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Switzerland is considered by many to be the perfect holiday destination because it represents pastoral, quiet, art and even fairy tales. Glacier-capped peaks, roaring waterfalls and turquoise lakes make Switzerland seem surreal. However, Switzerland’s magic lies not only in its stunning natural beauty and cultural urban style, but also in its highly developed tourism industry. In Switzerland, wherever you want to go, you can reach it by train, ship, car or bicycle, even on the dry meter high snow mountain. So what are the best places in Switzerland to punch in? What is the magic of each? Next, please follow me to walk into the diverse Switzerland and feel all kinds of customs.

Bern

 

The low-key capital of Switzerland is often misunderstood as “I can’t believe it’s the capital”. It is true that Bern is not as well known as Geneva, home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, and Zurich, the economic center of the city, but this ancient city with a mid-world atmosphere has become a favorite of many travelers for its quiet and classical elegance. The turquoise Aree River divides the whole city into two parts. The left bank is the antique old city, and the right bank is the fashionable and energetic new city. In the summer, many citizens swim and boat along the Arre river. Bern’s love of nature permeates every corner of the city, from the ubiquitous Ding Dong fountains, to the rose gardens with hundreds of flowers, to the tree-lined mountains that surround the city to make you stop and linger. Walking around Bern’s old town is the best way to experience the local customs. Tread the cobblestone streets, walk through the interlocking arcades, see the exquisite sculptures and winter green plants flash by… Bern is like a giant gift box. Open it, you can not only harvest the dazzling goods displayed in the window, but also find the antique atmosphere hidden in the basement bar. Bern means “bear” in German, hence its reputation as “Bear City”. The Berne people love and protect bears so much that they have built a modern bear park for them, The Bearland, where baby bears can play and rest. Of course, Bern’s famous buildings are also the spiritual heart of the city, such as Albert Einstein, who lived there and formulated his theory of relativity. Today, his former residence in Bern has been renovated into a memorial museum, perpetuating the glory of that era.

 

 

Zermatt is located at the foot of the magnificent Matterhorn, the fifth highest mountain in the Alps and its most famous peak at 4,478 meters. The Shape of the Matterhorn is unique, with the shape of a triangular cone, with four triangular sections, similar to a pyramid. Seen from a distance, the “sharp” spire points to the sky and becomes a proud symbol of Switzerland. Zermatt is known as a car-free mountain resort. Cars have been banned since 1947, so the best way to experience zermatt is on foot, by bike, or by train or cable car. The cable car takes you straight to the Matterhorn glacier Paradise, the highest cable car viewing platform in Europe. It is also the largest summer ski area in the Alps, and people with sleds or skateboards can often be seen entering and leaving. Zermatt is the only place in Switzerland where you can enjoy international skiing. The glacier paradise of the Matterhorn takes you all the way to Italy.

 

Swiss National Park

 

Switzerland has only one national park? Yes, it is. Established in 1914, the Swiss National Park covers more than 170 square kilometers in a remote corner of the southeastern part of the country bordering Italy. Due to the government’s strict protection of the environment, it has always maintained “strict” tourism rules to preserve the original scenery of the park. 80 kilometers of hiking trails and nature trails, as well as excursion attractions for children and family travelers, make it possible to enjoy a great trip in this scenic park. Hikers are not allowed to leave the official trail, there are no campsites and they are closed during the winter. The only road in the park, however, offers an in-depth view of the Alps: moors, forests, meadows full of wildflowers; Waterfalls, jewel-colored lakes, and lofty mountains; Wild goats, chamois, marmots, deer and golden eagles roam and fly freely here.

Behring zonama

 

Bellinzona is the capital of the Swiss Canton of Ticino, but it has an Italian vibe. There, you can sample some of Italy’s most authentic cuisine, visit flower-studded alleys and Renaissance churches. Due to the abundance of stone and the lack of wood, many buildings in The city of Bellinzona are made of stone, and the roofs are paved with sheets of rock, giving the unique feeling of having experienced the vicissitudes of life. In Bellinzona, Saturday “market” has become a ritual for many families. Early in the morning, villagers bring vegetables, fruits, wine, cheese and other special products to the main street to sell stalls, people come and go, giving people the illusion of traveling through the middle Ages. Bellinzona, located on the crossing from Italy to the Alps, has long been a hot spot for soldiers. The roman-built Castellgrande, Castro Montebello and Castro Sasso Corbaro are the city’s most important landmarks and were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000.

