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Luxurious living in the mountains? Cheese fondue by the lake? Switzerland is one of those places you’ve seen videos about, but may never have a chance to visit. Depending on where you are coming from, Switzerland can be a very expensive country because its currency is overvalued. Nevertheless, visiting Switzerland is something you can save for and will be worth every penny. Known for its cheese wine, and picturesque mountains, Switzerland will provide you with a variety of relaxing and adventurous things to do. Here are some of the best things to do in Switzerland as well as some of the best cities to visit.
Must-Visit Cities in Switzerland:
Although Switzerland is much smaller than its surrounding countries, you would be surprised by how much you can do while visiting. Based on the length of your trip, picking which cities to spend time in is essential. Here are some of the best things to do in Switzerland in 3 must-see cities.
Bern - Being the capital of Switzerland comes with prestige. Good thing Bern lives up to its expectations. Start your trip off by visiting Bärenpark, an outdoor bear attraction, located in the middle of the city. There, you will see the 3 Brown Bears living within the city limits. There is also a bear museum nearby. Other must-see museums in the city include The Museum of Communication & The Bern Historical Museum. What could be better than learning about Swiss history in one of the oldest cities in Switzerland? Want to see one of the highest peaks in the country? Be sure to visit the Bern Cathedral. Here, you can climb up the old church to see picturesque views of the old city. Be sure to bring your camera! Other popular photo opportunities can be achieved by hiking up Gerten & visiting Bern’s Old City.
Lausanne/Geneva - Located at the southern end of Switzerland lies Lake Geneva. The lake is the separation point between France and Switzerland, and French influence can be found all across the region. Because of this, taking a wine tour in this region is essential. Start your day off by taking a boat ride across Lake Geneva before finding a nice spot in Lausanne where you can see the French Alps. Be sure to spend time at the Château d'Ouchy and Promenade, an old castle that is now a hotel & dining area. Visiting this region is very relaxing and has been said to be one of the best things to do in Switzerland. Aside from the cinematic views, Lake Geneva has plenty of museums & restaurants along the lake. Some of our favorite dining spots include Barrel + Rye, Villa Verone, & The Bleu Lezard.
Zurich - Being the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich has plenty of attractions that will blow you away. Start your day off by walking around the old city before getting cheese fondue at one of the many restaurants. One of our favorites is Le Dézaley. Another popular thing to do is to take the train to Felsengg where you see amazing views of the country. Looking for desserts? Be sure to visit the world-famous Lindt Store located in the city. Just like Bern, Zurich is plotted with famous museums. One of the most popular? The Swiss National Museum. With plenty of information about Switzerland’s history & art, this museum is a must-visit for those spending time in the region.
More Things To Do in Switzerland Outside of The Major Cities:
Known for having a vast countryside, here are some of the best things to do in Switzerland that can be found outside of the cities.
RV Adventure Through The Alps - Visiting the Swiss Alps is one of the most relaxing things to do and can be done at any time of the year. Driving up the Swiss Alps gives visitors the full experience of the mountain, but for those who are short on time, riding a Gondola is another option. If you are looking to plan an RV adventure through the Alps, be sure to check out more information here.
Visiting Maison Cailler - Probably one of the more famous chocolate factories in the country, Cailler Chocolates offers visitors with a sweet experience. If chocolate is your thing, then this definitely will be one of the best things to do in Switzerland.
Visiting Switzerland is a life experience that I hope everyone will be able to do once in their life. With so many things to do, it is virtually impossible to fit all of them in this blog. Be sure to research what you want to do before visiting so you don’t get overwhelmed. Need accessories for your trip? Be sure to check out our collection of watch straps, camera straps, & more. Have fun exploring the extravagant country of Switzerland and be sure to capture all of your experiences on your camera!
Written by @visualsbyry