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Top 8 Unique And Hidden Places To Visit In Switzerland

Top 8 Unique And Hidden Places To Visit In Switzerland

Switzerland, a country in Europe, is widely known for its beauty. 

However, tourists are only aware of the famous cities and towns of this country. 

Little do they know that there are quite a lot of hidden jewels in terms of places that can be explored, maybe solo or with friends or family.

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It can be a venturing trip or a lovely romantic outing.

In this article, you will get to know about the following hidden and unique places to visit in Switzerland,

  1. Stoos
  2. Wengen
  3. La Gruyere
  4. Lauterbrunnen Valley
  5. Bettmeralp
  6. Vals
  7. Vevey
  8. Grindelwald

Let’s see each of these places in detail…

1. Stoos

Stoos, Switzerland

Stoos is a magnificent village situated in the Morschach municipality of Switzerland.

It has just 100 inhabitants and is at a height of 1300 meters in the Swiss canton of Schwyz. 

This scenic village has no vehicle and can be accessed by the Stoosbahn funicular railway.

The lush alpine landscape, cable cars, pretty hotels, holiday apartments, and the surrounding beauty make it a perfect destination.

You can reach the top of the Fronalpstock mountain with the help of a cable car and enjoy the delightful view of the 10 lakes down to Brunnen, the high alps, the central lowland and over to Rutli, Rigi, Pilatus, and Santis.

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If you love hiking, this is your place. The hiking starts from Klingenstock and goes all the way to Fronalpstock.

Along with the panoramic view, you will also be mesmerized by the alpine flowers alongside the mountain slope.

The summers and winters in this land are way different, both will provide you with a different kind of joy and experience.

2. Wengen

Wengen, Switzerland

This Swiss alpine village in the Bernese Oberland region is famous for its timber chalets and belle epoque hotels.

The Jungfraubahn railway, through Wengen, will take you to Jungfrau summit and in front of your eyes will be the view of Aletsch glacier from the Sphinx observation deck.

This fantastic destination will fill you with the excitement of classic ski races that are traditionally held here since 1930.

During the winter, Wengen is the perfect place for family-friendly skiing.

The clear fresh air, mesmerizing extra hours of sunshine, and toboggan runs become a great adventure for the non-skiers.

If you are planning of visiting in the summer, trail walking or cable car riding will take you to an extraordinary vantage point of the Jungfrau region.

Every point of Wengen will impress you in its own different ways.

3. La Gruyere

La Gruyere, Switzerland

La Gruyere holds a population of about 57,619 people, with its capital being Bulle. It is one of the seven districts of Fribough Cantonment in Switzerland. 

Gruyere is known for its rich green landscape, Peaks of Fribough pre-Alps, and the famous Gruyere cheese. The absolutely gorgeous terrains, the food, the people, and the places are worth visiting.

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Gruyeres castle, HR Giger Museum, Moleson, Maison Cailler, La Maison Du Gruyere, Gruyere Tourism, La Berra, Vanil Noir, Societe Des remoteness Mecaniques de la Berra, Gorges de la Jogne, are some of the places that might attract your interest to visit and enjoy.

There are more places that are to be offered to you and they are; Lac de Montsalvens, Ile d’Ogos, Tibet Museum, Charmey.ch, Bulle Gruyere Museum and library, Chateau de Bulle, Schwarzsee, Dent de Lys, Charmey adventure Sarl. I’m sure you would love to explore them more as soon as you reach them.

4. Lauterbrunnen Valley

Lauterbrunnen Valley

This municipality is located in the Swiss alps. The valley features distinctive rocky cliffs and the Staubbach falls, which is 300 m in height.

Lauterbrunnen is known as the Land of 72 waterfalls.

The gushing waterfalls, ski slopes, Paragliding amongst the clouds, river rafting, tempting villages, and hiking trails make it more alluring.

