Best Places to Visit in Switzerland

Confession time. I don’t go to Switzerland nearly as often as I do Austria. For two reasons: 1) Austria is closer to Munich (where I live) and 2)It’s a lot more expensive. Having said that, I think Switzerland is beautiful! I love the Jungfrau region and the lesser-known Haslital, home to the steepest funicular in the world! I also enjoyed the city of Schaffhausen. For a really fun day, and something the locals do, try cycling from Schaffhausen to Stein am Rhein, a town with incredible frescos and cobble-stone streets! I definitely see more of Switzerland in my future. It may be a small country, but there are so many regions I still haven’t explored! Plus, it’s one of the most beautiful countries in all of Europe in my opinion!

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  • Engadin mountains St Moritz Swizterland

10 Photos that Will Make You Want to Hike the Engadin Mountains

The Engadin Mountains near St. Moritz in Switzerland are among the most dramatic in all of the Alps with 173 glaciers and high alpine lakes!

  • Muottas Muragl in the Engadin Mountains near St. Moritz Switzerland

Muottas Muragl: Some of the Most Beautiful Day Hikes in Europe

While I'm not usually a fan of funiculars, preferring to hike up instead, I

  • Bachalpsee (lake), reached from taking the gondola from Grindelwald (Switzerland)and then an easy hike.

Hiking to Bachalpsee and the Faulhorn

The hike to Bachalpsee and the Faulhorn located in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland has it all. Mountain Lake? Check. Glaciers? Check. Majestic peaks? Check! Wildflowers? Check!

  • mountain wildflowers in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland

Mountain Wild Flowers of the Jungfrau Region

A photojourney of mountain wildflowers seen while hiking to Lake Bachalpsee and the Faulhorn in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland.

  • Gelmer Funicular is one of the highlights of the Haslital region in Switzerland.

Gelmer Funicular: The Highest in Europe

Calling all adrenalin junkies! The Gelmer Funicular located in the Haslital region of Switzerland is

  • bunkbeds at 25Hours Hotel in Zurich.

25Hours Hotel Zürich: A Review

Finding a good hotel in Zürich at a good price is not an easy feat! Everything I came across was just an ordinary hotel with extraordinary prices. Then I came across 25Hours Hotel and knew I had found a winner.

  • frescos in the Old Swiss town of Stein am Rhein

Frescos: The Most Dangerous Cultural Attraction in Europe?

Frescos can be hazardous to your health. If it were up to me there would be signs saying "WARNING: FRESCOS AHEAD, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK."

  • Munot Fortress in Schaffhausen, Swizterland

Munot Fortress: Schaffhausen’s Famous Landmark

You would be hard pressed to find a more interesting landmark than the16th century Munot Fortress that overlooks the city of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.

  • View of Schaffhausen Switzerland from the Munot Fortress

Top 5 Free Sights in Schaffhausen Switzerland

Schaffhausen Switzerland is a charming medieval town, but can be expensive. Fortunately many of the popular sights in Schaffhausen are free.