Switzerland is a country that is famous for its picturesque nature. From majestic mountains and alpine lakes to charming villages and medieval towns, you'll find everything your soul could wish for here.
In this guide, we take a look at five of the most beautiful places in Switzerland that are a must-see.
The first few kilometers in Switzerland will bring you to the shores of Lake Geneva. Lake Geneva is the largest alpine lake in Central Europe and one of the most beautiful in Europe. The shores of the lake are breathtaking, with majestic views of the mountains. If you are passing through here, be sure to visit Lavaux, a wine region known for its terraced vineyards overlooking Lake Geneva.
Lake Oeschinen, located above the village of Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland. At 1,578 meters above sea level, Oeschinensee is a mountain lake formed by glacial flows from the surrounding mountains. This explains its extraordinary turquoise blue color. The lake can be reached by cable car from Kandersteg or, for the more adventurous, by climbing up the mountain on foot. From the edge of the lake there is a magnificent view of the Blümlisalp mountain range, which is impossible to look away from. A true natural gem not to be missed when traveling in Switzerland.
Lake Bachalp (Bachalpsee or Bahsee), located 2,265 meters above sea level in the village of Grindelwald. You can get there by taking the Interlaken-Ost train to Grindelwald. Then take the cable car to the Grindelwald-First mountain station, from which the hike to Lake Bachalp begins. From the gondola station, Lake Bachalp can be reached in just under an hour. There you have a beautiful view of Lake Bachalp and the mountains.
When you think of Switzerland, you imagine pastures, small wooden chalets, deep valleys and cows with bells. The village of Lauterbrunnen is the perfect illustration of all these images of Switzerland. The village is located in the heart of an incredible valley sculpted by glaciers over many centuries. Lauterbrunnen is surrounded on both sides by huge cliffs. Over the years, the valley has fascinated mountain and extreme sports enthusiasts, becoming one of the most famous locations for basejumping. In summer, it is not uncommon to see more than 200 jumps a day in this huge natural pool. Lauterbrunnen is also famous for its 72 waterfalls. If you're passing through, don't miss the Staubbach waterfall, one of the highest in Switzerland.
Grimsel Pass - this mountain pass is a true marvel, with breathtaking views all along the way. If you'll be passing through, we recommend stopping in Handegg to take the Gelmerbahn funicular, one of the steepest funiculars in Europe with a gradient of 106%. In just a few minutes, the funicular takes you to the edge of Lake Gelmer at an altitude of 1,860m, where you can enjoy a 2-hour circular walk around the lake. On the way down, don't forget to visit the Handeggfall Bridge, a magnificent suspension bridge over the Grimsel Pass, which offers a bird's eye view of the Handegg Falls.
These are just some of the many beautiful places to visit in Switzerland. If you are planning a trip to this country, be sure to include these places in your itinerary. You won't regret it.