray on your face. 

The fact that it is very accessible adds to its popularity. Situated between the villages of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen/Dachien, the Rheinfall sees thousands of visitors each year. It stands at a breath of 150 meters, with the water falling at a rate of 23 meters per second.

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The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland, is an iconic and historically significant landmark. Built in the 14th century, it is Europe's oldest covered wooden bridge and spans across the picturesque Reuss River. Adorned with charming paintings depicting local history, the Chapel Bridge is a must-visit attraction that exudes timeless charm and offers stunning views of the surrounding cityscape.

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Bachalpsee Lake, nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland, is a true gem of nature. Located in the Bernese Oberland region, this picturesque alpine lake captivates visitors with its crystal-clear turquoise waters and awe-inspiring mountain backdrop. Surrounded by lush green meadows and towering peaks.

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A part of the worldwide UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Swiss National Park is located in the Western Rhaetian Alps and is stretched across an area of 170 sq km. The large protected area of the national park encompasses imposing mountains and picturesque valleys harbouring rich biodiversity and pristine river streams.

Thus, to experience nature in its most beautiful form, this national park is certainly among the best places to visit in Switzerland. 80 km of hiking trails and nature paths within the park allow the visitors to lay their eyes on some of the most beautiful landscapes of the country from up close. Wildlife enthusiasts can keep an eye out for exotic fauna and avifauna species like marmots, chamois, golden eagles, red deer, and ibex. 

Highlight of the place: 45 national park panorama trails crossing wondrous forested valleys and mountains.

Location: Western Rhaetian Alps, Eastern Switzerland
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The First Cliff Walk in Switzerland is an exhilarating adventure that takes you to new heights. Located in the stunning region of Grindelwald, this cliff walk offers a unique experience for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. Suspended above the abyss, the walkway provides breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, and dramatic cliffs. With its glass panels and steel grating, the walkway gives you a thrilling sensation of walking on air.

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Your ticket to witnessing the alpine paradisiacal landscapes of Switzerland, Rhaetian Railway is an important aspect of tourism in the country. It is a mountain railroad network that connects Switzerland and Italy, and offers the breathtaking experience of zipping through the incredible mountains Switzerland is blessed with.

Being the most convenient and fun means to enjoy the picture-perfect nature of Switzerland, this train ride is extremely popular among tourists. The iconic UNESCO route gives you an opportunity to witness the towns and traditional villages set in surreal locations. All you need to do is take your seat and stare out the window as the train passes through dozens of tunnels, bridges, and viaducts built on dramatic valleys and mountain passes that are listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Highlight of the place: 384 km long railway network offering a fun ride through scenic mountains and valleys.

Location: St. Moritz to Bernina
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Also known as Rhine Gorge and Swiss Grand Canyon, Ruinaulta is counted among the top places to visit in Switzerland for photography and nature hiking. Located between Reichenau and Ilanz, this ravine is also popular among adrenaline junkies as it offers adrenaline charged experiences of mountain biking and river rafting. 

To double the fun of being here with some outstanding frames, you are also recommended to spend some time at Rhine Gorge Viewpoint that offers a spectacular view of the entire canyon. Other viewing platforms such as Islabord, Zault, and Alix can also be visited to enjoy different perspectives of this dramatic creation of nature.

Highlight of the place: The spot features magnificent alpine landscapes and hiking trails.

Location: Ilanz and Versam
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If the thought of spending your vacation in a valley set amidst lofty cliffs and thundering waterfalls entices you, Lauterbrunnen is the place for you in Switzerland. Located in the Swiss Alps, this valley is one of the major conservation areas in the entirety of Switzerland and is a treat for any nature lover.

The picture-perfect beauty of the dramatic landscapes of Lauterbrunnen evokes a sense of rejuvenation, letting all of your senses to calm down in the lap of nature. The availability of various cross-country skiing and hiking trails in the valley enhance the fun for thrill seekers visiting Switzerland to indulge in winter sports.

So whether you prefer to idly soak up the essence of Switzerland’s nature or embark on some exhilarating ventures, your bucket list must include Lauterbrunnen.

Highlight of the place: The valley comprises 72 majestic waterfalls plunging from overhanging rock faces.

Location: Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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The Sphinx Observatory in Grindelwald, Switzerland, is an iconic mountain-top observatory perched at an elevation of 3,571 meters (11,716 feet) on the Jungfraujoch, known as the "Top of Europe." Offering breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier and surrounding peaks, visitors can enjoy a truly unique experience in this high-altitude research station and observatory.

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 Add the 800 year old medieval town of Gruyeres on your check-list for an awe-inspiring gastronomical experience on your Switzerland trip. A literal paradise for lovers of cheese and chocolate, this town in the Fribourg canton of Switzerland houses world-famous cheese and chocolate factories where you can watch the entire processes involved in the production of these products.

And of course, you may also indulge in unlimited tasting of a great variety of cheese and chocolates while you are here. Furthermore, the town also has an incredible scenery to gaze at and a long list of architectural masterpieces and places of interest to explore such as Gruyeres Castle, HR Giger Museum, and Tibet Museum.

The cobbled streets and traditional style houses surrounded by lush greenery will fill your heart with a sense of delight. 

Highlight of the place: Gruyeres is mainly famous for its cheese and chocolate factories and traditional dishes.

Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
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The Ice Palace Jungfraujoch, situated in the Swiss Alps, is a fascinating attraction within the Jungfraujoch mountain pass. Carved deep into the glacier, it offers visitors a surreal experience of exploring ice sculptures, tunnels, and crevasses. This unique icy wonderland allows guests to marvel at the beauty of the glacial world in a safe and captivating environment.

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Lying east of Lake Geneva and forming one of Europe beautiful places, the alpine region of Switzerland manifests classic Swiss beauty with its shimmering lakes, verdant valleys, and majestic peaks. Making for one of the most brilliant ski spots in the world, the Swiss Alps is home to some of the most loved and frequently visited ski resorts.

Switzerland’s alpine heart also has an array of excellent trails that propel hikers from all corners of the globe for a budget-friendly hiking experience. The sign posted trekking trails here allow you to explore the Alpine hub safely without any chance of getting lost in the mountains.

The Swiss Alps is home to a plethora of quaint little villages including Grindelwald, where the travelers can connect with nature and get a sneak peak into the local Alpine lifestyle. Furthermore, you can also taste the age-old authentic delicacy of the Swiss Alps, melted cheese fondue, which forms the staple diet of the farmers living here.

Best time: April and June and September to October.
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People Also Ask About Switzerland

  1. What are the best places to visit in Switzerland for couples?

    1. Zurich: With the lake Zurich splitting the town into two, Zurich is an amazing blend of Swiss architecture, ancient churches and alpine woods against the views of the snow-covered Alps.

    2. Lucerne:
    Considered to be the most eye-catching town in the country, Lucerne is the best place to go with your loved one and live in the Swiss buildings amidst the lush green meadows.

    3. Geneva:
    A perfect blend of history and modernism, Geneva is the best place to enjoy ancient monuments as well as lively bars and clubs at the same place.

    4. Zermatt:
    Renowned for its pristine beauty, Zermatt is the best place to get a great vacation photoshoot. The rugged town portrays the untarnished Swiss beauty against the most beautiful Swiss Alp, Matterhorn.
  2. What are the famous places to visit in Switzerland with family?

    1. Interlaken: A small Swiss town nestled across the mighty Alps, Interlaken is the best place to take your kids on the journey of a cogwheel train which lets you witness the breathtaking Swiss beauty.

    2. St. Moritz:
    St. Moritz offers unobstructed views of the Alps dotted with small Swiss villages and tall pine trees. This place is best to take kids to as they should experience the authentic Swiss tradition and beauty.

    3. Basel:
    Basel shares its borders with France and Germany which gives this small town a unique vibe as well as it also features a diversity of flora and fauna which is exotic from the rest of the country.

    4. Bern:
    The capital of Switzerland, Bern is the best place to enjoy the well-preserved culture, ancient heritage, traditional cuisines and much more to get rooted in the culture of the country you are traveling to.
  3. What is the best time to visit Switzerland?

    The best time to visit Switzerland is between  April and October as the destination experiences the spring and summer season during this time. The temperature at this time of the year is moderate and there is no humidity. You will be able to explore the place with utmost comfort. However, if you want to indulge in some winter sports then December to March is the best time. 

Newly Added Switzerland Experience
23 January 2020
The Mount Titlis Day Tour with Cable Car was a delightful experience for me. I was traveling with my spouse. The views were gorgeous and something that I can never forget about, it was dramatically gorgeous. If you are visiting Switzerland then Mount Titlis cable car ride is a great way to spend some time in the arms of nature and enjoy a great time. I was also able to capture some really good photos of the cute little snow penguins.
10 February 2020
The fully rotating cable car experience topped with interacting with the snow penguins makes for a really fun time to enjoy. I recommend everyone should once visit the Mount Titlis and do the Cable Car ride. And I must say that the view from the cable car was amazing.
04 November 2019
It was great to spend such a great evening enjoying a ton of fun activities. I had a lot fun sledding and I must say that the fondue dinner was delicious. Fun and food, a great way to spend a night indeed.
10 December 2019
Anilaabh Bharadwaj Night Sledding Interlaken
The dinner was on point, the activities were really fun and I along with my kids had a lot of fun exploring the night night sledding experience. If you are in interlaken you have to take one night out and enjoy this thrilling adventure with your family or your friends. The drinks served were also delicious.
19 September 2019
The best fun I had at night in Switzerland was with sulwald Sledding experience at Interlaken. The activities are really organized and the guide gives thorough instruction about the details of the night. I must say that these instructions can get really boring but the guide found a way to make it really fun. I and my partner I was able to get into the action really fast with Sledging which followed dinner. All in all, I must thank Thrillophilia for making our night adventurous.
24 October 2019
Chamonix Mont Blanc Day Tour was an amazing experience. We could visit a number of tourist attractions and sight the mesmerizing views of the white mountains. A delightful and fun filled tour indeed. Thanks to the team Thrillophilia and our guide for making it happen.
13 November 2019
The overall service was satisfactory and very cost effective at the same time.
05 October 2019
Girindra Pillai Zurich Airport Transfers
The experience of being received at the Zurich Airport was very smooth. The car had arrived at the location on time and we had a very comfortable ride.
10 February 2020
The place is perfect for half a day trip. It takes around 5 hours to completely enjoy every part of the museum and it is the place worth visiting. Everything about the museum is great, I mean the first thought in my head when I heard the museum was boring but the Swiss Museum Of Transport is completely opposite. There are a ton of fun activities to do and cars to admire.
28 August 2019
We took a ton of pictures and explored a number of ancient and modern transportation vehicles. Overall, a fun place to visit.

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