Best Things To Do in Switzerland

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Switzerland is an expensive country to visit.  For that reason, it may be a while before I get there.  However, if money were no issues, I would go as soon as possible.  And, I’d take my mom.  It’s literally her only answer to the question, “What’s the one place you want to go?”  While I doubt that I’ll ever be a skier considering my first and only time resulted in ACL surgery, Switzerland still has much to offer to the non-skiers.

Best Things To Do in Switzerland

See the Cows

best things to do in Switzerland
Swiss Cows

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My cow obsession has become increasingly worse.  So, naturally, one of the things I’m most excited about seeing in Switzerland are the cows.

Trift Bridge

best things to do in Switzerland
The Trift Bridge

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This bridge is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps.  The bridge’s length is 560 feet across a windy gorge and 330 feet above the glacial lake.  To get to the bridge, you must take a freight cable car ride over a ravine and then hike about 90 minutes.

 Aareschlucht (Aar Gorge)

Aar Gorge
Aar Gorge

The Aar Gorge is a section of the river Aar that carves through a limestone ridge and is a result of glaciation 10,000 years ago.

ZipRider in Grindelwald

best things to do in Switzerland
ZipRider

How can you really say no to this?!  With a 675 foot drop and reaching speeds up to 55 mph, I know I’ll definitely be doing it when I go.

Climb the Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata
Via Ferrata

This is mountain climbing for beginners.  It involves climbing up a series of rungs that are bolted into the mountain.  Mountain climbing experience without worrying where to put your hands and feet.  Win. Win.

The Abbey Library of Saint Gall

The Abbey Library
The Abbey Library

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The oldest library collection in Switzerland and one of the earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world.

Ever been to Switzerland?  Did any of these places strike your interest?  Any suggestions for me when I finally do make it there?

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Greg

    Switzerland is an excellent choice. I have never been but the itinerary above looks like fun. I especially like the huge suspension bridge and the Zip Ridder – what an adventure that would be.

    1. Ashley Hubbard

      I love adventure (which is ironic since I probably won’t ever brave skiing again haha) and it looks like Switzerland has plenty of adventure to offer! I love bridges so the suspension bridge looks amazing to me. πŸ™‚

  2. I have been to Switzerland – but only Lucerne. I would love to go back and see far more. It looks so beautiful!

    1. Ashley Hubbard

      That’s awesome you’ve been. It looks like something out of a fairytale! πŸ™‚

  3. Rob @ Hungry Escapades

    What a great choice, never been there myself but heard good things about. It looks stunning!

    PS love that you have an obsession with cows!

    1. Ashley Hubbard

      I’ve heard nothing but good things as well! πŸ™‚

      And, I can’t help but have the cow obsession…I mean, look at that face!

  4. Tiffany

    As a Swiss person: get in touch with me if you ever go to Switzerland. I probably have some good tips on saving money and what to see and do.

    1. Ashley Hubbard

      Thanks Tiffany! I will definitely do that. I’d like to make a priority after Asia, so we shall see πŸ™‚

  5. Pristine

    I’m currently living in Switzerland and will have to put some of these spots on my travel bucket list for the spring! Thanks for sharing

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