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So you’ve heard of amazing Switzerland – the land of dramatic mountains, awe-inspiring waterfalls, clean streets, cuddly bears and now you plan to make a trip there this summer, but you don’t know the places to visit? We’ve got you covered.
If you’re looking for fun things to do and see in Switzerland, here are our top ten recommendations.
From the phenomenal Lake Zurich thronged by music lovers at night and tranquility seekers during the day to 12th-century art collections, to the heartwarming Zurich Zoo, there’s a ton to see and do in this city.
And if you’re a football lover, there’s even better news. Fancy some football history and up-close proximity to every World Cup trophy since 1930? Then the new FIFA World Football Museum is a must-see.
Geneva is home to several international bodies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations, the World Health Organization and many others. All these important organizations give Geneva a cosmopolitan vibe, which is an interesting contrast to other places in Switzerland.
Hike Your Way to Mount Pilatus’ Peak
Overlooking the small city of Lucerne is the not so small multi-peaked massif known as Mount Pilatus. Shooting dizzying 2100 meters above sea level, all the dramatic mountain peaks of central Switzerland are laid bare, as well as the captivating beauty of all the lakes.
On your way back, make a detour to Lucerne, a small version of Switzerland with heartwarming people, a rich history and good food.
Sneak into Sten am Rhein
This dainty little town tucked near the German border is like no other. Here there are the most well-maintained houses dating back to medieval times. Some of them are halfway timber, halfway brick and mortar, with painted facades. Walking through the streets of this historical city is like walking through the pages of history.
Check out Matterhorn
This unique-shaped mountain doesn’t fill our Instagram feeds for no reason. Nor is it world-famous for nothing. Many alpinists dream to conquer this mountain and casual hikers wish to scale even half of it.
Why is it so famous? Perhaps due to its pyramid shape, a hook-like peak, and ultra-steep slopes. It’s certainly an interesting looking mountain and no surprise it’s the most photographed mountain in the world.
Take a Hike
Switzerland is one of the hilliest countries in the world – with more than 60 percent of its landscape covered in mountains. It’s a great destination for hiking.
While many mountain tops are reachable by cable car, it’s more exhilarating to climb to the top and earn the uninhibited panoramas of the landscape. Besides, if you haven’t hiked in Switzerland, you haven’t been to Switzerland. www.coopzeitung.ch offers amazing travel tips and ideas that can help you plan trips.
See the Sights of Bern
Exploring Bern, it’s easy to see why Switzerland’s capital is a UNESCO listed site. Bern has a lovely atmosphere, beautiful cobbled streets, and incredible views of the Aare River.
To top it up, a larger part of it is vehicle-free, with short distances so you can walk from one place to another without getting exhausted. Also, drop by Barenpark and see the cute bears which are almost synonymous with Bern.
Hop on a Boat
Just like hiking, you haven’t visited Switzerland if you haven’t gone on a boat tour. Switzerland is blessed with so many gorgeous lakes; Lake Lucerne, Lake Constance, Lale Lugano, Lake Thurnesee, and many more.
All these lakes are waiting to be explored and you don’t get the option to boat anytime, anywhere in many countries. So why not hop on a boat?
Admire Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls deservedly holds several superlatives – including the biggest and most powerful waterfall in Europe. At a drop of 23 meters and 150 meters wide, they’re not only massive but also impressive. And on a rainy day, this phenomenon is even more spectacular. They are located near the German border and they are simply a must-see.
By now you’ve discovered Switzerland has a lot of charming offerings – and probably a place you want to visit at least once in your lifetime. These ten places will surely make your visit worthwhile and give you the most unforgettable summer ever. Want to discover more amazing destinations?