25 Places to Visit in Switzerland in 4 Days: 2020 Updated
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Tourist Places to visit in Switzerland in 4 Days 

 Zermatt, Bern, Lake Zurich, Swiss National Museum, Bahnhofstrasse, Zoo Zurich, Uetliberg, Mount Titlis, Lake Lucerne, Jungfraujoch, and many other amazing places.

Switzerland is a true haven dotted with endless wonders but if you’re short on time, then you’ll be glad to know that there are some of the best places to visit in Switzerland in 4 days! From the glittering blue lakes to snow-capped peaks and emerald valleys, you can traverse through some of the best attractions during your short stay in Switzerland. 

Among the top places to see in Switzerland in 4 days, you must visit Jungfraujoch which is the highest mountain peak in Europe. You can then explore the city of Zurich and the alpine town of Lucerne which are known to spellbound the visitors with their ethereal beauty.  And from Zurich, you can take a short cable ride to Mount Titlis to have an aerial view of the city. Lastly, explore the paradisiacal town of Grindelwald and immerse into the splendid view of the Swiss countryside. 

Here is the list of tourist places to visit in Switzerland in 4 days:

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Zermatt

Zermatt

Situated at the foot of the famous mountain Matterhorn, Zermatt offers everything in a tourist spot that an adventure lover can ask for. It is a pristine zone where you can enjoy a village vacation amidst the most scenic backdrops.

It is one of the largest and highest skiing regions in Europe during the summers that spans an area of over 400 kilometres. It is filled with hiking trails which makes it a paradise for mountaineers looking to explore nature in Switzerland. Moreover, Zermatt also offers activities like paragliding, snowboarding. etc. along with the most panoramic vistas of the Matterhorn.

Best time to Visit: June to September

Highlights: Forest Fun Park, Matterhorn, snowboarding, skiing, hiking etc.

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Bern

Bern

With its postcard-perfect landscapes, Bern is one of the most beautiful Switzerland places to visit in 4 days in winter. It overlooks the picturesque Alps and is hailed as a UNESCO listed town. Bern is also known for its fascinating history.  There are many interesting places to visit here like the Historical Museum which narrates the life of Albert Einstein, Zytglogge which is a medieval clock tower, the serene River Aare etc.

Moreover, Bern enthrals everyone with its stylish arcades, great eating and shopping places, world-class galleries and urban swimming pools. It also features many cultural events like Summer and Winter Jazz festivals, Buskers Festival, Gurtenfestival etc.

Best time to Visit: July to August

Highlights: Fondue, Bavarian-style beers at Altes Tramdepot, medieval shopping arcades, gardens, cathedrals and churches, etc.

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Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich

Located in Zurich, this banana-shaped lake is an unmissable sight when you are exploring different places to visit in Switzerland in 4 days. Zurich Lake is a picture of serenity as you can feel an escape from the hustle and bustle around its peaceful waters by indulging in a scenic boat trip.

Tourists here can also enjoy a relaxing time by exploring the various eateries or by taking a cool dip in the waters of the lake. It is also a must-visit for adventure junkies as one can get to enjoy various water sports like stand up paddling, surfing, water skiing etc.

Best time to Visit: June to August

Highlights: Watersports, cultural festivals, lake view restaurants, family activities etc.

Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum)

Swiss National Museum  is acclaimed as the most significant establishment offering insights into the cultural history of Switzerland, and is a must visit spot in the country. It is located at the confluence of Sihl and Nimmat rivers, adjacent to Park Platzspitz.

Through numerous permanent as well as temporary exhibitions, the museum complex has a wealth of information to offer about the various aspects of Switzerland’s history, culture, and art during different eras. The museum houses amazing assortments of paintings, photographs, and texts that walk the visitors through the late Middle Ages, the era when Switzerland established itself as a federal state to the present.

