Ah, it is everyone’s dream to visit Switzerland. The tiny country with the Alpine range and delicious handmade Swiss chocolate is a must visit for every person. Switzerland’s idyllic countryside with beautiful colored houses will want you to never leave the country. Apart from ice-skating and skiing in the Alps, Switzerland also offers tasty, flavorful, and cheesy meals that will make you keep wanting more.
The Four Places in Switzerland You Need to Visit
Here are four breathtaking places in Switzerland you should definitely visit:
1. Matterhorn, Zermatt
Matterhorn is the most famous mountain in Switzerland. You would’ve seen it on the chocolate Toblerone’s covering. It is a skiing paradise but if you don’t like it, you can go there and click photos and have a quiet time.
2. Jungfrau Region
Another Alpine wonderland of Switzerland, Jungfrau Region is for those who love adventures. It has three large glaciers – Monch, Jungfrau, and Eiger. The hike is difficult but you can try hiking a little bit because the region is iconic. Many Bollywood movies have been shot there in the past. Visit its nearby towns for some steaming hot chocolate.
3. Schweizerischer National Park, Zernez
The Schweizerischer National Park is a 142 square kilometres of land of untouched beauty, with beautiful glaciers and serene greenery. The national park has 21 hiking routes with different levels of difficulties. Some rare creatures that you can spot at this Swiss national park are chamois, marmots, rare golden eagles, and ibexes. You can also stay overnight at the park.
4. Lake Geneva
Your trip to Switzerland is incomplete without visiting Lake Geneva. It has beautiful vineyards on its shores and old chateaus that you will completely in love with. The lake is pretty huge covering 582 square kilometres. Visit towns located on Lake Geneva to see what a peaceful life the locals out there live. Also, visit the wineries to for a couple wine-tasting sessions.
Can You Get a Short Stay Visa Exemption In UAE And Switzerland?
If you a citizen of the UAE or Switzerland, you don’t need to apply for a visa if you traveling to the other country. The two countries recently signed a pact to boost tourism. According to the pact, you don’t need to apply for a short term visa if you are citizens of the other country.
The pact was signed by UAE’s Ahmad Abdul Rahman Al Jarman, Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Legal Affairs and Switzerland’s Maya Tissafi, Ambassador to the UAE. This pact is a part of the agreement that allows citizens of Schengen countries to travel without a visa to the UAE.
The UAE plans to add India and Russia on its visa on arrival list in the coming year. Switzerland isn’t the only one country that has short term visa exemption of the UAE. There are 33 more countries that are on the visa exemption rule. Other countries include – Australia, Austria, Denmark, Singapore, France, Finland, South Korea, and Spain.
Switzerland is a Schengen country
Schengen is an area in Europe that consists of 26 countries. Switzerland is one of them. These countries allow you to roam freely within them on one Schengen visa. It means these countries have eliminated border control within them. Some of the countries in the Schengen area include Iceland, Latvia, Italy, Germany, Greece, and Austria.
The Schengen visa costs 60 euros and lasts for 90 days. You cannot apply for it online as of yet. Go to any of your nearby embassy of any of these 26 countries to get the visa. The process is very easy and you get your travel visa within a few days. You will have to carry a photocopy of your passport, visa application form, a passport size photo, and a photocopy of your confirmed round trip ticket.