Switzerland: 5 recommendations for an unforgettable travel experience

Chocolates, cheese, watches, landscapes, skiing, or political neutrality? While there are many ways to describe Switzerland, few can fully capture its true beauty. Overflowing with alpine lakes, green landscapes, small villages, and thriving towns blending the past with the present, this country manages to balance natural abundance and a frugal lifestyle. A destination appreciated by nature lovers and scenic landscape admirers alike, Switzerland also holds surprises for travelers who enjoy the fast pace of city life.

So whether Switzerland has long been on your bucket list or if, on the contrary, you haven’t considered it a must-destination, our travel guide is here to suggest 5 experiences that will convince you to plan that trip as soon as possible!


  1. Glacier Express – The world’s “slowest” express train

Speaking of scenic routes, we couldn’t leave out the Glacier Express, one of Switzerland’s most iconic train routes, as it crosses spectacular scenery, connecting the resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz. It has earned the title of “slow” express, not due to its duration or speed, but for its leisurely pace, allowing passengers to fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking scenery through panoramic windows. Therefore, we suggest booking tickets early (seats sell out quickly), bringing along a proper camera for stunning shots, and dressing comfortably for the journey.


  1. First Cliff Walk – Magnificent view of the cliff edge

The next stop is for the adrenaline seekers. The First Cliff Walk is for those who defy any fear of heights, love adventure, and seek a deep connection with nature and all it has to offer. Choosing the hiking trail leading to the site, you will find a suspended walkway stretching along the cliff face in front of you. While you are hiking, you will hover above the cliff, ensuring an unobstructed, 360° view of the alpine landscape that extends on the background. Does that sound like a dream? Then, combine your visit with a cable car ride starting from Grindelwald for an even more unforgettable experience.


  1. Chocolate & Cheese Tour – Exploring the Swiss culinary heritage

And if the above suggestions failed to move you, you won’t be able to resist the next suggestion. Whether you prefer chocolate, cheese, or both, Switzerland offers countless sinfully delicious options. In addition to the cheese fondue that we take for granted that you’ll try, don’t miss the chance to visit the Lindt Chocolate Museum, where you can create your own chocolate bar and sample a variety of combinations.


  1. Altstadt – A walk through Zurich’s past

If your travels take you to Zurich, often mistaken as Switzerland’s capital, it’s worth taking a stroll through its historic Old Town, or Altstadt. This old quarter combines centuries of history with its cobbled streets, medieval architecture, bustling markets, and cultural monuments. Some must-see stops on your walk include St. Peter’s Church with Europe’s largest church clock, the picturesque Lindenhof Square, and the Old Town market for souvenirs and local delicacies. And for museum enthusiasts, the Swiss National Museum is the ideal destination on this side of town.


  1. Mount Matterhorn – The imposing “mountain of mountains”

The Matterhorn isn’t just a mountain; it’s a frozen symbol of natural wonder in the Swiss Alps. Often referred to as the “mountain of mountains, it invites you for a skiing adventure on its nearby slopes.  Alternatively, if you prefer to admire it on foot, the Hörnli trail is what you are looking for. A visit to Zermatt, a picturesque and snowy village nestled at the foot of this iconic peak, is a must. Finally, remember to equip yourself with hiking shoes and warm clothing, as the Matterhorn’s cold is no joke.


There are still countless more suggestions for this diverse country. Each destination, however different, tailored to the specific needs of travelers, promises to be a paradise on earth, creating memories to last a lifetime. Last tip, don’t forget to convert your euros into Swiss francs using the ONExchange online tool. As always, our team is looking forward to seeing your posts and tags from your trip to Switzerland on our Instagram page.