Covered in snow, the mountain tops in Switzerland echo tranquility. The country is not just another travel destination, but a place that will leave you spellbound and wanting for more. With more than 200 peaks that are 3,000 m high, the country is host to mesmerizing views, clear turquoise lakes and ancient, magnificent castles. An addition to the experience is the amazing Swiss food that will ass all the taste to your trip.
Though small in size, Switzerland has a lot to offer. The countryside, green fields, activities like hiking, skiing and the amazing Swiss festivals and carnivals will add all the rush and excitement to your escapade.
The world’s most photographed mountain, the Matterhorn in Zermatt, welcomes the travelers with enthusiasm and is amongst the top places in the country. At 4,478 meters, it is an attraction amongst climbers and mountaineers from across the globe. Cable cars are an easy way to reach the mountain top.
Chateau de Chillon in Montreux is another famous spot for tourists and gives a peak into the history of the place. Dating back four centuries, the water fortress has 14th century paintings, towers, subterranean vaults, bedrooms, weaponry and furniture that is still in its original form. It has 5 buildings and three courtyards, and can be visited by boat, bus or foot from the town of Montreux.
Other major tourist attractions include Jungfraujoch, Swiss National Park in Zernez, Lake Geneva and surrounding cities, Lugano, Bern, Lucerne, The Rhine Falls and Zurich.
Apart from the information on the places you should visit, there are a few travel hacks you should know. The Swiss Travel Pass is something that will give you access to rail, bus and boat all throughout the trip. It is better not to opt for taxis, because the charges are really high and would surely up your budget by a noticeable amount.
While you pack, there is no need to spend those extra bucks on buying bottled water as well. The country has water fountains and taps at small distances that you can drink water from. However, buying a bottle or two just in case to be prepared for an emergency is something you can do.
Also, do not fall for the tourist chocolate trap. If looking for good chocolates, you can buy them at half the price in the markets where locals shop. Make sure to keep minimal cash and don’t forget to learn the most common phrases and words in the local language so as to have a head start when you need to communicate.
Last modified: November 3, 2018