Best Cities To Stay At Switzerland 2021 Guide

Located in Central Europe and bordered on the west by France, on the south by Italy, on the east by Liechtenstein and on the north by Germany, Switzerland has all the assets to attract visitors.

With a location in the Alps mountain range and an impressive railroad that runs through it, the country of Switzerland is in no short supply of beautiful scenery. This is a wonderful place to visit if you enjoy snow sports, but it’s also a year-round destination with great arts, culture, and culinary scenes. Since Switzerland is a small country, it’s easy to visit lots of places in just one trip. Here are the top cities to visit in Switzerland

1. Bern

Switzerland’s capital, Bern, was named for the brown bears that lived there when it was founded, and Bear Park is the city’s wonderful tribute to its namesake, even though it is a bit smaller than the other cities on the list.

2. Interlaken

Interlaken is situated between the lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits

Central Switzerland’s Interlaken is an entry point for many of the area’s skiing and outdoor sports hubs, and is a beautiful place to hike, swim or sail.

If you’re into adventure sports, you may never want to leave Interlaken. Paragliding, river rafting and night sledding are all popular ways to get your adrenaline fix during your stay

-> Interlaken, Switzerland Travel Guide

3. Luzern

Small and delightful, Luzern is an artistic community where medieval Swiss culture is well-preserved and respected. The most fascinating landmark in Luzern is the Chapel Bridge. The bridge is covered in paintings and pictures depicting Swiss culture.

While you’re in town, take an eerily steep cable-car ride up the slope of Mount Pilatus and bask in the wild, free Swiss countryside.

Unlike Interlaken, Lucerne actually qualifies as a small city rather than a small resort town, so it's a very nice contrast and very worthwhile. Ideally located at the foot of the Alps on Lake Lucerne, Lucerne attracts visitors from all over the world

However, unlike Interlaken, the town of Lucerne itself is a great attraction and worth at least a day of exploration. This has always been a rich area so you can expect to find all of the high-end shops and boutiques along the small streets just north of the lake, but there are also many traditional shops and things to see that will appeal to anyone

4. Basel

On the north-western edge of Switzerland, Basel is a cosmopolitan destination for art lovers and history buffs alike. Basel is bisected by the Rhine River, lending a truly old-world feel to the medieval architecture downtown.

There are several famous art museums in Basel, and the city’s annual carnival, Fasnacht, is the largest in all of Switzerland.

5. Geneva

Geneva is the second largest city of Switzerland (after Zurich). The city is known for its United Nations headquarters and the nuclear research center CERN. But there's an impressive number of tourist attractions in this lakeside cosmopolitan city as well. The local name in French is Genève. In German, the city is called Genf.

One of the most beautiful things to see here is 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.

6. Zurich

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. There is a lot to see and do in this crown city, including plenty of museums, luxury shopping and a lively town center with a lot of choice of good restaurants

But for Zurich, one day is enough for a first impression of this busy city, there's enough to do and see to keep you busy for much longer, so feel free to choose