Most Beautiful Towns in Switzerland
Switzerland is such a beautiful place where everyone finds it hard to cover most of the places this beautiful country has to offer. As a tourist there is always limited time in hand where one can explore limited places. While I was on my first trip toSwitzerland I realized there is so much more to see than the itinerary I have planned. I wish I had known the places well in advance which are not very popular but most scenic. To save time make sure to go through the train time table and routes if you are going to cover all of Switzerland by train.
I got to know these small and beautiful places while doing my train journeys from one place to another. The problem was that every single town I found seemed like it could qualify as one of the best towns in Switzerland, and it made me want to extend our one week trip for a month so we could see them all.
There are simply too many of the best small towns in Switzerland to see on one trip, but for sure one cannot cover them all in a limited time. Plan to make an Itinerary that helps to to explore the best of Switzerland. So here’s my Swiss guide to make the most out of your trip. I strongly recommend a Swiss rail pass if you are planning a trip to Switzerland. Here are the best small towns in Switzerland you should visit. All these towns can be covered by trains. For Train travel tips you can read my blog on 10 Facts about Swiss train travel.
1. Wilderswill, Interlaken
It’s a beautiful place near Interlaken and very close to Interlaken Ost train station. There are beautifull fields around this place where one can see the countryside lifestyle.
I came across this lovely town while coming back from Jungfraugh. It has a cable car ride that goes high in Swiss alps for some photography spots for the tourists.
3. Mountain Bettmeralp Village
The car-free village of Bettmeralp which is only accessible by a large-car cableway is located in the immediate vicinity of the impressive Aletsch Glacier, the first Unesco World Heritage Site of the Alps.
4. Boltigen Village in Bern
If you wish to experience community living than Boltigen village should be on your list. Boltigen is a mixed community, with traits both of a burgese community and a village community. Beside it, there is also a reformed evangelical Church community.
It’s the cheese capital of Switzerland. Gruyère cheese is perhaps the most famous of all Swiss cheeses. It is because of Gruyère cheese that Switzerland is known as the cheese capital of the world. It’s used in many of the classic Swiss dishes like raclette and fondue, so, if you’re a cheese fan, you simply have to visit.
6. Engelberg, Switzerland
Engelberg is very close to Mt.Titlis. It is the largest winter and summer holiday destination in central Switzerland. The attractive village with the famous monastery offers a wide variety of holiday activities for everyone.
7. Adelboden, Switzerland
The relaxed holiday resort in the middle of the Bernese Alps is characterized by its village atmosphere and countrysideliving. In winter the idyllic chalet village and hikers’ paradise turns into a winter sports paradise.
8. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen is a small village on the way to Jungfraujoch – the top of Europe. It’s a beautiful place to have a stroll around looking at the waterfalls & colorful flowers planted outside beautiful Swiss homes.
At 4,478 metres, the majestic Matterhorn – certainly the most famous mountain in Europe – looms over the breathtaking Alpine panorama. This Switzerland landmark is at the border of the western Swiss canton of Valais between Zermatt and the Italian resort of Breuil-Cervinia, and offers a paradise for all nature-lovers looking for peace and quiet
10. Grindelwald Village Valley, Switzerland
We had a stopover at Grindelwald while we were visiting Jungfraugh. Grindelwald, a village in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps, is a popular gateway for the Jungfrau Region, with skiing in winter and hiking in summer.
Let me know in the comments which places you think the prettiest towns in Switzerland.