Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Removals to Switzerland – Most Picturesque Places to Visit

If you are looking to move to a country with spectacular and dramatic scenery, Switzerland has all of this and more. It is a country with many picturesque places to visit. Just think of the views you will encounter as you take in the awesome Alps, the beautiful lakes and the charming countryside. If you are seeking removals to Switzerland, it’s understandable that you'll want to explore these areas to discover more about this most scenic of countries.

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Here is our TOP 10 of the most scenic places to visit in Switzerland.

Lake Geneva

Where else could we start our tour of Switzerland's finest, if not at Lake Geneva? Often described as the prettiest lake in Europe, it is certainly one of the largest. The hotels and restaurants about its fringes offer some of the finest cuisine and, seen on a good day, the view of the lake with its mountainous backdrop set against a clear blue sky is, quite honestly, breath-taking. Don’t forget to look out for the famous Jet d'Eau, Geneva’s famed water fountain. You'll see it everywhere, on every piece of tourist literature and every book about the city; it’s the logo of the tourist office and Geneva’s prime photo opportunity.

Zermatt with views of the Matterhorn

The term “breath-taking” is overused these days but, when used in connection with Zermatt and The Matterhorn, it is particularly apt. Don’t bring your car unless its electric, the internal combustion engine has been banned. As a result, you can hear nature. In Zermatt, you can hear the birds and the crickets, you can hear the sounds of local children laughing and playing and the church bells as they ring out calling the locals to prayer. The horse and cart is popular here as are bicycles but you must be vigilant in the city as the electric car is virtually silent and taxi drivers forget people don’t have eyes in the back of their heads.

Mürren, Berner Oberland

If it’s mountains you're after, then they don't get much better than here in this tiny little village. Like Zermatt, it is car-free, which is a good thing since it is perched right on the edge of a 3000ft cliff. Surrounded by mountains, everywhere you look there's another awe-inspiring sight and it offers the perfect landscape for hiking. As you may expect, the shopping here is pretty poor and the nightlife even more so, but that is not why people come here, it’s not what they want. Visitors to Mürren come in search of peace and tranquillity. They come to appreciate some of the finest natural landscapes in the world.


Lauterbrunnen is situated just across the valley from Mürren. Literally translated as “Many Fountains”, this incredible landscape features 72 waterfalls in all, some of the most impressive and beautiful in Europe. There are many excursions to be had in the area with long walks, hiking and cross country skiing being favoured pastimes. There are lots of interesting places to see in the area, fans of James Bond 007 will love nearby Schilthorn, the 2,970 metre high summit of the Bernese Alps, where OHMSS was filmed. You can even organise a “007” themed wedding in the area, made extra special because this is where it all happened.

St. Moritz

St Moritz is one of the most famous addresses in the world, right up there with Beverley Hills, Monaco and Marbella. Yes the skiing is fantastic but St Moritz is more than just a ski resort: it is THE place to be seen. The rich and famous have been coming here for years, many taking the Glacier Express from Zermatt to arrive in style and cable cars to reach the three closest summits. St Moritz is one of the world's oldest and possibly most famous mountain resorts and there is as much going on off piste as there is on it, with posh hotels, chic restaurants, luxurious spas and as much high end shopping as you could wish for.


The city of Lucerne is best toured on foot and there are many guided tours in operation here. Your tour is sure to include the world-famous Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, the Jesuit Church, the Mill Bridge, the Lion Monument and the ultra modern KKL culture and convention centre and then, of course, there's the lake. Lake Lucerne is clean and crystal clear. Look over the side of any boat or bridge and you can see the bottom; you can see the fish swimming in amongst the rocks. Take a trip on one of the paddle steamer ferryboats. Lunch and dinner is available and the quality of food and service, not to mention the scenery, is top notch.


If you consider yourselves outdoorsy types, there's no better place than Interlaken. In the summer months, you can go hiking along one of many local trails and you can take part in one of the many adrenaline sports on offer here including: paragliding, sky diving, hang gliding, bungee jumping, canyoning, mountain biking, river rafting and rock climbing. And, in the winter of course, there's skiing, snowboarding, sledging and ice-skating to do. If the thought of doing any of that fills you more with dread than with excitement, you could always take a long leisurely walk along the shores the Thun and the Brienz.


Famous for its annual jazz festival, this place rocks in July. Since 1967 it has played host to the likes of jazz legends like Miles Davis and Ray Charles through to contemporary performers like David Bowie and Prince. This year's festival will include sessions from Leonard Cohen, Wyclef Jean, Green Day, ZZ Top, Jake Bugg, Prince, Kraftwerk, Sting, The Hives, George Benson, Joe Cocker and Deep Purple, so you can see, it’s more than just a jazz festival. Montreux has more to offer than just music though, the Riviera is chock full of culinary delights too, with 20 or so Michelin and Gault Millau registered eateries.


The picturesque town of Vevey is full of floral displays and public art. One of the most startling and unexpected pieces on display here is a life size statue of Charlie Chaplin stood, part bent on cane, in his usual pose looking out over Lake Geneva. He lived nearby in Corsier-sur-Vevey on a 37-acre estate called Manoir de Ban. Chaplin is not the only artiste to have found inspiration in Vevey; in 1878 the US author Henry James wrote his novella "Daisy Miller" here during a stay at the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes and you can still book a room there today. The town has lost none of its charm over the years; you can still wander the streets and alleys of the old town, visiting fine art collections and markets along the way.


The picturesque village of Gruyères has more restaurants and eateries than any village of its size has any right to. On the main roads and side streets in the village you'll find dozens of them, 34 at the last count and Gruyères is not a big place. Walking around its ancient streets and alleyways, it is inevitable that you will succumb to the temptations of at least one of them on your way to visit the Castle and perhaps another, on the way back. Whichever restaurant you visit, they will all have at least one thing in common: the serving of Gruyère cheese. Everywhere you go around here, you can see the cheese makers hard at work, producing their Gruyère to a recipe that had remained the same for hundreds of years.

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