When you hear “Switzerland”, you conjure up all the quaint stereotypes of cheese, banks, chocolate, watches, and of course the majestic snow-clad Alps. Actually, there’s so much more to Switzerland than those rather beautiful things. Geneva, the “Capital of Peace”, is where you can find the world’s absolute tallest fountain “Jet d’Eau”, which lies in Lake Geneva with 500 foot-high water jet. The whole city’s hugging the shores of the lake with its beautiful building, nature’s oasis, quays, and barks.
The French-speaking city combines a large number of museums including “the Natural History Museum”, “Horology Museum”, and “the Musée international de l’horlogerie” which is famous for the glorious collection of jewelry watches and musical clocks.
Also, make sure you don’t miss a night at the Opera House or the Grand Théâtre where international artists gather and perform.
While visiting Lake Geneva shores, either by walking or biking along the lakefront, you will reach the spectacular mediaeval castle “Chatteau de Chillon”. Take a tour to the Great Hall of the Count, and to the dungeons where Francoise Bonivard was imprisoned, and to all the towers and courtyards of this eleventh-century castle.
Due to Switzerland’s small size, all its cities are so adjacent that you could easily visit most of the attractions in your vacation. Berne, The capital city of Switzerland is virtually worth seeing. It has witnessed the invention of Emmental Swiss cheese and chocolate bar Toblerone.
Also there, where the river Aere with its crystal pure water lies, Einstein was working on his magnificent mathematical formulas. The river is surrounded by beautiful hills, and the clustered edges of the magnificent Alps are all around on the horizon. The view couldn’t be overlooked.
Basel, the “City of Art”, still reserves its aura of mediaeval times in the face of all the changes. Its ancient grace is best explored if you take the ferry across the famous Rhine River. You’d be even luckier if you had the chance to attend the Fasnacht Spring Carnival, where the whole town is drowned in colors and flowers.
Aside from those picturesque Swiss cities, there are endless other wonders you’ll encounter during your vacation. Switzerland uniquely combines the mild Mediterranean climate with its beautiful unspoiled nature. Its sceneries are breathtaking and diverse, and the views are complemented by wonderful historical and cultural significance.