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With summer upon us and temperatures soaring everywhere, scenes like the one pictured above are something you probably want to jump right into. This was taken from Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden, Switzerland, set amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps with breathtaking mountain views in every direction. It’s just one of the images that prove you’ve really got to visit Switzerland.
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You’ve seen it on boxes of chocolates, calendars, and maybe even that famous amusement park home to Mickey Mouse, but visiting the Matterhorn in person is something truly unforgettable. Recognized around the world as the proud symbol of Switzerland, it soars to 14,692 feet.
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It’s also home to waterfalls that are among the highest and biggest in Europe, like Staubbach Falls located just above Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland. It plunges for 1000 feet from a hanging valley that ends in overhanging cliffs above the Lütschine River.
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Then there are spectacular lakes like Lake Brienz with turquoise and emerald waters that are sure to take your breath away. This lake’s beautiful colors result from glacial particles known as “rock flour” that reflect the blue-green sector of the light spectrum.
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Switzerland is also home to magnificent castles like Chillon Castle, also known as Chateau de Chillon, located in Montreux, in the heart of the Swiss Riviera on the shores of Lake Geneva. Explore the 11th-century castle by taking a tour of the tower, courtyards, dungeons and rooms.