A trip to Switzerland is one of the dreams that many travelers have since childhood. Everlasting Snow Mountains, icy glaciers, turquoise blue lakes, green meadows and fairy tale villages form part of the alpine landscape. In addition, contrary to what happens in other destinations, here you will not feel disappointed with your preconceived ideas and you can feel like Heidi during your vacations.
So here are places to visit in Switzerland:
The lake of Kreuzboden
In this article we are going to talk about the different regions of vacations that you can choose when planning your trip to Switzerland, or at least the most famous or the most playful.
So if you are planning a places through Switzerland , it is your first time and you are not yet very familiar with all the alpine names, in the following lines you will have a complete guide to plan an unforgettable vacation.
Jungfrau Region and Berner Oberland
The most famous Alpine region of Switzerland and better known by the Spaniards has its epicenter in Interlaken. The small town is famous for being between the lakes of Thun and Brienz and the network of trains and cable cars that rise to the heights to gain breathtaking views of the mythical Jungfrau and its two luxury companions: the Eiger and the Mönch.
The possibilities of this region are endless because apart from traveling on the famous Jungfrau rack railway and taking the Top of Europe tour , you can admire this trio of peaks from the top of the Schilthorn.
Another classic is to enjoy postcard lakes like Bachalpsee, in Grindelwald or Lake Oeschinensee in Kandersteg, both of a beauty difficult to imagine.
An excursion through the Lauterbrunnen Valley, with its dozens of waterfalls, will make you understand the magic of the Alps.
On the hottest days you can refresh yourself in Brienz, Iseltwald or Spiez.
Zermatt and the canton of Valais
Zermatt and especially the Matterhorn (Matterhorn in German) serve as a pole of attraction for many tourists visiting Switzerland. An extensive railway network and cable cars allow you to easily make a multitude of routes and excursions besides offering the visitor with more physical limitations, the possibility of admiring the most magnificent panoramas of Switzerland.
The excursion of Gornergrat is one of the top of Zermatt and one of those adventures that linger in the memory. Being able to contemplate the Matterhorn from Riffelalp, visiting Lake Riffelsee with the reflection in its waters of the famous pyramid or climbing up to Gornergrat Kulm is not something that is done every day.
Another much cheaper option is to go up with the underground funicular up to Sunnegga. You can also enjoy magnificent views and you will have the opportunity to make the delicious route of the 5 lakes, with authentic wonders such as Lake Stellisee or Grindjisee.
If you have strong emotions and you do not have vertigo, the Matterhorn Express will leave you at 3,883 m high, from where you can see a world of ice and snow that will catch your breath.
The valley next to us, leaves us the spectacular village of Saas Fee, flanked by four thousand meter summits, as if it were a Roman amphitheater. As Zermatt does not circulate the motor vehicles, it is ideal to live the atmosphere of the high mountains in a relaxed way.
The raccards of Saas Fee
Grächen, in the Matter valley, is a recognized family destination with dozens of activities for children and a multitude of possibilities in terms of apartments and especially at more affordable prices.
Another highlight of the Valais is the Aletsch glacier, with several points of sighting, highlighting above all the postcard village of Bettmeralp and Bettmerhorm, the perfect panoramic point to appreciate the curve of the glacier.
If the valleys are semi deserted, half wild and more traditional do not worry because the Valais has to fill. Taking off from the great Rhone valley you can find authentic oasis of peace and tranquility, such as the Anniviers valley, the Heréns valley or the mysterious Lötschental valley, places where the presence of man is much more widespread and the traditions and legends of the Alps are palpated in the environment.
Lucerne and Central Switzerland
The alpine region of this part of Switzerland is less known but of an incomparable beauty and above with the incentive to be the region of the lakes and to have a city like Lucerne.
Chapel bridge and water tower, Lucerne
People go to Lucerne like bees to honey and not for less; located next to Lake Four Cantons and flanked by mythical mountains like the Rigi or Pilatus, with its famous zip lines, the city looks like a fairy tale, thanks to the bridge of the chapel and its medieval streets and squares.