Top 5 Reasons to Vacation in Switzerland

Although small, roughly the size of Massachusetts, Switzerland is a country that offers quite a lot for vacationers. Switzerland is fun, adventurous and multi-faceted. It’s clean, crisp air is inviting, relaxing and rejuvenating. It’s easy to forget how taking in a breath of fresh air is supposed to feel! From the mountains and grazing cattle to watches and chocolate, see the top reasons to take a vacation to Switzerland has a variety of things to do and things to see.


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The Mountains

The Swiss countryside is full of mind-blowing mountains with snow covered peaks. You can hike them, see them from afar, get up close and visit the peaks. The most striking and famous of the Swiss mountains is the Matterhorn. You’ve probably seen images of the Matterhorn on chocolate wrappers, in movies and in photos, but nothing compares to seeing it in person. Interlaken is a town in the shadow of three impressive mountains: the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. The best part is that many of these mountains have cog railways and cable cars that will take you to the peak for the ultimate view.

The Goods

What’s the secret to Swiss invention? If only we knew: Swiss chocolate is of the highest and most delicious quality. Keep an eye out for classic brands such as Callier, Chocolat Villars, and Suchard. Swiss watches are sold all over the world and are famous for their precision, ingenuity, quality and ability to set the tone for trends in the industry. Buy one in Switzerland and it’ll last you a lifetime!


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The Waterfalls

It isn’t only the mountains that are a natural wonder in the Swiss countryside: the waterfalls are among the tallest and largest in all of Europe. They can be inspiration for art or simply enjoyed for their majestic presence and overwhelming calm. Some of the most striking waterfalls are in the Bernese Oberland region, where plenty of hikes and trail walks cross old wooden bridges in front of gorgeous waterfalls.

Train Rides

Traveling by train or railway is one of the best ways to get around Switzerland. It’s often faster than taking a bus and cheaper than a flight. This allows people to see some of the most wonderful views on the continent from the comfort of a seat. There are not only cross country trains but also cog railways that wind along the mountainsides until reaching the peak. It’s an easier and faster way to get to some of the highest points in Switzerland and see some amazing views.

Variety and Neutrality

Switzerland is perhaps is most famous for its neutrality–more so than its mountains, watches and chocolate. This is part of the national culture; people are friendly and like to keep their noses in their own business! There are also four languages spoken in Switzerland. In addition to English, the main languages of Switzerland are French, German, Italian and Romansh. What language you hear will depend on what region you’re in.

There is a ton to see, do, and learn in Switzerland. It’s one of the best places to go for a European family vacation!