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Discover Switzerland’s Green Towns

Switzerland is made up of 26 canton districts, together with Bern, the headquarters of federal authorities. While wandering between the cities of Zurich, Lausanne, Basel, Geneva and St Gallen, you can come across beautiful town views, and after a while you can even start seeing green through dense landscapes and Alpine landscapes. But you don’t have to worry, everything is under control. This is entirely due to a lot of peace. Come on, let me talk about Swiss towns, which I will talk about directly, without entering the cities.

Small Tips for Swiss Town Discoveries

Swiss Town

  • First of all, it is a must to rent a car. Because instead of saving time and traveling more comfortably, traveling with bags and suitcases will make the vehicle more logical. Also; It will be more economical if your travel team is more than 2 people.
  • Switzerland is not a place where you can say that you can do it by seeing the mountains, looking down from those mountain peaks and so on. Sometimes there will be places where you will see max 2 places in 1 day.

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1. Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen

You can take a walk or participate in activities according to your budget in the most visited region of Switzerland with 72 waterfalls. A 3-4 day program will be more than enough in the region where the summits and scenic points of Winteregg, Gimmelwald or Mürren over Grütschalp. If you want, you can take a cable car to the points like Grütschalp by cable car in the region.

The transportation vehicle you use the most in your Swiss travel will be trains called bahn or these cable cars. Lauterbrunnen is one of the rarest places where you can see the best views of Switzerland, 120 km from Zurich.

2. Grindelwald

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

One of the most beautiful places to see in Switzerland is Grindelwald. The town, which is 10 km away from Lauterbrunnen, is one of the favorite places to visit with its lush countryside and huge summits like the others. Also; Grindelwald is one of the places where the mountain sled called mountain coaster is made. You can also experience a little adrenaline in the Swiss mountains, with a single tour of 6 francs.

I say at least once when you are on your way to Switzerland. It does not regret. Also known as the ice town, Grindelwald is one of the places preferred by ski lovers in winter.

3. Wengen

Wengen
Wengen

You can reach Wengen, one of the towns of Bern that cannot enter the car, by trains departing from Lauterbrunnen in a short time. An incredible view awaits you with the houses lined up like a beauty contest against the landscape, under the mountains and the cows that are indispensable for Switzerland.

4. Blausee

Blausee
Blausee

Whether by train or by car, this wildlife park is an incredibly fascinating place with the clarity of water and the relaxation area on a giant mountain slope. In Balusee, you can take a boat tour, count the fish under water, or you can do small trekking in the forest. This entry-paid Blausee is one of the places to visit in Switzerland.

5. Oeschinensee

Oeschinensee
Oeschinensee

Oeschinnensee region is a place where you can make a crater lake and mountain coastre 8 km from Blausee. After coming here, you have 2 methods to reach the lake. One can walk on foot for 1.5 hours after parking the vehicle, and one can reach by cable car system. In other words, you will either climb the mountain by cable car or take a walk from the mountain slope.

By the way; In Switzerland, almost all small lakes between the mountains do not have transportation by car. With the strategy of keeping the natural area intact and making efforts to go to nature, these lakes, which are not especially roaded, can be seen, each of them is walkable. Also; This is one of the best mountain coaster activities in Switzerland!

6. Wildkirchli

Wildkirchli
Wildkirchli

This is a 170-year-old hotel restaurant built on the slope of the mountain in Appenzell. After taking the Ebenalp cable car, you can reach here with a 15-minute walk, with a view of the Seealpsee lake and the Appenzell region. Wildkirchli made by a German who decided to live in the mountains while visiting a church in the rocks, is a favorite of the photographers.

7. Maiendorf

Maiendorf
Maiendorf

Maiendorf, also known as the village of Heidi, is the place frequented by visitors due to that famous cartoon. There is also a nostalgic post office in the village for you to send your loved ones a stamp marked heidi village.

8. Guarda

Guarda
Guarda

Guarda is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland. If you want, you can walk to Piz Buin in the summer months. In the winter, the village awaits its visitors with ice rinks and skiing activities, located close to St Moritz.

