If you are obsessed with sweepingly dramatic landscapes, picturesque mountains cool, and a refreshing climate, Switzerland is the most ideal destination for you. It is a landlocked country in the middle of the Alps. This mountainous central European country is home to breathtaking lakes, snow-capped high peaks of the Alps, and stunning small villages. As well as the country is popular among adventurous travelers for skiing, hiking, and many more things. Besides that, taste of the Swiss chocolate and cheese will be unforgettable.
So this is Scenic Hunter’s truly sensational panoramic trip to the most scenic country in the world. Here are the top 10 mesmerizing destinations to pick for your next journey to Switzerland.
#1. The Matterhorn
Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn is one of the highest pointed peaks in the Alps, which lies on the Italian border. The pyramid-shaped Matterhorn is known to be the most photographed mountain in the world. Its height was recorded as 4,478 meters.
A charming small town known as Zermatt is at the foot of the legendary peak. Undoubtedly Zermatt is a top tourist attraction in this beautiful country and offers world-class restaurants, hotels, and quaint chalets with countless adventurous activities including skiing, swimming, tennis, hiking, biking, climbing, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Motorized vehicles are band here to protect the quality of the air and peaceful ambiance.
Interlaken is a scenic small town located in the Interlaken-oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern. This stunning town is nestled between two major Alpine Lakes, Lake Thun to the west, and Lake Brienz to the east, and the River Aare flows between the lakes. Hence you will be too close to the chance to experience, boating, swimming, and cycling around the scenic lakes.
Interlaken is considered one of the most prominent summer holiday destinations. Travelers love to breathe the fresh mountain air and partake of spa treatment. The breathtaking peaks of Mönch, Eiger, and Jungfrau tower offer great alpine adventures including hiking, climbing, and abseiling.
Snowboarders and skiers can pick their chance to take an unforgettable experience. Over 45 mountain railways, ski lifts, chairlifts, and cable cars are available to explore the surrounding countryside.
#3. Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva is one of the deep lakes which lies on the north side of the Alps, and the largest lake in Europe’s Alps. It is shared between Switzerland and France, and 60% of the lake is owned by Switzerland. This majestic lake is considered the largest body of water in this beautiful country. The city is known as “the capital of peace”. The area features historical structures, parks, gardens, famous landmarks, and cultural attractions. The Lake boasts stunning views of the surrounding region and snowcapped mountain peaks.
#4. St Moritz
St Moritz features glaciers, alpine forests, jagged peaks, mirror-like lakes, and twinkling soft sunrays. The combination of all of these makes it one of the world’s best mountainous spots and must visit the site in Switzerland. Its elevation was recorded as 1800 meters above the sea level. The scenic St Moritz lies on the southern slope of the Alps. Thanks to its stunning location, St Moritz receives 300 days of sunshine a year. St Moritz offers glacier tours, skiing, hiking, snowboarding, and luxury hotels to attract travelers all around the world.
Lungern is located in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. The village of Lungern lies at the highest part of the canton, on the scenic eastern shore of the lake of Lungern. It is one of the most photographed villages in Switzerland. The old church tower, neo-Gothic church, hamlet Obsee, and Lungern-Turren cablecar to Turren are some of the highlighted attractions of Lungern. The unforgettable sceneries of the landscapes, emerald-green lake, water sports, hiking trails, ski areas, and adventurous activities are making it well worth a visit.
#6. Swiss National Park
Swiss National Park is located in the Western Rhaetian Alps, in Eastern Switzerland. It was founded in 1914. Swiss National Park lies on the border with Italy. This National Park looks dramatic in winter when the forested mountain tops are covered in a smooth blanket of snow. Nature lovers can explore the enchanting beauty of the hiking trails. This stunning national park is home to over 5,000 species of wildlife including red deer, ibex, fox, marmot, chamors, and a large number of bird species.
#7. The Albula Railway Line
The Albula Railway Line offers a breathtaking majestic ride, which is among one of the few railway lines in the world designated as a UNESCO world cultural heritage. The route is covering 122 kilometers and runs through Graubunden Mountains, bridges, tunnels, and viaducts. You can explore stunning cities, pristine villages; snow-blanketed mountains, and unspoiled landscapes. It is famous as one of the most scenic train routes in the world.
#8. Swiss Grand Canyon
Swiss Grand Canyon is a deep gorge surrounded by forested cliffs, expansive meadows, and the gorgeous Rhine river. It is called the Ruinaulta or Rhine gorge. It was created over 10,000 years ago due to the retreat of the ice age Rhine glacier. Today travelers prefer this astonishing area for hiking, climbing, walking, bird watching, and water rafting.
The scenic city of Grruyères lies at the foot of the Pre-Alps, in the canton of Fribourg, in Switzerland. The city is famous for the chees named Grruyères. The picturesque medieval city features the castle of Grruyères, four museums, traditional and cozy restaurants, and delicious Grruyères chees shops, and factories. It is a famous tourist destination in the upper valley of the Saane River. The stunning town is at the top of the hill, overlooking the gorges Saane valley and the scenic lake of Grruyères. As well as Grruyères was crowned as one of the best tourism villages in 2021 by the World Tourism Organization.
Bern is the capital of Switzerland and also the capital of the canton of Bern. This stunning city is an old-world charming medieval city which listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Travelers can explore the panoramic views from the tallest cathedral in Switzerland, the Rose Garden, impressive art galleries, excellent museums, elegant Renaissance-style parliament building, shopping arcades, and Bear Park. This beautiful city is surrounded by the River Aare, which is considered the major river of the Swiss plateau.