No wonder the museum claims to store more than 840,000 objects. So, whether you are eager to learn about the local culture in the past, various battles fought in the region land or the origin of Swiss watches, chocolates, etc., this museum is a treasure trove of information. 
In addition to what the museum complex houses and exhibits, its fine architecture is also worthy of admiration.

Built by architect Gustav Gull in 1898 to honour the 50th anniversary of the Swiss federal constitution, this museum complex is an architectural masterpiece. The neo-Gothic style complex looks like a magnificent castle from afar. With its grand structure, exquisite location, and peerless collection, the museum succeeds to impress flocks of history, architecture, and culture enthusiasts throughout the year.

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Lake Thun
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Nestled amidst the two Bernese Oberland towns called Thun and Interlaken, Lake Thun is a beautiful Alpine Lake brimming with deep blue water. Cuddled on the northern periphery of the majestic Mount Alps, the lake possesses a beautiful backdrop which is reflected vividly on its crystal clear surface.

The shores of the lake are dotted with small medieval towns and Romanesque churches to enhance the elegance of the lake. The nearby town also called Thun, houses a 12th century castle which possesses elegant Swiss architecture. You could witness this from the middle of the lake while taking the most suggested cruising trip in the lake.

Along with the 12th century castle, you could witness the 15th century Spiez Castle in the south of the lake. All these features make this lake one of the prominent paradises on the earth. In fact, the beauty of the place was so enthralling that a 19th century painter painted a huge scene of the lake which is kept in the Schadau Park.

Not only cruising, you could also enjoy jet skiing, speed boating, swimming, hiking on the nearby Alps, and many more water sports in the lake. By offering so many recreational options to its visitors, the place becomes a favourite of the tourists and locals alike.
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Bahnhofstrasse
Bahnhofstrasse, a tiny and yet so imposing street of Zurich is all centred with luxurious fashion brands, Swizz-chocolate shops, warm cafes, art galleries and much more. This extravagant high street of Zurich is well known as one of the most exclusive and expensive shopping arcades in Europe while being the third most expensive on the global list.

So, if you are a shopping buff and like to indulge in some of the world-class brands such as Apple, Chanel, Cartier, Gucci, Hekket, H&M, Burberry, Dior and Manor etc, then it's the right place for you to be!

The street is fairly 1.4 km long which can be covered in only 20 minutes on foot but the urge to go in and around all those irresistible stores will not just let you walk by! Besides, great fashion and everything in vogue, this sought-after street of Zurich is also admired for its aesthetic built.

Inspired from the 19th-century style and architecture, the street hardly composes any modern cast of buildings thus, keeping the true Victorian flavour alive to lure people from far and wide. Anything being said stands less for this pretty town street, but one thing that’s for sure; everything here is a visual treat.

Come here once or come here twice, the unforgettable taste and vibes will influence you for life. 
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Lake Geneva

One of the largest lakes in Western Europe, Lake Geneva is shared between Switzerland and France. Located on the north side of the Alps, the natural beauty of the lake and its surrounding area, make it a popular tourist attraction.

Shaped like a crescent moon, Lake Geneva is home to different landscapes, depending on where you are. When coming from the eastern side, you can enjoy the breath-taking view of the Alps. While on the northern side, you can enjoy vine-covered slopes with villages and castles. The lake is also home to varied wildlife. The common buzzard and the red kite can be found in plenty.

Covering an area of 7975 square kilometres, Lake Geneva is also popular for a number of water sports. From sailing, windsurfing and boating to rowing and scuba diving, one can enjoy a number of leisurely activities. Swimming events and yacht racing are two of the most popular events at Lake Geneva, and are major crowd pullers. In fact, the yacht racing festival is a much-awaited festival in the area where participants develop high-performance catamarans just to compete.

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Zurich Zoo
Nestled amidst the lush greenery of tropical forest, Zoo Zurich is the perfect escape from the hum-drum of urban life and a memorable encounter with exotic wildlife. This zoo could be located in the Fluntern quarter of Zurichberg in Switzerland. Locally popular by the name Zurich Zoologischer Garten, the zoo has existed at its place since 1929.

