You may not realise it, but you've already seen images of Switzerland’s most spectacular points of interest.
Scenes of Swiss splendour are so striking that they are frequently used to represent the pinnacle of beauty, and make regular appearances on bucket list Pinterest boards around the world.
Get ready to lose your breath as we take you on a photographic journey through the most beautiful places to visit in Switzerland.
Straight out of a story book, this soaring, 65-metre high viaduct spans the Landwasser River in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Glorious in summer or winter, the surrounding forest creates a stunning backdrop that ensures it is one of the most iconic places to visit in Switzerland.
Lord Byron himself was initially lost for words to describe the beauty of Chillon Castle.
Rising majestically from the shores of Lake Geneva, Chillon was once a Roman outpost that watched over the strategic route through the Alpine passes. Today the castle is among the most popular historic places to visit in Switzerland, with a heritage that dates back as far as 1055.
Every postcard scene you’ve imagined of Switzerland is yours to enjoy in the Bernese Oberland region. A diverse landscape of snow capped mountains, crystal lakes and alpine hamlets will drift past as you goggle from the window of a cogwheel train.
The town of Zermatt lies at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn, and is the heart of a region known as “Matterhorn glacier paradise”. To make sure that no pollution could obscure the views of the world’s most famous mountain, Zermatt was declared a car-free zone. Only battery and electrical vehicles are permitted, ensuring that a stroll through the cobbled streets is a peaceful contrast to the rush hour of everyday life.
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There are some views that will render even the most seasoned traveller absolutely speechless. At the viewing platform of the Gornergrat, mountains and glaciers stretch out before you on a scope that takes a moment of stunned silence to comprehend. This rocky ridge of the alps has long been known as one of Switzerland’s must-see places to visit, and is among the best spots for viewing the Matterhorn in all its glory.
Set sail from Interlaken on a cruise through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Swiss Alps. The four arms of Lake Lucerne are bordered by magnificent mountains, luscious forests and picturesque towns. A cruise on its aquamarine waters promises a constantly changing view of alpine scenes that are each more gorgeous than the last.
Impossibly beautiful and increasingly chic, St Moritz is one of the world’s premier alpine resorts. A location blessed by the elements grants the town over 300 days of sunshine a year. Visitors enjoy hiking, sailing and kite surfing in the summer, while skiers are tempted with over 350 kilometres of run that sparkle invitingly in the winter sunshine.
The Chapel Bridge, Lucerne
The oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe is beautiful both inside and out. The Chapel Bridge was built in 1333 as part of Lucerne’s fortifications, and the internal wooden frames were decorated with paintings of Lucerne’s history.
While fire destroyed most of the original 158 paintings, 30 have been restored to their former glory and adorn this enchanting walkway across the Reuss.
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