The top tourist attractions in Switzerland


1. The Matterhorn

One of the highest mountains in the Alps, the Matterhorn, Switzerlands prominent point-peak. This legendary peak rises on the border to Italy to 4,478 m and is diagonally oriented towards the compass points with four steep faces. When four climbers died during the descent, the first high point in 1865 came to a tragic end. Today, every summer there are thousands of professional climbers.

The charming village Zermatt is located at the base of this mighty mountain, the highest international resort with hi-drawn carriage rides. Motor vehicles are prohibited in the village to maintain air quality and a peaceful environment.

About 300 kilometres of pistes can be shot by skiers in winter. In summer, the surrounding mountains include swimming and tennis as well as hiking, biking and climbing. There is also summer glacier skiing.

One of the highest mountains in the Alps, the Matterhorn, Switzerlands prominent point-peak. This legendary peak rises on the border to Italy to 4,478 m and is diagonally oriented towards the compass points with four steep faces. When four climbers died during the descent, the first high point in 1865 came to a tragic end. Today, every summer there are thousands of professional climbers.

The charming village Zermatt is located at the base of this mighty mountain, the highest international resort with hi-drawn carriage rides. Motor vehicles are prohibited in the village to maintain air quality and a peaceful environment.

About 300 kilometres of pistes can be shot by skiers in winter. In summer, the surrounding mountains include swimming and tennis as well as hiking, biking, and climbing. There is also summer glacier skiing.

2. Jungfraujoch

The train to Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe, with an observer terrace and a scientific observatory on the 3454 metres, is one of the most famous items in the beautiful Bernese Oberland. The Great Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in Europe, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, starting in the Jungfraujoch area. From the Eiger glacier station to Alpiglen, the popular Eiger Trail clings to the rocks on the north side.

Other popular excursions include the Panoramic Way to the south-facing sunny First Slope; the Gletscherschlucht (Glacier Gorge), and the high altitude path to Brandegg through fields of flora, Alpine pastures, and forests from Holenstein to Öpfelchüechliwäg. The less involved will ride cable cars and gondolas in the Lauterbrunnen Valley to spectacular views.

Picturesque Grindelwald is a Jungfrau glacier village which provides a great base for mountain adventures. It is situated at the foundation of snow-covered mountains and one of the oldest and most famous resorts in Switzerland. The Wetterhorn, in tiara form, and the northern face of the Eiger is one of the most spectacular and challenging ascents on the world, which overlook this mountainous valley. Grindelwalds two sparkling glaciers lie amid the mountains. Faulhorn provides a spectacular view over the massive peaks at an altitude of 2 681 metres. With the best views.

3. Interlaken

Interlaken is a summer resort situated between Lake Thun in the western part of Switzerland and the Lake Brienz in the east. Höhematte is a great city planning with an open area of 35 hectares in the city centre. The Höheweg, main boulevard through here with spectacular views of the mountains, is surrounded by flower gardens, hotels and cafés. Over the city are the strong peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, which provide excellent opportunities for alpine adventures. Superb pursuits are hike, climb, abseil and kayak.

In the surrounding countryside, there are more than 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chairlifts, and elevators giving tourists plenty of opportunities for visits from above. Skiers and snowboarders can select from the nearby resorts and skiing along with the extensive network of trails throughout the winter. The Beatenberg-Niederhorn paragliders are released in summer.

4. Lucerne

Imagine a sparkling blue mountain-circuited pool, a mediaeval city with a vehicle-free view of the old town, covered bridges, waterfront walks and sunny squares with springs. Its no surprise Lucerne is a top tourist destination. Lucerne in German. Popular for its musical performances, the Swiss City is famous for its annual International Music Festival with renowned soloists, drivers and orchestras. One of the worlds leading concert halls is at the Culture and Convention Centre.

The chapel bridge, built in the 14th century, is one of the most prominent monuments of the region. In a small park lies the renowned Lion Statue, a moving lions sculpture that commemorates the heroic death of the Swiss guard in the French Revolution assault on the Tuileries. The Swiss Transport Museum provides a range of displays on all modes of transport, including air and space travel, trains and a Planetarium.

Crub up the Pilato Mt. on the cableway, or head to the Rigi, the popular lookout point for a spectacular view over Lucerne, the Alps and the lake on the north side of the Lucerne Lake.

5. Lake Geneva

Geneva Lake, the largest alpine lake in Europe, is situated on the Swiss-French borders and is lapped by some of the most famous towns in Switzerland. Geneva is situated between the beautiful skyline peaks of the Rhône River on the Geneva bay, in the French city of Genève and in German city of Genève.

It is the European seat of the United Nations and a nice combination of French joy of living and Swiss architecture. The French-language capital of peace The lake is surrounded by Promenades, parks and gardens and the old town is a pleasant place to walk around the historical buildings. A prominent landmark is the Jet dEau, a well 150 metres into the air from Lake Geneva that shoots water. The Opera House and the Grand Théâtre, the location for international activities, provide cultural attractions.

Lausanne also boasts a spectacular panoramic view over the lake, approximately 62 km from Geneva, and the Alps rise in the distance. Walkthrough the historic old town with its nice cafés and shops and the beautiful Gothic cathedral. Montreux hosts the popular Jazz Festival in June and July at the foot of the Alps on Lake Geneva.

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