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.
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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.