Road Less Taken Unusual Attractions In Switzerland

From child eating structures to pristine, untouched lakes, discover some of the most bizarre and delightful mix of places in the snow country
Saut de Brot bridge is a hidden gem that so many people dont know about. Credit Wikimedia Commons
Saut de Brot bridge is a hidden gem that so many people dont know about. Credit Wikimedia Commons

If you are a tourist and want to explore some off the beaten track destinations that are secluded and hidden from the general population, you might want to check these places out.

H&oumlllgrotten Caves

It is an intricate system of limestone caves that might take hours to fully explore with its twisted stone formations and dark underground lakes. Even though the caves that draw in a large crowd are safely marked with footpaths, the creepy pink-blue lighting is enough to make you question entering. You will, however, find tour guides easily for better access and understanding.

Getting there H&oumlllgrotten, 6340 Baar, Switzerland

Child Eater of Bern

Built in 1546, the Child Eater of Bern or Kindlifresserbrunnen is one of the oldest fountain sculptures of the city. The bizarre structure depicts a man holding a sack full of babies with one hand while eating one baby with the other. Some theorise that the structure was built as a depiction of an Ogre, and others believe it was to warn the Jewish community. Either way, it is a horrifying but strangely peculiar sight that you might see.

Getting there It is easy to find it as it is located in the main city of Bern. The full address is Kornhauspl. 18, 3011 Bern, Switzerland.

Saut de Brot bridge

This is a hidden gem that so many people don&rsquot know about. Saut de Brot is a small, dilapidated, hidden bridge in the lush Areuse Gorge in the region of Brot-Dessous in Switzerland. The bridge lies across the Areuse river. While a gorge is a popular spot for people hiking nearby, seldom do people find this bridge because of which its beauty is so surreal and untouched.

Getting there Start hiking at the train station in Noiraigue, and you will get there in an hour&rsquos time.

Trek to Lago Di Saoseo

This lake is famous for its deep blue waters and offers a breathtaking view of the valley it is situated in. It is also an ideal location to have a picnic with the streaming sound of the lake water and the sun-warmed meadow land.

Getting there Located in the Val da Camp, a valley in the Poschiavo region of the Grisons, Switzerland.

Collection de L'Art Brut in Lausanne

It is a unique museum and one of the key museums in Switzerland where the displayed works are by self-taught artists whom nobody knows of. This unconventional art space that translates to meaning &ldquoMuseum of Raw Art" is built inside a mansion.

Getting there The address for this museum is Av. Bergi&egraveres 11, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland and the museum hours are from 11 am to 6 pm every day, except Monday when it is shut.

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