For the best cities in Switzerland to visit, you should read this article! Here you find all there is to know about the places to go to.
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The largest city in Switzerland is Zurich. It is a beautiful and very interesting city to visit. For example, there are lots of beautiful places for photography.
Moreover, there are a lot of museums and art galleries, such as the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus Zürich! You will certainly enjoy it here if you want to discover new artworks.
Another great thing about Zurich is the Old Town, where you can find a lot of houses from medieval times, which is magnificent to walk along. Furthermore, there are many restaurants, cafes, and shops in Old Town.
Also, you should really check out the many sights in this part of the city, such as the Fraumünster church and the St. Peter church. Something that is also great about Zurich is the large lake, Lake Zurich. The water is really clear and it is the perfect place for a swim in summer.
Another one of the best cities in Switzerland is Lucerne. Lucerne is located in the middle of the country, very accessible by train from Zurich. Probably the most famous landmark in Lucerne is the Kapellbrücke, which is a covered wooden footbridge that stretches the river of the city, the river Reuss. The bridge was made in the 14th century, so it is really old. What's also amazing about the bridge is that there are many paintings on the inside that were made in the 17th century (although many got destroyed in 1993).
The Lake, Lake Lucerne is one of the other top sights you should definitely visit while you are in the city. This is a beautiful lake with many mountains in the background. These mountains are also great to visit and are very easy to reach from the city. The Old Town of Lucerne is very fun to walk through, as there are several buildings in traditional Swiss style. Moreover, you can see parts of the old city wall here and you can even walk on them. In short, it is a very beautiful place to visit in Switzerland.
After Zurich and Geneva, Basel is the most populous city of Switzerland. A different name for the city is 'the cultural capital of Switzerland', because of the large amount of museums and other cultural venues. One of the best museums in the city is the Kunstmuseum, where the largest art colletion of Switzerland is found, with paintings from the 15th century to the present. Another amazing museum is the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is Europe's first public museum for contemporary art.
But there is a lot more to do and see in Basel. For example, you can go to the Old Town, where there are many old streets and houses, which give a truly authentic Swiss feeling. Another fun thing to do in Basel is visiting the Basel Zoo, which is the oldest and largest zoo in Switzerland where hundreds of species can be seen. Finally, when going to Basel, make sure to not miss out on the typical Basel soup: Basler Mehlsuppe!
One of the larger cities in Switzerland is Geneva and the language that is spoken here is French. Geneva is a financial centre and a centre for diplomacy, as, for example, the headquarters of many parts of the United Nations are found here. One of the most beautiful things to see here is the the lake of Geneva, which is one of the largest lakes in Europe. Doing a boat trip is one of the best things you can do while you are here. Furthermore, if you are interested in science, then I'd recommend to do a tour of CERN. This is a large scientific facility where many experiments take place.
Bern is actually the capital of Switzerland, even though it is a bit smaller than the other cities on the list. The historic town is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, and is beauitful to see! There is so many traditional architecture. Moreover, there is a clock tower with an amazing clock you should definitely check out, called Zytglogge!
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