A scintillating mix of metropolitan vibe with rustic lifestyle, craggy, alpine mountainous paradise, set against a stunning backdrop of dramatic snowcapped peaks, charming towns and picturesque villages, tranquil shimmering lakes, stunning ski resorts and a cultural diversity aided by four different official languages – a country of contrasts in general; Switzerland is one of the most spectacularly beautiful summer holiday destinations in the world.
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Plan your One-Day trips from Zurich
The Swiss alpine region is at a distance of around 50 miles from Zurich, the largest city of Switzerland. This means that the landscape enriched region is just an hour or two away.
We have rounded up some of the best places to visit in a Swiss Alps summer, that offer great value, entertainment, food, weather and culture — one important thing, though – just make sure to book a tour for your Swiss alps holiday before the summer ends!
1. The Matterhorn – The symbol of Switzerland
One of the most photographed mountains in the world, a Pyramid shaped colossus – the Matterhorn is inseparably linked to Swiss Alps. Standing tall over the picturesque town of Zermatt, the region comprises of pristine landscapes and lush meadows. It is very difficult to climb; as only expert mountaineers can achieve this. Visit the Engelberg, where the world’s first revolving cable car ascends the highest lookout point in Switzerland – the Mount Titlis.
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2. Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe
Step into the world of snow and glaciers and take the delightful views of the Jungfraujoch summits, majestic Eiger and Monch, which together form a massively long glacial flow. The stunning stops of the train journey through glacial gallery will take you to the top of Europe from Interlaken. When in Interlaken, make sure you visit Europe’s highest train station lying at about 3454m above sea level and explore the Jungfraujoch with its Sphinx observation terrace, a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
3. Bernese Oberland Region, Switzerland
Switzerland is teeming with snow-capped mountains, emerald green lakes, romantic and picturesque towns and the Bernese Oberland is no exception, making it one of the best places to visit in the Swiss Alps this summer. Explore this stunningly beautiful region in all its scenic splendor. A haven for outdoor and nature lovers and frequently visited by tourists since the 18th century, one can go mountain biking and hiking. Take in the stunning views of the Eiger Mountain, ride the cable cars, enjoy sailing on the lakes Brienz and Thum, visit some of the best summer alpine resorts and don’t forget to visit the highest train station of Europe and admire the sights of the Staubbach waterfall. You can enjoy the delightful diversity of this region of Switzerland.
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4. Lauterbrunnen valley, Switzerland
The Lauterbrunnen is known for its deep valleys, waterfalls, springs and impeccable sceneries. Often referred to as the valley of waterfalls, there are 72 thundering waterfalls between the mountain peaks and gigantic rocks, set amidst secluded valleys, colorful alpine meadows and lovely mountain inns. The Lauterbrunnen is probably the most beautiful valley in the world, so once you enter this fascinating land of Swiss Alps; embrace yourself and explore the astonishing beauty of Lauterbrunnen.
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5. Saxon Switzerland – A journey through the majestic rocks
Saxon Switzerland welcomes you with its majestic rock gates and lofty towers. It also invites you to climb the highest fortress of Saxony. A quaint town with small colorful houses, located around 100kms from the Polish border, it is considered as one of the most fabulous places in the country. A rail line along the Elbe River with its 19th centuries steamers travel through the rocky town to the tiny port making this journey a memorable one.
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6. Lake Oeschinen – A mountain lake in Switzerland
Lake Oeschinen, one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Switzerland, is renowned for its dramatic mountain scenery. Lying above the Kandersteg, and surrounded by the glacial brooks of the 3,000m peaks of Oeschinenhorn, Blüemlisalp, Doldenhorn and Fründenhorn, there is nothing quite like spending a day along this beautiful Swiss lake.
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