Of the Swiss: 5 Interesting Spots in Switzerland

Switzerland is best known for producing the most delectable chocolates you have probably laid your eyes on. Well, that and their watches. But what the general population has to know is that Switzerland is so much more that chocolates and watches (although I have to admit, those really made me feel like its Christmas). So in the event that you might want to go visit Switzerland, I recommend that you go to these places:


Grindelwald. To those Harry Potter fans, I’m sure this sounds familiar. However, unlike in the books, this Grindelawald is a village. It’s the epitome of a typical Swiss village, actually and would truly make you feel that you are indeed in Switzerland with the picturesque beauty of the snow-capped mountains in the background.


Bellinzona. If you wanna see a castle in the flesh, the perfect go-to place would be Bellinzona. It can be found at the southern part of Switzerland and houses three castles – the Castle Grande, Montebello Castle and the Sasso Corbaro Castle. So if you feel like being a royal for a day, this is perfect for you.


Bern. Your trip to Switzerland will never be complete if you haven’t gone to the city of Bern. Bern is the capital of Switzerland and its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so you can just imagine how pretty the old town looks. It will transform you back to the days when 2012 was just a speck of dust in the far future.

Bern at night

Swiss National Park. If you wanna go on an everything-nature adventure while in Switzerland, the Swiss National Park would be the best match for you. With over 170 square kilometers in total area and 80 kilometers in hiking paths, it is definitely the nature tripper’s dream come true.

swiss national park

Salt Mine. The salt mine of Switzerland can be found at Bex. To the curious people and history buffs, this is the best place you can go to in Switzerland. They give their guests an overview of what they do and even take them to some of the sites! So if you have a curious mind, this’ll definitely be a treat!

salt mine

There are many other places to go to when in Switzerland but these are the top five which you must not miss! Here’s to hoping that you enjoy that Swiss vacation as much as I did.

I'm Phoebe, a writer who lives in the bustling city of Manila in the Philippines. Apart from staying in this archipelagic country with various interesting beaches, mountains and plains, hey,I still want to travel the world. I was lucky to visit a few Asian countries. I found the (very!) best egg tarts I've ever tasted in Jordan, Kowloon; fell truly in-love with Thailand's serenity and Phuket's seascape; visited Singapore three times and finding out new interesting places each time; and flew at 72 meters above sea level in Sentosa's Zipline. With these few trips, it fueled me to achieve more travels in the next few years. I dreamt to travel farther and wider across the globe, with the promise of setting foot on Paris before I die. I'm not afraid to travel alone. And I'm not afraid to get lost, that is part of the journey. I can walk all day and night exploring the city, the culture and relish the different delicacies. With travelling, there is much languages to learn, cultures to understand, people to know, and I am ready for that. These all shows the risk-taker in me. Apart from jumping to different places, I love to work and to write (wherein working and writing does not make any difference to me). I take opportunities as they come, with the fear that it will never come again. With that said, I am very eager to take part on each of your journeys and share whatever experiences and knowledge I have to help each of you (our readers) have a trip that you cannot forget. Cheers!