Sitting snugly in the Alps, Switzerland is a destination of natural beauty and luxury. To help you experience this beautiful country to the fullest, here is a list of what to do in Switzerland.
A snowy massif that acts as a natural sentinel on the Swiss-Italian border, the Matterhorn is a symbol of the Alps. Travel on a mountain train to the town of Zermatt, the gateway to this jagged peak.
The seven summits of Mount Pilatus overlook the picturesque town of Lucerne. Take a trip to the summit on the world’s steepest rack railway or hop on to a cable car for an unparalleled scenic ride to the top.
A beautiful alpine lake that sits on the French and Swiss mountain border, Lake Geneva is famous for its yacht races. One of Europe’s largest lakes was also a getaway to many famous names like Mary Shelley, Lenin and Charlie Chaplin.
A saddle that joins the Jungfrau and Monch peaks, Jungfraujoch is accessible from the lakeside town of Interlaken and includes a journey through the Monch Mountain. Along with mountain scenery you can partake in some serious star gazing at the Sphinx Observatory.
Take a walk through Zurich’s Old Town to take in its pre medieval vibe or be mesmerised by the exhibits at the Swiss National Museum. Get panoramic views of the city from the local peak – Uetliberg.
The Rhine Falls
Europe’s largest plain waterfall is located on the High Rhine before it flows into Germany. Enjoy the views of the cascading waters from platforms on both sides. Visiting this easily accessible natural landmark is one of the things to do in Switzerland.
A must see in Switzerland, the Chillon Castle is an island castle on Lake Geneva and one of Switzerland’s most important heritage sites. Marvel at this thousand year old structure and learn about the many legends that took place in its ancient halls.
Creux du Van
A natural giant amphitheater formed by glacial erosion, the Creux du Van is a great hiking area, with a nice climb that rewards visitors with panoramic views of the surrounding regions.
From the picturesque mountain village of Murren which offers views of three mountains, you can catch a cable car to the summit of the Schilthorn. On this 2970m high summit you can gaze at the Lauterbrunnen Valley from this vantage point.
Visiting Switzerland must include a few sojourns into its beautiful countryside and First is a cable car station above Grindelwald that is a great place for some of the most scenic hikes in the world.
Alpine villages, chocolates, ski slopes, old castles and more – Switzerland is a treat to all the senses. Pack your bags now.