Is it even possible for a destination to provide a high-end experience, with a unique cultural blend that is profound in its architecture, daily life, and culinary delights?
It actually is, and we are referring to Switzerland! Not impossible to be imagined, if someone thinks of the country’s location, and the fact that it has 4 different official languages.
Whatever your initial motivation for visiting Switzerland might have been, it is a decision you will absolutely not regret. The multiple options of worthy-visitng cities and charming landscapes, make it possible for you to feel frustrated while planning. And that’s an excellent reason to design a hand you a brief guide, with all the important attractions or events to include in your to-do list. If followed, then you will be able to talk about a fulfilling first experience of the Swiss beauty and culture.
Relatively to its extent, anyone could mention the country’s good ratio of charming cities, with them amounting to 8 to 10. As the definition of the term “beautiful” is not objective, we will not refer to it. Our recommendations that will form your prioritizing, are based on our experience in the travel industry and the impressions of first time visitors.
Even if not the capital, as commonly thought of, the city of Zurich is the biggest one, with bold vibrancy, and a perfect blend of natural beauty with modernity and culture.
Let your taste lead your navigation, among the Old Town, a boat cruise around the lake, or a visit to the Kunsthaus or the National Museum.
If you’ve ever heard about the Chapel Bridge, as being Europe’s oldest wooden one, now’s your chance to visit it, just by catching a train to Lucerne, where an idyllic setting of mountains meeting the Lake’s shoreline is created.
As your third destination, you can choose either Geneve or Montraux. Just think of what you’re more interested in seeing; the Jet d’Eau fountain, (a spectacle of water being shot 140 meters into the air), or the historic castle of Château de Chillon and the Lavaux region, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ?
2. Breathtaking Nature
Swiss cities might be uniquely beautiful and worthy of visiting, though they can not under any circumstance compete with the view of the stunning Alpine landscape, the country offers. Especially if your trip takes place during winter, an unforgettable experience of outdoor activities is awaiting you. A wide range of ski-resorts suitable for all levels including the possibility to get classes, balanced with serene ski apartments for relaxing moments, can all be discovered on Erna Low’s services.
Pro Tip: Enjoy a ride with the Glacier Express, the Slowest Express Train in the World. It takes about 8 hours to cover the whole distance, as its average speed does not exceed 35 km/hr, but the view of World Heritage Sites, gorges, and the sparkling waters of the Rhone. Will reward you.
3. The Food Experience
It is impossible for any traveller to form an integrated opinion about his destination, without trying some local dishes or significant local products. Therefore, for Switzerland the must-taste are authentic upper quality Swiss cheese and delicious Swiss chocolate.