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5 Popular Cities to Visit in Switzerland

5 Popular Cities to Visit in Switzerland

Switzerland is blessed with Stunning Mountain views, alpine floral valleys, and some of Europe’s beautiful lakes.

It has some world-famous attractions in bustling cities like Zurich and Geneva providing lots of urban vibes. Other cities like Bern and Montreux unleash natural beauty.


This small country in the center of Europe is endowed with all the charms that will impress you.

In this article, you will get to know about the following cities you can visit in Switzerland,

  1. Zurich
  2. Geneva
  3. Montreux
  4. Chur
  5. Bern

Let’s see each of these in detail…

1. Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich is known as Switzerland’s financial center and is renowned for its numerous opulent dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

If you are looking for purchasing the best designer brands and want to experience the best boutique shopping, this place is a paradise for you. 


The city is also dotted with many interesting museums, fascinating tourist attractions, and dozens of Renaissance cathedrals and buildings that attract many intellectuals, art lovers, and nature enthusiasts.

Uetliberg, Lake Zurich, Bahnof, Lindenhof, Swiss National Museum are some of the important landmarks of Zurich.

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2. Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is one of the most multicultural cities in Switzerland.

It is also known for having the most European headquarters of the United Nations.

There are many museums and international restaurants that you can visit in Geneva. The whole city gets wonderfully illuminated during the dusk. 


You can stroll along the old town to get a glimpse of the old boutique shops, St. Pierre Cathedral, and many charming cafes. 

Lake Geneva is a popular freshwater lake on the continent and the crystal clear water impresses the visitors.

You can also see the giant jet shoot of Jet d’Eau in this beautiful city of Switzerland. 

3. Montreux

Montreux, Switzerland

Situated on the shores of Lake Léman, Montreux is a long-established beautiful resort town with lovely hiking trails that are well connected with the promenade.

It offers year-round outdoor recreation for visitors.

One of the most picturesque walks begins right in the middle of Old Town of Montreux and leads you to the neighboring town of Glion.

From Glion you can overlook the entire Montreux against the panoramic backdrop of the Swiss Alps. You can enjoy Sail boating, canoeing, and swimming in lake Leman.


However, the 13th-century Chillon Castle, which is perched atop a rocky slope overlooking the lake, is this town’s biggest draw. 

The castle holds Montreux’s most well-known Christmas market in December, a medieval feast where you may try regional cuisine or purchase exquisite handicrafts.

Charlie Chaplin Museum and the Queen Mountain Studios are famous attractions here. 

You can also access the Chocolate train to reach Nestle Chocolate factory from Montreux.

4. Chur

Chur, Switzerland

Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland, is charmingly encircled by the Alps.

The wonderful ribbon of the snow-covered mountains is a treat for sore eyes. 

The neighboring mountains offer climbing and trekking opportunities. Great skiing options are also available in the Alps throughout the winter.

You can access a cable car to reach the top of Brambruesch, where you can admire the beauty of the stunning views of the city and the Alpine summer meadows.  


The Old Town is undoubtedly the city’s most iconic destination and is small enough to stroll across in a single day.

It contains Switzerland’s most distinctive locations like the clock tower and the Cathedral of Saint Mary. 

This city is decked up with top-ranking bars and restaurants scattered among the various historic destinations.

You can also visit the weekend markets and buy local fresh foods and on holidays you can plan a trip to the vintage treasures on holiday too.

5. Bern

Bern, Switzerland

Bern is a small and appealing city and houses the Swiss parliament.

It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bern can maintain its distinctive small-town elegance along with picture-perfect streets and a relaxed laidback lifestyle.

The alluring features of the city attract visitors from all over the world. 

It offers some of the best shopping experiences in the nation and it has good connections with the rest of the country.


In the summertime, locals choose to float in the River Aare’s turquoise waters which wind through the city.

Some of the visitors also prefer to walk through the medieval buildings and fountains of Bern. 

You can have charismatic views of the city and the Bernese Oberland Mountains from the tower of the Gothic Cathedral of St. Vincent.

Historical arcades, Christmas markets, shopping malls, and historical clock towers are some of the favorite spots of the Swiss people. 

These are some of the popular cities you can visit in Switzerland.

This beautiful country won’t disappoint you whether you visit in the winter or the summer. Its mystical beauty will open up all the doors for a perfect retreat for relaxation.

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