5 best Places to Visit in Switzerland
I went to Switzerland last year (2019). Yes! It was my honeymoon destination.
Before that, to be honest, I was not sure how will I travel alone. However, I got my partner.
We went with Thomas Cook as this was our first time abroad and to be honest, we enjoyed the entire journey. As we traveled with an agency, there were restrictions and time limitations while exploring. Because of this, we missed many things.
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There are two types of people-
- Who wants to explore every corner of a city.
- Who wants to spend a holiday. Basically wants to feel secure, safe while traveling to unknown places.
We belong to the first category. Recklessness and responsibilities – I have both. Adventuristic nature is running through my gene. While getting lost, feeling the thrill of an unknown place, get to know new people and their culture is like a drug to me and I am addicted to that.
There are 5 places I feel you should visit if you go to Switzerland-
1. Jungfraujoch: The Top of Europe | Switzerland
Remember the famous song “Zarasa Jhoom lu main” from the movie “DDLJ- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”? There was a scene Yash Chopra has a shoot in the Alps Mountain and Kajol in Red dress. In Tv screen, I couldn’t understand the beauty of the scenery. To make you understand I am sharing a picture with you guys. Have a look.
Amazing isn’t it?
Our tour guide was saying because of Mr. Yash Chopra, Switzerland got famous. He promoted This country worldwide. The people of this country respect him a lot and in his honor, they have a train named after him on the way to “Top of Europe”. Yes, we feel proud :p!!!!
One of the most famous things to do in the magnificent Bernese Oberland is the train ride to Jungfraujoch, the “Top of Europe,” with an observation terrace and scientific watchtower perched at 3,454 meters. The highest icecap in Europe, the Great Aletsch Glacier starts at Jungfraujoch and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The popular Eiger Trail from the Eiger glacier station to Alpiglen clings to the cliffs at the bottom of the north face.
You can also see Panorama Way to the shining, south-facing the First hill; the Glacier Gorge; and Öpfelchüechliwäg, the high-altitude path from Holenstein to Brandegg within gardens of flowers, alpine pastures, and woodlands. The less energetic can ride gondolas and cable cars to spectacular viewpoints over the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Scenic Grindelwald is a glacier village in the Jungfrau region, which presents a great base for adventures into the encircling hills. It snuggles at the base of snow-cloaked hills and is one of Switzerland’s oldest and most popular resorts. Mounting above this alpine valley is the tiara-shaped Wetterhorn and the sheer north face of the Eiger, one of the planet’s most climactic and challenging climbs. Between the mountains lie Grindelwald’s two glinting icecaps. For the best views, Faulhorn, at 2,681 meters, offers breathtaking scenes of the monstrous peaks.
Well, this is the description, now let me share my experience, we were there at the end of April. Temperature was -14 degrees celsius. As we are from Mumbai, it is a huge difference for us. In the balcony, we got to experience the snowstorm. Let me share a video of us. See and let me know what did you experience.
2. Lucerne | Switzerland
Just imagine a scintillating blue lake surrounded by hills, a car-free antiquated old town, blanketed bridges, waterfront walks, frescoed historic constructions, and sun-splashed plazas with gurgling fountains. No wonder that Lucerne (Luzern, in German) is a prime point for tourists. Recognized for its music concerts, this quintessential Swiss town fascinates renowned soloists, conductors, and orchestras to its annual International Music Festival. The Culture and Convention Center is home to one of the world’s top concert halls.
One of the city’s most popular landmarks is the Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century. In a small park, lies the famous Lion Monument, a touching sculpture of a dying lion, which honors the noble death of Swiss Guards through the attack on the Tuileries in the French Revolution. History buffs will experience the Swiss Transport Museum with great exhibits on all forms of transport, including air and space travel, railroad trains, and a Planetarium.
For magnificent views of Lucerne, the Alps, and the lake, ride the funicular to the Dietschiberg on the north side of Lake Lucerne; cruise up Mt. Pilatus on the cable-way; or go to the Rigi, a well-known scene point.
3. Zurich | Switzerland
When we reached Zurich, I have seen the most beautiful scenery there. I and my husband was standing under a tree in front of a lake in heavy rain. The lake was full of Swan. After the rain, a rainbow came. It was so clear and magnificent, I can’t explain in words. I can only share a picture with you guys, check this out-
I didn’t want to come back. I was in love with the weather in Europe.
Zurich is the largest city of Switzerland, a larger transportation hub, and a prime starting point for travelers. The town situated at the northwestern end of Lake Zurich astride the river Limmat. Exceeding its buttoned-up façade, this wealthy banking capital owns a rich line-up of cultural wealth.
An excellent place to start a walking trip is the cobbled lanes of the Old Town with its charming shops, cafés, and galleries. Mile-long Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe’s most elegant shopping strands, beckons with designer shops selling fashion, watches, and jewelry.
Venturing away from the boutiques, visitors will discover more than 50 museums and 100 art galleries, as well as many other tourist magnetism. The best pick is the Kunsthaus Zürich, the museum of fine arts, with an extraordinary collection of art from the Middle Ages to the present day. Another preference is the Rietberg Museum, concentrating on non-European art with many works from China, India, and Africa.
A quick stroll from Zürich’s main station, the Swiss National Museum, in a Gothic chateau, spotlights Swiss cultural history. Families will enjoy the Zurich Zoo with an elephant park, penguin parade, and Madagascar pavilion. From the town, take a train journey to Uetliberg Mountain for scenic glimpses of the city and countryside.
4. The Rhine Falls | Switzerland
What I remember, I think we visited Rhine Falls when we started our Germany Tour. The weather was not hot not cold. I liked it. We started with The Rhine Falls. Traversing 150 meters, the Rhine Falls (Rheinfall) at Schaffhausen is the largest in Central Europe. The most suitable time to visit is during June and July when the mountain snow melts, and the falls increase in volume to spill over a 21-meter-high ledge of Jurassic limestone.
Boat trips up the Rhine provide unique views of the falls, as do the viewing terraces on both sides of the river.
We went there from Belgium and we only had Euro. Firstly I want to thanks to go that we got the last boat, it was almost closing time and most importantly they accepted Euro. In Switzerland, their currency is different and we didn’t know that. However, our guide managed and helped us to exchange.
The next day we went for a cruise ride and it was sunny and beautiful. Having a glass of wine in beautiful weather, ah that’s a dream. Because, in India, When it’s sunny, you can feel that extreme heat. However, India also has every European weather, in Bangalore. Yeah I love the weather of Bangalore because of this. haha!!!
5. Titlis | Switzerland
In Titlis, you will feel the mountain is wearing a White Dress. It is indeed a beauty of Central Switzerland’s crown.
You will feel on top of the world as you take in the sensational panoramic views of snow-covered mountains and pure Alpine scenes. The TITLIS ski area is residence to more than 80 kilometers of pistes, with slopes to suit every experience. The period lasts from October until May. And in the summer, the hill is a mecca for hikers and outdoor lovers.
For me, I have enjoyed the vacation indeed. If you haven’t visited yet, then don’t miss this country to visit. Add it to your bucket list.
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