Known for the Alps, cheese, chocolate, and clocks, Switzerland offers dreamlike landscapes and villages that seem stopped in time. From historical monuments and castles to breathtaking viewpoints and bridges, this peaceful country is definitely worth
Known for the Alps, cheese, chocolate, and clocks, Switzerland offers dreamlike landscapes and villages that seem stopped in time. From historical monuments and castles to breathtaking viewpoints and bridges, this peaceful country is definitely worth visiting. So what to see in Switzerland? Keep reading and embark on a magical guided tour of the most beautiful places to visit in Switzerland!
#1. Geneva and It’s Jet D’Eau
Geneva, one of Switzerland’s most important cities, is chosen as the headquarters of the most recognized international organizations worldwide, such as FIFA, the UN, or the Red Cross. It has several gorgeous corners on Lake Geneva’s shores. Our chosen one is the “jet d’eau”, a fountain that shoots a water stream 140 meters high into the lake. One of the best places to see it is, without a doubt, from the Gustave-Ador pier, although it is also very close to the English Garden from where it can also be seen. And, while you’re there, don’t forget to visit another of the city’s landmarks, a flower clock called Horloge Fleurie.
#2. Chillon Castle on the Shores of Lake Geneva
Also on Lake Geneva’s shores, but at the other end, is the Chillon Castle, whose construction dates back to the Middle Ages. This fortress has inspired many writers and poets, such as Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Alexander Dumas, or Lord Byron. Although the rooms and interior rooms are in a perfect state of conservation, deserving of a visit, the panorama could not be more spectacular from the outside. The lakeside Castle with the Dents du Midi mountain range in the background is one of the most beautiful scenery to see in Switzerland.
#3. Gruyères and Its Medieval Castle
If you are going to travel to Switzerland, you cannot miss Gruyères, a medieval old town where cars do not pass. The jewel of the city is not only the famous cheese that bears the name of the place (and that we must not forget to try!), But it is the Castle whose interior you can visit and from which you have beautiful views of the valley.
#4. Friborg and a Route Through the Medieval Fountains That You Must See in Switzerland
With its cobbled streets that invite you to stroll, Friborg has risen as one of the best places to visit in Switzerland. Although the protagonist of the town is the Cathedral of San Nicolás, a fun way to get lost in the historical center is through its sources of medieval origin: such as that of San Jorge, that of Loyalty, that of the Samaritan woman, that of the Bravery, Samson’s, the Virgin Mary and a few more. Let’s see how many you can find!
#5. Bern and Its Clock Tower
Located in the heart of Bern’s historical center, the Zytglogge or clock tower was one of the entrance doors to the walled city since it had an opening through which people could enter and exit. In addition to its exact function of telling the time, this watch played a passive role in the Theory of Relativity of Albert Einstein, who lived a few steps away. To explain his famous formula, Einstein said that when traveling on a train at the speed of light, his watch would typically work while the Zytglogge had not moved for a second. It is fascinating to learn about this great physicist’s history if you travel to Switzerland.
#6. Zurich and the Fraumünster Church
What to see in Zurich? This city stands out for its traditional medieval architecture, with buildings on the Limmat River banks, which then stretch along a beautiful blue lake. You have to take a mandatory walk through the historic center of the city, and enchant your sight with one of its most important churches, the Fraumünster Abbey Church, founded in the 9th century and whose stained glass windows bear the stamp of Marc Chagall. Throughout its history, it has formed one of the most lovely postcards to see in Switzerland but has also been of great importance in the development of Zurich’s city.
#7. Escafusa and the Rhine Falls
In the north of the country, almost on the border with Germany, Schaffhausen’s small town (Escafusa in Spanish). It is worth visiting its historic center with its Renaissance facades, in which the Munot, a 16th-century fortress, stands out. But seeing the waterfalls that form on the river Rhine is one of the activities to do in Switzerland. They are easily accessible by public transport or by bicycle, but it is also worth renting a car to explore the entire area at your own pace.