Saturday, January 7, 2012

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Switzerland

Switzerland is known as The Land of the Alps, and rightfully so. Bordered by France, Germany, Italy and Austria, Switzerland offers the most breathtaking views of the panoramic Alps. Though small, it is also one of the richest countries in the world, which is why there is no wonder many tourists dream of a Swiss vacation.

There are plenty of Switzerland tourist attractions, but I have compiled for you the top 10 tourist attractions in Switzerland. I hope you will like it. If I have miss out some so please share it in comment section. Thanks
The Chillon Castle

Located on the shore of Lake Geneva, the Chillon Castle is one of the most famous castles in Switzerland. It also has three courtyards and four great halls which offer magnificent views of the lake beyond.

Although there are many beautiful ski resorts in Switzerland, Zermatt stands out as one of the top Switzerland tourist attractions because it is located at the foot of famous peak of the Swiss Alps.
Geneva Jet D’eau

This fountain in the heart of one of Switzerland’s major cities is one of the tallest fountains in the world, projecting water up to 140 meters high. Built in 1891, it is also considered one of the symbols of the city of Geneva.
Swiss National Park

It is one of the Switzerland tourist attractions worth seeing. It is also Switzerland’s only national park, covering almost half the area of the entire country. It is a sanctuary for various wildlife such as elks, marmots and eagles, as well.
Swiss Transport Museum

Located in Lucerne, the Swiss Transport Museum is home to an exhibit of locomotives, ships, aircraft, automobile and other modes of transport and communication. You’re sure to enjoy the Planetarium and the IMAX theatre, too.
Schilthorn and Piz Gloria.

The Schilthorn is a mountain in the Swiss Alps. The Piz Gloria is a revolving restaurant on the top of this mountain that was the location for the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”
The Tropical Alps

Believe it or not, you will find palm trees here! Ticino is very close to Italy, and offers glaciers as well as palm trees. The culture is rich and diverse in this area, and is little known to those who don’t live in Switzerland.

This is the land home to Heidi. Here you will find all sorts of walking trails and the largest Nordic fitness park in Switzerland. Cow shows are popular, and the locals enjoy dressing up in traditional costumes.

You can’t forget about the 2000 year old town rich in history. This is the city of Switzerland is full with trendy cafes, international boutiques, and the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Aletsch glacier

This is the longest and most breathtaking glacier in the Alps at 23 km long. It is the easiest to access, and is the sight of the first UNESCO World Heritage site. This glacier is found in the western-southern part of Switzerland in the Aletsch region.

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