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7 Must Visit Places in Switzerland

Switzerland is a country which is located in Central Europe. It houses numerous lakes, mountain peaks and charming old villages which give it a postcard-perfect look. Regarding the old charm of its villages, the cities also contain quarters, which date back to the medieval eras as well as landmarks like Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge and Capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower. But Switzerland’s glories don’t exist in the past alone; the cities of Geneva and Zürich are ranked among the world’s top most livable cities in the world. The country is full of beautiful hiking trails and ski resorts, which encourage snowboarding, mountaineering, skiing, hiking, and similar activities. If you are looking forward to vacationing there, then we would suggest looking at the houses for rent in Switzerland. Here you will be comfortable and live your days as you want after spending time exploring the country.

Want to go exploring? Let’s find out about the places you should definitely visit in Switzerland:

Lausanne

Located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, this beautiful city houses one of the largest lakes (second largest to be sure) on Lake Geneva. Apart from the lakes, Lausanne also is the gateway to some of the best ski slopes in the world. Lausanne is a part of Swiss Riviera and has been a popular spot for writers to congregate in over the centuries. The most well known will possibly be Lord Byron, Ernest Hemingway, and the Shelleys. But not just writers, the city also welcomes athletes, especially since the International Olympic Committee is located here. We would recommend visiting a beautiful cathedral in Lausanne but if you would much rather not appraise architecture, then visiting its vibrant outdoor market will surely make you feel lively.

Geneva

Geneva is probably one of the best-known cities in Switzerland. This is where the European headquarters of the United Nations, the International Red Cross Committee resides along with 20 more international organizations. So, it is a city which is subjected to a lot of international influences. Yet, in spite of it, the city is under a green cover and has 20 percent of its lands devoted to parks. This is why it also has the nickname of ‘City of Parks’. If you are looking for some memorable sites to visit in here, then we would suggest checking out the Cathedral of St. Pierre. This is where John Calvin gave his historical sermons. But the city is just so beautiful, we would suggest that you take a bike and go exploring.

Zurich

With over a hundred art galleries and fifty museums, Zurich is a city which holds mass appeal for travelers interested in exploring the culture of the country and city. We would particularly suggest visiting the Swiss National Museum. Apart from cultural excursions, you will be able to shop for internationally popular Swiss branded things. If you are tired of being in the main corner of the city, you can then either go for hiking or opt for a boat ride on the beautiful Lake Zurich. If you are more of a night owl and love exploring the nightlife of a city, then Zürich has a lot of clubs for you to explore.

Zermatt

This small town is famous for mountaineering and skiing due to its nearness to Matterhorn, which is one of the nation’s highest peaks. Get into a cable chair and go high up into the surrounding mountains during the winters or take hikes during summers. You should note one thing that gasoline driven cars are not allowed in this place (only battery driven ones allowed) so walking is the only viable option and luckily it takes just about half an hour to walk between the sites.

Lake Geneva

Situated on the Rhone River on the frontier between Switzerland and France, Lake Geneva is one of the biggest lakes in Europe. The place has a varied geography with a hilly pain right in the center, the Jura Mountains in the North and Alps in the southwest. We would recommend going skiing or hiking in the mountain ranges, boating in the lake itself as well as visiting the beautiful towns and cities surrounding the lake, especially its namesake.

Jungfrau Region

This is the best place to visit Switzerland in any season- summer or winter. There are extensive networks of bike paths, footpaths, and railways; which make this area accessible to a wide variety of travelers because about a century or so ago, it was visited by the hardcore thrill seekers alone who wanted to climb or ski in the mountains. The region consists of picturesque towns called Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Wengen, and Grindelwald. There are also three towering mountains in here called Jungfrau, Eiger, and Mönch.

Lugano

Nicknamed as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’, Lugano is popular with celebrities. Located on Lake Lugano. The city is bestowed with warm summers and is home to a huge number of Swiss heritage locations. This includes two libraries, three cathedrals and a lot of museums. Apart from the heritage sites, you can also check out their annual classical music festival hosted during the summer- called the Lugano festival.

Switzerland is God’s own heaven- with a snowy mountain, pristine lakes and old, but clean villages; describing it as just picturesque will be an understatement. We would say, just hop into a plane and see the country for yourself!

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