Top 10 Coolest Places to visit in Switzerland

Top 10 Coolest Places to visit in Switzerland

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Planning to visit Switzerland, hear from us we have some thing that excites you to know more about swiss and it's famous places. Switzerland also know as Swiss is well known for it's amazing mountains, heaps of lakes and beautiful villages make for the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland. These landscapes are considered to be what makes Switzerland the perfect destination for vacationing and exploring new cultures. The high-peak Alps and mountains make up to 62% of the country's territory. So, what you are waiting for let's visit one of the coolest scenario in the world.

1. ST. MORTIZ

1. ST. MORTIZ
St. Mortiz is famous for it's Mirror-like lakes, glaciers, jagged peaks, alpine forests, and oodles of sunshine make St. Mortiz one of the world's top mountain destinations and a must-have on your list of things to do in Switzerland. Palatial hotels and pricey restaurants are par for the course at this chic resort town, which has hosted two winter Olympics.
Distance from St. Mortiz to Switzerland : 256 KM (3hr 28min).
Places to visit : St. Mortiz dorf, St. Mortiz Bad health resort.
Things to do : Snowboarding, skating, bobsledding, skiing, hiking, biking, and many water sports.
Best time to visit : December to March and July to October.
Best Hotels at St.Mortiz : Grand hotel Des Bains, Kulm Hotel St.Mortiz, Suvretta house.
Pricing : 32,000 to 70,000 INR.

2. LAKE LUGANO AND TICINO

2. LAKE LUGANO AND TICINO
Lake Lugano lies on the Swiss/Italian border in Ticino, Switzerland's only official Italian-speaking canton, and offers a tantalizing taste of the Mediterranean. Citrus, figs, palms, and pomegranates flourish in the mild climate here—even as snow-capped peaks beckon in the distance. In the towns around Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore to the west, the feel of Italy is unmistakable in the architecture, the piazzas, and the passion for fine food, which spills over the Italian borders from the south, east, and west.
Distance from Lake Lugano and ticino to Switzerland : 181.7 Km (2hr 23min)
Places to do : lugano, Locarno, Bellinzona three magnificent castles are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Things to do : You can explore the lake on one of the white steamers or renting a boat, enjoy a panoramic overview of Monte San Salvatore.
Best time to visit : April and June, September to October.
Best Hotels at Lake Lungano : Grand hotel Campione, Hotel Splendide Royal Lugano, THE VIEW Lugano restaurant.
Pricing : 18,000 to 1,82,000 INR.

3. THE RHINE FALLS

3. THE RHINE FALLS
The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall) at Schaffhausen are the largest falls of 150 meters in Central Europe. The best time to visit is during June and July when the mountain snow melts, and the falls swell in volume to spill over a 21-meter-high ledge of Jurassic limestone.
Distance from Rhine falls to Switzerland : 136 KM (1hr 35min).
Places to visit : Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites, Bars & Clubs, Architectural Buildings.
Things to do : View the platforms on both sides of the river, Boat trips.
Best time to visit : May to June.
Best Hotels at The Rhine falls : Hotel park villa, Hotel 2B, Jugendherberge Schaffhausen.
Pricing : 7,000 to 18,000 INR.

4. THE ALBULA/BERNINA RAILWAY LINE

4. THE ALBULA/BERNINA RAILWAY LINE
Albula railway line is one of the very few railway lines in the world designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listing, the Albula/Bernina line on the Rheatian Railways offers a majestic ride not to be missed. The route extends throughout the Albula and Bernina landscapes, covering 122 kilometers and winding through almost 200 bridges, the Graubunden mountains, and a number of tunnels and viaducts along the way.
Distance from Albula railway line to Switzerland : 130 KM (1hr 20min).
Places to visit : Piz Bernina, is the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps at just over 4,000 meters tall.
Things to do : The panoramic seats that overlook unspoiled mountain landscapes.
Best time to visit : June to August.
The price of the Bernina Express train is CHF 62 one way and CHF 72 return.
Best Hotels at Albula railway line : Tschuggen grand hotel, Guarada val, Waldhaus sils.
Pricing : 27,000 to 46,000.

5. CHATEAU DE CHILLON, MONTREUX

5. CHATEAU DE CHILLON, MONTREUX
Chillon Castle belonged to the powerful Counts of Savoy who became wealthy as a result of the taxes they imposed on merchants traveling through the area from the Great St. Bernard Pass or on sailing vessels operating on Lake Geneva. On the shores of Lake Geneva, near Montreux, the Chateau de Chillon (Chillon Castle) has inspired artists and writers for centuries. Lord Byron, Jean Jacques Rousseau, and Victor Hugo are among the luminaries who have written about this architectural treasure. Once the stronghold of the Counts and Dukes of Savoy from the 12th century, the complex encompasses about 25 buildings clustered around three courtyards. Highlights include the Great Halls, with magnificent views of Lake Geneva; the Gothic underground rooms; the Chapel, adorned with 14th-century paintings; and the Camera Domini, a bedroom occupied by the Duke of Savoy decorated with medieval murals.
Distance from Chateau de chillon to Switzerland : 208 Km (2hr 44min).
Places to visit :  Fort De chillon, Rochers-de-naye, Montreux lake side, Freddie mercury statue.
Things to do : Experience the queen studio, Christmas market
Best time to visit : June to August.
Best Hotels at chillon castle : Grand hotel du lac, Hotel Victoria.
Pricing : 25,000 to 30,000 INR.

