Its nature, its rivers, its tranquility, its organization make Switzerland an ideal destination, especially in winter, while the places that we recommend must definitely capture the memory of your digital camera.
One of Europe’s most popular destinations, Switzerland “enchants” not only Europeans but also travelers from America and Asia since the Grand Tour (1660-1840), which was the traditional journey of a Europe of young and noble Europeans.
Although most of its reputation is related to snow and skiing, Switzerland has many cities and places worth seeing, which will give it experiences, beautiful pictures and certainly enviable photo albums.
If you are going to travel to Switzerland, do not miss out on any of the following places, which are amongst its top destinations and are also suggested by domestic travel agencies and sites.
The largest, the most famous city in Switzerland and the one that those who do not … excel in geography confuse as their capital, Zurich is in the heart not only of Europe but also of those who have visited it once in their life. Situated on the northern shores of the homonym lake with its magnificent view of the snowy Alps on the horizon, Zurich has a unique beauty, multicultural air and offers plenty of activities, from sailing to the lake to hiking on the Uetliberg mountain. It has over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries and nightlife that you might not find elsewhere in the country.
The second most densely populated city after Zurich, Geneva gives you the opportunity to “drench” your French, to get to know its cosmopolitan but also the most humane face, being the European seat of the UN and the birthplace of the International Red Cross and experience the “Capital of Peace”. With the lake with the large Jet d’Eau fountain, the old town with its picturesque shops, parks and lively streets and its intense cultural side with international artists to pass from the Grand Théâtre and the Opera, with many different museums (including the International Museum of Worship), Geneva will not leave you in peace and quiet.
For many travelers, Lucerne is the essence of Switzerland, with its beautiful lake and the beautiful panorama of the Alps. In its old town, where there are no cars, you will find medieval bridges, historic houses, charming neighborhoods, and where the traditional one dominates, you will find that modernity is not lacking in the innovative design with highlight the futuristic Center for Culture and Conferences ) by the French architect Jean Nouvel. Lucerne is also the ideal base for excursions to central Switzerland.
Between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Interlaken is considered to be the capital of adventure as it has a network of hiking trails and is a transport hub to the surrounding mountains. It offers beautiful views and from there you can reach ski slopes, with tourists coming from all over the winter, just for that. In the hottest months, the paragliding is the one that takes the reins, while activities take place in the lakes.
On the shores of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is so picturesque, like a fairy tale. The city, built on 3 hills, is surrounded by slopes and vineyards and in the old town you will find one of the most impressive pieces of early Gothic architecture, the Cathedral, as well as many cafés and boutiques to “decorate” the streets of the medieval center. After visiting this city, it is sure that you ask for the experts of cosmos values to tell you all the options of moving to this wonderful place.
Of all the cities of Switzerland, Bern is the one that may win you at first glance. It is quiet, run by the Aar River which gives it a very different atmosphere and its medieval, historical center is a rare example of preserved medieval architecture and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The nature, the hills, the trees the river and the splendid view of the area with the roofs of the houses and the enchanting Alps on the horizon, are a spectacle of the few.