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7 Reasons to Visit Switzerland, If you Haven't Already!

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Beyond Yash Raj and Shah Rukh Khan, there is another Switzerland. A Switzerland that conjures up visions of a past era, that presents the most cosmopolitan lifestyle, that indulges you in the intricacies of subtle romance, that exhibits wallpapers of natural grandeur, that treats you to the most quaint of rural living - this is the Switzerland that everyone must experience once in their lifetime: here's a glimpse of it all. 

7 Reasons to Visit Switzerland, If you Haven't Already!:

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Day 1. Cosmopolitan, busy and iconic: Zurich

Cosmopolitan, busy and iconic: Zurich
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Land in Zurich, Switzerland's savvy, largest and wealthiest metropolis. Take a stroll around the picturesque lanes of the central Altstadt (Old Town), on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its premedieval history. Stroll on the shores of Lake Zurich before spending the evening at Züri-West, the epicentre of the city’s nightlife.  

Day 2. Explore the historic and charming Zurich

Explore the historic and charming Zurich
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Get on the streets of the city. Walk the city centre and spend time at Langstrasse, an area near the city centre that hosts all kinds of street styles ranging from punk to dark, biker-style and new age, a celebration of the city's people. Visit the Landesmuseum, a one stop destination to understand everything about Switzerland's history!

Day 3. Bern is much more than just the Capital of Switzerland

Bern is much more than just the Capital of Switzerland
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The capital city of Switzerland, Berne, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll around the old city and observe a city rebuilt in distinctive grey-green sandstone after a devastating 1405 fire. The museums, the bear park and the unique nightlife are a must to explore. 

Day 4. Interlaken and Junfraujoch

Interlaken and Junfraujoch
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Travel to the Alps at Interlaken from Berne. Using this quaint town as base, make your way to Kleine Scheidegg from where you take a traction train to the weather station at Jungfraujoch, easily Switzerland's most famous and visited mountain peak. Visit the ice palace there and observe the upper Aletsch Glacier. 

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Day 5. Beautiful and scenic, Montreaux

Beautiful and scenic, Montreaux
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From Interlaken travel 150 km to Montreaux, a beautiful town on the banks of lake Geneva. Take a stroll down the Chemin Fleuri (Flower Path) a promenade framed by flowerbeds along the lake for 4km to the legendary Château de Chillon. This oval-shaped 13th-century fortress is the most visited Chateau in Europe. 

Day 6. Travel to sunny Locarno

Travel to sunny Locarno
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About 250 km from Montreaux, you reach Locarno an Italian-speaking resort city in southern Switzerland, on Lake Maggiore at the base of the Alps. Popular as a resort, do visit the 15th-century Santuario Della Madonna del Sasso, an art museum which can be reached by funicular railway. 

Day 7. Travel back to Zurich to head home

Travel back to Zurich to head home
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Travel back to Zurich, 250 km away, in time for some quick shopping before catching your flight home. Buy swiss chocolates as a souvenir of your trip from Confiserie Spru?ngli, in Bahnhofstrasse, where you can pick up freshly-made chocolates within 24 hours of production. 

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