Where urbanism meets nature
Perhaps even more amazing than the Swiss cities themselves is the amazing countryside of Switzerland. Unlike its modern and rather populated cities, its countryside is formed by patches of small villages, often consisting of ancient historical houses and picturesque chalets. These small villages are usually separated from each other by beautiful landscapes, a unique composition of forests, mountains, archaeological sites, wildlife, farms, medieval castles and of course the famous Swiss cows browsing the evergreen meadows. During the last seventy years, Switzerland has gone from a mostly rural country to an urban one, leaving the countryside to local villagers and to the delight of tourists.
Being a small country, Switzerland has the advantage of being easily explored by bike or —for longer distances— by train. The discovery of the countryside has been made practical through countless of marked and didactic itineraries for those who like hiking in the nature without getting themselves lost! Interlaken is a must-visit for extreme sports and for the less sportive among you, how about tasting some fresh cheese during a visit to a cheese factory or for chocolate lovers a chocolate factory and learn more about Swiss traditions? Besides Switzerland’s countryside hosts beautiful wildlife parks, such as the Swiss National Park in Graubünden and of course many majestic mountains like the Matterhorn.
So do not miss the opportunity to tour the picturesque Swiss countryside or your holidays in Switzerland might risk to feel incomplete…