6. LAKE GENEVA

6. LAKE GENEVA
Lake Geneva, Europe's largest Alpine lake, straddles the Swiss/French border, and laps at the shores of some of Switzerland's most popular cities. The city of Geneva (in French Genève; in German Genf) sits between pretty snow-capped peaks at the point where the Rhône spills into Lake Geneva. Also on the lake, about 62 kilometers from Geneva, Lausanne boasts lovely views over the surrounding region and the lake, with the Alps rising in the distance. Take a stroll through the medieval old town with its cute cafés and boutiques and stunning Gothic cathedral. At the foot of the Alps, on Lake Geneva, Montreux hosts the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in June/July.
Distance between Lake Geneva to Switzerland : 241 Km (3hr 28min).
Places to visit : Geneva Old Town, Lake Geneva and Jet d'Eau, Bains des Pâquis, Cathedrale de St-Pierre, Palais des Nations, Mont Salève,Place du Bourg-de-Four, Patek Philippe Museum.
Things to do : Best historical sites, many galleries and museums.
Best time to visit : June to August.
Best Hotels at Lake Geneva : Grand hotel du lac, Four seasons hotel des bergues geneva.
Pricing : 26,000 to 78,000 INR.

7. LUCERNE

7. LUCERNE
Lucerne is a sparkling blue lake surrounded by mountains, a car-free medieval old town, covered bridges, waterfront promenades, frescoed historic buildings, and sun-splashed plazas with bubbling fountains.Lucerne (Luzern) is a top spot for tourists. Famed for its music concerts, this quintessential Swiss town lures renowned soloists, conductors, and orchestras to its annual International Music Festival. The Culture and Convention Center is home to one of the world's leading concert halls.
Distance between Lucerne to Switzerland : 241 Km (3hr 29min).
Places to visit : Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, Swiss transport Museum.
Things to do : Have a beautiful look at the lake ride the funicular to the Dietschiberg on the north side of Lake Lucerne; cruise up Mt. Pilatus on the cableway; or head to the Rigi, a famous lookout point.
Best time to visit : Mid-June and Mid-September.
Best Hotels at Lucerne : Grand hotel National Luzern, Hotel Schweizerhof.
Pricing : 22,000 to 32,000 INR.

8. THE MATTERHORN

8. THE MATTERHORN
The Matterhorn, Switzerland's iconic pointed peak is one of the highest mountains in the Alps. On the border with Italy, this legendary peak rises to 4,478 meters, and its four steep faces lie in the direction of the compass points. The first summiting in 1865 ended tragically when four climbers fell to their death during the descent. Today, thousands of experienced climbers come here each summer.
Distance between Matterhorn to Switzerland : 36KM (5hr 5min).
Places to visit : Zermatt, Many world class retaurants and hotels, quaint chalets.
Things to do : Experience the horse-drawn carriage rides, hiking, biking, and climbing in the surrounding mountains, Summer glacier skiing are very popular.
Best time to visit : June to August.
Best Hotels at Matterhorn : Mont cervin palace, Grand hotel Zermatterhof.
Pricing : 26,000 to 36,000 INR.

9. JUNGFRAUJOCH: THE TOP OF EUROPE

9. JUNGFRAUJOCH: THE TOP OF EUROPE
Jungfraujoch is one of the most popular things to do in the beautiful Bernese Oberland is the train journey to Jungfraujoch, the "Top of Europe," with an observation terrace and scientific observatory perched at 3,454 meters. The longest glacier in Europe, the Great Aletsch Glacier begins at Jungfraujoch, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous Eiger Trail from the Eiger glacier station to Alpiglen clings to the rocks at the foot of the north face.
Distance between Jungfraujoch to Switzerland : 35.4 Km (15min).
Places to visit : Aletsch Glacier, The Eiger, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Lauterbunnen valley waterfalls, Thrill walk felsensteg brig.
Things to do : Ride Gondolas and cable cars to scenic viewpoints, enjoy the breeze coming from the fields of flowers, alpine pastures, and woodlands, go a walk on panorama way.
Best time to visit :  June to September.
Best Hotels at Jungfraujoch : Botique hotel Glacier.Hotel Eiger, Hotel Muerren.
Pricing : Around 25,000 INR.

10. INTERLAKEN

10. INTERLAKEN
Interlaken is nestled between Lake Thun to the west and Lake Brienz to the east, it is one of Switzerland's most popular summer holiday resorts. In the center of town, Hohematte is a marvel of urban planning with 35 acres of open space. Flower gardens, hotels, and cafés surround the Hoheweg, the main boulevard through here with breathtaking vistas of the mountains. The mighty peaks of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau tower above the town providing excellent opportunities for alpine adventures. Hiking, climbing, abseiling, and kayaking are prime pursuits.
Distance between Interlaken to Switzerland : 51.2Km, (1hr 21min).
Places to visit : Thrilling train and funicular rides to the spectacular surrounding mountain peaks, Hohematte park, Lake thun, Unter seen, Interlaken lake.
Things to do : Skiers, snowboarders, Skydiving, white water rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, kayaking, and hiking.
Best time to visit : June to August.
Best Hotels at Interlaken : Hotel Roessli, Holet Chalet swiss, Botiquie hotel Bellevue.
Pricing : 8,000 to 25,000 INR.

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