Switzerland : The Land of Milk And Honey
Located in Central Europe, Switzerland is one of the gorgeous countries that every traveler dreams of traveling to. Bordered -with France to the west, Italy to the South, Liechtenstein & Austria to the east & Germany to the North, Switzerland is one of the most picturesque & mountainous countries in Europe. It’s also nicknamed as ‘Land of Milk & Honey as it produces the world’s finest honey & milk. It’s also famed as a tourist paradise due to the variety of things it has to offer & truly there’s something for every type of traveler. Snow-capped mountains, Ever-green forests, bluish lakes, ancient castles are only a few to mention. Since it’s a small country, you don’t have to travel too far to dive into the beauty of this gorgeous country. Furthermore, they have a well-organized transportation system which makes traveling easy & affordable.
So, let’s quickly go through the 5 of the must-visit places in your Switzerland trip to experience the best of Switzerland’s tourism.
Famed as the most-photographed mountain in the world, Matterhorn is an iconic mountain in Switzerland. It is said that Matterhorn mountain & Switzerland is inseparably linked to each other & it’s also known as a very difficult mountain to climb.Matterhorn Mountain is also a majestic& mystical mountain that no one can escape its fascination With a height of 4478 meters, this breathtaking mountain offers a paradise for all-nature lovers looking for peace & quiet. Unless you’re an experienced hiker we do not recommend Matterhorn as an ideal place for hiking. However, you needn’t worry as there are plenty of other things to see & do around Zermatt. Here are few of those. • Explore the town
• Hit the spa
• Walk on the world’s longest hanging suspension bridge
• Taste some delicious foods of Switzerland
• Catch a cable car
• Helicopter tours & Paragliding
2.Chateau de Chillon, Montreux ( Chillion Castle)
Located on Lake Geneva, south of Veytaux in the canton Vaud Chateau de Chillon is the most visited monument in Switzerland. It is also said that Chillion castle is situated in the most strategic place on Lake Geneva. On average, it attracts over 300,000 visitors every year & it is the best-known castle of Switzerland. Having been located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the historical building Chillion castle concentrates on its own history. It is a combination of 25 closely connected building structures. The famous dungeon, sleeping rooms, medieval kitchen, halls, a collection of pewter & ancient furniture are the most focused things of tourists in this historical castle. This is arguably a top place to visit in Switzerland.
3.The Jungfrau Region
Snow-capped mountains, hundreds of leisure activities & a wide range of restaurants & hotels make Jungfrau region a magnet for tourists. Located in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, it stretches out to the Jungfrau mountain range in the south, which is a UNESCO world heritage. In fact, it is named after the famous mountain Jungfrau. It is a very picturesque region & also an ideal place for sightseeing. Sunny valleys, waterfalls, snow-capped peaks & massive steep-rock falls will definitely take away every kind of negativity of you & these scenarios are just picture perfect. Even though, Jungfrau is a small area it has an incredible number of things to offer & this place worth definitely a visit.
Here are a few places that you should visit on your trip to Jungfrau region.
• Jungfrau park
• Brienz and Thul boat tours
Located in southern Switzerland, Lugano is a lakeside city, which is populated with a majority of Italian speakers. As many of the cities in Switzerland, Lugano is also a part of a temperate micro-climate, picturesque boulevards, & stunning views of lakes & Alps. Furthermore, if you visit there, you can experience numerous outdoor & indoor activities. iIt’s also only a few minutes away from Italian cities of Como & Varese & is a perfect place to visit in the summertime. As previously said, it ’s a Swiss-Italian spoken city. However, English is spoken by many individuals who interact with tourists so that language won’t be a problem to enjoy the beauty of this gorgeous city. But getting familiar with some Italian words will not do any harm.
Here are a few things to see in Lugano
• Lake Lugano
• Villa del balbianello
• Monte San Salvatore
• Monte Bre
• Cathedral of Saint Lawrence
• Parco Civico
• Parko San Grato
Have you ever wondered what’s the capital of Switzerland? Well, not many people know that Bern is the capital of Switzerland. The medieval city, Bern is an ideal destination to experience the history & the culture of Switzerland.An Incredible amount of fountains, sandstone facades, & historic towers make this city absolutely a unique one. Even though Bern is a small city, it traces it’s origin way back to the 12th century & is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
If shopping is your thing, there are 6 kilometers long arcades for you which form the longest weather-sheltered shopping promenades in Europe. Furthermore, if you are so fond of fine arts, there’s also a museum in Bern known as ’kunstmuseum’ which is the oldest museum of fine arts. No matter how busy you are, you can’t miss Bern in your Switzerland visit.
Before signing off I’d like to write down few things that you should know about before traveling to Switzerland.
• Switzerland has four national languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh
• Lake life is integral
• Public transportation is affordable & good
• Everything is expensive
• Supersaver train tickets will save you 50%