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Travel Tips for a Switzerland Tour
Switzerland may be a small country but has much to offer. The Swiss countryside, lakes and mountains are beautiful anytime of year, from snow-capped mountain peaks and ice-skating on lakes to visit ancient castles. In any season you can find peace and glamour in equal parts, as the country is home to such diverse attractions.
As the cultural hub of Switzerland, Zurich is not one to cross of your list of top Swiss places to see. While the city has kept some of its historical roots, evident in the emblematic guild houses, Grossmünster church, Swiss National Museum and Lindenhof square, regeneration is supreme in wealthy Zurich. Old heritage sites and factories have been repurposed and now serve as cultural spaces, joining more than 50 museums and 100 art galleries to see in Zurich. Known as one of the world’s most livable cities, Zurich offers everything you’d want for an urban escape, yet also the chance to reach rural, idyllic towns just a stone’s throw away.
Whether you ski or not, you should make plans to see Zermatt, one of the most stunning ski resort village settings in all of Switzerland. Zermatt is certainly a highlight of the Swiss Alps, it is a playground of the rich and famous, but it’s worth the price of admission. In addition to the picturesque village and all of its high-end amenities, skiing is the main attraction; in summer, hikers replace the skiers.
The Virgins Mountains
Eiger, the Monch & Jungfrau
If you came to Switzerland to see mountains, you can’t leave without seeing the most-famous set of peaks in the Swiss Alps. Known collectively as The Virgins, are three of the Alps most dominant mountains. Experienced climbers often come here to scale the north wall of the Eiger, as it is considered a very challenging task. At the top of the range an area locally known as Jungfraujoch is the roof of Europe, where thin air, cold temperatures and the view of a lifetime await. A train bores through the mountains and provides access to the top for non-climbers.
Located in Central Switzerland the lakeside town is full of watch shops, souvenir stores and plenty of drinking and dining establishments. The centerpiece of the town is its medieval covered bridge, Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. A wall around part of the city, the Museggmauer, adds to the area’s intrigue, as this fortification has been almost entirely preserved since its medieval origins. Along the wall, a rock carving of a dying lion is a tribute to Swiss guards who died during a 1792 attack; it’s a common spot for snapshots and is one of Switzerland’s best-known monuments.
Chateau de Chillon
On the shores of Lake Geneva the Chateau de Chillon is a popular attraction in the town of Montreux. This castle is the most visited building in Switzerland. Built in the 11th century is still in excellent condition. Visitors can tour the tower, dungeons and courtyards and see its vast collection of art, weaponry and period furniture. Writers like Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein,” and Lord Byron were among those who frequently came to the castle for inspiration.
Halal Restaurants in Zurich
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