10 Must-Visit Attractions in Switzerland

By Halal Trip | 25, Oct, 2016
10 Must-Visit Attractions in Switzerland

Visit the top attractions in Switzerland and learn more about the country’s interesting history while taking in the majestic mountain scenery and picturesque towns. The most beautiful places in Switzerland are located in interesting cities and natural parks, but Switzerland is also rich with history, culture and art that visitors should not miss out on.

1. The Matterhorn

The impressive Matterhorn peak which reaches 14,692 ft. is a part of the Swiss Alps and has always been one of the top tourist attractions in Switzerland. The Matterhorn also borders Italy, and the beautiful village of Zermatt that lies at the foot of the peak.

2. Interlaken

The beautiful resort town of Interlaken is located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Interlaken is one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland, decorated with resorts and cafes that are framed by a mountain range. There are plenty of adventurous activities to enjoy such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding and even paragliding during the summer.

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3. Castle Chillon, Veytaux

This medieval fortress also known as Chateau de Chillon, is over 1000 years old and is located on the banks of Lake Geneva. This fortress has been the source of inspiration - with 14th century murals in the Camera Dominiand notably the painted camel motif. With underground rooms to explore, three courtyards and four great halls with a gorgeous view of Lake Geneva, Castle Chillon is a must visit.

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4. Swiss National Park, Zernez

Pay a visit to one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland, where visitors can view glaciers, woodlands, waterfalls and get in touch with nature by going on hikes too. There are 21 hiking routes to observe the greenery or rare wildlife that might make an appearance. The Swiss National Park is also part of the worldwide UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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5. The Abbey Library of St. Gall, St. Gallen

The Abbey Library of St. Gall is the oldest library in Switzerland was founded by Saint Othmar the founder of the original Abbey of St. Gall. The interiors are decorated in a Rococo style, and this ancient library is home to some unique books and manuscripts and is it also a UNESCO Heritage site.

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6. Lake Geneva

A visit to Switzerland cannot be complete without visiting one of top tourist attractions in Switzerland. Surrounded by peaks with parks, gardens, promenades and an old town, Lake Geneva makes almost the perfect photographic scene. Watch out for the famous fountain Jet d'Eau that shoots outs 150 meters of water into the air.

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7. Lake Lugano and Ticino

Lake Lugano is located on the border of southern Switzerland and northern Italy in the Ticino region. Ticino is the only Italian speaking region in Switzerland and has a heavy Italian influence on the cuisine and architecture, making it a unique picturesque area to visit. A great place for hiking, water sports and many more adventurous activities.

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8. The Jungfrau Region

Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger are part of the mountain range paired with lush green meadows that create a breathtaking scenery. The towns of Wengen, Murrenand Lauterbrunnen are great place to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Grindelwald is another beautiful town in this location for skiing too, and visitors can also take a train ride to get a great view or simply go hiking.

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9. The Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen

Definitely one of the top tourist attractions in Switzerland, the Rhine Falls is also the largest waterfall in Europe. Visitors can take boat trips to experience the majestic waterfall which is even more beautiful in the evening when the area is subtly lit up. Canoe trips and hiking are some fun activities to take part in as well.

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10. Montreux

This beautiful resort town is located on the shores of the Lake Geneva and is one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland with a beautiful flowered town promenade lined with trees and sculptures. The vineyards of Lavaux and Mediterranean trees are a part of the scenery too. Pay a visit to the famed Castle Chillon that is close by.

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A Muslim Guide to Switzerland

Halal restaurants in Switzerland can be easily found in cities like Geneva, Bern and Zurich as there is a significant Muslim population in these areas.Halal food in Switzerland can also be found in smaller cities too. There are also several mosques in Switzerland that Muslim travelers can find easily.

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