5 Beautiful Places in Switzerland You Should Visit

In as much as Switzerland is a small country in Europe, its tourism is a minuscule. Ranging from the glaciers and the soaring alps to more than 200 peaks rising more than 300m, ancient castles, Swiss’ bucolic countryside, and towering mountain peaks, Switzerland is never short of what you can enjoy seeing.

The popular Swiss foods will make your visit here memorable: Switzerland is a regional surprise. At the end of your trip, you’ll agree that this tiny country has a lot to offer.

Metterhorn, Zermatt
This is a pyramid-shaped mountain, and is the most photographed in the world. Therefore, it is also Switzerland’s most popular Alpine peak and is the most visited in the country. This mountain peak rises to 4,478 meters and attracts thousands of mountaineers from all walks of life determined to conquer its ascent, while some even dare to reach its summit. Cable cars zip through the station in Zermatt, and takes snowboarders and skiers to the mountains during winter or hikers during summer.

Chateau de Chillon, Montreux
Chillon Castle- the 400 years old water fortress situated in Swiss Riviera on the fringes of Geneva lake, served as the seat of Savoy Counts. You can stroll along the banks of the lake or parade through the Chillon halls decorated with the 14th century paintings, subterranean vaults, bedrooms, ancient furniture, weaponry, and towers. This fortress is composed of about 25 buildings and 3 courtyards. You can access it by boat, foot or bus from Montreux.

Visit the Jungfrau Region
This is an Alpine wonderland with so much to offer any adventurer seeking a quieter retreat. The mammoth glacial monoliths Eiger, Jungfrau, and Monch rise up the winding mountain peaks, the rolling green meadows, thus offering enchanting views embodying the finest of the Swiss tourism. Interlaken, a rustic town lying in its middle, has become a popular starting point for any traveler in the region. From here you can proceed to the towns of Wengen, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, and Grindelwald.

The Swiss National Park
The Swiss National Park in Zernez is not to be overlooked. It features more than 170 sq. kilometers of untouched scenery ranging from, lush woodlands and waterfalls to verdant pastures and snow-encrusted glaciers. The Schweizerischer National Park simply gives you a throwback to the Alps’ appearance before it was touched by tourism. More than 21 hiking routes net the park giving you a chance to glimpse its unique flora, and if lucky, you could sight some rare, chamois, marmots, golden eagles, and ibexes.

Geneva lake and the surrounding cities
Geneva lake, a giant water basin hugged by Lausanne to the east and Geneva to the west, is 582 sq. kilometers dotted with luxurious fairy-tale chateaus on the shores along with hillside vineyards. The lake has been aptly referred to as ‘Lem an’ or large water by the Celts. It is now called ‘Lac Leman’ by the French-speaking Swiss who live around it. Paddle streamers, boats, and ferries paddle through the lake daily.

This is where you should start if you wish to visit the Jura Mountains, Vaud Alps, and Canton Vaud’s wineries. If you’re into a more multicultural vibe, you can hop to the cosmopolitan Geneva, home to more 200 international organizations and the UN.

Switzerland may just be the most beautiful state in Europe, particularly in summer. There’s a hidden secret about how its mountain glisten with snow even during summer, turquoise lakes, which are among the cleanest in the world, the glittering alpine flower fields, and the list goes on.

5 Most Beautiful Places in the World

The most beautiful places in the world are international destinations such as Chile, Italy, Greece, and Croatia. Other destinations in the US such as Colorado, South Carolina, and Washington also add up to the list of the most beautiful places in the world. Touring these regions, you’ll have to choose among mountain ranges, thundering waterfalls, ancient towns perched on steep cliffs, sparkling lakes, and parks that attract a huge number of tourists from all walks of life.

Maroon Bells, United States

Maroon Bells, United States

Maroon Bells are two 14000-foot peaks on Elk Mountains, which are reflected on the Maroon Lake snuggled in a glacial valley. They are located about 10 miles from Colorado. The peaks are the crown jewels of the mountain and are the most photographed breathtaking scenes in the world. It is hard to figure out when the beauty of these peaks mirror in the lake. Their mirror image is more striking in the summer when hiking trails take you through wild flower fields, in the fall when all Aspen trees glitter with an avalanche of colors and in the winter when the snow silences the world around. If you want to get some of the best photo opportunities, then you better be in one of the many hiking trails since access by vehicles to this area is limited. The Maroon Lake is also famous for fly-fishing, and although fly-fishermen don’t catch anything, the beauty around the lake is enough.

The Grand Canyon, United States

This is a steep 18-mile-wide and 1-mile deep gorge carved by the mighty Colorado River in the past five millennia. Its mammoth size is breathtaking. However, you can only see a small portion of this gorge even from the best vantage points, but its geological structure will fire your imagination. Layers of colorful rocks clearly show the time lapse in the formation of the gorge with some rocks at the bottom dating 1.8 billion years ago. The steep sides of the canyon bubble with life. You can see more of these when hiking the trails of the northern rim, where it is less crowded. A majority of visitors restrict their views on the southern rim. Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station, and the Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio are among the most popular viewpoints.

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Situated at the top of the cliff with a view of the Palea volcano, the island of Thirassia, and Nea Kameni, Oia makes it to position three of the most beautiful of any of the picturesque villages of the Santorini island. Oia charms you with the traditional blue-domed churches, stone houses that line the narrow pathways, and sunbaked verandas. Oia is about 11 km from Fira.

Oia is endowed with cafes, taverns, and souvenir shops. It is a bit quiet and laid back compared to the busy Fira and a good number of visitors enjoy its beauty by walking slowly on its narrow pathways. You can stroll through the small port of Ammoudi by descending about 300 steps down the slope.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Located up in the Andes southwest of Bolivia at about 11,995 ft. above sea level, Salar de Uyuni is the largest flat salt on the globe. Covering about 4,086 sq. miles, Salar was prehistorically a lake that dried up and left behind 11000 sq. kilometers of desert-like landscape made of bright white salt.

Sossusvlei, Namibia
Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan located in the Namibian Namib-Naukluft National Park south of the Namib Desert. It is surrounded by red dunes and is loosely translated as “dead-end-mash”. This is where sand dunes stop River Tsauchab from flowing any further.

The world is graced with thousands if not millions of beautiful places you even don’t know about. Ranging from jaw-dropping waterfalls and natural wonders to lost cities and mysterious landmarks, the world in never short of things to see.