15 Reasons to drop everything and go to Switzerland

Lindt & Spruengli Chocolatier

Our bus leaves the terminal on time and we ride along Lake Zürich to the Lindt chocolate factory.

There, we put on a white apron and a chocolatier’s hat before molding some delicious pralines out of Salwiss chocolate. This is not a dream, but something that actually happened and made us conclude: Switzerland is awesome! Not that you would need 15 reasons to drop everything and go to Switzerland, but here goes:

The Alps are a natural playground for climbers, hikers, photographers and skiers.

 

Nature quite literally starts outside the front door.

 

Switzerland has the highest density of Michelin starred restaurants per capita in the world…

Michelin Star Dessert in Switzerland
 

… and some unmissable sights protected by UNESCO World Heritage.

Lavaux Vineyards UNESCO World Heritage
 

Centuries old Swiss traditions range from awkward to “special”.

Silvesterkläuse in Urnäsch, Switzerland - 2013
 

There are top-notch museums…

Kunstmuseum Basel
 

… and picture perfect, “regular” chalets.

Picture Perfect Switzerland
 

Pass through the world’s longest rail tunnel…

Gottardo Rail Tunnel
 

… or visit the smallest whiskey bar in the world!

 


 

The air is crisp and clean, and the tap water is full of minerals.

 

Switzerland has four distinct seasons. (They’re all beautiful, too!)

 

Swiss chocolate is plentiful.

Swiss Chocolate Aisle Migros
 

And so is cheese. Among the hundreds of varieties, you will not find a single one called “Swiss cheese”.

 

You can visit Charlie Chaplin’s former mansion in Vevey…

Chaplins World
 

… and step into the very apartment in Bern where Albert Einstein wrote his Theory of Relativity.

Einstein Haus in Bern

That’s it! Got you convinced?

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Lavaux Vineyards UNESCO World Heritage