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The Swiss Alps are some of the most majestic mountains in the world, and one of my most favorite places to visit!  Carved by glaciers, these imposing mountains tower over lush green valleys.  In the spring, waterfalls cascade down the rocks and colorful wildflowers decorate the green valleys.  Photos can’t do it justice, seeing it for yourself is a must.  Not only are the views idyllic, but it being high in a mountain village of the Swiss Alps is amazingly peaceful.  With the exception of the breeze lightly whistling along the canyon walls, and the occasional bells on the cows (yes, they really wear bells), you hear nothing but quite all around you..  The beauty and serenity is beyond words.  So take 2 minutes out of your day to enjoy a virtual escape to the Swiss Alps!

Transport Yourself to the Swiss Alps – Click to Watch the Video

Helpful Tips for Planning a Vacation in the Swiss Alps

  • Winter is brutal, but beautiful. If you are a skier, this is a great time to visit.  But build in extra time for travel and pack very warmly!
  • Spring is actually an “off” season in some areas (such as Murren) because it is between skiing and the peak of summer.  So prices are better, but the small mountain towns are super quiet!
  • Stay in a mountain town.  We enjoy Murren and Gimmelwald, just above the Lauterbrunnen Valley.  Interlakken is also a hub for exploring the mountains, but it is much more crowded and very different from the quintessential mountain villages.
  • Switzerland is very expensive, especially in some of these mountain villages.  So be prepared to spend a lot, especially on food.
  • You can easily rent a car in Switzerland, but they have a great train system as well!  If you are staying for a while and want to explore, look into getting a train pass for the duration of your visit.
  • If you want to visit the famous Matterhorn, you will need to make your way to the mountain town of Zermatt.  However, you cannot drive to Zermatt.  You can drive part way to Tasch, but then you must board a train because Zermatt doesn’t have cars, which adds to the charm of the area!

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