Most Instagrammable places in Switzerland (+ top 5 hotels with a view)
Switzerland is an perfect country for Instagram lovers and hunters for beautiful views. There is amazing nature, with its picturesque landscapes, turquoise rivers, snowy mountains, flower villages, and ice blue lakes. Indeed, in Switzerland, you will find a lot of photo locations which look like a postcard. Here is a list of the most Instagrammable places to take great photos and surprise your Instagram followers with mind-blowing posts.
This picturesque valley is located in the south of Switzerland, not far from Italy. The valley has the name of a river that flows through the Swiss Alps in the canton of Ticino. Verzasca is famous for its clear turquoise water and a Roman stone bridge over the river. In the summer there are usually many tourists who walk around the area, swim and scuba dive. However, there are signs near the river, according to which swimming in the river is prohibited. Therefore, all responsibility for their safety lies with the swimmers.
The lake is located in the Bernese Oberland, in the valley of 4 mountains: Doldenhorn, Eschenenhorn, Blumlitzalp, Fryundenhorn. They have an average height of 3000 m. The Eschenensee is located at an altitude of over 1.5 thousand meters above sea level, its size is up to 1.6 km long and more than 1 km wide. The lake is surrounded by high mountains and usually, there are not so many people there. Anyway, if you come here early in the morning, you can be almost the only visitors.
Lauterbrunnen is a small village surrounded by high cliffs, mountain lakes, and picturesque valleys. Lauterbrunnen is often called the valley of the 72 waterfalls. This is because of its name - Lauter Brunnen - in German means “Loud Waterfall” or “Loud Fountain”. The village is located near Interlaken, Jungfrau region. Some of the most popular Instagram photos were taken in this village. It is beautiful here both in summer and in winter, so Lauterbrunnen is the perfect spot to add in your photo tour of Switzerland.
This is a Swiss city that got its name because of its location between Thun and Brenz lakes. There you will find stunning natural landscapes and the best places for photos. To enjoy the view of the 2 lakes, climb the Harder Kulm. From here you will see the whole valley, the city of Interlerlaken itself and the turquoise lakes of Thun and Brenz. Also, from Interlaken, there is a train to the Jungfrau mountain which goes by the highest railway station in Europe. Also, at the top of this mountain visit the Ice Palace and the Observatory.
Aare Gorge Canyon
This Сanyon with ice blue water is a must to visit if you want to make the best Instagram post and get a maximum of likes & shares. It is situated in the picturesque Bernese Oberland region. Aare Canyon is a narrow gorge that supposedly formed 10,000 years ago as a result of glaciation. To visit it, tourists need to pay 8.5 CHF. There is a special pavement along the cliff about 1.5 kilometers long where visitors can walk.
This small town is famous for its views on the whole Instagram. In winter, it turns into a snow-covered ski resort. And in the summer, thousands of tourists come to enjoy the scenery and make mountain hiking. You can come with your equipment and explore the tourist routes by yourselves. Otherwise, rent hiking sticks, trekking boots or even clothes and spend the whole day outdoor.
Located on the north shore of Lake Geneva, the city of Lausanne in Switzerland is the
Next one in our list is a trip to the Jungfraujoch, the “Top of Europe”. You can go there by the highest railway in Europe from Kleine Scheidegg. On your way, explore the Ice Palace, carved into the glacier, and visit several observation platforms. The best view opens from the Jungfraujoch itself, from where you can see Mont Blanc if the weather is good. This is the only place in the world at such a height, which can be reached without special climbing equipment.
This lake is considered the bluest and most beautiful of all the lakes of Switzerland. It is located near the village of Kandersteg, surrounded by a coniferous forest. In the lake, there are trunks of centuries-old pines and flocks of large fish swim. The spot also has a restaurant where you can dine with grilled meat or fish cooked in the open air. However, please note that in summer there can be quite crowded as many tourists come to the lake in July and August. To take the best photos, visit the Blausse is autumn when the yellow leaves contrast with the turquoise water.
This is the last spot on our list but one of the most beautiful villages in the Switzerland. This is a place of incredible beauty and breathtaking sceneries. Here you will find a stunning view of the mountain Wetterhorn from the village. Indeed, the combination of alpine flowers, a turquoise river, and snow-capped mountains are ideal for a perfect Instagram photo. trip to Grindelwald from Zurich will take you one day during which you can also visit Interlaken.
Top 5 hotels with a view in Switzerland
In addition to the most Instagrammable places in the country, we have added hotels that offer stunning views for your photos. Most of them are located in the Swiss Alps, but they are easily accessible by car or public transport.
The Cambrian, Adelboden
Located only 15 minutes from Bern, this hotel is a true gem in Switzerland. From its swimming pool you can enjoy an amazing view of the Alps. A balcony room costs about 300 euros and this is the best accommodation in terms of price and quality.
The Riffelhaus 1853 is located at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. All rooms offer panoramic views of the Zermatt region. The historic hotel Riffelhaus was opened in 1853 and renovated in 2014. This hotel has direct access to the ski slopes and is located next to them. Room price starts from 330 €.
Swiss Diamond Lugano
The Diamond Hotel Lugano is located on the shores of Lake Lugano. Here you will find 3 restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and beauty and health center. There is also an outdoor pool and a room with a lake view will cost you 370 €.
The Villa Honegg was built in 1905 and totally renovated in 2000x. This “boutique hotel in the heart of Switzerland” offers one of the most beautiful views in the world. From the pool and the terrace of the hotel, you can see the panorama of the lake of Tuna. Such luxurious living will cost you around 1500€.
Mineralbad & Spa Rigi Kaltbad
This is probably the most budget hotel from our list. For 200 € you get a spacious room with a view and a tasty snack. Swimming in the outdoor pool you can enjoy the scenery of the Alps and Lake Lucerne.