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What not to miss out on in Switzerland?

20 Jan, 2022

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What is your dream destination?...  Switzerland it is!!

This Paradise must have been on your travel bucket list, right from your childhood! 

It was there as a dream destination, even when you weren’t aware of its position on the globe. It shines bright on the list with a greater urge to visit, when you have virtually explored it in movies and on social media. And it will always be there, no matter how many times you have toured it.

It's temptive, seductive and addictive, It's Switzerland!

Countless Reasons to Visit Switzerland

Switzerland is breath-taking for its Alpine scenery and endearing countryside views, and oozing charm. The Alps' surging snowy peaks, clear turquoise lakes, aqua valleys, glaciers, and scenic lakeside cottages give this sparsely populated country a fairy-tale allure. 
Switzerland can only be characterized as "heaven on earth," and it is without a hesitation one of the world's most remarkable, magnificent, and enchanting countries to visit. 

Forests to trek, mountain bike routes and spectacular scenery trails, river systems and blue lakes to swim in, verdant green, vibrant colors, farms, sacred buildings, and million other substances make this place more endearing. Words may not be sufficient to describe this destination, as it inspires bewilderment in those who see it.

Tourists come for the stunning landscapes, but the numerous cultural attractions also enthrall them. Cities like Zurich, Geneva, and Lausanne, deeply intertwined, offer great museums and galleries, historic buildings, and world-famous music festivals. Bern, the capital, has a fabulous medieval old town that hugs the river. Switzerland is bordered by Germany, Italy, Austria, and France, and their cultures instill the country with culturally diverse artistry.

Switzerland is known for being a romantic and passionate destination. If you're looking for a new home, a vacation, or even a honeymoon, Switzerland is the place to be. Although it is very difficult to cover every attraction of this awe-inspiring nation, here is a list of some really astounding places to be and cool things to do!

For the fun of hiking

Jungfrau Region

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At the foot of the Bernese Oberland, this region is the confluence of two valleys. It takes its name from the highest mountain in the Jungfrau region. Owing to its natural beauty and majestic mountains, it is one of Switzerland's most well-known destinations. If you enjoy hiking, trekking, or even outdoor games, this is the place for you.

Matterhorn

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One of the highest mountain peaks in the Alps, it is well-known for its pyramid-like shape, which simply mesmerizes its visitors with its exquisite charm. The mountain's rocky four sides rise to 4478 meters above sea level. In winters, skiers can enjoy more than 300 kilometers of slopes. Swimming, tennis and hiking, biking, and climbing in the nearby mountains are popular summer activities. You can experience glacier skiing in summer also.

Envisage the modern Industrial Sector

Zurich

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Zurich is a city known for its modern industries, cafes, clubs, and architecture. The town is situated between two crystal clear lakes, which adds to the town's beauty. If you want to learn about various aspects of modern Western culture, this is a suitable place to stay. Zurich is Switzerland's financial capital, making it the most expensive city on the planet, and Swiss citizens regard it as one of the best places to live.

For the medieval feel

Bern 

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Switzerland's capital city. This town is steeped in history, and UNESCO has designated it as the world's oldest town. The streets are also a representation of antique visions. What it claims to be is a city of fountains. Bern is also the birthplace of Albert Einstein, which is one fascinating fact. This is also where you'll find the oldest and largest Swiss churches.

For the Adventurous you

Rhine Falls Boating

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Schaffhausen's main attraction is the Rhine Falls. This staggeringly adventurous destination is really tempting to explore for travel enthusiasts, as it allows them to get closer to the falls through boat rides, viewing platforms, and an adventure trail. The boat is taken to the rock in the middle of the falls for a heart-pounding view, or the mesmerizing beauty can be enjoyed from the platform with loved ones or friends. 

Cable Car at Matterhorn

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A cable car ride above Matterhorn will give you the best panoramic views of the jaw-dropping scenic beauty of the landscape. You can enjoy the adventure with family and friends or feel the beauty with peace all solo. When you arrive at the Matterhorn, you can literally throw away all the stress and experience unforgettable tranquility amidst nature.  Interestingly, it is one of Europe's longest ski runs.

Express Ride in Bernina

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This train journey by far has the most beautiful scenery, and it's a fantastic way to explore while taking in the gorgeous view. Take the Bernina Express, famous for its panoramic view window frames and slow speed, to have an excellent experience. By traversing the Swiss Engadin Alps, the train joins Chur (or Davos) in Switzerland to Poschiavo in Switzerland and Tirano in Italy. It also runs through the Albula / Bernina Landscapes along the Rhaetian Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Kayaking and Skydiving 

These two are must-try adventures in Switzerland. Soak in the beauty while enjoying the water recreation, Kayaking which takes place in lake Geneva. And if you want to give wings to your adrenaline spirit do not miss out on Skydiving from the snow-covered mountains of the Alps. 

Sledding through the Snowy Alps

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The snowy mountains of the Alps provide sledding experiences as well. The longest toboggan in Switzerland runs from Faulhorn to Grindelwald, making it an ideal location for sledding in Switzerland. This route takes you through Bussalp. Sledgers flock here in droves because it is heaven for them.

Here the Love for Nature and Art meet!

Montreux Jazz Festival

If you happen to visit Switzerland in the month of July, do not miss the legendary music annual festival. You will be captivated by the talent exhibited by music and dance performers from around the globe. The festival is conducted in early July on the shores of Lake Geneva. Enjoy nature and music at the fullest while sipping in the finest of swiss wine!

Swiss National Park 

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The national park was founded in 1914 and was among the earliest national parks in the world. Nature lovers will enjoy their visit and can explore the diverse flora and fauna. The park, which straddles the Italian border, spans over 170 square kilometers of flower-strewn husks, rivers, and basalt crags. In winters, when the heavily wooded mountains are blanketed in snow, and the views from the cross-country ski trails are captivating, the countryside appears even more intense.

Oberhofen Castle

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It is considered one of the heritage sites in Switzerland. The castle was built during the medieval ages, and the building is a mixture of Romantic and Prussian styles. As it has been passed down for centuries, several rooms have been added to the castle now. The castle depicts the era and family that have been living there. 

The Castle will give you those fairytale vibes for sure!

Grand Canyon

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Ruinaulta dates back over 10,000 years. It's famous for its massive margin, and the location is best visited between May and October. You can explore and awe the beauty of this landscape on foot, by train, or on a bike. It is an awesome place to try out river rafting in the mysterious lakes flowing past gigantic mountains.

The Rhine Gorge below the slopes, is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and explorers alike.

For the Foodie in You!

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Even the thought of cheese and chocolates is enough to excite the taste buds. Savour the rich flavours of these swiss delights. Have a fine dining experience at cafes and restaurants decorating every nook and corner, and wash it down with a glass of fine wine. Interestingly,  Wine in Switzerland marks luxury. The place is vegan friendly too! If you are a vegan you would love to know about the 6 Awesome Vegan Friendly Destinations across the globe.

This Land will give you Unforgettable Memories and Beautiful Pictures!

No matter how many times you visit this awesome destination, Switzerland will never disappoint you with its exquisite charm. Capture every moment of your vacation here, so that you can relive them once you are back home.

Keep your precious travel moments, all in one place with the one-of-a-kind travel app- Voyapic. You can keep your pictures to yourself or showcase them to the world. With Voyapic- Your travel showcase, you can time travel to the exact moment, the exact time, and the exact place you’ve once explored. Exciting, Isn’t it?

20 Jan, 2022

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