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Switzerland is gazed in admiration worldwide by its high standards of living. Besides, it is the favorite destination of those looking for a peaceful vacation by its breathtaking nature. As a totally ideal place for nature sports like hiking, trekking and skiing, the country hosts one of the most impressive landscapes worldwide and leaves its mark on the visitors, offering unforgettable moments. There is no certain period for visiting this enthralling country; Switzerland wraps itself up in various charms at all seasons. It grabs attention by its view under the cottony snow in winter, as well as its huge verdant spaces in the summertime.
Switzerland manages to fascinate its guests not only by its marvelous nature, but also by its cultural wealth. The largest city Zurich, and Basel, the border city in the northwestern Switzerland, offer a wide range of cultural alternatives for its visitors. The second largest city, Geneva, on the other hand, is regarded as the center of science countrywide.
If you are planning a vacation in the shade of the glorious Alps surrounded by captivating landscapes, take a look at the flights to Switzerland now and enjoy a pleasant holiday in this tranquil country making use of the privileged services offered by Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines flies to three different destinations in Switzerland: Basel, Geneva and Zurich. Flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) take two hours and fifty minutes to three hours twenty minutes in average. Also known as “Kloten”, Zurich Airport (ZRH) is the busiest airport serving in the country, followed by Mulhouse Freiburg Airport (BSL) and Geneva Cointrin Airport (GVA) respectively.
Shining out especially in winter tourism, the country is flooded by a large number of tourists all over the world during the months of winter for outdoor sports opportunities like snowboard and skiing. It would therefore be advisable to book your flight in advance if you also wish to visit the country during winter.
Various festivals and events taking place countrywide in the months of winter also contribute greatly to the busy air traffic of the country. International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Château-d’Oex at the end of January is probably the most colorful event organized in the country. You may take wonderful photographs during this festival which simply creates a visual feast with many utterly different designs, or, enjoy a very pleasant holiday by attending the various events held concurrently. Basel Carnival, known as Basel Fasnacht is held at the beginning of March and colors up the streets, offering a highly vivacious atmosphere. Lucerne Festival, on the other hand, which is organized in November rank among top assertive events about classical music.
There are a huge number of festivals held in the months of summer as well. Regarded as one of the most remarkable art events worldwide, Art Basel is held in June when the country is flooded by a large number of art lovers throughout the expo. Lugano Jazz Festival in June, together with Zurich Festival where opera, theater and dance get hold of whole city, and Gurten Music Festival in July are among the top crowd-pulling organizations held in summertime.
As one of the most visited destinations in Switzerland, the largest city countrywide, Zurich is regarded as the European capital of culture, with many different stories lying under each of its splendid streets. Walking down the Old Town district will take you to a travel in time; do not forget to enjoy the peaceful moments by breathing in the fresh air around Lake Zurich as well. Grossmünster and St. Peter’s Churches, Swiss National Museum, Zurich Opera House and Pavillon Le Corbusier are just a few of the must-see spots Zurich offers. Book your flight to Zurich now and get started exploring this charming city.
Serving as the capital, Bern is another most visited destination in the country. Enthralling by its unaffected historic fabric, Bern is highly ideal for cultural trips. Surrounded on three sides by Aare River, Old Town District stands out with its artifacts dating back to the Renaissance period. Moreover, Bern Cathedral, which is the tallest cathedral countrywide captivating by its Gothic architecture, together with Zytglogge (Clock Tower) as the notable icon of the city and Rosengarten (Rose Garden) full of nearly 200 types of roses, are the significant centers of attraction in Bern.
As the second most populous town in Switzerland, Geneva harbors a splendid nature, as well as its amazing architecture. Outstanding by its neoclassical architecture, St. Pierre Cathedral is a remarkable destination in the city, together with Jet d’Eau, which stands for the term “water jet”, offering fabulous luminary and water shows, the Water Clock with is impressive design, and Rue de Rhone, which is among the top pleasant shopping boulevards worldwide. In addition, Geneva is also home to CERN, the European Nuclear Research Center.
Favorite Swiss destination for winter tourism is St. Moritz where you can breathe in the unique atmosphere of the Alps. Serving as one of the most luxurious and qualified skiing centers worldwide, St. Moritz is an ideal destination not only for winter sports, but also for seeing the spectacular mountain views, along with the purest and untouched form of nature.
Railway is generally the most preferred transportation option between the cities in Switzerland. You may reach any destination by the wide railway network operating in the country. Note that the journeys with trains turn into a very special experience especially during the months of winter. However, if you are looking for a more private option, take a look at the car rental alternatives for ensuring a smooth transport during your stay.