5 Unknown Tourist spots in Switzerland

2021-04-15 – 6 min read

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Switzerland is one of the most attractive and exquisite countries in the world which is blessed with all the bounties of nature. From the crystal clear waters to the mesmerizing mountains, from hiking trails to cruising, from national parks to exotic resorts - the country offers a complete package for the tourists. It is no secret that Switzerland has a lot of beauty to make the eyes of viewers filled with colours as the country has some very appealing sceneries in the world including the Jungfraujoch and the Matterhorn along with various others.

If you have a passion for travelling then you must be well-aware of the places like Interlaken, Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne and Zermatt. These places are the most popular and populated in the country which is flooding with tourists in all seasons. However, if you wish to go beyond these beautiful places and explore the hidden secrets, currently less explored and less populated, then you must follow what we are about to reveal.

Let’s have a look at the 5 unknown tourist spots in Switzerland and explore them at the most!

1) Bachalpsee

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Bachalpsee is one of the prettiest lakes in the Swiss Mountains, situated in the area of Bernese Oberland at an average of 2200 m. in between the Alpine greenery, crystal clear lakes, green meadows, wildflowers, lush valleys and the amusing sound of the cowbells ringing in the distance. The area encompassing the Bachalpsee simply represents what Switzerland is like.

It offers a breathtaking view, simple hiking opportunities and the pictures could not do justice to the real beauty of nature.

The lake and its surrounding give the most picturesque spot. It is a must-go place for all the people who are visiting Switzerland for the first time. You can spend the day and plan a perfect day-time trip or any other activities or you might even want to stay there. In the region of Jungfrau and Grindelwald, it is one of the least complicated hikes. For people who don’t prefer hiking, this might be the right place!

2) Gelmersee

Gelmersee is widely known as the lake which has a funicular exactly like the roller-coaster. It is one of the most exotic locations to visit because of the mirror-like images, lush greenery, crystal clear lakes and the best of all - no tourists. Being one of the steepest regions in Switzerland, even the train ride would feel like a roller coaster. The lake surely is a bounty for all the visitors as they go up and view the beauty of the funicular.

The tickets for the hike on the funicular are timed so it is better to plan accordingly and book the tickets in advance. There is an option of a hike for 2-hours that can further offer mesmerizing views, then there is a walk around the dam and a mini beach where you can just relax. Gelmersee is a fantastic place to visit with so many hidden secrets in itself. What eyes can see, cannot be captured by the normal camera lens! The beauty of nature can’t be described in words or captured by the camera!

Alongside the lake, there are other beautiful attractions such as Grimsel Pass and 3 other lakes for marvellous panoramic views to enjoy.

3) Melchsee-Frutt

The Melchsee-Frutt is a resort village over the mountains which extravagantly show off the two most beautiful lakes namely Tannensee & Melchsee. The village offers an easy path for a walk along the splendid rolling hills which are covered with beautiful flowers and the snow-capped peaks being visible in the background along with the sound of the cowbells ringing in the distance sums up a fantastic trip in the Melchsee-Frutt.

The two unknown tourist spots in Melchsee-Frutt are the majestic lakes - Tennessee & Melchsee. These are surrounded by lush grassy meadows and mountains which are a perfect spot for those who do not want to hike and just sit back and relax. There are spectacular hotels with panoramic views, green slopes and mountains which offer the cosiest, comfortable and memorable stay!

4) Caumasee

Caumasee is one of the hidden gems in the most beautiful country. It is located in Graubünden in Canton of Swiss, in Flims town. The best feature of this place is the turquoise colour of the lake which is at times, referred to as Noon Rest Lake. It is beautifully covered with forests and is a perfect place for a peaceful stay where you can swim, go for a small walk, have a mini picnic in the wilds, and make memories!

People who do not prefer hiking can make the most of the beauty of nature with the tall mountains, wildflowers and amazing forests which simply make the trail a must-go place! There is so much beauty around that you can just and inhale everything nature has to offer! You will be spellbound and awestruck to see how beautifully everything has been made and how everything compliments each other.

5) Bannalspee

Bannalspee - a reservoir, is located in Nidwalden in Swiss Canton in the Wolfenschiessen and was developed in the 1930s. This beautiful lake is nearby Mt. Titlis home in Engelberg. There are many options available for hiking but if the person is not interested, there are several other options for small walks and exploring the area. Most of the time, the lake is empty so people who need peace can surely give it a visit.

In winters, the cable cars offer a majestic view along with other winter activities. In Summer, you can just visit the lake and enjoy a mini getaway picnic with your loved ones. There is a 20 min ride to Engelberg which is nearby the lake and there are other attractions such as Zurich or Lucerne which you can visit as well. Your stay in Bannalspee would be one of a kind. With so much beauty, peace and tranquillity in the area, you will simply love staying there!

Hope these unknown tourist spots in Switzerland would make you love Switzerland more and more!