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The 10 Top Destinations

MuerrenThe destinations are listed in order of our preference, as if we were advising a first-time traveler what to see in each country. This is obviously a subjective process and you may disagree with the choices. For example, Lucerne, a hugely popular destination, is not included. This list isn't the top 10, it's our top 10. Here is Switzerland:

#1. Lauterbrunnen Valley & Environs

For our money, this is Switzerland's number one showcase. High, slender waterfalls cascade in long, silvery ribbons straight down its green flanks. Quaint, traffic-free villages perch above it on grassy shelves, and towering over all are the famed mountain peaks Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Some of the world's most breath-taking scenery.

Best Towns:

Top Sights:

Suggested Activities:

  • Ride the train to Schynige Platte (on the route to the Jungfraujoch), eat lunch at the hotel (or bring a picnic), then walk the approximately two-hour "panoramic trail" which circles the summit.

Places to Stay:

  • Hotel Regina, Wengen, CH-3823, tel. +41/033/856 58 58, fax 856 58 50, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hotel Jungfrau, CH-3825 Mürren, tel. +41/033/855 4545, fax 855 4549, web: hoteljungfrau.ch/

Food Suggestion:

  • Either hotel