Switzerland is the heart of Europe, despite not being a part of the European Union. The landlocked country is packed with beautiful geography, culture and historical treasure. Before you book your next vacation to Switzerland, be sure to check out our list of hot destinations!
Bern, located in the mid-west of Switzerland, is the capital city of Switzerland; despite not having the largest population. Bern is frequently dubbed one of the nation’s most beautiful cities, which comes as no surprise when considering the picturesque location and splendid medieval architecture that makes up the city! Attractions include the old medieval town (A UNESCO world heritage site), Gurten mountain for breathtaking views of the city and any one of the magnificent museums.
The Jungfrau region sits at the foot of the Bernese Alps and presents some of Switzerland’s most breathtaking views. The area is most famous for majestic glaciers and the three imposing 4000m plus peaks, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Major attractions in the region include the highest railway in Europe, Jungfraujoch, situated a staggering 3454m above sea level, and the glacier-fed Trümmelbach Falls.
The beautiful city of Lucerne sits on the edge of Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland and is surrounded by imposing mountains, picturesque blue water and green forested hillsides. Not only does the city have a fabulous backdrop, but its rich history presents beautiful architecture throughout the lakeside hamlet. Lucerne is a regular component of “The world’s prettiest cities” blog posts, and we can see why!
Lake Geneva is one of the largest lakes in Europe and is located on the French-swiss border in the country’s southwest. The enormous size of lake Geneva means that there is a vast diversity in geological formations that litter the water’s edge, that provide breathtaking views and activities for all. However, the most well-known attraction of Lake Geneva is, of course, the splendid waterside towns and cities that sprouted thanks to the resource-rich lake itself!
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and is a great starting point to a Swiss adventure! Be sure to stop at the old town and visit the spectacular fountain on the Lac Léman waterfront.
Lausanne is the second-largest city on Lake Geneva and is characterized by splendid gothic architecture, including the famous Gothic Cathedral. No trip to Lausanne would be complete without visiting the famous UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces.
The Swiss National Park
The Swiss National Park is the only national park in Switzerland and the oldest in the Alps. Located in the eastern portion of Switzerland, the park attracts visitors for its spectacular geography and abundance of wildlife, especially birds.
Zurich is a world-famous city due to its significance in the financial world; however, it has much to offer for those not on business! Whether it be relaxing on the beach by Lake Zurich, visiting one of the cities spectacular museums or dining out at a traditional Swiss restaurant, Zurich really does have it all!
Zermatt is a small town that is located in the heart of the Alps and is famous for being the home of the world-renowned Matterhorn summit. Since gasoline cars a prohibited, Zermatt is the perfect opportunity for climbers and hikers to explore one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world!