Things to do in Switzerland
The name of Switzerland appears in almost every tourist list. It is one of the most desirable destinations for couples. There are plenty of activities to do from exploring the beauty to enjoying the serenity in the natural surroundings. There are followings to do in different parts of Switzerland.
Zurich – Explore the largest city
Zurich is the largest city, transportation and shopping hub of Switzerland. You can stroll in the beautiful cobbled streets and sit in the eateries of the old town to try some traditional delicacies of Europe. There are many galleries, museums and the finest shopping spots in Europe. You will find art from all around the world in the galleries of Zurich.
Jungfraujoch – The Top of Europe
The beginning of the longest glacier in Europe is a part of the UNESCO world heritage site and this place is known as Jungfraujoch. There is a scientific observatory deck and an observation terrace to see the panoramic views of the surroundings. You can also ride gondolas and cable cars to reach different points and Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Lake Geneva – Visit the largest Alpine Lake
Lake Geneva is a marvelous and popular spot to visit. It is located at the French-Swiss border and near the shores of the most famous cities in Switzerland. There are gardens, parks, and natural sitting areas around the lake. It also has cultural attractions like an Opera house, Grand Theatre and an old medieval town with a Gothic cathedral. Montreux Jazz festival is a popular event that is organized in June/July.
Chateau De Chillon, Montreux – Get Inspired
Chillon castle is located near Montreux, at the shores of Lake Geneva. It is famous for inspiring many artists, writers, and architects for centuries. This amazing castle complex was constructed in the 12th century. You can explore almost 25 buildings having Gothic underground rooms, chapel, halls, and courtyards. The interior of the castle contains medieval murals, stained glass, and paintings from the 14th century.
The Matterhorn – Switzerland’s Iconic Pointed Peak
The legendary peak of Switzerland is located at the border of Italy. Many professional mountain climbers consider this mountain as their summer destination and it is a popular skiing spot during winters. There is a very beautiful village named Zermatt at the foot of the mountain. There is an amazing resort, world-class hotels, and restaurants in this peaceful area. Motorized vehicles are banned in the village to preserve the peaceful surrounding and air quality. The main transport of this village is the horse-drawn carriages.
Lucerne – Visit the famous Music Town
The medieval old town with a lake, surrounded by mountains is famous for musical concerts. There are frescoed historical buildings, plazas, covered bridges, and fountains. This is very famous for its international music festival. Culture and convention center is one of the most popular concert halls space that welcomes famous orchestras, singers, and musicians of the world.
The Rhine Falls – Enjoy a spectacular Boat Trip
Rhine waterfalls are the largest waterfalls in central Europe located at the Schaffhausen. You can plan a wonderful boat trip of the area to see the waterfalls from different places. They look most amazing during summers (June and July) when the snow melts. There are viewing platforms on the sides of the river where you can enjoy different foods while watching the scenic area.
St. Moritz – Hiking, Biking, and Water Sports
It is one of the top destinations of Switzerland with crystal clear lakes, alpine forests, jagged peaks, and glaciers. This town is divided into two parts St. Moritz Dorf (sunny terrace) and St. Moritz Bad (lakeside on the valley floor). St. Moritz offers many activities to visitors like water sports, snowboarding, hiking, biking, skating, skiing, bobsledding, tobogganing, and the famous Cresta Run.
You can plan a wonderful holiday in Switzerland filled with many interesting activities. There are many seasonal things so check the weather before planning.