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Here are the top 6 tourist places in Switzerland

1. Zurich

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Zurich is the capital city of Switzerland. It is the heart of all commercial activities, and it holds an international reputation in the fields of banking and finance. Zurich, however, is much more than just that. It is a major tourist attraction, with tons of museums, art galleries, international s...

Best Time: May to September

2. Geneva

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Considered to be the second most populated city in Switzerland, Geneva is charmingly scattered around the beautiful Lake Geneva, at the mouth of River Rhone. It is also guarded by Alpine peaks and the hills of Jura. This metropolitan city is also blessed with plenty of natural beauty, depending on w...

Best Time: June to August, as this is considered to be off season and the weather is ideal for a spot of sight

3. Lucerne

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Lucerne, capital of the Canton of Lucerne, is the most populous city in central Switzerland and is the hub of all communication, transportation and government of the area. Located on the shore of Lake Lucerne, it is surrounded by the regional mountains of Rigi, Pilatus and Staserhorn, and draws a lo...

Best Time: Throughout the year

4. Basel

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The beautiful city of Basel is placed just so, along a bend in the Rhine River. The city is located roughly where the French, German and Swiss borders touch. It is filled to bursting with museums and is a wonderful place for art lovers.

Best Time: June to September

5. Lausanne

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Lausanne is Switzerland's fourth most populated city and the second largest city on Lake Geneva. It is set against a picture-perfect backdrop. Sprawling over three hills, with lush vineyards and sparkling Lake Geneva spread out below, Lausanne is the most charming destination in all of Switzerland.

Best Time: June to August

6. Zermatt

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Located in southern Switzerland, Zermatt is a popular mountain town in the Canton of Valais. It is situated at the foot of the Matterhorn, one of the Alps' highest peaks. It attracts a large number of tourists for it's activities on offer, such as skiing and mountain climbing, and also for it's reso...

Best Time: June to September

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FAQs on Switzerland

What is the currency of Switzerland?

The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss Franc. It is symbolised internationally as CHF and divided into 100 centimes.

What is the currency Exchange in Switzerland?

It is essential to have Swiss francs with you. Money can be easily exchanged at all the train stations and most banks throughout the country. Places such as supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and railway ticket machines accept the Euro and give you change in Swiss francs. A price label generally has prices both in francs and euro. It is not unusual to see bills being paid in cash in Switzerland. Many establishments don’t accept credit cards, so you need to keep some cash with you. ATMs are found all over the country and all ATMs accept foreign cards, so getting cash should not be a problem.

How is Switzerland divided into regions?

Though Switzerland is politically divided into cantons, it is easier for the travellers to understand its different regions –
  • Lake Geneva: It falls on the northern shores of Lac Leman and stretches from the Jura to the Alps.
  • Bernese Lowlands: This is the core region of traditional Bernese influence.
  • Bernese Highlands: The Bernese Highlands mainly consists of the majestic Bernese Alps.
  • Central Switzerland: It is the birthplace of Swiss Confederation.
  • Zurich: It is the country’s largest city and a tourist region in its own right.
  • North-eastern Switzerland: This is the region between the Alps and Lake Constance and is home to numerous scenic dairy farms.
  • Valais: This is the region which houses Europe’s largest peaks and highest glaciers.
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