1. The Swiss Alps
The beauty of the Swiss Alps is something you should see for yourself, and of course, you can only do it when visiting Switzerland. The best way to do this is to follow one of the scenic hiking trails in the Alps during the summer, especially those in the Jungfrau region and around Matterhorn, one of the most breathtaking peaks in Switzerland. There are also opportunities for horseback riding and cycling, as well as hiking and ice climbing.
The Swiss Alps are unusual in the winter when they are covered with snow and become one of the best places in the world for skiing. Some of the best ski resorts in the Alps include Zermatt, Chambery, Crans-Montana and Davos, which are also a paradise for snowboarders. However, the most famous resort in Switzerland is the elegant St. Moritz resort in St. Engadin.
2. The Rhine Falls
Besides picturesque mountains, Switzerland also has majestic water bodies, such as the Rhine Falls. These waterfalls are located in Schaffhausen, and are the longest not only in the country but throughout Europe, with a height of 75 feet and 450 feet wide, which makes them a beautiful sight. Amazing, whether in summer or winter when it is partially frozen. There are also many sparkling lakes in Switzerland, which are ideal places for a relaxing cruise, such as Lake Geneva, Lake Lucerne and Lake Neuchatel, the largest lake in Switzerland.
3. Swiss cuisine
Switzerland has a diverse cuisine influence from its neighbouring countries. If you are in Canton Vaud near France, for example, you will find yourself savouring French dishes such as leek and fries or sausages (stuffed sausages); If you are near the German border, you will find some specialities affected by German, and if you are somewhere near Lake Maggiore near Italy, you can store pasta and risotto.
However, the best known Swiss food is Swiss cheese or Emmentaler and Swiss chocolate, made with milk from cows herds grazing in the valleys of the Alps. Many restaurants offer cheese fondue and many stores where you can buy Swiss cheese – with or without holes. There are many chocolate factories that you can also visit when visiting Switzerland, and of course, many chocolate brands that you can take home, such as Nestle, Toblerone and Lindt.
In addition to shopping for cheeses and Swiss chocolates, there are many other things that you can buy when visiting Switzerland. Swiss watches are, of course, at the top of the list, because they are considered the most beautiful in the world, with major brands like Rolex, Swatch and Tissot. Indeed, Swiss watches are worn by the world’s best divers, pilots, astronauts and even James Bond himself. You may also want to buy the original Swiss Army Knife or shop for souvenirs like cowbells, music boxes, crystal decorations, and leather goods.
5. Museums and historical monuments
For a small country, Switzerland has many museums – all of which you can visit when visiting Switzerland. The most popular is the Swiss Museum of Transport and the Glacier Park in Lucerne, the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, the International Museum of the Red Cross in Geneva and the Albruse Museum in Lugano. Switzerland also has its share of historical highlights, such as the Gruyère Castle, Lenzburg Castle and the St. Convent library. Well preserved Gallen, all worth visiting.