The Alps! Fondue! Hiking!
Let’s cut straight to the chase: the Swiss Alps are everything you thought they’d be and more. Your entire trip as you’re hiking up one, skiing down, or roaring by on a train, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into a literal screensaver. It’s that stunning.
Melted, ooey goey cheese + endless tiny hunks of warm, soft bread — WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT. There’s just something about eating an entire bowl full of melted cheese outside on a porch while staring straight up at the Alps that will change your life.
While every mountain experience in Switzerland is stunning, Jungfraujoch — also known as the Top of Europe — has a railway that takes you 11,332 feet to the top and is the highest in all of Europe. While you’re standing on the glacier in complete awe, you can also walk through an ice palace, ski, and zipline.
The entire country seems to be one giant Instagram photo opp, but if you’re in search of another hike + great views, Harder Kulm at the top of Interlaken is a great one to add to your list. The views are spectacular, there’s a beautiful restaurant at the top, and you can even hop in a funicular and head on up if hiking isn’t really your thing.
If you haven’t had enough ~adventure~, you can also spend the day doing activities at First summit in Interlaken, like the First Flyer zipline that lets you race down the Bernese Alps at 52 MPH.
Once you’ve made it off the zipline, you can then hop onto a First Mountain Cart (which is basically a mix between a go-kart and a sled) and race your friends down the nearly two mile dirt road while surrounded by the giant soaring Alps. Which in my opinion will be, hands down, the best go-karting experience of your life.
After eating my way through Switzerland in chocolate, I can guarantee it’s some of the best (if not *the* best) you might ever have in your life. Pretty much every piece of chocolate is 10/10, but I highly suggest Läderach chocolatier for some so-good-it’ll-make-you-weep chocolate goodness.