For ravishing alpine scenery and quaint villages and oozing storybook charm, it’s hard to beat Switzerland. The soaring snow-capped peaks of the Alps, glittering blue lakes, emerald valleys, glaciers, and picturesque lakeside hamlets are situated in this landlocked nation with a fairy tale beauty. Snuggled among the mountain valleys and lakes lie world class international resort worth hiking, biking, climbing, paragliding, skiing and tobogganing on their doorsteps.
Travelers come here for jaw dropping scenery but are charmed by the many cultural attractions.
There are many best destinations in Switzerland.
JUNGFRAUJOCH: is at an elevation of more than 11000 feet. The Jungfraujoch is an otherworldly saddle in the high mountain above the Jungfrau region. The Jungfraujoch is the area’s signature attraction. These are few places like it at least considering those accessible without expensive ice climbing equipment and years of mountaineering experience. This place, Jungfraujoch is an alpine attraction and viewing point at an altitude of 3454 m. It takes at least half a day to properly experience this place. The cogwheel train is the only way to get there. The train station is the highest one in Europe. The Jungfraujoch is a notable for several reasons.
Switzerland contains Europe highest train station,though it’s primary purpose is to ferry high altitudes.It offers breath-taking view of Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s largest ICE FIELD. ItsSnow Park attraction is a paradise for snow loving children. Jungfrau Park is a family friendly theme park is offers schedule shows and enhanced 360 degree of the surrounding Alps.
The Jungfraujoch is also a home to the space age like weather station, approx. named the Sphinx, which contains restaurants, souvenir shops, indoor viewing terraces and the ice palace. The ice palace was carved entirely by hand. The entire 1000 square metres was chiselled with an ice, axe and saw. It is a spectacular sight.
As popular as it is the Jungfrau area isn’t the only part of Switzerland worth spending time in, there are also other destination.
Beaten burg: The main attraction of Beatenberg is its location. The village is one of the best vantage points set against the Bernese Alps and affords a view of deeply blue Lake Thun. Beatenberg is a perfect starting point for excursions to the Lake Thun and Jungfrau region.This place has something to offer to everyone from sports to exercise enthusiasts to adventure seekers and more casual holidaymakers. Besides exciting trips in to the mountain the sport also offers a multitude of customs and traditions all of which are still alive.
In summer the mountain countryside is perfect for walking. High moors and karst fields of national importance are a treat for nature lovers. The NIEDERHOM beatenberg’s “house mountain is accessible by aerial cableway from the village as well as from the nearby lakeside. The NIEDERHOM is particularly popular with paragliders. The colourful spectacles of paragliders set against the steel blue sky are a delight for spectators.
The ski region of Niederhom and Hohwald, cross country skiing track, an extensive winter walking trail network, a natural ice rink and the fascinating view of the snow covered peaks makes the Bernese Overland holiday resort an attractive destination for excitement while relaxing winterholidays.
Beatenberg panoramic indoor pool is the perfect place to swim and bathe. The water in the pool is warm and adjusts it according to the weather. You can enjoy the view of the snow covered peaks as you relax from a day in the snow with a soothing swim. Twice a week the pool is heated up to a temperature of 30 degree. Every Wednesday the pool organises a children’s afternoon of fun and games.
Engelberg Switzerland; it is located to the south of Lake Lucerne in a wide mountain valley at an altitude of around 1000mts. Titlis mountain with its glacier, and Hahnen mountain are towering over the surrounding . It is one of the top ski regions in Switzerland. Engelberg is also known for its diverse ski and freeride area. In summer it’s all about hiking mountaineering, climbing, biking and playing golf.
If you intend relaxing in Engelberg, you can hire an e-bike or let an electric motor take some of the strain or roll down hill on a trotti bike, a scooter/cycle hybrid. The resorts also offer pony rides, a rope park, countless picnic areas and treasure hunts for kids.
Explore the various fun and entertainment activities in Engelberg. Check out the nightlife, shopping and restaurants in Engelberg.
So do try these different destinations of Switzerland for relaxation.