The credit for the popularity of the zoo goes solely to the tropical variety of more than 380 species which multiplies to at least 2,200 animals and birds in total. Among these animals lives the oldest resident of the zoo Nigrita, the Galapagos giant turtle, who has been existing there for 73 years.

Upon visiting the zoo you must explore all of its sections including ‘Lewa Savannah’ which is the biggest courtyard housing rhinos, giraffes and zebras. ‘Masoala Rainforest’ is also a great spot of the zoo in which geckos, turtles, snakes, parrots and many other rainforest species live merrily.

You must not miss the ‘Australian Enclosure’ which lets you get sights of koalas, kangaroos, perenties and emus whereas ‘Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park’ houses eight Asian Elephants for you to witness.

The zoo also has an ‘Aquarium’ with 70 species of fish in it, a ‘Mongolian Steppe’ which is a home to Bactrian camels, domesticated yaks and cashmere goats along with a ‘Pantanal’ which has capybaras, squirrel monkeys, giant anteaters and other mammals and birds.

Upon your visit do not miss visiting all these enclosures including the ‘Zoolino’ to have a memorable and cherishable experience at the Zurich Zoo among the exotic wildlife from around the world.
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Uetliberg

Uetliberg
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With an incredible view of the city of Zurich, Uetliberg is one of the best places to visit in Switzerland in 4 days for an adventurous vacation. During the summers, it remains popular as a hiking spot due to its altitude and tourists can enjoy mountain biking during this time. However, during the winters, Uetliberg is replete with a blanket of fog and offers a number of sledging runs for the tourists.

For those interested in knowing about the intriguing things about the planet and the universe, Uetliberg can be enjoyed thoroughly by taking a walk to the Felsenegg cableway in Adliswil and learning about the solar system.

Best time to Visit: During Christmas time

Highlights: Hiking, Mountain biking, Planet trail etc.

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Basel Minster

Basel Minster

For the ones looking for offbeat Switzerland places to visit in 4 days in winter, Basel Minister is a must visit for its stunning architecture. Basel Minister is a medieval cathedral located on the Rhine. The place was one of the former royal residences and the first cathedral in Basel built by bishop Haito. The most prominent features of Basel Minster is the Gallup Forte which is a Romanesque St Gallen portal. Basel Minster is also known to offer incredible views of the German Black Forest and French Vosges mountains in Alsace.

Best time to Visit: June to August

Highlights: Tomb of Erasmus, Romanesque design, Gothic architecture, stunning views etc.

Mount Titlis
Out of thousands of heart swinging tourist attractions in Switzerland, Mount Titlis stands out as one of the highest alpine hill-stations situated between the cantons of Obwalden and Bern. To reach the summit of Titlis, you have to cross four stops, Gerschnialp, Trubsee, Stand, and Klein Titlis.

These four places themselves are home to the alluring environment and have many places where you can sit back and relax or participate in the fun-packed adventure. As you reach atop, you will be welcomed by snow-swept mountains and bewitching beauty of the hill-station which makes it a perfect holiday destination for a reviving experience.

The prismatic view of the white and rocky mountains along with the changing hues of the Swiss horizon is an added perk of visiting Mount Titlis. Mount Titlis is best suited for people who are driven by adrenaline and are particularly fond of adventures as there are a plethora of winter and summer adventure sports that go round the year.

The place attracts a lot of skiing lovers especially in the winters when the thick snow covers the steep shoulders of the peak. Tourists can also engage themselves in other winter activities like winter walking and snowshoeing which is suitable for people of all ages. Biking, zip-lining, and scootering are also popular here as it proffers the thrill of whisking on the white along with sailing through the thick frost.

