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5 Reasons to Visit Switzerland

Travelers Today       By    David Thompson

Updated: Jul 01, 2022 05:05 PM EDT

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While Switzerland is one of the smallest countries in Europe, its global reputation and beauty make it an essential destination. Whether you are attracted by the country's widely popular Swiss craftsmanship or the allure of visiting an Alpine wonderland renowned for its chocolate and cheese, a visit to Switzerland is bound to be an experience of a lifetime. Here are five reasons to visit Switzerland.

1. Breathtaking scenery

Switzerland is one of the most scenic places in Europe that is geographically divided between the Alpine region in the south, the Swiss plateau in the middle, and Mountain Jura in the northwest. Its clutch of lively cities and charming towns interconnected by panoramic rails and gorgeous landscapes further adds to the charm that makes this country magical.

Since there is always so much to take in while in Switzerland, this itinerary will help you make the most of your time as you discover some of the country's best-kept secrets.

2. Diversity and cultural variety

Switzerland is a hub of cultural diversity that is heavily influenced by its neighbors, namely Germany to the north, Italy to the south, France to the west, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. As a result, the country has four official languages, French, German, Italian, and Romansh.

It gets better as the country is divided into smaller regions known as cantons, each having different traditions, customs, and even dialects. As you move across Switzerland, it will feel like you are traveling through different countries, adding to the excitement of exploring this mountainous landlocked country.

3. Cheese, chocolate, and a rich cuisine

Besides having a rich cuisine, Switzerland is among the top countries famous for chocolate and cheese. While taking in the beauty of this country, an irresistible pleasure is indulging in the fine treats that classic local brands such as Laderach, Sprungli, La Maison de Gruyère, and Emmental cheese dairy have to offer. Switzerland is also a wine country with regions such as Valais, Ticino, Vaud, and Lavaux famous for their wineries.

4. Amazing climate

Switzerland has so many microclimates, providing the flexibility of getting from the snow-capped Swiss Alps to the palm-lined avenues in Montreux. Whether you are thinking about a great summer or winter destination, there are numerous options available for you in the country. The mild continental climate further allows for all-year visits and travels as even in winter only the mountains get covered in snow.

5. Limitless outdoor activities

Whether you are a die-hard skier, avid mountaineer, or novice hiker, you will love that Switzerland is one big playground. From its world-class ski resorts where you can engage in skiing, snowshoe trekking, or snowboarding to the stunning Alps that allow for paragliding and hiking, there is always an outdoor activity you can engage in. Alternatively, you could choose to take the offbeat path and explore the quiet yet enchanting islands across the country. 

Endnote

There is more to Switzerland than its unique craftsmanship and with a combination of captivating sceneries, great diversity, amazing weather, and world-class cuisine, this landlocked country lives up to its expectations.

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