This landlocked country is divided amongst the Alps, the Jura and the Swiss plateau; with the Alps occupy a greater area of the land. With a population of around 8 million, and home to the largest cities, namely Geneva and Zürich, Switzerland comprises 4 main cultural and linguistic regions- French, German, Romansch and Italian. It is also the country with the highest nominal wealth per human adult and also boasts of having a per capita GDP that comes in within the top ten, according to the IMF. This all contributes to making Switzerland one of the most developed countries in the world. But apart from economic and social developments, the place also is a haven with beautiful panoramic views, hiking trails, biking trails and just a beautiful country to spend one’s holiday in. If you are planning to visit this place for a vacation or honeymoon then there are houses for rent in Switzerland where you can relax after a day’s worth of excursions.
While you will be touring around some of the places that are clichéd and that is for a reason, you cannot miss some of the places in the country because they hold the glory of Switzerland.
One of the world’s best mountain detonations, this peak features glaciers, mirroresque lakes, Alpine forests and jagged peaks which are illuminated by sunshine. The town is actually divided into two parts- St. Moritz Dorf which is located on a beautiful sunny terrace that overlooks the amazing lake of St. Moritz. The other part is situated on a valley floor and is called lakeside of St. Moritz. It is a health resort with comparatively less expensive lodgings. But be prepared to take a wallet heavy as the hotels and restaurants will be pricey for the trendiest resort town. You can enjoy a variety of winter sports, which range from snowboarding, skiing, skating, tobogganing, bobsledding and more on a very popular1.2 km long in length Cresta Run. If you are planning for a summer vacation, then you will be able to take part in water sports, glacier skiing, hiking, and biking.
This Swiss Capital just exudes a kind of rustic old world charm, as can be witnessed by its medieval old city which is a UNESCO world heritage location. You can stroll along the cobbled streets to explore this stunning location which is situated on the Peninsula of Aare River. We would advise seeing the tallest cathedral in the whole country- you will be able to witness amazing panoramic views from the tower. There is also the Rose garden which to offers up stunning views of the old town center. But that’s not where it all ends as Bern also houses museums which art lovers will certainly appreciate as they contain an impressive gallery which boasts of the Zentrum Paul Klee. Don’t just get lost in the history and explore the markets, which are held in the Parliament square.
Lake Lugano and Ticino
Lying on the Swiss/Italian border, Lake Lugano is the country’s only Italian speaking area that offers up a stunning Mediterranean cuisine complete with figs, citrus, pomegranates, and palms. Upon visiting the towns of Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, you will find that its architecture is distinctly Italian. It’s not just limited to the buildings as the zest for fine food also skills over from the Italian borders. You can either rent a boat or take one of the white streamers for a panoramic overview at the Monte San Salvatore which gives of the most spectacular views of the countryside, snow blanketed peaks and lake.
The largest city in the county is a really good starting point for travelers. Lying at the end of Lake Zurich, along River Limmat; this transportation hub boasts of a famous line up of cultural beauties. If you want to enjoy it all and take it all in, then we would advise you to just go on walking along the cobbled streets as you admire the old shops, galleries, cafés and more. But one of the most affluent areas of Switzerland also boasts of designer stores which house jewelry, watches and more. All of it is located along the Bahnhofstrasse, which is one of the best shopping strands of Europe. We would recommend that you visit a museum of fine arts called Kunsthaus Zürich which houses a beautiful collection of art which begins from the middle ages to the current day. Caught your interest? Then there’s more you can hang out at the Rietberg Museum as well which houses works from various Asian countries like Africa, China and India as well. If you get tired of museums, then head over to the Zurich Zoo to enjoy the penguin parade.
The Rhine Falls
The Rheinfall or Rhine Falls, located in Schaffhausen is the largest of its kind in Central Europe. We would recommend that you hitch a ride during June and July since that is when the snow-capped mountain melts and the falls swell in its sheer volume to spill over a high 21-meter ledge.
Swiss National Park
The oldest reserve made in the Alps, the Swiss National Park is located in the Engadine Valley that totally encompasses flower grown hollows, shrubs, mountain line forests, limestone crags, and flowing rivers. We would encourage you to explore the large network of trails. As home to more than 5,000 species; you might be able to spot chamois, fix, ibex, deer, and birds.
Switzerland is a paradise for people who want somewhere quiet and peaceful to spend their vacation in. Its beauty along with the hospitality of its residents will make you want to come back again and again.