By Ritwik Datta 18 Mar 2020
What comes to your mind first about Switzerland? Jaw-dropping snow-covered mountain ranges, postcard perfect scenarios, immortal song sequences of Bollywood movies, right? Switzerland is every traveler’s dream destination.
With spectacular snow-clad mountain peaks, tranquil Alp forest, green meadows, eye-soothing lakes, Switzerland is the hottest favourite destination among the tourists.
Though it is difficult to pick out some spots specifically, we have tried to suggest 7 top places you must visit-
Being the largest city of Switzerland, Zurich is famous for its modern, multicultural flair boasting of 100 art galleries and more than 50 museums. This city stands tall at the north end of Lake Zurich and serves a mesmerizing view of the Swiss Alps. Do not miss turning your head to the Swiss national museum situated in a fairy tale castle.
The pre-medieval cultural treasure reflects through the vivid and scenic lanes of the Central Altstadt, Lindenhof square, Grossmünster church, emblematic guild houses, and on either bank of the Limmat river.
Interesting activities to do in Zurich-
Planning to visit Switzerland in Winter? Keep Interlaken at the top of your chart. Located in the Bernese Oberland region of central Switzerland, it is a breath-taking paradise that lies in between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.
The surrounding mountains, charming Alpine meadows, and dense forests impress the hikers. You can also get mind-blowing views of the three Swiss mountains namely the Jungfrau, the Eiger, and the Monch. You can undertake a basket full of adrenaline-driven activities in the chilly weather-
Bern is a 12th-century medieval city which is famous for picturesque old castles, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sandstone facades, archaic towers. The center of attraction is the ancient legendary clock tower, Zytglogge.
It is also famous for its amazing botanical garden and the vibrant shopping paradise in the Old Town, the longest covered shopping areas in Europe.
Do you know the immortal Bollywood movie DDLJ chose Bern to shoot their most memorable station scene and church scene?
If you want to get drowned in the ephemeral beauty of the Jungfrau region, go hiking or skiing through the charming meadows and scenic trails. The mountainous landscape coupling with Alpine peaks, large glaciers, and green meadows attract tourists all over the world. Three Pillars of Eiger, Jungfrau, and Monch mountains popping out over the green meadows is a treat to eyes.
Things you must do in Jungfrau-
Basel is one of the most top-rated cities in northwest Switzerland that lies on the bank of the Rhine River. It is popular as the ‘City of Art’ as the tourists hunt this city for its cultural aspects.
The Red-sandstone Town Hall of 16th-century,12th-century Gothic cathedral and the tomb of 16th-century Dutch scholar, Erasmus are the must-visit spots to check out.
Basel is popular for its cultural pursuits. It enchants the tourists with its unique concoction of art galleries, museums, and theatres.
Activities you must indulge in Basel-
You have seen the pyramid-shaped giant mountain in many photographs for sure. This is a top place to visit in Switzerland. Matterhorn is arguably the most famous Alpine peaks in Switzerland.
This 4,478 meters high Matterhorn draws the mountaineers around the globe. The mountain station in Zermatt is the highest cable car station in the Alps. During winter, snowboarders and in Summer, the hikers visit the surrounding mountains from there.
3 must-do things in Matterhorn-
Being among the most amazing places in Switzerland, Lucerne is the perfect choice to visit in Winter. Splendid churches, wooden bridges, and heritage towers will certainly impress you. You can also capture the heavenly beauties of Lake Lucerne while riding up to the peak of Mount Pilatus or Mount Rigi.
Things tourists prefer to do in Lucerne-