Jungfraujoch, Eiger, Aletsch glacier, Schilthorn, Trummelbach, Heder Kulm, Kleine Scheidegg, Staubbach falls, Piz Gloria, Schynige Platte, Birg, etc are some of the exquisite places that can be visited and enjoyed.

Try and taste the Berner Alpkase, Belper Knolle, Swiss Tilsit, Tete de Moine, Rosti, and much more local food, if you are visiting Lauterbrunnen.

5. Bettmeralp

Bettmeralp, Switzerland

Bettmeralp is held high on the Rhone valley, giving a fancy view of the Valais, Dom, Weisshorn, and Matterhorn peak.

A vacation to this fantastic place will be worth every minute.

The magical Valais Chalets, great locals, lively villages with shops at their center, and local bars contribute to the charm of this place.

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Activities would include skiing, sledding, biking, hiking, trail running, etc.

The terrain is composed of breathtaking views and photogenic surroundings. It is an ideal place for refreshment, pleasure, excitement, and adventure.

Bergrestaurant Bettmerhorn, Restaurant Taverne, Tea room Zurschmitten and numerous other restaurants are there serve the best quality local food.

6. Vals

Vals, Switzerland

This village and municipality are located in the cantonment of Graubünden, Switzerland.

It has thermal Vals or baths and is also a source of Valser mineral water and Valseratein (a granite containing numerous minerals that give it a distinctive shine).

It has high peaks and glaciers, rolling valleys, a unique landscape, and a majestic environment.

7132 Therme, Nature Reserve Beverin, Rheinwaldhorn, San Bernardino Pass, Zervreilasee, Hinterrhein, Zervreilahorn, Sosto, Tomulpass, Piz Uccello, Vogelberg, Passo del Laghetto, etc can be seen and enjoyed in Vals.

Tarts and Quiches, Raclette, Rosti, Malakoff, Fondue, Landjager, Alplermagtonen, Saffron, Polenta, Zurcher, Geschnetzeltes, etc. are a few of the local cuisines that are a must-try.

7. Vevey

Vevey, Switzerland

This Swiss town is located on Lake Geneva. It is known as the ‘’Pearl of the Swiss Riviera”. 

The breathtaking location, the extraordinary climate, vineyards, and some other amazing attractions make up Vevey.

A giant fork protrudes out on the promenade from the lake, and this is the Nutrition Museum Alimentarium, with culinary objects and workshops.

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The picturesque backdrop of nature is magnificent. 

The Charlin’s world, Musee Jenisch, Villa “Le Lac” Le, Vevey photography museum, Swiss museum of games, Chillon Castle, Aile Castle, Swisspaddle Vevey, Mont Pelerin, Blonay-Chamby Museum Railway, Eglise Saint-Martin and so much more is there to give a glance at and dive into the beauty of all of them.

8. Grindelwald

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald is located in the Bernese Alps, with a population of only 3,826. It is a portal to the Jungfrau region and leads towards picturesque waterfalls, striated walls of limestone, and a few stunning valleys. 

Traveling to this place is an absolutely amazing plan, even if it’s only for two days or so, the tour will provide utter bliss. 

Doesn’t matter if it’s Summer or winter, Grindelwald never fails to furnish the Adrenalin rush. 

The views from the cable car, starting the day with the first glider, cliff walk, first Flyer, the quaint Bachalpsee lake, Mountain carting, Trottibike scooter, and hiking on the trails, are few of the interesting activities that can be thoroughly enjoyed.

Apart from adventures, Mannlichen, Ballenburg, the Swiss open-air museum, Reichenbach Falls, Grosse Scheidegg and so many places are there to impart peace to the eyes and soul.

These are some of the hidden and unique places to visit in Switzerland.

Whether it’s the striking beauty, the ventures, or food, or the absolutely lovely locals, these places never fail to please you, whenever time you visit.

Planning a journey to visit any of these hidden beauties in Switzerland will never disappoint you.


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