5 Great Tourist Attractions in Switzerland

Located in Central Europe, Switzerland is famous for its mountains—Jura in the northwest and the Alps in the South.

What’s great about making Switzerland your vacation destination is that it is a relatively small country. You can reach the tourist attractions quite easily. In fact, a walk along the sides of Lake Geneva already leads you to a major Swiss tourist spot, Chateau de Chillon. In addition, the country has a low crime rate, making it safe for vacationers.

Here are five great tourist attractions that you should definitely visit when you travel to Switzerland.

Swiss National Park

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You should definitely make a stop at the only national park in Switzerland. The protected sanctuary covers nearly half of Switzerland’s land area. Located in Zernez, the Swiss National Park is home to diverse wildlife forms like eagles, red deer, chamois, marmots, ibexes, and elks. You can take a stroll along the parkland’s natural trails and marvel at the breathtaking views.

Chateau de Chillon

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Located in the town of Montreux that is bordered by the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, Chateau de Chillon or the Chillon Castle is the most frequented historical building in Switzerland—for a very good reason. At the eleventh-century Chillon Castle, you are greeted by the sight of its courtyards, dungeons, rooms, and tower. You also get to catch a glimpse of the weaponry, furniture, and spectacular frescoes kept therein. You can reach Chillon Castle by taking the train or bus or by hiking along the lakefront of Lake Geneva.

The Matterhorn

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This peak in Zermatt is the most famous mountain summit in the Alps. The Matterhorn’s technically difficult terrain stands at over four thousand meters, making it very attractive to mountaineers. Zermatt’s mountain resorts are also perfect for skiing and other winter sports enthusiasts.

St. Moritz

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The winter resort, St. Moritz, is designed to cater to wealthy guests. If you want to splurge on your Swiss getaway, then St. Moritz’s lavish offerings are for you. It’s a great place for skiing and for enjoying various other winter and summer sports. St. Moritz also boasts of luxurious spa services that range from mud therapies and mud-mineral baths. The fine restaurants in the resort serve truffles and caviar.

Geneva Jet D’eau

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Geneva Jet D’eau is one of the tallest fountains in the world. Built in 1891, the iconic fountain projects water for up to one hundred forty meters. You can end your tour of Geneva’s various tourist spots at the dazzling Geneva Jet D’eau.

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