Curious About Famous Places to Visit in Switzerland?
Be sure to take a look at all the famous places to visit in Switzerland below
There are over 26 states or cantons in Switzerland, all filled with beautiful tourist spots and breathtaking sights. Here are the famous places to visit in Switzerland.
Top Five Mountains:
1. The Matterhorn is one of the most climbed mountains in the world, so popular that there are even regular pathways with anchored ropes and ladders, and even little cottages, for less experienced climbers. A beautiful but still dangerous peak, it is found beside the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais.
2- 4. Switzerland's mountain trains coming from Interlaken Ost end up at the Jungfraujoch, right below the peak of the 4158 meter high Jungfrau mountain, making it the highest train station in the continent and dubbed "the Top of Europe."
From here, there is a breathtaking view of three mountain peaks side by side, the Eiger (Ogre), Mönch (Monk), and Jungfrau (the Virgin), which are all easier to ascend than the Matterhorn, despite each mountain rising up beyond 4000 meters. From the Eiger, you have a fantastic view of the Aletsch glacier, which is the longest in all of Europe.
5. The Gornegrat, 45 minutes from Zermatt by mountain train, has the best view of the surrounding region, as well as the highest hotel in the country - the Kulmhotel on the Gornegrat, sitting at 3100 meters). With the second longest glacier in Switzerland, the Gornegrat is a great skiing site and definitely one of the most famous places to visit in Switzerland.
The Rhine Falls is the biggest waterfall in Europe. There are several boat trips taking you as close as you can to the compelling water, as well as dinner trips along the Rhine River. Also in the town of Basel are several interesting art museums and cathedrals.
Lucerne is practically a picture book town come to life. During the day, there is a lot of sightseeing to be done on the beautiful cobbled walkways. Look around at the medieval style squares with matching houses, chapels and garden courts. The town is busy even after midnight with lots of cool places open for bar hopping.
Berne, the capital of Switzerland, contains a smattering of 15th century architecture, and was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. Visit during the summer, when there are frequent vegetable and flower markets all over town. Berne is also famous for its covered walkways and beer gardens.
Geneva is the most global city in Switzerland, and a tourist's paradise with museums, restaurants and festivals. You can visit the Chateau de Chillon, the most popular castle in Switzerland.
When you think Switzerland, you obviously think of Heidi, that cute storybook Swiss girl. A place in eastern Switzerland, near Chur, was named in her honor, called the Heidi Area. Here, you'll see Switzerland as she popularized it: mountain chalets, wooden bridges, riding in horse-drawn open sleighs.
Other famous places to visit in Switzerland are Montreux, St Moritz, and of course Zurich. Zürich is Switzerland's largest and most cosmopolitan city, but it has also still maintained some of its old town charm. Montreux is where the jazz festival is held, and the site of the Nestle Chocolate Factory. St Moritz is the haven for sports enthusiasts, twice the venue for the Winter Olympics.