Switzerland offers an endless natural beauty as well as a rich cultural history. Indeed, there are many things to discover. If you cannot decide what to do in Switzerland, you should have a look at these top things to do in Switzerland to have an unforgettable experience! This heavenly destination is full of experiences to offer. Let’s discover together!
1. Go Shopping in The Famous Bahnhofstrasse
Bahnhofstrasse is one of the most famous and expensive shopping streets in Zurich. It is a must-visit place on any trip to Zurich. It is close to the Zurich’s Main Railway Station.
There you can find numerous boutiques, department stores, and timepiece stores. Although the street is very popular among tourists, you will see many locals as well.
While you can chill along the lake in the summer, you may take a hot chocolate in the winter.
2. Have A Sky-Dinner In The Cable Car
Switzerland is known for its natural beauties. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.” Don’t worry! You won’t climb by yourself to have the best view. The cable car will take you slowly up the mountain while you are enjoying the last sunshine over Grindelwald. You will start your dinner in the bottom with aperitifs, once the cable car is climbing the top, you will have the main dishes to enjoy the view. After arriving at the bottom station, you will have your dessert, coffee, and a digestif. Having a sky-dinner is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Switzerland.
3. Taste Delicious Swiss Chocolates
Switzerland equals to fine quality chocolate. If you visit Switzerland, you wouldn’t miss tasting Swiss chocolates. You can either take a tour of Nestle’s Callier Factory or visit popular shops in Zurich, Geneva or Vevey. This experience will be the sweetest one in your life!
Plus, it is a great idea to get Swiss chocolates to take back home for friends and family!
4. Take A Train To Jungfraujoch
Jungfraujoch is also called the top of Europe! It is Europe’s highest-altitude railway station, culminating at 3454 meters. This journey is the highlight of every visit to Switzerland. The train offers visitors a wonderworld of ice, snow, and rock. You will admire the Swiss Alps. If the sky allows, you may have views extend as far as the Vosges mountains in France and Germany’s Black Forest.
For nature lovers, this experience is one of the must things to do in Switzerland.
5. Experience The Local Wildlife In The Swiss National Park or in the Alps
The Swiss National Park is Switzerland is the only national park of the country and the oldest in central Europe. There, there are only 2 things that you are allowed to do: hiking and watching. The park is so huge that it counts 21 different walking routes, requiring each a different type of equipment. Regular trails do not require any special equipment nor any special skills. Mountain trails require hiking boots and wind-breaker and also may include steep hills and climbs. Finally, the Alpine trail requires a technical hike with alpine equipment. You will experience the local wildlife here.
You can also decide to hike in one of the most famous hiking spots of the world: the Alps. There is nothing like hiking in the Alps! Despite Switzerland being known for its fine chocolate and for being one of the only neutral country in the world, life there also and mainly revolves about the Alps. The Swiss Alps offer many hiking routes with different levels from beginners to advanced hikers. Bachalpsee & First (Grindelwald) or The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (Zermatt) are some examples of the best hikes in Switzerland.
We would suggest you go hiking in autumn. The trees changing their color to yellow and red, you will get amazing views, as beautiful as painting. Hiking in the Alps is definitely one of the top things to do in Switzerland.
6. See The Most Powerful Waterfall: The Rhine Falls
Would you like to be amazed by the nature? You will stand high above Europe’s largest waterfall and feel the vibration of the water. Virtually in the middle of the waterfall, you may stand on platforms that jut out and partially hover over the Rhine. The castles of Wörth and Laufen can be reached by a riverboat, and very daring visitors can rent canoes. The boats usually operate from April to October with most boats departing from the right bank (Schlössli Wörth Castle) of the Rhine River. It is a good day-trip destination from Zurich and Lake Constance.
For those who like hiking, you may hike for free along the right bank of the Rhine on paved routes through the forest to see the falls from a close-up. The Rhine Falls will definitely satisfy you with its beauty.
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