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The 15 Most Instagrammable Places in Switzerland

Beatrice Lessi

1. Matterhorn

The mountain of the mountains is seen at its best by taking the Gornergrat railway  and stopping at one of the stations around Riffelalp. If you want something really fancy, watch it from the highest spa in Europe – at Riffelap Resort 2’222 mt – or from the Igloo in Igludorf.

2. Wildkirchli

Made famous by the Nat Geo cover that went around the world, this incredible hut is the steepest you’ll ever see.

Hiking in Appenzell to the famous Wildkirchli

3. TheTropics of Switzerland

So called because of its famous palm trees and holiday feeling, Ticino enjoys a mild climate all year round.

The iconic infinity pool in Hotel Eden Roc

4. Gletscher Restaurant Belvedere

An abandoned hotel one one of the most beautiful streets in Switzerland that became famous for its aerial images.


5. The Mirror Chalet in Gstaad

A hiking destination and an art gallery, the Mirror Chalet in Gstaad.

Equally gorgeous in winter and summer, the Mirror chalet is a hiking destination and a piece of art/art gallery

6. Creux Du Van

The natural ampyteatre made of stone is one of the most photogenic parts in the French part of Switzerland

Creux du Van natural stage

7. Parco Ciani in Lugano

The popular gate in Switzerland directly overlooking the gulf of Lugano.

The famous gate in Parco Ciani

8. Iconic 5 stars Infinity Pools

So many luxury hotels have incredible pools overlooking blue waters. Design is often sleek and modern, and the atmosphere of luxury is unbeatable.

Hotel Villa Honegg

Park Hotel Vitznau

Buergenstock Resort

9. Engadin

One of the many possible landscapes in Engadin

10. Opera House Zurich

Proudly standing in the middle of Bellevue, the Opera building has a  neo-classical facade.

The Zurich Opera

11. Blausee

Famous for being naturally photoshopped and really as turquoise as you see it, here photographed with the drone.

created by dji camera

12. The Zurich Film Festival

A selfie and “wall picture” paradise, the ZFF takes place in September, every year.

Evening attire at the ZFF

13. Messeplatz in Basel

The famous “hole” in the sky of Basel is where the famous Art Basel exhibition takes place.

Sleek architecture in Basel – I had to play with it for a photo

14. Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Always photographed by Chinese tourists (pre-pandemic, of course)

15. Grossmünster

The most recognisable towers in Zurich

So Swiss! Grossmünster

Bonus:…and Roger Federer of Course!

Selfie with social distance