If you want your mountain expedition to be more challenging, you can choose to take the trails and hike around the mountain with your friends and family.
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Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus is a tiny paradise of Lucerne in Switzerland that is considered to be the greatest hiking destination. It is composed of many beautiful peaks out of which Tomlishorn is the highest. Once you have reached Mount Pilatus and you look down, the most amazing sight awaits you- Lake Lucerne nestled right into the Swiss Alps! 

When you have reached the top, there are a plethora of things for you to do! You can gaze at the Swiss Alps from the viewpoint, or you can drop into one of the bars or restaurants scattered all over the place! You’ll also find a Dragon path at the top of Mount Pilatus where information about the hiking trails and viewing points has been mentioned.
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Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne

One of the most beautiful tourist spots among places to visit in Switzerland in 4 days, Lake Lucerne is famous for its scintillating landscapes. It is surrounded by a mountainous backdrop which serves as a treat for the eyes.

For those who cherish a quiet escape, a vacation to Lake Lucerne will come as a serene respite as you can enjoy a stay in the beautiful resorts near it. Tourists here can also enjoy a ride along the lake’s eastern and northern coastline and soak in the beauty of nature that this place has to offer.

Best time to Visit: June to September

Highlights: Rutli Meadow, breathtaking views, etc.

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Spalentor

Spalentor

Also called the Gate of Spleen, Spalentor boasts of being one of the most breathtaking three city gates in the city of Basel. It is one of the remnants of the city’s history when it was fortified during the 1400s.

In the old times, the gate was the main entry point for bringing important supplies and provisions in the city. The facade faces the city and is flanked with two round towers on the side. The grand tourist attraction is also adorned with three figures that date back to the 15th century, namely the Madonna and two prophets.

Best time to Visit: June to September

Highlights: Historical architecture

Jungfraujoch
Jungfrau is the highest mountain peak in Europe and is also known as the roof of Europe for the same reason. Situated at a height of 3,466 metres above sea level, this is one of the most popular places to visit in Interlaken.

You can ride the Jungfrau line from the town and reach the Sphinx Observatory; one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, offering spectacular views. The train station at Jungfraujoch is also the highest in entire Europe and can only be reached by a cogwheel train, making the journey a memorable one!

Highlights:

The highest train station in the entire continent 

Home to one of the world's highest astronomical observatories; Sphinx Observatory 

Ice palace with several ice sculptures 

Plenty of opportunities to go sledging, skiing and snowboarding 

Location:
Jungfraujoch, 3823 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Timings:
The first train leaves Interlaken Ost at 6:35 AM and the last train leaves anytime between 16:43 to 18:43 depending on the time of the year.
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Mount Rigi

Mount Rigi

Have an offbeat experience by visiting Mount Rigi when you are enjoying the various places to see in Switzerland in 4 days. It is located in Central Switzerland and has easy access to various parts of the country.

One can reach Mount Rigi through a mountainous railway and be prepared to enjoy a scenic ride filled with green meadows and forests. It also offers gorgeous views of Lake Lucerne, the Alps and the plains of Switzerland.

Best time to Visit: All year round

Highlights: Green meadows, Rigi Kulm, views of Lake Lucerne, Alps etc.

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Lion Monument

Lion Monument

Located in Lucerne, Lion Monument was designed to serve as a memorial for mercenary soldiers of central Switzerland who laid down their lives during the French Revolution. The monument was inaugurated in 1821 at a private property and later became one of the most renowned tourist places to visit in Switzerland.

It was the initiative of an officer of the Swiss Guard named Karl Pfyffer who took it upon himself to honour the loss of his comrades in the army. The model of the monument was designed by the Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen who got the idea to carve the impressive lion on the sculpture.

Best time to Visit: During the evenings of the day

Highlights: historical sight, photography etc.

Timing: 24 hours

Engelberg
Engelberg is an enchanting resort village located in a mountain valley 25 km from Lake Lucerne. Its distinct rustic charm is what attracts travellers from across the globe and makes it one of the most popular winter and summer holiday destinations in Switzerland.

