We have traveled to Switzerland four times and have visited all of the best cities in Switzerland. Some on multiple occasions.
Switzerland is known for its breathtaking landscapes in the Swiss Alps, its world-class ski resorts, and impeccable spas, but it is also home to some of the most beautiful cities in the world. In this article, we will explore the 16 best cities in Switzerland that are a must-visit for any traveler.
15 Most Beautiful Cities in Switzerland To Visit
From its medieval cities like Gruyeres to the boutique shops of Zurich, Switzerland’s cities are something to remember. We made our first visit to Switzerland in 1999 when we went snowboarding in the small town of Gstaad. We have been back to Switzerland another three times and have spent a total of three months in the country.
We know a thing or two about Swiss Cities. These are our favorite cities in Switzerland and we are going to share the top attractions and reasons to visit. If you are planning your next trip to Switzerland keep reading!
1. Zürich, the Cultural Hub
Zürich is the largest city in the country and is the most beautiful city in Switzerland. Located on Lake Zurich and the Limmat River, Zurich is beautiful as the steeples from its old town churches line the waterfront.
As the financial capital of Switzerland, Zürich has its share of upscale attractions including one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world but it is its old town center that we fell in love with. Key attractions include the iconic cathedrals,, Lindt Home Chocolate, and the hip Zürich West neighborhood.
Take a stroll along the cobbled streets of its charming old town and marvel at the stunning sunset over the spires of the city’s cathedrals. We suggest at least three days in Zurich to enjoy its many interesting museums most notably the Swiss National Museum, get lost in its narrow cobblestone streets of Altstadt and…