We’ve come a long way since our first visit to Switzerland. Back in 2003, we never left the ski hill when snowboarding at Chateau d’Oex and Gstaad, but since then, we’ve visited Switzerland three more times and have had a chance to experience nearly all of the best things to do in Switzerland.
From the cities of Zurich, Basel, and Lucerne to the mountain regions of Zermatt Matterhorn, Jungfraujoch, and St. Moritz we’ve crisscrossed the country experiencing everything we ever had on our Switzerland bucket list. Our latest travels finally took us to the Italian region of Ticino. If you want to be blown away by the perfect travel destination, choose Switzerland for your next vacation. And here’s why!
The Very Best Things to do in Switzerland
From its medieval old towns to sophisticated cities, there is something for everyone in Switzerland. The Swiss love exploring the outdoors and you will see some of the best landscapes in the entire world. Many places feel as if you are walking through a painting. So without further adieu, let’s explore all the best things to do in Switzerland from our four different trips around the country.
I don’t think I have ever been anywhere as breathtaking as Gornergrat. Standing at 3089 meters above sea level, Gornergrat is our number 1 pick for the best place to visit in Switzerland. We didn’t know what to expect as we rode the cogwheel train up from Valley Station in Zermatt, but with each turn, we knew we were in for something special.
The views of the Matterhorn in all its glory is one thing, but it is the sea of glaciers is out of this world. The hike down from Gornergrat treats hikers to the most stunning views on earth. You are surrounded by 29 mountains reaching more than 4000 meters and 7 massive glaciers. With every turn, it is one dazzling view after another. Read all about it at The 12 Best Hikes in Switzerland
2. Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
One of ur favorite things to do in Switzerland was to go to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe in the Swiss Alps. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the highest train station in Europe, the largest glacier in the Alps, and incredible mountain views.
Located in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe is an excursion that is not to be missed. It is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit in Switzerland. When the weather is clear, Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe is spectacular. See why…