The village itself is built around a monastery and offers a wide range of activities for the visitors here. Its proximity to Mount Titlis and Mount Hahnen makes this village resort one of the top ski destinations in the region. It offers diverse skiing and free ride opportunities for enthusiasts of the sport of all levels.

It is spread over an area of 2000 meters and offers fantastic conditions for snowboarding, sledding, cross country skiing and a whole variety of winter festivities and activities. In summers, Engelberg becomes a haven for hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, biking and golf. 

The Benedictine Monastery established in 1120 here is still a very important part of the village and to this day there are still monks living here. Engelberg is also a wonderful holiday destination for families and there are several activities that would enthral adults and children alike.

The Brunni area has many activities to keep the most restless teenager occupied. There is a huge playground, a toboggan run, Globi treasure hunt and the barefoot trail.
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The Geneva Water Fountain (Jet d'Eau)
Geneva’s most treasured tourist spot is the Geneva Water Fountain, better known as the Jet d’Eau, one of the tallest fountains in the world. The Geneva Water Fountain was not originally designed to be a tourist attraction, though. Its creation as a hydraulic plant during the 19th century was to meet the city’s rapidly growing water requirements.

It was observed that due to the shutting of the valves, the water pressure increased dangerously and risked serious damage to the turbines. A valve was created to ensure the release of said pressure, eventually leading to the birth of this unmissable wonder!

Highlights:
This iconic creation is one of the first things you’ll notice from your plane as you fly into the Geneva airport. It is also visible from countless other vantage spots in the city, including the peak of Salève Mountain. The fountain sprays water about 140 meters into the air, making it one of the most prominent features on the face of the city. 

Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Location: Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland
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Harder Kulm

Harder Kulm

At an altitude of 1322 m above sea level, Harder Kulm is one of the most famous places to see in Switzerland in 4 days. It is the nearest mountain to Interlaken and promises to enchant everyone with its fascinating views of peaks like Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.

It is a wonderful place for foodies to enjoy its gourmet dishes as well as for adventure lovers to indulge in sports and hiking activities. Moreover, it is a wonderful place to unwind with your loved ones and enjoy the feeling of being at peace amidst nature.

Best time to Visit: June to September

Highlights: Sightseeing, folklore evenings.

Hohematte Park
Hohematte Park is a scenic open space spread over 35 acres of land, nestled in the heart of the town of Interlaken. If you are in the area and looking to spend time in the midst of breathtaking natural beauty without having to leave your comfort zone, then this park is the place for you.

You can set yourself a fun picnic on a clear day and watch the paragliders as they land in the park. This is one of the most convenient tourist places in Interlaken from where you can sip on your coffee in a tiny coffee shop, wait to catch your train or take pictures of the surrounding flowers. 

Highlights:

Enjoy excellent scenery of the Swiss Alps 

Watch the paragliders land in the park

Set up a fun family picnic 

Take pictures with the legendary Hindi movie director Yash Chopra’s statue

Watch the working clock made out of flowers 

Location:
3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

Timings:
Open 24 hours
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Grindelwald

Grindelwald

If you wish to be fascinated by an idyllic landscape that comprises of a mountainous backdrop and a resort, then Grindelwald is the place to be when you are in Switzerland. It is a small village where you will feel as if you have entered a world of movies and be enchanted by its scenic vistas.

Grindelwald is a charming hamlet where you can enjoy numerous snowy activities like skiing, sledging, hiking or snowshoeing. There are also many popular mountain excursions which can be enjoyed when you are visiting here.

Best time to Visit: June to August

Highlights: air, helicopter and balloon tours, adventure activities, etc.

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz

Have a holiday to remember at St. Moritz, which is a place often hailed as the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism. It is a place where you can bask in the sunshine and take a break from daily life in one of the summer spa resorts.

St. Moritz is famous for offering many superb tourist sights like the leaning tower, world-class restaurants and some amazing shopping arcades. It is also one of the best places to visit in Switzerland in 4 days for the tourists who want to indulge in hiking, snowboarding and skiing.

