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The Most Beautiful Villages to Visit in Switzerland

Cities in Switzerland are truly magnificent, however, Swiss villages with alpine fresh air, cheese, and mountains are even more splendid. There is so much to uncover in these small towns and villages in addition to cheese or chocolate. These places are not just pretty for no reason. So, sit comfortably and enjoy the reasons to visit Switzerland below.

These small villages and towns are among the most beautiful places in Switzerland and are perfect for a peaceful and pleasant trip.


“Lauterbrunnen” means “Many Fountains”, which is something you will see in this heavenly village. At the very heart of the Swiss Alps, in the Jungfrau Region, you will find impressive alpine waterfalls.

The Staubbach Falls is located here with a height of 300 meters, among the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe. Lauterbrunnen is also home to Trümmelbach Falls, which are ten glacier-fed waterfalls located inside of a mountain. Amazing, right?

If a paradise-like place is where you want to be headed, Lauterbrunnen is just the one.

Lauterbrunnen is an ideal peaceful place to spend a relaxing holiday in nature's embrace and enjoy the specialty of inhaling the fresh air.



Interlaken is another famous destination in Switzerland worth visiting. In this picturesque town, there is a lot to see and experience. One of the factors that make this town one of the best destinations is that it is located between Thun and Brienz lakes. Second, it is a perfect place to explore the mountains around.

Due to being located in the Swiss Alps, Interlaken offers plenty of experiences. During summer, you can take a walk in the town enjoying the mountains or you can walk along the bank of the Aare River.

During winter, you will have the opportunity to enjoy activities like ice-skating, sledding, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and many more fun activities



Wengen is a beautiful, traditional, and car-free alpine village. The scenery in Wengen is one of the most splendid ones in the region surrounded by the Jungfrau and Monch mountains.

There is no traffic in the village as the transportation is centered on the railway. This is definitely an ultimate place to get away from the buzz and fuzz of the city, to have a relaxing trip.

Wengen is the perfect place to breathe the clean mountain air, stroll in the village, enjoy the magnificent view, and stay in elegant hotels enjoying the Swiss chalet-style buildings and the cozy timber houses.This idyllic village is the best place to rest, find inner peace, and allow your eyes and heart to enjoy the beauty.



Discovering the alpine resort of Grindelwald is a necessity when visiting Switzerland. This magnificent Swiss village has a lot to offer its visitors.

Let’s start with the most popular railway trip to the Jungfraujoch through the Eiger. The first cableway in the Swiss Alps was built in Grindelwald in 1908. Listed in UNESCO’s “World Heritage Site”, Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe.

Grindelwald is also known as the Glacier village. Here you can take an unforgettable walk in the Glacier Gorge. Another way to appreciate the scenic mountains around is by taking the zip-wire rides in Grindelwald. During winter, skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities are common.

A fun fact about Grindelwald is that it is home to the Velogemel, a steerable sled invented here in 1911. Velogemel is used till now as a winter mode of transport.



Andermatt, situated in the Swiss Alps, is a premium ski resort, however, it is perfect to visit during all seasons. Andermatt is where the four rivers of the Rhine, the Rhone, the Reuss, and the Ticino rise.

Here opens up a magnificent sight, where you can find more than 40 crystal clear glittering lakes. Also, summer gives an opportunity to enjoy the mountain views while hiking, biking, or climbing.

During winter, Andermatt becomes home to either relaxing or adventurous holidays. The ski area in Andermatt extends to connect with the ski area of Sedrun. Moreover, during winter, Andermatt seems like a magical place, especially at night.

The German poet Goethe described Andermatt as “the loveliest and most fascinating of regions.”


If you’ve been thinking of traveling to a beautiful place in Europe, these magnificent villages in Switzerland are the ideal destinations, not only for their activities but also for rich culture and food, of course. Find one or two destinations close to your heart, find a transfer, and expect to have a trip that will last a lifetime!

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