It’s been already 3 weeks that I am back from Switzerland. Since than, I have been very eager to write about my experiences. Plan was to write the day I landed. Well couldn’t do it then. But even after so many days, the memories of this beautiful place are still fresh in my mind.
During my 5 days journey, which was mostly official, I got an opportunity to explore Cham, Zug and Lucerne. Although I missed visiting Zurich but No regrets! I had an amazing experience exploring the countryside and local surroundings! Here’s Sharing My Swiss travel diary where I explored some of the lesser known places in Switzerland
Switzerland – The country
Mesmerising, amazing, beautiful are the words just not enough to describe Switzerland. It’s much more than this. This place is heavenly, probably one of the most beautiful places on Earth! Off course expensive too!
Here is my account of 5 days mostly through the pictures (picture speaks louder than words!)
I landed at Zurich airport at around 3 p.m. It took us around 45 minutes to reach Cham where my stay was organized. During the journey, we passed through many tunnels, Lush green surroundings and fresh air. When we were about to reach, I could spot the Snow clad Alps. This was really exciting and I couldn’t get my eyes off them.
We reached The Swiss ever Hotel, which is located in a picturesque and not so crowded area with sportswear showrooms, super market and beautiful houses in the surrounding.
Since it was still bright and sunny, I took a stroll around the area and came across some of the loveliest houses. Almost all the houses had beautiful gardens and blossoming trees. Lush green pastures and bright colors complimented the already beautiful landscape.
Thanks to our movies especially DDLJ, everything around looked so familiar to me J
After office (which was located at Rotkreuz, another countryside area upcoming with many offices) one of my office colleague, drove me to the near by town, Zug. We went to the market and landed in a mall, Einkaufscenter Zugerland. I just took some time out for shopping, being a week before Easter, I could see Easter bunny (Swiss have Easter bunny instead of Easter eggs) everywhere in addition to special decorations. Post shopping was time to enjoy the Zug lake, which was quit a sight. Set in the backdrop of Snow clad Mountains, from one side and the colorful buildings from other side, with clear blue skies and colorful flowers all around; this place was lively and picture perfect. Truly Amazing I must say.
I got a chance to discover Zug a little more as we had a team dinner at a beautiful restaurant by the lake. Being a sunny day, we enjoyed our drinks watching the sunset. An evening well spent.
To my luck, through out my stay the weather was really nice and pleasant with sun shinning bright almost all the time. And as per my friends from Switzerland, I was quite Lucky at this. Since it was not dark until 8.30 p.m. I took the opportunity to walk around and explore the surroundings a bit more. One thing that really impressed me about people in Switzerland is that even before you are ready to cross the road, the passing by vehicles will stop for you. Which is really a humble gesture and rare too.
Walking through the beautiful lanes, I came across poppy garden on the foothill of something that looked like a church (because I heard bell from there every hour). Best part here was people coming to pick flowers were paying directly at the booth and nobody was there to monitor or collect the money. A little further I reached a nice seat out covered by trees and surrounded by endless grass fields and flowers at the backdrop of picturesque mountains. At this point the feeling of tranquility that I felt is really hard to describe or capture through lenses. It was just magical.
Finally the plan to visit Lucerne materialized, 2 of my colleagues accompanied me and guided me through the city. Lucerne is just beautiful, especially around Lucerne Lake. You can explore the entire city by walking or you can get Bicycles for free. Being a popular tourist destination off course this place buzzing with tourists. We passed through the water bridge and visited Max Chocolatier, which as per my friends, is the only shop that prepares handmade chocolates, we tried special edition chocolate made up of mint and was really unique. Rest of the evening was super fun with lots of talks, wine and food. Well to write in detail about the Lucerne visit, I will surely write a separate blog!
This was how my short trip to Switzerland came to an end. It was an absolutely memorable trip and I will surely soon visit the place again to discover this heavenly country.
- Taxis are super expensive, try out local transports like Bus and trains.
- Switzerland offers a great variety of Cheese, chocolates and wines, don’t forget to try as much as you can.
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55 thoughts on “My Swiss travel Diary – Exploring the lesser known places in Switzerland”
Looks very calm and peaceful!
yes its absolutely stunning and peaceful place. specially countryside 🙂
Makes me miss home! In hong kong its all concrete jungle…countryside sounds like a good break from here
Yes, i am sure beautiful surroundings with nature and fresh air works like magic 🙂
I am still in Zurich these days infact on my Europe tour . In Switzerland Visited Bern, Interlaken , Mt. Titlis , Jungfraujoch, Lucern , and Zud. The Bridge in Lucern shown in your picture is the oldest wooden bridge where one side is Lake Lucern where we can see big Swans and other side is River Reuss. Its a happy and exciting feeling to see you too travelling to same places, near by the same time.
