5 Things to Love About Switzerland
When it comes to fanciful villages that radiate with dreamlike charm and spectacular alpine scenery, not many world countries can compete with Switzerland. Its fairy-tale beauty is reflected in its mesmerising snow-capped peaks of the Alps, blues lakes, glaciers and many other breath-taking sites. An ideal destination for skiing, paragliding, hiking, climbing, biking and other activities, as well as tasting some of the finest foods, Switzerland is a place that you absolutely must visit during your lifetime. Visit its historic cities like Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich and enjoy exploring galleries and museums, buildings and other tourist attractions, including:
- Lake Lugano and Ticino
- Chateau de Chillon
- Lake Geneva
- Swiss National Park, etc.
Pictured: Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) on Lake Geneva
You can rent a car in Switzerland and make your sightseeing comfortable and enjoyable. Make sure you do not miss some of the most alluring spots in this happy and beautiful country.
The Matterhorn – symbol for Switzerland
One of the places that shouldn’t be missed on any trip to Switzerland is the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world. Its snowy peak is a spectacular sight for any photographer and a magnet for adventurers looking for a mythical climb.
Ideal for vacations all year round
The climate of Switzerland is moderately continental. Around 60% of the country is occupied by mountains, which means that winter does not end even in summer in some areas, making them ideal for high-quality winter recreation with ski resorts that can impress even selective tourists. But people do not only visit Switzerland during winter; alpine nature is very picturesque in summer and many enjoy golf, yachting, windsurfing and other sports activities around lakes, such as Lugano lake that is considered to be the warmest.
The best chocolate treats in the world
You have probably heard of and tasted Toblerone, Lindt, Läderach, Cailler and Nestlé, the world famous chocolates from Switzerland. For all chocolate lovers, chocolate tasting can be found on numerous sites, but for the true chocolate aficionados, there is a Tour de Chocolat where you have an opportunity to engage in classes, workshops, excursions and work side by side with leading chocolate makers. Don’t forget to stuff your bags for the return home.
It’s well connected
Switzerland is located in the middle of Europe and it is well connected, which means that it is easy to get around and skip to another destination in France, Germany, Italy and Austria. So, if you decide to cancel your car hire and travel by train, for example, dot worry because car rental services offer cancellation protection for their clients.
Switzerland – a cheese country
Cheese making has been a tradition in Switzerland for many years. Over 750 varieties of cheeses from Switzerland are produced altogether and some are patented and only produced in the country, which means that you won’t find it being made anywhere else in the world. Le Gruyère, Emmentaler, mozzarella and Raclette are some of the most popular. Take a trip to the little medieval town of Gruyères where the hard cheese Gruyère is produced.