Switzerland is located in the center of Europe, and although it is not a country that imposes its earthly width, it does impose it by being in contact with five different countries by sharing borders and languages.
The country in which Heidi (a work of children’s fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyr) grew up, is famous for a very long list of choices that require some tips for those who have in mind to travel to the paradise of “chocolate and cheese”, dream hotels and thermal centers (they are also very famous for their watches, their towering mountains and the Alps). We have put together a list of 10 places in Switzerland that translate into a fairytale destination. Scroll down fellow “lazy penguins” and do not forget to let us know what you think….
10. The Eiger village of Grindelwald.
Although Grindelwald has just under 4000 inhabitants, it is one of the most visited villages in the Swiss Alps, both in summer and winter. Here you have a golf complex, an indoor pool and discos. However, the most amazing are its views from the mountains. Some of Grindelwald’s most important attractions is the glacier canyon. Dare to take a tour of the canyon and the Lütschine river along its walkways and networks. Located in the Jungfrau region in the Bernese Alps, at the foot of the north face of the Eiger, it is one of the most popular mountain resorts. With just over 3,000 inhabitants, it is also a town perfectly prepared for tourism and with stunning views. Grindelwald is also located in the canton of Bern, specifically in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Alps. In Switzerland there are countless charming villages, however this is different from the others due to its magical Christmas spirit. It is a perfect destination for lovers of lakes and mountains, which can be reached by car passing roads surrounded by amazing landscapes. It can also be reached by train and is one of the most recommended options due to the magnificent views of the surroundings.
9. St-Ursanne bridge.
Saint Ursane is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Switzerland at least for us. It must be said that the day we visited it did not turn out to be anything intimate since it was full of people and they were also remodeling the medieval bridge. Which is from this bridge where the typical beautiful prints of the town are made. But well in spite of all this we have to say that it is a beautiful town with photogenic corners.
8. Oberhofen Castle, Oberhofen.
We as good lovers of medieval castles could not miss this architectural beauty. That not only amazed us on the outside, but also surprised us with its halls, halls and large medieval rooms.
7. Château Gütsch Hotel, Lucerne.
The tourist center is small but has many options, I opted for the Hotel Château Gütsch, in my opinion, price-quality ratio is the best option, they offer you free parking, you have an elevator down to the center and the views from the breakfast bar are incredible.
6. The Areuse Gorge.
The Areuse Gorge, in the canton of Neuchâtel, is one of those natural scenarios that you will not regret visiting. Located in Switzerland, this place is perfect for hiking and enjoying spectacular views. The Areuse River flows between two large rock walls and gives this place a very special atmosphere. But the most characteristic of Areuse’s Gorge is the Saut de Brot bridge. This stone construction seems like a story. Peek through it and watch the waters descend quickly under your feet is a unique experience. Do not hesitate, visit this magnificent green space on your route through Switzerland.
5. The Rhine Falls.
Located north of Switzerland, on the border between the canton of Schaffhausen and that of Zurich, the Rhine Falls (Rheinfall) are the largest waterfall in Central Europe. It is 23 meters high, 150 meters wide, flow of 250 cubic meters per second in winter and 700 cubic meters per second in summer and a basin 13 meters deep.
4. Kapellbrücke, Lucerne.
The most touristic city in Switzerland, thanks to the famous bridge called Kapellbrücke. The Kapellbrücke, or chapel bridge, was the oldest bridge in Europe and the second longest. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in the fire of 1993, so it had to be rebuilt. In the middle of the bridge is the Water Tower, which was built in the Middle Ages as a defense, which would later be a prison and torture room.
3. Chateau de Chillon, Lake Geneva.
The Château de Chillon is the most visited historic building in Switzerland, and it is easy to understand the reasons for that. The well-preserved medieval architecture and its location on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) in front of the French Alps make it even more so. Special. It is almost as if the castle is floating on the lake, on a kind of island formed by a rock.
2. Spiez Castle, Lake Thun.
The majestic Spiez Castle is situated on a small peninsula with unbeatable views of Lake Thun, in the canton of Bern, in Switzerland. It is believed that in the year 933 the king of Burgundy, Rodolfo II, was the one who ordered the uprising of Spiez Castle, which years later would become part of the Swiss heritage of national importance. After Rudolph II, it was Freiherr von Strättligen, a baron of the highest society, who settled in the fortress. Freiherr would co-own the castle along with a succession of other noble families.
1.Town of Scuol.
In Scuol, in Lower Engadine, the sun is also a regular visitor. Its wonderful thermal “spa”, with views of the mountains, are one of the great attractions of the area. Its springs and magnificent waters provide therapeutic and, of course, relaxing baths. The Switzerland of luxury coexists with the natural beauty and charm of tradition.