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Places to visit in Switzerland

Switzerland is indeed one of the dreamiest destinations in the world. With its alternating terrains, weather, maintenance, cleanliness, hospitality and picture-perfect architecture and planning, most people who come back from a Switzerland tour tend to stay back mentally. For a few months, the mind goes back to the beautiful destination and there’s always something that keeps reminding them of the amazing time they had in this exotic country. While there are some destinations that change your perception on life and give you hope, only a few places give you content that you have seen everything beautiful the world has to offer and Switzerland is one destination that offers the epitome of contentment. 

From its hiking trails, paragliding and skydiving options, chocolate trails, architecture, countryside, scenic railroads and the Alpine slopes to falls and delightfully constructed cities, Switzerland is a haven for tourists. The emerald lakes serving as magnificent picnic spots, the hamlets that are straight out of fairytales and the rich heritage of Geneva, Zurich and other cities make Switzerland one of the most bucket-list worthy destinations in the world. If you are planning to visit Switzerland anytime soon, check out some of our expert recommendations. If Switzerland is in your mind now, you might want to explore Thomas Cook for a Switzerland Visa Application. 

Swiss National Day

Why you should attend this event?

If there is one day, where the entire country comes together for a common cause, it has to be the Swiss National Day. The festival marks an occasion of fireworks, bonfires, cultural gatherings, music, speeches, national anthem, illuminated buildings and unison. Try to get on a board if you are in proximity to a lake to watch the festival unfold in all its grandeur.


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Lake Geneva

One of the most idyllic sceneries in Switzerland, Lake Geneva is part of every Switzerland tourism guides. Be it the views of the sunrise it offers or the magnificence of the setting sun over the emerald waters of the lake, Lake Geneva is indeed one of the must-visit places in Switzerland. Apart from being a picnic spot, the place also offers a range of activities to indulge in. You can go for zipline activities, hit a spa for some pampering, jet skiing, kayaking,

Montreux Jazz Festival

Why you should attend this event?

This is the largest and the best music festival in Europe and happens in the Montreux region. This is the second largest Jazz festival in the world after the one in Montreal. With the picturesque Lake Geneva as the backdrop for the event, the event unfolds in a rather poetic manner, with some of the best musicians from the world performing in an array of auditoriums, open-air th

Rhine Falls

One of the most popular rivers in Switzerland, Rhine breaks into a falls near the town of Neuhausen. The fall is over 20 meters high and 150 meters wide, making it massive with breathtaking scenery and a huge attraction for tourists. Best visited in the months of May and June, there are also boats that take you closer to the falls and especially the stone at the center. It takes around half an hour to visit the stone and boats are available in the months of April

Zurich Festival

Why you should attend this event?

This is one festival in Switzerland that happens for an entire month. The country’s capital sure knows how to conduct its festivals and events and the Zurich festival stands as a testimony to the same. This festival marks the coming together of diverse cultures and you can find shows like operas, dramatic theaters, music concerts, dance


Also known as the Top of Europe is one of the most scenic destinations in Switzerland. From the valleys of Interlaken, you will be transported to a fairytale of sorts of a place on a cogwheel train to an altitude of over 3,500 meters above sea levels. Nestled between the mountains of Jungfrau and Monch, the place is really something that will make you feel top of the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the destination is only accessible by cogwheel trains and the

Laufen Castle

Very close to the Rhine waterfalls is a thousand-year-old monument of historic significance and importance in Switzerland. Called the Laufen Castle, the monument is a Swiss heritage and is located in the Zurich canton. One of the first documentations about the castle’s existence goes back to 858. At that time, it was home to Laufen’s Barons and kept getting acquired by diverse owners until the time of the Zurich War. After the Helvetic Republic in the


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