Now that it is so easy to book flight tickets or go online for travel insurance, picking a destination to visit seems to be an endless struggle. You can pick a place you have always wanted to go to and not worry about whether there are scheduled flights for your preferred dates or if there is a room available when you arrive because you can view it conveniently on online portals.
Which is why for your next trip, you should definitely go all out and visit Switzerland — a mountainous region in Central Europe that has some of the world’s most breathtaking sights. It is one of those places that is naturally photogenic, like your camera has to be ready at every turn because you would want to save these moments somehow.
This landlocked region has quaint villages, natural landmarks, historical architecture, museums, and galleries. And because there are just too many places to see on your trip, here are a couple of places you must make sure you get to visit.
Museums and art galleries in Zurich city
Zurich is probably Switzerland’s most popular cities, and for a good reason. It is the centre of arts and culture in the country, said to have about 100 galleries and 50 museums. Each features history’s most well-loved artists like Claude de Monet and Vincent van Gogh. If you want a more convenient and unique way to see the city, you can take a boat tour on Lake Zurich. You can also plan to hike the Swiss Alpine mountains.
The bustling city of Geneva
A city known as the home of the second largest office of the United Nations, Geneva is more of the corporate and political centre of Switzerland. Itis located between Alpine peaks and the hills of Jura. You can also find countless venues for entertainment, relaxation, and food indulgence. Among the places you need to see are the Grand Théâtre de Genève, a world-class opera house; Jet d’Eau Fountain, a fountain in Lake Geneva known for its 500-foot water jet; and the Musée International de l’Horlogerie, a museum that features countless adornments like musical clocks and jewelries.
A tour of the Swiss capital
While Zurich and Geneva are big cities, the Swizz capital of Bern is much smaller. However, this city right the River Aare peninsula is a colossus when it comes to heritage sites to explore. In fact, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognises 114 places in the city as sites with national and historical significance. On your visit here, you must see Zytglogge — a medieval clock tower that was built in the 13th century, the Bern Minster — a 100-metre high Gothic cathedral, and the federal palace.
Drop by the world’s Olympic capital
Lausanne, the fourth largest city in Switzerland, is where you will the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the three headquarters of Court of Arbitration for Sports, and 50 other sports associations. Basically, if there are any sports-related disputes that needs to be settled, Lausanne is definitely going to be the setting. But other than its eponymous reputation in the sports world, Lausanne was home to some of the great names in literature like T.S. Elliott, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and more.
So whether you are looking for amazing scenery, historical landmarks, or lively places to be, you can bet that Switzerland will have something for you.