Switzerland, its mountains, its amazing landscapes, its chocolate… There are definitely many things to experience in this beautiful country, may you be just visiting or moving there. Let’s review the top 5 attraction to visit in Switzerland.
Let’s start with the capital city, the amazing and its famous lake, Lac Léman. Léman comes from the Celt “Lem an”, which means large water, which totally fits its 582 square kilometre. It is surrounded with luxurious fairy-tale chateaus, some you can visit, some other not.
Indeed, as furnished rental properties prices carry on climbing in Geneva, many students and young working people struggle to find affordable housing and have been gathering in communities to rent such castles together. That’s how the castlesharing concept has seen the light of day. So, if you can’t find an affordable furnished apartment in Geneva, you may try to find a room in one of this castle through AirBnB or any other private room renting platform.
Chateau de Chillon, Montreux
On the other hand, one castle you can visit is the Chillon Castle in Montreux. Also located on the banks of Lake Geneva, in the heart of Swiss Riviera, this 4 century old water fortress used to be the seat of the wealthy Counts of Savoy and has been amazingly preserved in its original form, from its halls, towers and vaults down to its furniture, weaponry and paintings. Consisting of 25 building and three courtyards, it is accessible by boat, bus or foot from the town of Montreux.
Swiss National Park, Zernez
As the only national park in Switzerland, the Schweizerischer Nationalpark and its 172 square kilometres of untouched scenery are a kind of throwback to how the Alps was before it was spoiled by tourism. Have a day of wonder amongst its 21 hiking routes and admire verdant pastures, amazing flora, snow-encrusted glaciers, lush woodlands and waterfalls. If you are lucky, you might even get a chance to glimpse at the rare golden eagle that inhabits the area.
The Rhine Falls
Probably the most bewitching natural wonder of Switzerland, the Rhine Falls are Europe’s largest waterfalls. Located near the town of Schaffhausen in the north of the country, these mighty falls stretch on more than 150 metres and offer many viewpoints for visitors to watch this incredible spectacle. Those bold enough can even rent their own canoes and paddle up to nearby castles Schloss Laufen and Schloss Wörth. If you are lucky enough to travel on Swiss National day, do not miss the sensational firework display set up for the occasion there.