Things to know before visit Switzerland
Switzerland does not have a very extreme climate though the Alps are cold and have snowfall too. Summer months last between May and September with June and July being the hottest months. Winter starts from November and goes on till April with January and February being the coldest months; perfect for skiing.
An Alpine wonder, the Jungfrau Region boasts of lofty mountains, green pastures, rolling meadows and winding mountain paths. A nature lover’s haven, it is meant for those who want to relish natural beauty and also for adventure enthusiasts interested in hiking and skiing. The famous big three- glacial monoliths are the ones that all tourists come for- Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger. There are many famous hiking trails from here, taking travelers to the peaks of these enormous mountains and giving panoramic views of the Alps.
This lakeside town of Switzerland, Lucerne is a postcard-perfect town nestled amid lofty Alps. Its traditional landscape is still maintained with wooden bridges, fortified towers and old churches with vintage frescoes. Travelers spend quite some time exploring the city in boats at the Lucerne lake and some adventure enthusiasts also trek along the neighbouring the Stanserhorn, Mt Pilatus or Mt Rigi.
- A bewitching natural wonder in Switzerland, the Rhine falls are Europe’s largest waterfall. The falls have a mighty breath of 150 meters. The brave hearted can canoe to the nearby Schloss Laufen and Schloss Wörth castle to hear its loud roar while others can safely watch the spectacle from viewing decks.
This small lake city has been a popular tourist destination since 1800s. People used to come to this beautiful town for fresh air and to get spa treatments. Today, it is a stop over for getting up to the famous Swiss mountains, the Eiger, the Monch and also the Jungfrau. It is a base camp for outdoor activities like trekking in the nearby Bernese Oberland Alps.
The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich is a cultural haven with over 50 museums and 100 art galleries. It is also renowned for Swiss chocolate. A must do while here is the Swiss National Museum, in the fairy tale castle. It talks about the cultural history of the country. Zurich also boasts of a pulsating nightlife with the one of Europe’s biggest annual rave parties happening here- the Street Parade.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to Switzerland it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter with multiple plug configurations. The standard voltage is at 220-240V. The standard sockets are two-pronged ones.