Switzerland Travel Guide: Culture, Cuisine And More

Amongst all the earth’s magnificent destinations, Switzerland is worth bumping to the top of your travel list. Switzerland’ bewitching panoramas command paramount attention as no matter where you choose to go – an extraordinary landscape awaits you. Some of the best ways to immerse in Switzerland’s raw beauty is by going nature trail hiking, cycling along offbeat paths, skiing and snowboarding through cross country trails, or by simply exploring the towns on foot. In summer, hiking and biking thrive in more moderate hidden valleys, by the glistening lakes, on the glacier-capped mountains and at shamrock green vineyards. Then there is chocolate, cuckoo clocks and yodelling! Bordered by Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein; Switzerland is also one of the world’s most developed countries with the most dependable economy. Despite having only eight mn residents, Swiss Geneva and Zurich rank among the top cities in the world.

Switzerland’s Alpine Tradition & Townified Extremity

In the calm, earthy land of Switzerland, towering mountains are so plentiful as to be unsalable, asserting an eternal Alpine tradition. While travelling through small countryside Swiss villages, you will encounter ancient markets, timber granaries, chalet farmsteads, alp-horn concerts and folkloric festivals. Bern, the capital of Switzerland, is the best Swiss city to observe Europe’s largest lake, ancient old towns with extraordinary modern art and striking architecture. Besides, this urban town is close to snow mountains, harbour and alpine view bars, river Rhine, Limmat and so on. Castles and innovative eateries are abundantly splattered, all across Switzerland.

Food In Switzerland

Swiss food is a warm and flavoursome celebration of chocolate, cheese and air-dried meats. While here, devour your taste buds with the authentic Swiss cheese, chocolate fondue, Raclette, Rosti and Swiss Steak – each cooked to perfection! Culinary Switzerland is a warm and flavoursome celebration of chocolate, cheese and air-dried meats. While here, devour your taste buds with the authentic Swiss cheese and chocolate fondues, Raclette (melted cheese served with jacket potatoes), Rosti (Hot potato cake) and Swiss Steak – each cooked to perfection! Swiss cuisine, is a gourmet paradise, to be experienced afresh as the menus essentially feature local specialities. The melted cheese fondue is served in a ceramic pot (caquelon) with bread cubes. Just dip the breadcrumbs in the melted cheese, and appreciate the aroma and taste of gourmet Swiss cheese fill up your senses.

Some of the traditional dishes you can’t miss are; Älplermagronen (cheese macaroni served with a stewed apple), Romandie pork sausages, Birchermüesli, Zürcher Geschnetzelte, Appenzellerland gingerbread, Berner Platte, Marroni sweet chestnuts, Pizzoccheri stew, Grisons barley soup, Zibelechueche onion tart, sweet Meitschibei biscuit, creamy Meringues, colourful Mässmogge sweets and Zuger Kirschtorte.

Interesting Facts About Switzerland

  1. Switzerland got its independence in 1648. The country has a history of armed neutrality. Meaning they have not engaged in a state of war since 1815.

  2. Most Swiss people speak at least three languages.

  3. Swiss people use Latin on coins and stamps.

  4. In the restaurants and otherwise, most menus and signs are either in German or French.

Bellevue Terminus Switzerland View

What makes Switzerland, extraordinary, is its heterogeneity, friendly lifestyle, gourmet cuisine, diversified languages and amalgamation of social and cultural values! And the ever-innovative Swiss generously embrace the new and the experimental. From cultural venues to avant-garde galleries such as curved Zentrum Paul Klee, Vitra Design Museum, Fondation Beyeler, Mario Botta and state-of-the-art MASI gallery – each possesses a unique style of its own. Geneva’s thought-provoking “Musée d’Art Moderne Et Contemporain,” located in a reconstructed 1950s factory, is the tip of the aesthetic heights. Even in back-of-beyond Alpine corners, you’ll find a wondrous-dash of modern aesthetics and contemporary art. On your first trip to Switzerland, visit Zurich, Lucerne, Mount Titlis, Jungfrau, Interlaken; sail a white-water raft, or observe the Swiss excellence from a parachute or a hot-air balloon.

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