Switzerland is a striking country, with picturesque mountain ranges and unforgettable landscapes. From the scenic lakes to the arresting alps, it’s easy to see why Switzerland is widely known as one of the happiest countries on Earth.
To get your own dose of exhilaration, here are four sights you must see on your next Swiss adventure:
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While Switzerland is famed for its rugged mountain landscape, you can’t go past the green beauty of the lowland townships. Lake Zurich is an ideal destination for those wanting an authentic Swiss experience with a difference.
Perfect as a summer vacation spot, those with a passion for swimming should visit the sunny islands of Ufenau and Lützelau near Rapperswil. This quaint township is an unmissable sight due to the rows of classic medieval houses lining the waterfront.
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Roaring beside the town of Schaffhausen are the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall. This magnificent sight is a true natural wonder as several hundred litres of water pour over the rocky formation every second.
Beautiful even from a distance, there is a chance to get up close and personal with this stunning natural feature. Guided boat tours can take visitors directly to a central rock, located virtually in the middle of the crashing water. This is a not-to-be-missed experience for those visiting Switzerland’s north.
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Aletsch is the longest glacier in Europe and is protected as a world heritage site. A truly phenomenal sight, the vast expanse of ice and snow stretches through the mountain valleys and offers a unique look into a frozen world.
The best view of this natural wonder is from the observation areas located on the nearby Bettmerhorn or Eggishorn. Each can be accessed by cable car and, for the more adventurous travellers, the summit of Bettmerhorn is a 30-minute climb away.
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Chillon Castle is a picturesque structure located on a rock along the banks of the Lake Geneva. This waterfront castle has stood for more than 1,000 years and offers a huge number of historical experiences and sights.
From the underground vaults to the painted roofs, you can find clues to the extensive history of the house and the people who once lived there. If visiting this famous spot, remember to take your time to explore the surrounding area, as some of the best views are seen from the lakeside beside the castle.
There are so many stunning spots to visit in Switzerland, it’s difficult to narrow it down to just a few. Don’t miss any of these unforgettable sights on your next Swiss holiday.