#3 best destination in the world

Kunsthaus Zürich, Lake Zurich

  • Art museum in Zürich that houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland
  • The collection spans from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art

Rhine Falls

  • The most powerful waterfall in Europe, located on the High Rhine
  • Formed in the last ice age, approximately 14,000 to 17,000 years ago, by erosion-resistant rocks narrowing the riverbed
  • About 132,000 years ago the course of the river changed southwards and formed a new channel, which filled up with gravel
  • Part of the Rhine today includes this ancient riverbed

Biosfera Val Müstair, Swiss National Park

  • Valley preserve with a tiny village, known for skiing in winter, and hiking and biking in summer
  • Trails lead through Swiss pine forests, alpine huts, mountain and flower meadows, and the village of Lü

Lake St. Moritz

  • In winter polo matches and horse races are held on the frozen lake
  • The White Turf races have been held since 1907 and brings wealthy tourists to the lake for champagne and betting

Rigi Kaltbad – Vitznau, Rigi

  • Resort in the Swiss Alps overlooking Lake Lucerne, and connected to Vitznau by Rigi Railways and also by cable car
  • Commonly visited due to its scenic railway, and cross country skiing in winter

Kapellbrücke

  • Covered wooden footbridge spanning the river Reuss diagonally in the city of Lucerne
  • Named after the nearby St. Peter’s Chapel, the bridge is unique in containing a number of interior paintings dating back to the 17th century, although many of them were destroyed along with a larger part of the centuries-old bridge in a 1993 fire
  • Kapellbrücke is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe, as well as the world’s oldest surviving truss bridge

Mount Pilatus

  • Mountain Massif overlooking the city of Lucerne, composed of several peaks
  • The top can be reached with the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, as well as aerial panorama gondolas and cableways

Titlis

  • Mountain of the Uri Alps, located at 10,623 ft above sea level
  • There is a cable car, as well as the option to trek The Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe, opened in 2012, giving views across the Alps

Jungfraujoch

  • Glacier saddle connecting two major 4000ers of the Bernese Alps: the Jungfrau and the Mönch
  • Since 1912, the Jungfraujoch has been accessible to tourists by the Jungfrau line, a railway running partly underground through a tunnel
  • The Jungfraujoch railway station is the highest railway station in Europe, and is connected to the Top of Europe building, at 11,332 ft above sea level, which includes several panoramic restaurants, shops, and exhibitions
  • The Sphinx Observatory, one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and can be reached by an elevator from the Jungfraujoch

Zermatt – Edelweiss, Matterhorn

  • Mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy
  • It is a large, near symmetric pyramidal peak, whose summit is 14,692 ft high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe
  • The highest of the Matterhorn’s four faces was completely climbed only in 1962
  • It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn, making it one of the deadliest peaks in the world
  • The mountain’s current shape is the result of cirque erosion due to multiple glaciers diverging from the peak
  • The Matterhorn has become an iconic emblem of the Alps

Chillon Castle

  • Island castle located on Lake Geneva
  • Occupied by the house of Savoy and later by the Bernese from 1536 until 1798

Jet d’Eau, Geneva

  • Large fountain in Geneva, and one of the city’s most famous landmarks
  • It is visible throughout the city and from the air when flying over Geneva
  • 130 US gallons of water per second are jetted into the air, and at any given moment, there are 1,800 US gallons of water bursting out of the fountain

Old City (Bern)

  • Medieval city center of Bern, its compact layout has remained essentially unchanged since its construction during the 12th to 15th century
  • Home to Switzerland’s tallest minster as well as other churches, bridges and a large collection of Renaissance fountains

Kunstmuseum Basel

  • Museum housing the oldest public art collection in the world, and generally considered to be the most important museum of art in Switzerland
  • Its lineage extends back to a collection of works purchased by the city of Basel and the University of Basel in 1661, which made it the first municipally owned and therefore open to the public museum in the world
  • Its collection is distinguished by an impressively wide historic span, from the early 15th century up to the immediate present
  • Its collection includes paintings and drawings by artists active in the Upper Rhine region between 1400 and 1600, and art of the 19th to 21st centuries