Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Full of charming towns, storybook landscape, and many tourist attractions, the country has been a traveler’s favorite since decades. However, it is also a vast country and visitors are often confused about which places to visit. Below is a list of most beautiful places in Switzerland that everyone should visit at least once. In this list, you will find a range of beautiful landscapes including scenic lakes, snow-capped mountains, and iconic castles.
Jungfraujoch is popularly known as the ‘Top of Europe’ and is one of the most popular places to visit in Switzerland. The destination can be reached by an inspiring train journey that passes through beautiful scenery. At Jungfraujoch, visitors can head out to the observation terrace and see beautiful panoramic views over the area.
Lauterbrunnen, set in the stunning Swiss Alps, is one of the most beautiful villages in the country. The picturesque chalet architecture, the backdrop of dramatic rocky cliffs and presence of the beautiful Staubbach Falls make Lauterbrunnen a fairytale village.
Interlaken is a resort town located between 2 lakes, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. The town is incredibly beautiful with stunning lake views, open terraces, blooming flowers and mountainous peaks of the Swiss Alps looming in the background. The town is famous for its small cafes and outdoor activities.
Lucerne is a pretty little medieval town that is perfect for art, architecture and history lovers. Lucerne has many historic buildings and covered bridges that are a delight to explore. Cars aren’t allowed in Lucerne and the town is a haven for those who love exploring on foot. Few of the most viewed tourist attractions in Lucerne include the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument and the view over Lake Lucerne from Mt. Pilatus.
Bern is the capital of Switzerland and a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city boasts of intriguing medieval architecture including church spires, clock towers, and cobbled streets. Bern has many impressive galleries and museums and is a must for those interested in exploring other cultures.
Lake Geneva is the largest Alpine lake in Europe and this place is one of the most famous in Switzerland. Must see tourist attraction of Lake Geneva includes Jet d’Eau, a majestic fountain that spouts water 150 meters into the air and the famous Opera House.
One of the most iconic symbols of Switzerland, The Matterhorn is among highest points in the Alps Mountains at 4478 meters. Zermatt is the town located at the foot of the mountain and is popular with tourists. Skiing the slopes of the Matterhorn is popular in winter.
A smaller cousin of the famous Matterhorn peak, Schilthorn is famous for being featured in James Bond Movie ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. Murren is the picturesque village located at the foot of the peak and a perfect place to enjoy the views. Visitors can take a cable car and travel up to Piz Gloria. The ride has stunning views of the Swiss Alps.