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Switzerland known as the Land of Alps is a very popular destination among the tourists and Switzerland attractions offers numerous tourist interests. Below is a list of some known attractions in Switzerland:

Swiss Alps: Of the Switzerland attractions the Swiss Alps are what most tourists come to see in Switzerland. Whether its mountaineers who are seeking to scale a towering peak, tourists on a nature trail or amateur photographers wishing to capture a perfect picture, the Swiss Alps fascinate all who come to Switzerland. The Alps extend over most of Switzerland and reach into neighboring Austria. There are many glaciers in Switzerland and there’s a train which passes through these scenic glaciers is called the Glacier Express. The Swiss Alps are visited by tourists and mountaineers from around the world.

The Jungfrau Region: The Jungfrau region, lying south of Interlaken, offers the most spectacular scenery in Switzerland. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the three towering mountains, with their white peaks contrasting beautifully with the greens, golds and browns of the valleys and meadows in between. One can even breathe the fresh mountain air and get lost in the magical Alpine wonderland.

Mystery Park, Interlaken: Enjoy the most enchanting riddles and piquing multimedia presentations that excite and educate you during your tours to Mystery Park in Interlaken. One will transport you into a wonder world where one can explore deep into the unsolved mysteries of the Earth. Mystery Park was designed by Erich von Daniken and features seven pavilions that explore possible explanations and solutions to some of the major secrets of the world.

Swiss National Museum, Zurich: A conglomeration of 8 museums spread around the country, the Swiss National Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the cultural, historical and developmental splendor of glorious Switzerland. The main section of the Swiss National Museum is located in Zurich, Switzerland and was inaugurated in the year 1898. Set inside a traditional castle like structure that reminds you constantly of the enchanting Swiss lifestyle in the middle ages, the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, displays a wealth of treasures that ranges from articles from the stone age, Roman period to the modern day Swiss implements and crafts.

Chateau de Chillon, Montreux: The town of Montreux lies at the very heart of the Swiss Riviera. Long an attraction Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the town offers beautiful lakeside walks and the stunning Chillon Castle. Artists and writers such as Lord Byron and Mary Shelley flocked here. Chillon Castle receives more visitors than any other historical building in Switzerland.

Montreux Jazz Festival: The annual Montreux Jazz festival is one of the best-known musical events in the world and is often considered to be a "Mecca" for music lovers. Held near the shores of Lake Geneva every July, this festival has indeed achieved cult status over the years with many famous names from the musical world endorsing it in a big way.

Fasnacht Spring Carnival: Basel which is the Switzerland’s second largest city hosts the world-famous Fasnacht spring carnival. The three-day carnival kicks off on the Monday after Ash Wednesday at 4am when the street lights are suddenly extinguished and a parade makes its way through the city centre. Participants wear brightly colored costumes and masks and carry lanterns. Bars and cafés stay open all night and flowers, confetti and sweets are thrown into the crowd.

Swiss National Park, Zernez: The Swiss National Park is spread over 169 square kilometres of woodland and mountains in the east of the country. It’s a strictly protected natural environment, with a wide variety of wild animals such as ibexes, chamois, marmots and large red deer roam free. The park offers beautiful walking trails and magnificent views.

Matterhorn: Zermatt is different to other ski resorts in that it boasts one of the most famous peaks in the Alps, the Matterhorn. Standing at 4478 metres high, it dominates the valley in which it lies. Mountaineers flock here in their thousands attempting to conquer it. One can have alternative to braving the mighty Matterhorn, to go on year-round skiing and awe-inspiring views.

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