If you are planning your trip to Europe, Switzerland definitely counts as an obvious choice. With a scenery that encompasses an unparalleled beauty and an intriguing experience, scores a special place in your memory. Switzerland is one country that never fails to impress and express. So this time when you plan for your trip, visit these offbeat summer destinations in Switzerland that will promise a memory of a lifetime and an album worth no comparison!
Rocher de Naye
Rocher de Naye is a valley over Montreux that narrates the story of beauty and elegance. From Montreux, shift to regional train for a local experience that consequently trails around the place and reaches the peak. As you move upwards on a steep, bumpy ride, you discover a new facet of the city every time. A journey of 40 minutes from Montreux, the last top is a panoramic sight station to enjoy a city view.
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I have to admit, Gstaad has its own share of distinctive charm in every season but summers score the peak. MOB trains run from Montreux and take us on a journey of 9 chalet villages, each flaunting its own splendour. An offbeat summer destination in Switzerland that also pledges for a scenic train ride. Read more about Gstaad here.
What could be more inviting than to elope to the Swiss Alps. Mount Titlis, Matterhorn and Jungfrau are obvious choices and ofcourse most visited. For an offbeat bragging right, visit Harder Kulm. Overlooking the two lakes of Interlaken with a perfect background of Swiss Alps, this place should definitely be on your list of offbeat summer destinations in Switzerland. Other places like Matterhorn and Mount Titlis do promise an iconic experience but from such a height and with low clouds you might not get an equivalent view as Harder Kulm.
Judge it yourself!
Also if you are in Interlaken, include a visit to Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen that would add an euphony of joyous legends in your story of Switzerland. They are again reachable by regional trains from Interlaken in two different directions.
Locarno and Ascona
Situated towards the south east part of Switzerland, Locarno and Ascona swear for an iconic experience.
Situated very close to Lugano, Locarno and Ascona can be reached by regional trains with a view that will not even allow you to blink! Stroll around the lake, chase the clouds, enjoy a cable car ride, relish Italian inspired cakes and pasta–an ideal romance binds these two offbeat summer destinations in Switzerland. Also if you are in Lugano, do not forget to include a visit to Mini Switzerland. It is an outdoor organised structure of all monuments, mountains, bridges and lakes in Switzerland. You get to ride the toy train too!
I have to acknowledge, Berguen is one of the angelic villages in Switzerland. Easily accessible from St. Moritz, Bergen illustrates a melody of dreamt whispers, that come to life. The highlight is the Albula/Bernina UNESCO World Heritage route that flaunts of remarkable man-made structures and displays an articulated engineering excellence. Switchback tunnels, lofty viaducts and astounded tunnels promise a ride that would remain in hearts for a lifetime. With a population of few hundreds, Berguen is a picturesque village with Engadine houses, Albula Railway Museum and ofcourse the world famous the Heidi trail. Definitely not a miss.
These were my best chosen offbeat summer destinations in Switzerland that should be in the bucket list if you plan your trip to Switzerland. Let me know in your comments section if there are more that I can add and write about..or maybe travel to!
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