Best Places to Visit in Switzerland

Switzerland is known for its lakes, mountains (Swiss Alps & Matterhorn) and vibrant cities like Zurich and Geneva. Here’s a list of best places to visit in Switzerland.

1. Zurich

Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich is a picturesque and tourist-friendly city with lots of historical buildings and other wonderful landmarks. It is one of the best places to visit in Switzerland. In the Old Town, you will see many medieval churches, Lake Promenade is a beautiful place for walks, whereas numerous museums will reveal you a lot of interesting facts from the life of the locals.

Zurich

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2. Geneva

A seemingly small city and yet amazingly active and vibrant, Geneva has become a popular tourist attraction and one of the best places to visit in Switzerland not only because of its superb scenery but also because of its international importance since some of the world’s most important institutions are situated there. Jet d’Eau monument in Lake Geneva, Place de Grottes, St. Pierre Cathedral are only few significant sightseeing highlights to mention.

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3. St. Moritz

Nearly always sunny and charming, the town of St. Moritz in Switzerland is located more than 1800 meters above the sea level and has become a very popular tourist destination that attracts visitors with its wonderful historical buildings and nature gems. In Saint Moritz, you can enjoy the superb scenery, especially during the sunrise and sunset. Other activities include walking, hiking and various sports. In winters, Saint Moritz is great for skiing and snowboarding.

St Moritz

St Moritz (credit)

4. Bellinzona

Bellinzona is a historical city in Switzerland, widely acknowledged for its castles that have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your way around the Old Town, you will pass many great landmarks, such as Montebello Castle, Piazza Mario della Valle, Piazza della Collegiata, Sasso Corbaro Castle and many others.

Bellinzona

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5. Bern

The capital of Switzerland, Bern, carries a rich historical and cultural heritage. The Old Town of Bern has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. In Bern, there is plenty to do and see. From Bern Historical Museum to the flat where Albert Einstein used to live – many exciting sites will keep you busy. Out-door activity fans will love going to see the Bear Pits or viewing the city from the picturesque Gurten hill.

Bern

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