Beyond its decadent chocolates, Switzerland is probably the epitome of the great outdoors. Its ravishing landscapes and heart-stopping Alpine views demand for you to grab your outdoor gear and explore. With hiking and biking trails abound, Switzerland is every adventurer's dream come true. Its urban edge comes from its medieval old town and world-class modern art. This land of four-languages will definitely not disappoint. Don't forget to download the Switzerland Travel Guide and Offline Map on your Swiss journey.
Imagine a town beautifully nestled at the foot of iconic, snowy peaks. Reminiscent of Christmas pop-up greeting cards, Zermatt lies at an elevation of around 1,600m and lies below the stunning pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. This famous mountain resort is world-renowned for skiing, climbing, and hiking. Stroll down its main street, Bahnhofstrasse, and experience a true white holiday while window-shopping with its boutique shops, hotels, and restaurants.
2. Aletsch Glacier
Feel The Sound of Music vibes right down to your core as you visit the Aletsch Glacier. At 23km, it is considered the longest glacier in the European Alps and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It numerous viewpoints can be reached through cable cars and lifts climbing from Fiesch, Bettmeralp, and Riederalp. You can also hike above the glacier and with a view that will make you sing, "The hills are alive with the sound of music!" ala Julie Andrews, you know it's well worth it.
3. Lake Geneva
Switzerland is never short on spellbinding views and Lake Geneva has one of the most stunning views of the Alps. Half of the lake belongs to France while the other half is Vaudoise's pride and glory. It's a perfect getaway all-year-round as hiking activities are said to be glorious in the Summer and once Winter hits you can enjoy skiing with some of the world's elites.
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