Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is on the northern
shore of the eponymous lake. The Limmat river splits the city
flowing into Lake Zurich making it one of the most beautiful
cities of Europe.
The old town is
dominated by the two giant cathedrals and a number of beautiful
Zurich is best known
as one of the banking capitals of the world. However it is
surprisingly hip and trendy.
The Jungfrau is the highest peak of a mountain massif of the
same name, located in the Swiss Alps,
overlooking Wengen. The train ride to Jungfrau is a trip highlight.
The train into the
mountain leaves from Kleine Scheidegg, which can be reached by
trains from Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. The last four miles
of the journey are through a tunnel opening out into the bright
sunlight of Jungfrau.
Switzerland is a
landlocked alpine country bordered by Germany to the north, France to
the west, Italy to the south and Austria and Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland has a long history of neutrality and hosts many international
organizations. Switzerland is multilingual and has four
national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. The fusion of
German, French and Italian ingredients has formed a robust
national culture, and the country's alpine landscapes are
some of the most famour skiing destinations in the world.
Our trip to
Switzerland took us to the modern Zurich, the capital city
of Bern, the French speaking city of Lausanne which is the
seat of the International Olympic Committee, the city of
Vevey made famous by the incomparable Charlie Chaplin. From
our base in Interlaken we visited Schilthorn, Wengen, Murren
and the Jungfrau complex. Not to forget the wonderful
panoramic train ride through the heart of the country.
The Swiss rosti
was a quite a delightful surprise and of course the fondue
was not to be missed. Surprisingly though we took a liking
to the very creamy soups and pizzas available at so many
Located in the heart of Swiss Alps, Interlaken is the tourist
capital of Switzerland and is connected to the region's major
villages and wonderful sights.
Interlaken is located between the
Lakes of Thun and Brienz at the foot the famous trio of peaks,
the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau and also the gateway to Schilthorn,
Lauterbrunnen, Wenge and the Trummelbach falls.
Bern is Switzerland's capital, located in the central part of
the country. Bern is one of the most alluring capitals on the
planet. Its 15th-century old town, with terraced stone
buildings, clock towers, church spires and cobbled streets, is
nothing less than idyllic. Its compact space, laid-back pace and
small-town friendliness soon become irresistible. The bear-pits
are among the interesting attractions of the city.