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18 In Interlaken/ Travel

5 Things To Do in Switzerland

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Unlike all the other places I traveled to in Europe, I had little plans for Switzerland other than to go up to Jungfrau. Turns out everything worked out except just that, ha! Here are some of my recommendations for things to do while in Switzerland.
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#1. Embrace The Healing Experience – Once you step foot in Switzerland you’ll wonder why you’re even living in the city. All the fresh air filling your lungs will make you want to burst out that the hills are alive with the sound of music. Photos can never replace the experience of being up in the mountains. So feast your eyes and soul on all the nature around you. It’ll purge all that drab grey city from within  you.

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#2. Try Fondue & Chocolate – There are two foods you must try in Switzerland and they are fondue and chocolate. I tried the basic fondue which is dipping bread into the fondue, but I found myself wishing I had opted for the variety where you can also dip veggies and mushrooms. The chocolate was amazing, but it tasted best while up in the mountains. So don’t hoard it for later and munch on it while you’re there!

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#3. Hike Or Grab Front Row Seats In A Funicular – I opted to go up Harder Kulm in a funicular as I had spent an entire week walking about London and Paris by the time I got to Switzerland, and it was one of the most memorable experiences I had in Switzerland. This had something to do with the fact that I have a fear of heights, and also with the fact that the contraption was climbing up a steep hill connected only by the rails. You also get a great view looking down towards Interlaken surrounded by the mountains!

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#4. Bring Back A Souvenir – One of the picture books I loved as a kid was Barry: The Bravest Saint Bernard. So this cute wooden figure of the Swiss mountain dog made the perfect souvenir to get while I was there. I sort of wish I had picked up one of the cows I had seen no end of them while I was there, but as with all things in Switzerland they were a bit pricy!

#5. Take A Short Video Clip – Personally I prefer editing photos to videos any day, but sometimes there are things that are better captured through videos. I only took two short video clips while I was there and wish I had taken more. Try taking videos of waterfalls, rivers, cows, and maybe even a video of what you’re feeling while you’re up in the mountains. They’re great to go through when you’re back home and wondering if you’d really gone to that magical place not so long ago.

These were my recommendations for things to do in Switzerland, but it had been foggy and rainy while I was there. If the weather had been better I would have definitely hopped on a ferry on one of the lakes in Interlaken (maybe even both) as I’ve heard that the views are stunning. Dog sledding is still on my bucket list along with all the other sports you can enjoy in Switzerland.

Your turn ♥ What’s on your wishlist for Switzerland?

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  • WhatWouldVWear

    Switzerland looks beautiful! I would be very intrigued to visit Jungfrau myself! Great review, love!

    Happy Wednesday, love!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.net

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      The scenery was out of this world! If you enjoy being in the mountains and endless stretches of green, you’ll love Switzerland!

  • http://justj.ca/ MizzJ

    I’d want to go there just for the fondue! I saw a travel food show on Switzerland once and all the food sounds like the ultimate comfort cuisine haha

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Oooh, now I want to look up some recipes and try making them at home. I think I’ve become too comfortable with my cooking routine and want to try mix things up a bit!

  • http://lovefromberlin.net/ rae

    These photos are just absolutely lovely, Kim! Thanks for the tips as well!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Thanks Rae <3 I'm afraid they don't do the place justice but it's nice to have some photos that recall the vast beauty that is Switzerland!

  • http://heybash.com Bash Harry

    When I think Switzerland, I think of the Sound of Music too for some reason! I guess it is the hillsides and the healing atmosphere it brings. Switzerland is such a beautiful place, I hope I can visit it for the sights!….and cheese Hahahaha <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin’

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Yes!! It really does make you want to run and twirl around singing out loud :D
      The cheese is fun, but don’t forget the chocolate too ;)

  • Rach

    This is amazing! I would love to visit Switzerland one day!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      You should definitely fit it in if you decide to travel through Europe! It’s the perfect place to refresh in between cities ;)

  • http://www.thelookingglassbyty.com Tiffany-The Looking Glass

    oooh the fondue looks amazing!! i’m a big fan of cheese, but funny enough i haven’t tried it before. Switzerland seems really pretty, its one of those places on my list i’m hoping to visit some day! Have a great day Kim! :)

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    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      I hadn’t tried it until I got to Switzerland, and it was a fun experience because you get to spear things and dip them in cheese hehe. I would say it works out more as a snack rather than a meal though. I was feeling a little hungry after and having nothing but bread and cheese left me wanting for some more variety.

  • http://star-violet.com Becky

    Switzerland is absolutely beautiful! I’d love to be up in those mountains and away from the city. Here in New York it’s suuuuper congested, and when I went out to Ohio in one of my summers I could literally feel the difference in the air, and there really is nothing like the smell of fresh air! I love that you got such a personal little gift to take home with you.

    becky ♡ star violet

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      I always wonder why I’m living in the city after spending an hour or two in the mountains. Everything is so alive and fresh that it’s no wonder we’re always sickly in the city. It’s always cool finding souvenirs that are meaningful. Keychains are overrated lol

  • Sonish Space

    Now you make me what to visit switzerland. Will so love to inhale the fresh air and try those delicious meal. Oh and i would love to bump into Roger Federer. Take care

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Fueling that wanderlust, hehe ;) I think it’s great to start a wishlist for things you want to do when you visit a certain country, even if you don’t have immediate plans to go there!

  • http://mitziemeeblog.com/ Mitzie Mee

    Switzerland is such a beautiful country and your photos are spectacular. I used to go to Zürich a lot, when I was in the aviation industry, but even though it’s a nice city, it’s not the most beautiful place in Switzerland. I wish I could go up in the mountains someday:)

    • http://www.silentlyfree.com/ Kim

      Thanks for the kind words Mitzie:) Sounds like your visit to Switzerland was more unique as you got to see a different side of Switzerland! What did you see while you were in Zürich?