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Best Places to Visit in Switzerland
Written by Helen   
Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The Chillon Castle

Located on the shore of Lake Geneva, the Chillon Castle is one of the most famous castles in Switzerland. It also has three courtyards and four great halls which offer magnificent views of the lake beyond.

Castillo de Chillon by jesus_iglesias

 

 

Chillon Castle, Switzerland

 

 

Zermatt

Although there are many beautiful ski resorts in Switzerland, Zermatt stands out as one of the top Switzerland tourist attractions because it is located at the foot of famous peak of the Swiss Alps.

Suisse, la vue depuis Zermatt sur le Cervin by Roger-11

 

 

 

 

 

The Swiss National Park

It is one of the Switzerland tourist attractions worth seeing. It is also Switzerland’s only national park, covering almost half the area of the entire country. It is a sanctuary for various wildlife such as elks, marmots and eagles, as well.

Swiss National Park by medXtreme

 

 

 

 

 

Schilthorn and Piz Gloria

The Schilthorn is a mountain in the Swiss Alps. The Piz Gloria is a revolving restaurant on the top of this mountain that was the location for the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”

Piz Gloria Restaurant by SuKiLi81

 

 

Schiltorn - Piz Gloria by Andrea Perotti

 

 

Lake Thun

Lake Thun is one of the loveliest and largest lakes in Switzerland and very much appreciated by tourists and locals alike. Located within green mountains and snowy summits (namely the Jungfrau) Lake Thun presents many opportunities for water-sports and swimming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Swiss Transport Museum

Located in Lucerne, the Swiss Transport Museum is home to an exhibit of locomotives, ships, aircraft, automobile and other modes of transport and communication. You’re sure to enjoy the Planetarium and the IMAX theatre, too.

Verkershaus der Scwheiz by Claudio Pedrazzi

 

 

Verkershaus der Scwheiz by Claudio Pedrazzi

 

 

The Lauterbrunnen Valley

The narrow steep-sided Lauterbrunnen Valley (796 m) is known as the “Valley of Waterfalls”. Hardly surprising as a total of 72 falls cascade down the sheer walls of the mountains lining the valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zurich

You can’t forget about the 2000 year old town rich in history. This is the city of Switzerland is full with trendy cafes, international boutiques, and the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Zurich, Switzerland by travelthrumylens

 

 

Zurich by jan & iza

 

 

Geneva Jet D’eau

This fountain in the heart of one of Switzerland’s major cities is one of the tallest fountains in the world, projecting water up to 140 meters high. Built in 1891, it is also considered one of the symbols of the city of Geneva.

 

 

 

 

 

Appenzellerland

This is the land home to Heidi. Here you will find all sorts of walking trails and the largest Nordic fitness park in Switzerland. Cow shows are popular, and the locals enjoy dressing up in traditional costumes.

Appenzellerland by pboehi

 

 

Appenzellerland by pboehi

 

 

The Aletsch Glacier

This is the longest and most breathtaking glacier in the Alps at 23 km long. It is the easiest to access, and is the sight of the first UNESCO World Heritage site. This glacier is found in the western-southern part of Switzerland in the Aletsch region.

Aletsch Glacier by bugmonkey

 

 

Aletsch Glacier, Swiss Alps by redswept

The idea has been taken from the Listphobia

For a good choice of hotels with discount prices, visit Geneva Accommodation for more information.


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