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Do you also feel frustrated due to the traffic noises and exponentially increasing pollution in your city? Do you want to surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway? Then Switzerland is the place for you. From breathtaking alpine scenery to villages oozing childhood storybook charm, from thrilling mountains to still lakes; Switzerland is filled with everything nature has to offer. No one has ever confirmed how heaven would look like, but if we want to get an idea we would say it looks like Switzerland. Travellers from all around the world come to see the ravishing scenery, thrilling adventures and other cultural attractions. You can visit Switzerland with your parents, life partner, kids or just with your friends as it offers something for every generation and something for every occasion.
But before you plan your trip, let’s have a look at the wonderful attractions Switzerland has to offer:
There is a very famous saying that says life’s a climb, but the view is great! And there is no better view other than from the top of the Matterhorn iconic peaks. It is one of the tallest mountains in the Alps. It is on the boards with Italy. At the foot of this mountain, there is a village of Zermatt which has banned motorizes vehicles to maintain the air quality and peaceful ambience in the village. Zermatt is filled with resorts and thrilling activities like a horse-drawn carriage ride, quaint chalets etc. Whether you visit in summers or in winters, you will find amazing activities such as hiking, climbing, biking, swimming or skiing available for you to get the most out of your vacation.
The 3,454 meters long glacier is the longest glacier in Europe, it is known as the Great Aletsch Glacier which begins at Jungfraujoch. UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site. So, if you are in Bernese Oberland, dont forget to take the train journey to the top of Europe!
Do you wish to visit a car-free city? Do you want to be surrounded by still lakes and bridges and mountains? Well, then there is nothing better than this old town Lucerne. Lucerne is famous for its music concerts; this Swiss town conducts its annual international music festival. The town is rich in culture and is home to the world’s leading concert halls. The streets are filled with music as the city is car-free. It is also famous for the Chapel Bridge which was built in the 14th century. There are many small parks and sculptures and Swiss Transport Museum which exhibits all forms of transportation used till date.
Lake Geneva is the largest Alpine lake in Europe. The city is in between pretty snow-capped peaks and Opera houses. This lake is called the capital of peace because of the calmness and beauty of the lake. It is also the European seat of the UN. The lake is 62km long and surrounded by the breathtaking scenery that one can literally feel the effect of nature purifying his mind and body.
The largest city of Switzerland is nothing like the metropolitan cities of big countries. Zurich is rich in cultural treasures. Zurich has more than 50 museums and one of them being the Swiss National Museum. There are Zurich Zoos and many shopping hubs. The beauty of this city is enhanced by the Lake Zurich astride. It is the banking capital of the country, even though it is the busiest cities of Switzerland but it still maintains the nature’s integrity.
If you are visiting Switzerland in June or July then The Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen should be your first place to see. The Rhine Falls are the largest falls in Europe. The volume to spill is over 21 metres high. If you enjoy a good boat ride then visit the Rhine Falls.
The oldest reserves in the Alps founded in 1914, The Swiss National Park is the perfect place to visit with your kids. There are more than 5000 species who call this park their home. You can spot a red deer, fox, chamois, 100 different species of birds and ibex and also marmot.
There are very few railway lines which are renowned as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and Bernina railway line is one of them. This majestic ride on the Rhaetian railways covers 122 kilometres; it winds over 200 bridges and beautiful tunnels and glorious mountains.
This 10,000 years old canyon also known as the Ruinaulta; is one of the most prefered tourist places for hikers, nature lovers and bird-watchers. If you are travelling here before October, then you can also rent a canoe and raft with some stunning views of the cliffs all around you.
If you want to see mirror-like lakes, glaciers covered with snow and jagged peaks then there no better place than St. Mortiz to visit. St. Mortiz is 1800 metres above sea level and is one of the most loved mountain tourists places. It is filled with snow activities and lovely people.
When there are so many places to visit, so many jaw-dropping sceneries to see; then one should not let his busy schedule stop him from taking the much-awaiited getaway. So, pack your bags and visit Switzerland today!