Switzerland’s Exquisite Scenic Lakes That Can Be Reached At The End Of The Trekking

  • Urdensee
  • Klöntalersee
  • Bannalpsee
  • Caumasee
  • Crestasee
  • Lungernsee
  • Engstlensee
  • Gelmersee
  • Vierwaldstattersee
  • Shilsee
  • Walensee
  • Sealpsee
  • Genfersee

Best Train Routes in Switzerland

Train Routes
Train Routes

Golden Pass Line: In Switzerland, starting from the shores of Lake Geneva, you see 8 lakes and pass through 3 mountain passes. The journey that connects the routes of Lucerne, Interlaken, Zweisimmen and Montreux takes a total of 5 hours and 8 minutes and promises incredible views. Especially the view of Lake Brienz and the Bernese Alps is really perfect! In addition, Thun and Spiez Lakes are among the best places for sunset.

Glacier Express: Also known as the slowest express train in the world, Glacier Express passes through 291 bridges and 91 tunnels. On the 8-hour journey Moritz, Chur, Andermatt and Zermatt routes are available. After making this route, you can say that I know the south of Switzerland completely. I am sure of the photos, you must take an online step to find tickets on this route, which also includes the Landwasser Viaduct, Oberalp Crossing routes and the most famous mountain of Switzerland, Zaermatt.

Bernina Express: If you want to see the Alps in Switzerland, the best train route says that Bernina is the local. The train route, with 55 tunnels and 196 bridges, starts in Switzerland and ends in Italy. The 4-hour journey includes Chur, St Moritz, Tirano and Lugano routes.

Voralpen Express: If you say little time, Voralpen has a nice route that you can evaluate. On this train, which has a 2-hour route via Lucerne, Rapperswill and St Gallen, you can also have a pleasant journey among the greens.

Gotthard Panorama Express: This train line, which serves with the motto “The journey is a reward”, takes approximately 2.5 hours and includes the routes of Lucern, Flüelen, Bellinzona and Lugano. It is a preferred route although not as much as Glacier Express.

Best Funicular Routes in Switzerland

Funicular Routes in Switzerland

Schynige Platte Railway: You can see the hill view of Eiger, Mönc, Jungrafu as well as Thun and Brienz lakes on the route built by a historical gear train.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn: You can have an exquisite journey to the Bernese Alps on this journey made by a nostalgic steam train. In my opinion, the best views are on this route. Unfortunately, train prices are quite expensive.

Reichbach Finicu: If you watched the Sherlock Holmes movie, you will remember this route. Many waterfalls, especially the famous Reichbach Falls, where Sherlock fell in the film, are on this route.

Niesenbahn: This route offers a breathtaking view! The route, which climbs a 2362 meters mountain, is between Niesen and Mlananen.

Rigi Railway: A scenic route between Vitznau and Rigi Kulm, accompanied by stunning lake views, also known as the Queen of the Mountains.

The Best Cable Car Routes in Switzerland

Cable Car Routes
Cable Car Routes

Glacier 3000: This is the most preferred cable car route during the ski season, which lasts from October to early May. I am sure that you will see incredible views on your tour from the departure station located in the area near Gstaad.

Grindelwald- Mannlichen: As I mentioned above, the Grindelwald cable car is one of the most ambitious in the country.

Schiltorn- Piz Gloria: You can enjoy the views of Eiger, Mönch, Jungrafu, where more than 70 waterfall valleys are passed, and even James Bond is filmed here.

Stockhorn: One of the most assertive in hills. This is the cable car route, where you can feel your height fear.

Stanserhorn: This cable car is a little different than the others because it is called an open-air cable car. In other words, you can go to a space like a terrace on the cable car. The world’s first double-decker open lift allows you to be in nature and make the mountains feel a little deeper.

Ebenalp: It was a cable car route that I enjoyed doing so much. The best place to feel the view of Appenzell is Ebenalp.

Other cable car routes, Diavolezza, Santis, Samnaun, Chamonix, Bettmeralp, Riederalp, Eggishorn, Matterhorn, Fronalpstock, Mt. Tbilisi.

 

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