There’s no denying that Switzerland is a beautiful place. Like, perhaps the most beautiful country in the world. And while the entire country is full of beautiful scenes, the Swiss Alps are arguably the pinnacle of that beauty. Mountains, lakes, chalets – everything in the Swiss Alps is absolutely picture perfect. Therefore, it’s natural to find yourself with hundreds of beautiful photos of the Swiss Alps after a trip there and to find yourself flipping through them over and over again dreaming of going back.
In fact, we all know that staring at photos of beautiful destinations is one way to bring on the wanderlust. Yet, we torture ourselves by doing it anyway. So here are 25 photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you in a dreamy state…or influence you to buy a one-way ticket there!
The Swiss Alps are beautiful year-round,
from Spring & Summer when the grass is bright green…
Interlaken | Photo Credit: Erin from 10 Miles Behind Me
Along with the Tour de Mont Blanc | Photo Credit: Andrew of Pygmy Elephant
Lucerne | Photo Credit: Melissa from Parenthood and Passports
to the depths of winter when the snow is covering everything…
Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports
The Aletsch Glacier | Photo Credit: Jen from The Trusted Traveller
and even in that awkward in-between stage!
Mt. Rigi, Lucerne | Photo Credit: Angie from Travel Moments
View of the Matterhorn, Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports
But the snow really does add some extra charm to the Swiss Alps,
Kandersteg | Photo Credit: Dave from Travel Dave UK
making it the perfect destination for ski holidays.
Trockener Steg, Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports
Or for year-round hiking if that’s what you prefer!
Gimmelwald | Photo Credit: Stephanie Mayo from The World As I See It
Tour de Mont Blanc near La Fouly | Photo Credit: Andrew from Passport Chronicles
And while the mountains are the star of the show, the Swiss Alps offer so much more than snow sports and hiking.
The animals are incredible, for starters.
Zermatt to Furi Walking Path | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports
Lauterbrunnen | Photo Credit: Stephanie Mayo of The World As I See It
And there are some pretty great spots to stop for a drink.
Mannlichen | Photo Credit: Paula from Contented Traveler
Chez Vrony, Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports
The Swiss Alps are even worth a trip just to experience the luxurious hotels!
Caux Palace Hotel | Photo Credit: Margherita Ragg from The Crowded Planet
Not to mention the food is delicious – cheese, chocolate, YUM!
Cafe du Pont, Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports
And the alpine villages are so beautiful to walk around.
Andermatt | Photo Credit: Mar Pages of Once in a Lifetime Journey
Grindelwald | Photo Credit: Gordon from Travel Blogger
Ascona | Photo Credit: Carole of Berkeley and Beyond
If you choose to hop on a gondola one day, you’ll get the best views…
Titlis | Photo Credit: Rashmi and Chalukya from Go Beyond Bounds
…and even the views out your train window will leave you speechless.
Part of the Glacier Express & DIY Glacier Express Route | Photo Credit: Megsy from Food Fun Travel
At the end of the day, it’s the views that really can’t be beaten – whether they are views from the plane or the train; above or below; the lakeside or the mountaintop!
Along the DIY Glacier Express Route | Photo Credit: Megsy from Food Fun Travel
Furi to Zermatt Gondola | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports
Lucerne | Photo Credit: Sophie from Solo Sophie
The Swiss Alps are just so dreamy. Please, take us back!
By Taylor’s Tracks | Travel & Yoga