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Switzerland

When you think of Switzerland, you may think of Heidi, watches, knives or delicious Chocolate…you may also think of the ski slopes traversed by skiers and snowboarders alike. 

Whatever you envisage about Switzerland , it is a mountainous country in Central Europe & home to numerous lakes, villages, and also The Alps highest peaks. 

Its cities have medieval neighborhoods, including attractions such as the Zytglogge clock tower in Bern and the wooden chapel bridge in Lucerne. 

Switzerland has a lot of scenic beauty and can be split in to more than a few categories such as lakes, cities, summer or winter destinations. But here at Worlds Best 4 Travel, we would like to point you in the right direction with a brief look at some of those stunning places now.

Top 10 Places to See in Switzerland!

Zurich

The cosmopolitan metropolis on the lake blends innovative urban life with all of nature’s splendor.

With innumerable events, different museums, its own cuisine festival, and Switzerland’s most dynamic nightlife, Zurich is a buzzing hub of action day and night.

You can be in the Swiss highlands in less than an hour if you’re looking for rest and leisure.

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Geneva

Taking a stroll around the lake, or taking a boat ride and then enjoying the view overlooking the Old Town whilst supping a hot coffee, are all in a days fun in Geneva.

The “Jet d’eau,” a water fountain 140-meters jets out from the lake’s periphery, is the symbol of the world’s smallest metropolis. It is dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral, but the Place du Bourg-de-Four, the city’s oldest plaza, is the true heart of the old town.

Quays, lakeside promenades, numerous parks, busy side alleys in the old town, and exquisite shops all beckon visitors to take a stroll.

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Basel

Basel is Switzerland’s oldest university city, with 40 museums, an ancient town, and the Rhine River. The huge market square and the late Romanesque-Gothic cathedral, both made of finely adorned red sandstone, are the city’s historic landmarks.

A visit to the “Läckerli Huus” to sample the traditional Basel honey cake is well worth your time while strolling around the old town, passing by little boutiques, antique book shops, and modern designer stores.

As seen by modern structures designed by famous architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Mario Botta, Diener & Diener, and Richard Meyer, Basel is both traditional and progressive.

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Interlaken

On an alluvial plain between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Interlaken is located in the Bernese Oberland. The vacation area, which is dominated by the three huge mountains of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, serves as a jumping off point for a variety of activities.

Interlaken is a great place to start a variety of adventures. There are more than 45 mountain railroads, cable cars, chair lifts, and ski lifts that link to 200 kilometers of pistes and a complex network of hiking routes. 

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz are frequented by excursion cruises, notably vintage paddle steamers. Helicopter rides through the mountains and a skydive is one of the most exhilarating activities one of our team has done personally…unbelievable!

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Lake Constance

The rolling topography, warm climate, and abundance of water sports and other recreational activities attract many vacationers and day trippers to Lake Constance during the summer months.

Lake Constance is Central Europe’s third largest lake, spanning 64 kilometers long and 12 kilometers wide at its widest point. It is situated at the intersection of three countries: Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.

A number of companies from the three bordering states provide scheduled boat services as well as a variety of year-round offers on Lake Constance.

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St Moritz

St. Moritz is more than just a vacation destination. It also hosted the Winter Olympics twice and was the cradle of Alpine winter tourism in 1864.

Nonetheless, St. Moritz is best known for its mineral springs, which were found 3,000 years ago and helped the town establish itself as a summer spa destination. 

Guests from all over the world enjoy the modern Alpine lifestyle, which includes top-notch restaurants that can cater to culinary needs even on the slopes.

The leaning tower, a fragment of the Mauritius Church from around 1500, and the Segantini Museum provide a welcome break from the jet set lifestyle.

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Lucerne

Lucerne, on the shores of Lake Lucerne, is the gateway to central Switzerland.

The town is a popular destination for many tour groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland, thanks to its attractions, appealing retail options, gorgeous lakeside location, and neighboring excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus, and Stanserhorn.

The medieval Chapel Bridge, which is one of Europe’s oldest covered wooden bridges, is the focal point of Lucerne’s townscape.

The picturesque town squares, such as the ‘Weinmarkt’ plaza in the car-free old town, are lined with historic homes painted with frescoes.

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Bern

Bern, Switzerland’s capital, is one of the few cities in the world that has managed to keep its ancient elements intact.

This city has a medieval flavor to it, with its many fountains, sandstone facades, narrow lanes, and historic turrets.

The lofty Rose Garden above the Bear Park and the platform of the 101-meter-high cathedral tower provide the best views of the medieval town, which is encircled by the River Aare. The former bastions and entrenchments plummet to the river’s edge.

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Gstaad

In addition to famous visitors in Gstaad’s chalet village, the smaller, rustic neighboring villages provide appealing possibilities for families with children.

Gstaad’s historic center has been a popular shopping destination in recent years, and it is Switzerland’s shortest shopping street.

The nature reserve near the idyllic waters of Lake Lauenensee, with its waterfalls and raised bogs, the narrow streets and alleyways of Saanen’s historic village center.

Or the peace and quiet of Abländschen’s dreamy mountain village, are just a few examples of what you can expect from this extremely diverse destination.

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Wengen

The tourist resort is located at the foot of the Jungfrau, 400 meters above the Lauterbrunnen valley, at an elevation of 1274 meters, on a wind-protected sun terrace.

Around the Männlichen and the Kleine Scheidegg, the tradition-rich, car-free holiday resort offers a family-friendly ski and hiking region.

This Bernese Oberland holiday town has kept all of the spirit of a picture-postcard mountain community, with its nostalgic timber buildings, many dispersed holiday chalets and hotels originating from the belle époque period.

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