Yes it is ! Enjoy your time at this beautiful place 🙂 Have fun !
Wow amazing.in love with Swiss countryside
Looks like a perfect place to relax and unwind. What is the best time to go there?
Ya it was really calm and quite with nice sunshine. Actually I visited during April. I guess March -july is good.
Switzerland is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your experiences and pictures.
I should say I am in love with Switzerland! It’s my dream place! Thank you for sharing this post with us, it was fascinating!
Thanks glad u liked it. Yes Switzerland is like a heaven. I too loved it
Switzerland is an amazing and expensive country (As you already wrote anyway!) ! I ave been twice there but not in
this area, thanks for the info! Loved the tulips photos too!
thanks so much Valentini 🙂 i would love to visit again some time and explore more. 🙂
Switzerland is an amazing country with great natural views. Unfortunately so dificult to visit because is sooooo expensive. 🙂 great trip!
thanks so much. Yes thats one of the problems. you have to save a lot.
Looks like you had a wonderful time in Switzerland. The scenery is stunning, and there’s never a bad photo it seems!
thanks so much, yes it was a memorable trip, Its so picture perfect that bad photo is not a possibility i guess 🙂
My boyfriend and I are thinking about moving to Switzerland. I’ve never been but my dad who used to live there many years ago said it’s a lot like Sweden (I’m from there). Do you like i?
Oh that’s great.i have never been to Sweden.but you will like Switzerland for sure 😊
Looks very nice, and the lake on a sunset is just amazing. Very nice pictures. Thanks for reminding me how beautiful Switzerland is.
Thanks so much. Switzerland is just like heavan I feel 😊
I’ve never been to Switzerland but I need to go. Thanks for sharing your travels, it looks so peaceful!
Thanks so much.glad you liked it.hope to see u soon 😊
Switzerland is still a country I have not yet visited. Maybe this year!!
So good to see a different part of Switzerland. Can’t believe that chocolate place you went to. Looks heavenly!
Thanks so much l. It’s turely heavenly. Hope you get to visit soon
I love it, looks so picturesque! <3 Especially Lucerne, ah, how I'd love to see it in person!!
Thanks Rosie. You are right it’s picture perfect and you have see it in person to feel the beauty 😊
I’ve been to Basel but would love to see more of Switzerland, it’s so pretty!
Thanks Dannielle. I too wish too explore more of this beautiful country next time
My family just moved to Switzerland and we’ve been looking for places to explore! Can’t wait to add these to our list!
That’s great Anya..would love to read about more such places that you discover. 😊
Switzerland is one of the top countries on my bucket list- this is a really really useful guide!
Thanks Chandrima. Glad you found it useful. Hope u get to visit soon
Switzerland is such a beautiful and peaceful country. It looks like you are having the time of your life discovering so many lovely places.
Thanks so much. Visit to Switzerland was really special experience
Switzerland is beautiful. It’s on my list and hope to tick it off this year. Bookmarked your post 🙂
Thanks Anjali. Hope you get to visit soon. It’s absolutely worth
Switzerland is full of fairytale locations. During our more than a year stay there we explored so many surreal places but so much still remains to be visited. Cant wait to visit again.
It is nice that you got to see parts of the country a little bit of the beaten path. I have only been to Lucerne but I will love to go back and see more of the country. My dream is to do a road trip!
Thank Ruth. Ya exploring countryside was a great experience. I would love to explore more of this beautiful country some day 😊road trip will be a great idea
Wow, the landscape looks amazing. Lovely pictures!
Thanks o much Maine. Indeed it’s an amazing country
Switzerland is a beautiful country! Next time you have to explore Zurich too. It’s a lovely city!
Thanks so much vanda. Yes I have to explore Zurich and other cities too. Hope I get a chance to visit soon 😊
I love Switzerland but haven’t been to the places you have visited. Luzerne looks very pretty. I would recommend seeing Lauterbrunnen. For me, it was very special. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Anita. Yes I missed out on many places during my next visit will surely visit them 😊
We love the Swiss houses. We really enjoyed them and took a ton of photos while we were in Zermatt. I am pretty sure we took a train from Zermatt to Lucerne and it passed through Zug or maybe it was on the way somewhere else but I definitely remember this city. We also went to Max!!! It was really good.
Ya I too loved the houses and the green backdrop.picture perfect it was . 😊
Wow! I would love to visit Switzerland. It looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks. Glad you liked it. It’s like heaven
gorgeous. love the tulips field. those are my favorite flowers 🙂 views of the lakes must be fantastic in summer
Yup tulips were amazing and the lake too was beautiful 😊