Top 10 places to visit in Switzerland

Whether you're planning to live in Switzerland or just visiting, here 

are 10 must-see sites in Switzerland.

If you plan on travelling around Switzerland, it's not hard to visit

many of Switzerland's top sites during your Swiss holiday. Because

Switzerland is a small country, its attractions are near each other and

can be reached quite easily. There is also an efficient Swiss transport

system – from trains to ferries to cable cars – that can easily take

you to most of the top sites in Switzerland. Mountain resorts, lakes,

forests, castles, museums, and ancient and modern architecture make

this federal Swiss republic an excellent tourist destination. With its

low crime rate, Switzerland is also very safe for tourists.

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1)  The Jungfrau Region

The Jungfrau Region offers spectacular scenery to bewitch the eye. The

white peaks of three towering mountains – the Jungfrau, Monch, and

Eiger – contrast with the green valleys and meadows in this Alpine

wonderland. Enjoy the fresh mountain air while visiting this place.

2) Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

The town of Montreux is located in the heart of the Swiss Riviera on

the shores of Lake Geneva. Walk by the lakeside and explore the Chillon

Castle, or take a tour of the tower, courtyards, dungeons, and rooms of

this 11th-century castle. It's the most frequently visited historical

building in Switzerland, where its numerous rooms house weaponry,

frescoes, and furniture. The castle can be reached by walking along the

lakefront or taking the train or trolley bus.

3) Swiss National Park, Zernez

The Swiss Natural Park is 169 square kilometres of mountains and

woodland. It is home to a variety of wildlife such as large red deer,

chamois, ibexes, and marmots. Walk around its trails and admire its

breathtaking views.

4) Fasnacht Spring Carnival, Basel

Be sure to visit Basel, Switzerland's second largest city for the

Fasnacht Spring carnival. Its world-famous three-day carnival features

participants in colorful costumes and masks parading in the streets.

The carnival starts on the Monday after Ash Wednesday, and cafes and

bars are open all night as confetti, sweets, and flowers are thrown to

the crowd.

5) Geneva

Hugging the shores of lovely Lake Geneva, this city is the third

biggest in the country. You can find the world's tallest fountain,

enchanting museums, and fine restaurants here. For those with a turn

towards alternative arts, Geneva is a place not to be missed.

6) The Matterhorn, Zermatt

The most famous peak in the Alps, the Matterhorn in Zermatt, stands

4,478 meters high. Mountaineers flock to this town to conquer this

technically difficult peak, and Zermatt also offers skiing and

beautiful views. There are also non-skiing activities, good restaurants

and lots of energetic nightlife for visitors to enjoy.

7) St. Moritz

A famous playground of the wealthy, St. Moritz is a winter resort which

offers skiing and a variety of summer and winter sports, as well as mud

and mineral baths and mud therapies. Savour caviar and truffles in some

of the resorts' fine restaurants, or take a spa treatment at the Health

Spa Center. This town is also known for its active and expensive


8) Mt. Pilatus

Near the lakeside city of Lucerne stands Mt. Pilatus, a 2,120-metre-

tall mountain. Tourists can take a cable car to reach its top and enjoy

the thrilling view. It is also a great venue for walking with numerous

trails, and visitors here can witness the spectacular scenery of the

Swiss Alps.

9) St. Gallen

Top ten places to visit in Switzerland: St. GallenAn Irish monk founded

St. Gallen in 612 AD. What was once a medieval center has now grown

into the seventh largest city in Switzerland, and this old town has a

lot of picturesque buildings, with carved balconies, colorful murals,

and relief statues. The large twin-towered cathedral has remarkable

ceiling frescoes and stucco designs.

10) The Rhine Falls

Situated near the town of Schaffhausen, Europe's largest waterfall is a

magnificent natural wonder. Near the falls is the medieval castle,

Schoss Laufen, which houses a restaurant, a youth hostel, and shops. On

Swiss National Day, 1 August, the Rhine Falls is host to fantastic

display of fireworks which attracts thousands of tourists.

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