Best time to Visit: December to March and July to October.

Highlights: St Moritz Lake, Kulm, Badrutt’s Palace, skiing, snowboarding, Alpine landscapes etc.

Kunstmuseum
For art lovers from around the world and most of Europe, Kunstmuseum Basel remains one of the most significant museums. With art collections for over seven centuries amassed in one place, Kunstmuseum Basel receives hundreds of art enthusiasts, art students and researchers every day.

It displays the pieces from the middle ages to the present. The museum proudly exhibits 4,000 paintings, 300,000 drawings and prints, sculptures, and installations collected over centuries. With exemplary art pieces of medieval period by the likes of the Holbein family, Martin Schongauer, Lucas Caranch the Elder, Rembrandt Van Rijn, and Casper Wolff Kunstmuseum Basel is the oldest museum in Switzerland.

Due to its impressively massive historic collection of art and sculptures, Kunstmuseum Basel is now catalogued as Heritage Site of National Significance. It is a register that keeps the record of the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance. Kunstmuseum Basel is one of 8,300 items around Switzerland that holds cultural significance.

For the art students and researchers, the museum is undoubtedly one of the leading establishments for inspiration and history. Not only it displays the largest collection of works of the Holbein family, but it also displays various works of modern art by German-Jewish artists from 1939 that Nazi-Regime in German regarded as degenerate art.

It was saved by the Kunstmuseum, brought to Switzerland and it is still on display till today. Apart from all the permanent collections from different centuries, Kunstmuseum Basel also carries out art exhibitions from time and again. The main building of the museum was designed during 1931-1936, which has now been extended by 2,750 square meters of the gallery.
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Basel Papermill Museum
The Basel Papermill Museum (Papiermuhle) is an old mill that was converted into the National Museum for Paper, Writing and Typography in Switzerland. The Paper Museum, which is located on an old canal, has a fully working water-wheel along with functioning machines and other tools as part of the exhibit.

Also known as the Swiss Museum for Paper, it is divided into four floors presenting workshops displaying the process of papermaking and manufacturing. The Museum also arranges hands-on tours of informative exhibits where people of all ages can participate in the process of making handmade paper, to converting it into a book.

There is also an interesting display of primitive beings using pictographs to communicate, hence it is one of the places to visit in Basel.
 
Best time to Visit- July - September
Entry fee- CHF 15
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The best part about the entire experience was enjoying every bit of it hassle-free. I was in a big group with kids and thankfully I got to get into the Cogwheel car without waiting in the long queue and I thank the Thrillophilia team for it. The journey was also very well managed and the operator was really good. We got to explore a number of scenic locations and took various photos. The overall experience was really good and I would try it again.
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  1. What is the best month to go to Switzerland?

    The best months for tourism in Switzerland are between July and August. This is the high season which witnesses the maximum crowds and Switzerland can be quite expensive with things like accommodation and airfare. This is also a good time for adventure lovers as there are activities like trekking, biking, paragliding etc. along with several summer festivals.
  2. What is Switzerland's famous food?

    Switzerland has many famous dishes. Some of the most popular foods which you can try here are Cheese fondue, raclette, Alplermagronen, Rösti, Birchermüesli, Swiss chocolate, roasted flour soup, polenta and braised beef, Tartiflette, Vacherin Mont D’Or, Nusstorte, Basler Leckerli etc.
  3. What is the warmest month in Switzerland?

    The months which witness the warmest temperatures in Switzerland are June, July and August. The maximum temperature that is there during this time is usually 22.7 degrees Celsius and the minimum is about 12 degrees Celsius.
  4. Which is the most beautiful city in Switzerland?

    One of the most picturesque cities in Switzerland is Bern. The beautiful city fascinates the visitors with its UNESCO World Heritage status that comprises of limestone arcades, cobblestoned streets and breath-taking church spires. The city is filled with museums, art galleries and has a scenic vibe to its every nook and corner.

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