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Top Tourists Attractions in Switzerland

Switzerland is an ideal destination both for tourists and newly married couples. The reason is quite clear. A visit to Switzerland provides you a chance to see marvelous natural beauty and awesome views of Alps. That’s why it is also known as The Land of Alps. It is not strange to listen from a tourist that he dreams of a tour to Switzerland. There are a lot of places to see in Switzerland but some of them should not be missed at any cost. These tourists’ attractions include:

The Chillon Castle

This is the most renowned castle of Switzerland which is situated on the Coast of Geneva Lake. It is the most visited remarkable monument of Switzerland. It was built in 11th century and was the residence to the Counts of Savoy. It consists of 100 buildings, have three courtyards and four great halls offering stunning looks of lake. It is opened for the general public providing them to see caves, halls and bedrooms.

Swiss National Park

Swiss National Park is the finest place to see the views of Alps. This park is so big that it covers half the area of Switzerland. Here you can also see some animals including eagles, marmots and elks. It is a worth-seeing park but it is not permitted to pitch a tent and spend night in this park. Tourists are also not allowed to disturb plants and animals or to take anything home from the park. Moreover dogs are strictly forbidden in this park.

Zermatt

This small town is located at the foot of famous peak of Swiss Alps. The name of the peak is Matterhorn. This town was discovered in 19th century when British mountaineers conquered Matterhorn. Zermatt is famous for its beautiful ski resort where you can enjoy skiing. If you are not interested in skiing then there are several other options. You can enjoy dining in a gourmand restaurant. There are also markets around the town where you can do a lot of shopping.

Jet d’Eau

It is a fountain in Geneva which has now become a familiar sight of this city. It is among one of the tallest fountain in the world. It is so tall that it becomes visible wherever you go in the city. Other must visit places in Geneva include Cathedral de St. Pierre, The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and a lot more ancient buildings.

Swiss Transport Museum

The Swiss Transport Museum exhibits ships, air crafts, automobiles and locomotives along with other means of transportation. Here you will enjoy seeing Planetarium, IMAX Theater and stunning collection of the work of Swiss painter named Hans Erni.

Zurich

Zurich is a major city of Switzerland. Although it is a 2000 years old city but here you can visit cafes, boutiques and other items representing contemporary life. The attractions in Zurich include:

Churches: St. Peter, Grossmunster, Romanesque

Parks and Nature: Chinese Garden, Botanical Garden, Zoological Garden and Uetliberg

Museums: Swiss National Museum, Zurich Museum of Art, Museum of Design, Haus Konstruktiv, Rietberg Museum.

These were some important places of Switzerland which every tourist wants to see. If you are interested and have all the resources then get ready, pack your bag and make a visit to Switzerland.

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Sightseeing in Bern

Besides being the most populous city of Switzerland, Bern is also one of the most famous and well-known tourists’ destinations. If you want to visit a place having spell-binding attractions and landmarks, you must visit city of Bern. Some most beautiful and most visited attractions in Bern include:

Zytglogge Clock Tower

This clock tower is the most loved attraction of Bern that is located close to the heart of Old Town district. If you spend a considerable time in visiting Zytglogge Clock Tower, you will enjoy a lot hearing its hourly chimes and watching animated characters including bears, jester, bearded king and cockerel. To know more about this marvelous landmark of Bern, I would recommend you to opt for a guided tour of this splendid clock tower to have a closer look of clockwork technicalities which are responsible for beauty of this eye-catching tower.

Bundeshaus (Houses of Parliament)

Houses of Parliament have become a historic landmark of Bern which date back to 1902. They are capable of attracting and providing pleasure to tourists with impressive architecture. Most fascinating feature of Houses of Parliaments is their eye-catching and super-splendid copper domes providing visitors one of the best treats they can ever have. Swiss Houses of Parliament also boast of a stained-glass dome which has been adorned with motifs of the city and a spectacular chandelier having more than 200 bulbs producing a hypnotic effect. Again to see this attraction, guided tours are recommended. Here you can also have a chance to see parliamentary sessions from a distance.

Munster (Cathedral)

Bern’s most visited attraction is this cathedral which is featured with tallest spires in entire Switzerland. These spires have a height of 328 feet. Surely it would be a great experience to see such an attractive landmark of Bern. Tourists become more enthusiastic when they know that they can actually climb this tower by spending nominal amount of money. Top of this tower provides tourists to see some of the most beautiful and gorgeous scenes of this city including that of River Aar. The tower is also featured with a large and unique collection of Gothic sculptures so you should never miss this tower to visit.

Einsteinhaus / House of Einstein

This small apartment is of enormous importance and a special attraction of Bern as it is the building where Nobel-prize winning scientist Einstein developed the theory of relativity in 1905. Visitors who come to Bern never forget to visit the house of this struggling scientist.

Barengraben (Bear Pits) / Dahlholzli Zoo

Barengraben has been a home of brown bears since 1850s and is a part of Dahlholzli Zoo. Other attractions which are close by include Tramdepot and a busy brewpub.

This was a picture of attractions in the wonderful city of Bern. If you have not visited Bern till now then get ready to present yourself with a wonderful treat.

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Marvelous Attractions in Zurich

Zurich is the largest and most important city of Switzerland providing a lavish life style to its citizens. It is a global city having both traditional and modern tourists’ attractions. Although there are a large number of tourists places in this city but I want to explain some of the best and worth-seeing attractions which you should never miss when visiting Zurich. I also had a visit to Zurich and the places I like the most are:

Zoologischer Garten

Zoological gardens of Zurich are popular all over the world because of their striking and spectacular aquarium and zoo. The zoo was established in 1929 and it is considered as one of the best family attractions since then. A large number of animals have been kept here which also include some of most rare and endangered species. Most favorite attractions of this zoo include big cats like clouded leopards, Indian lions and snow leopards. This zoo also boasts of an open-air aviary having a wide range of exotic birds. Other attractions in zoo are its different zones made there including the Exotarium, Africa House, Elephant House, Masoala Rainforest and lion enclosure. One more attraction of zoo is the cute-looking penguins which overwhelm people with their beautiful parade.

Urania Observatory

This is one of the oldest observatories in Switzerland which is more than 100 years old but still it is in admirable working order. Most liked attraction in this observatory is a huge telescope weighing 20 tons that helps to study planets of solar system and also provides a way to observe stars at night. For your information, I would like to tell you that observatory remains closed on cloudy days. Apart from observing distant planets and stars, you can also enjoy marvelous views of Alps and the lake.

Boat Tours

Taking a boat tour around Lake Zurich is the best way to see beautiful mountains that surround this city. Boats are very comfortable and provide you facilities of dining and relaxing while watching beautiful scenery.  These tours normally last for four hours but sometimes boats are stopped letting the visitors to visit some of the towns that are located in closeness to this lake. Boat tours are the most enjoyable activity in Zurich as they provide you a chance to watch beautiful shoreline and mountain ranges.

City Beach Resorts (Strandbad Mythenquai)

Strandbad Mythenquai resort is located alongside Lake Zurich and consists of long sandy beach which becomes a popular attraction in summer months. Strandbad Mythenquai also has a waterfront restaurant along with kids’ playgrounds and beautiful backgrounds of Alps. It is a wonderful experience to visit this resort.

These were some of the attractions which I really liked and I would also like that you people must also visit these places whenever you go to Switzerland.

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