Must-Know Tips For First Time Switzerland Visitors

Switzerland will certainly take a first-time traveller's breath away, but they should know these tips before they visit the country
There is no denying the popularity of Switzerland as a travel destination.
There is no denying the popularity of Switzerland as a travel destination.Shutterstock

There is no denying the popularity of Switzerland as a travel destination. Thanks to the beautiful grandeur of its lakes and Alps, the country has left its stamp on the minds and hearts of thousands of tourists worldwide. However, if you are considering a journey to the country, you should be prepared for it in advance. So let's look at five important tips for first-time visitors to Switzerland.

Don't Stress About The Transportation

Ride the red swiss train gliding through the Alps
Ride the red swiss train gliding through the AlpsPeter Thoeny/Flickr

In Switzerland, getting around is relatively easy. Unless you plan some extremely off-the-beaten-path adventures, you do not need to rent a car. In the country, taking trains is the norm. Consult the concierge at your hotel for advice on how to get from the airport to the hotel, navigate the city, etc. With the Swiss Rail Pass, travelling throughout Switzerland is made simple. Most buses and trains are included with this ticket. You can also "check" your luggage at the start of your trip and retrieve it when you finish the line. You can board and exit the train during the day without hauling your suitcase around.

Plan A Wellness Day

Spa at Rigi Katbald
Spa at Rigi KatbaldWikimedia Commons

Excellent spas can be found throughout Switzerland you should include them in your schedule. You will not only enjoy the treat, but it will also hasten your jet lag recovery. Visit the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, located right on Lake Geneva's shore, for a taste of city life.

Hit The Slopes

Skiers on Swiss slopes
Skiers on Swiss slopesShutterstock

It's no secret that Switzerland transforms into the ultimate ski resort in Europe throughout the winter. Even though Zermatt is the most well-known, more than 300 ski areas are spread throughout the country. For instance, Wengen is a quaint Alpine ski resort among the lakes Thunersee and Brienzersee. It is well-known for its Belle Époque architecture, the Jungfraubähn Railway, which leads to Europe's highest elevated rail station and its accessibility to glaciers and waterfalls.

The Language And Currency Is Diverse

Depending on which direction you take the train, you can determine which language is spoken in Switzerland. It might be Italian, Roman, Swiss German, or French. The country has four official languages because of its cultural diversity. Although merely in terms of tint, the Swiss franc is likewise diverse.

Research About Food

Traditional Swiss foods
Traditional Swiss foodsShutterstock

Switzerland is an expensive country, and costly food and restaurants are examples of this. Soup is the best alternative cuisine, and grocery stores and cafes are the most suitable places to visit. In Switzerland, soups are less expensive and cost only 50 per cent as much as restaurant meals with bread. The farmer's market and mountainside cafes have more affordable prices for guests.

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