Jura Mountains & Lake Neuchatel

 

Green meadows and ancient forests, the Jura Mountains on the Swiss-French border are a natural wonder. From the top of the mountain, you can not only overlook the stunning lakes Geneva, Biel and Neuchatel, but also appreciate the quiet villages and valleys that have hardly changed for centuries. If you hike here, you can enjoy a circular view of Lake Geneva and sample sweet cheeses at an Alpine country lodge. Jura natural park in Switzerland, lonely and mysterious forest swamp, rugged limestone, clearing and pasture surrounded by stone walls landscape, more make the incomparable charm, especially for hikers and mountain bike travellers and snowshoes hikers with irresistible attraction.

 

appenzell

 

The northeast region of Switzerland may not have the incredible drama of the alpine highlands, but it delights in its quiet rural lifestyle. In Appenzell, for example, rural dairy farms set off against the mountains in the distance, and half-timber-clad houses decorated with colorful murals that look like postcards. Appenzell, a “pocket” city in northeastern Switzerland, is known not only for its soothing hills and idyllic scenery, but also for its cultural urban landscape, perfect for adventurous families. Appenzell’s parish church, 1563 Hall, the ruins of the castle and the administration building of the Cantonal Archives are listed as National monuments in Switzerland. If you want to explore the whole cultural context of the city, you should not miss it.

 

The Basel

 

This small town in northwestern Switzerland, straddling the Rhine river, is the poster child for Swiss art. Basel’s devotion to and reverence for art flows through flower shops, art studios, craft workshops and cafes serving cheese snacks and drinks on delicate wooden tables. One of van Gogh’s self-portraits is among the works of famous artists from around the world in the Museum of Art Basel. Works by Picasso and Monet make the gallery ethereal and peaceful, and you can wander all day without feeling tired. In addition, The housing architecture of Basel is also quite distinctive, all maintaining a more colorful style, let a person pleasing to the eye. Basel grew out of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, but is now an international city that hosts the largest international sample show in Switzerland every year. But the locals prefer drinking by the river at sunset, or swimming in the Rhine, to splendid art.

 

Zurich

 

Zurich is the largest city of the Swiss Confederation and an important player in the world economy.It is one of the largest financial centers in the world and, despite its relatively small population, is home to many financial, insurance and banking companies. In addition, it is the richest city in all of Europe, consistently rated as one of the best cities to live in and with the highest quality of life. But Zurich is much more than that. It also has landscapes that have the same tone as its name, both urban and rural. It is a leisurely “paradise on earth”, even if you are doing nothing but walking down the street and looking at the buildings, the fine Windows and the birds in the sky, you will feel refreshed. Sitting on a bench by lake Zurich, you can see the snow-capped mountains at the end of the line, the lake-dwelling buildings and the elegant swans at the close, and the otherworldly “fairy life” is basically like this. In Zurich, you can see historic church buildings everywhere, including Zurich Cathedral, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral across the bank. It is a city of desirable art, and the Zurich Museum of Fine Arts, with its collection of original works by Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and many others, is a calming place for visitors attracted by the heavy connotations of these works.

 

Jungfrau region

 
 
 

Swiss National Park is located in The Eastern Switzerland between the Engadin Valley (Engadin Valley) and the Mustair Valley of Zernetz, established on August 1, 1914, is currently the only National park in Switzerland, is one of the earliest and most beautiful national parks in Europe.  It covers an area of 174.2 square kilometers and spans from 1,400 to 3,200 meters above sea level, making it the largest protected area in Switzerland.  

 

With about 30 species of mammals, more than 100 species of birds and more than 650 species of plants, the park’s original natural scenery has been completely preserved and protected from human influence and encroachment.  From June to August, when the snow melts and the Alpine plants bloom, it is a wonderful place to visit: on 80 kilometers of hiking trails that traverse the park, visitors can enjoy the ever-changing beauty of nature and feel the endless novelty of nature.  The Swiss national Park is famous for its hitherto untrodden terrain, where nature has undisputed precedence and visitors are merely spectators, not allowed to set foot on paths other than well marked ones.  It is because of this management measure that the animals in the park can become accustomed to visitors and boldly come out of their hiding places to be close to visitors, so that visitors have the opportunity to experience first-hand the feeling of close contact with nature.  

 

Swiss National Park  

 

Why it’s A must go: Currently Switzerland’s only national park  

 

Continent: Europe  

 

Destination country/region: Switzerland  

 

Canton of Graubunden  

 

Location: Zernez