The top 10 best places to visit in Switzerland

Switzerland

Mostly mountainous, Switzerland is a treasure trove of spectacular scenery, such as the “Glacier Express,” where you can relax while enjoying the scenery. The mountains of the Alps and Lake Geneva and the old city of Bern are not to be missed!

 

Here are some recommended places for your trip to Switzerland.

 

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1. Matterhorn

 

The famous Matterhorn, which stands on the border between Switzerland and Italy, is one of Switzerland’s most famous tourist attractions. This is because it belongs to the Alps and its altitude is 4478m!

Matterhorn

The cliffs near the summit prevent the general public from climbing, but it is recommended to hike and see the beautiful pyramid shape of the surrounding area. 

2. Jungfraujoch

“Jungfraujoch,” in the designated World Natural Heritage area as “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch,” is situated at 3466m above sea level. You can reach the summit by mountain railway, and the Jungfraujoch station is the highest railway station in Europe, with an altitude of 3454m.

 

3. Old Town / Bern

The whole city is a World Heritage Site! 5 must-see sights in Bern Old Town, the beautiful capital of Switzerland.

Bern is the capital of Switzerland. It is a fun city with things related to the “bear,” which originates from the city’s name. The beauty of the “old town” is especially famous, and the entire old town is registered as a World Heritage Site.

 

You can enjoy a stroll while looking for bears in the park and statues of bear motifs. Also, the old town with a view from the hilltop is breathtaking.

4. Castle of Chillon / Lake Geneva

The Jewel of Lake Geneva! Visit Chillon Castle, Switzerland’s main castle.

Lake Geneva is the second largest lake in Central Europe, running through France and Switzerland. On the other side of the town of Montreux, “Chillon Castle” is a fantastic castle that seems to be floating on a lake.

 

It is said to be one of the most famous castles in Switzerland, and the interior is full of highlights with the appearance of the Middle Ages.

 

5. Bernina Express

Superb views of the World Heritage Sites! If you want to go out on the “Bernina Express” in Switzerland, here you go!

 

The “Bernina Express” passes through a height difference of about 1800m from Tirano, at an altitude of 429m, to the Bernina Pass at 2253m.

 

It is a world heritage-listed railway, where you can enjoy magnificent views from the panoramic windows that extend to the ceiling. In addition, you can enjoy various scenery such as flowers and blossoms in the Alpine mountains, glaciers, and beautiful lakes close by. 

6. Glacier Express

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Switzerland, world heritage sites, and gourmet food on the Glacier Express, the world’s slowest express train!

Called the world’s slowest express train, the Glacier Express slowly crosses the Alps at an average of 36 km / h.

 

It takes about 8 hours to reach the endpoint, and you can also enjoy traditional Swiss cuisine along the way. You can experience an elegant journey where you can enjoy authentic cuisine while watching the spectacular scenery.

7. Piz Nair / St. Moritz

A luxury resort in eastern Switzerland, St. Moritz. The “Piz Nair,” located at the end of the cable car and cable car from the center, is 3057m above sea level.

 

There are 3000m high mountains around, and you can get a 360-degree panoramic view. Don’t forget to take a commemorative photo with the ibex statue of the goat that rises above the observation platform.

 

8. Rhine Falls / Schaffhausen

“Rhine Falls boasts the largest amount of water in Europe. The waterfall, which falls powerfully like fury, attracts tourists and never stops. So it is normal to get on a pleasure boat and enjoy the waterfall’s power.

 

You can also enjoy the scenery of the waterfall from nearby Laufen Castle or take in the great spectacle of the Rhine while bathing in the water from the observation platform!

9. Rigi Mountain

Switzerland’s “Rigi Mountain & Rigi Kulm Hotel” is the oldest mountain railway in Europe and has superb views, night views, and sunrise!

 

Rigi, which is praised as the “Queen of the Mountains,” is a mountain surrounded by lakes on three sides, and its altitude is about 1797m. It is not that expensive in the Swiss mountains, but it is a popular place for hiking and sightseeing.

 

You can get a 360-degree view of the beautiful lake and the Alpine mountains.

10. Seealpsee

Magnificent view! A whey bath in the middle of the unexplored Swiss Alps “Seealpsee”!

The Appenzell district in northeastern Switzerland is an area full of highlights, with many mountains, observatories, and beautiful lakes. One of the must-see sights is the blue lake, “Seealpsee .”Incredibly transparent, lakes change color depending on what they see, such as the surrounding mountains, grass, and blue sky.

 

This is the perfect place to visit the scenic spots of Switzerland!

We introduce you to a must-see spot in Switzerland, where the beautiful nature of the Alps is fascinating. There are just a few spots where you can enjoy painting landscapes in the fresh air. In addition, there are various means of transportation, such as mountain railways, cable cars, and hiking, to enjoy it like an attraction.