Switzerland is beautiful

By Adam
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I guess it’s what I always expected. Switzerland, with its glacial lakes, the Alps and all the nature, it’s all very stunning.


Switzerland isn’t just beautiful—it’s actually outrageously so.

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This past weekend, visiting Lausanne in the French-speaking western half of Switzerland, wasn’t my first time in Switzerland. I’d been once before on a Eurotrip, traveling through on a train from Germany to Italy. I still remember the Instagram photos. Vast landscapes, mountains piercing the clouds and deep, deep valleys.

When I returned to Switzerland this weekend, for a peaceful getaway to Lausanne, I was expecting more of the same. Lausanne is situated along Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman), just a 30-minute train ride away from Geneva. And the lakeside city is just as pretty as expected. The river Flon runs through the city (under it, really), which has created several valleys, or gorges, throughout the city. Walking through the picturesque city center, you’re constantly moving up and down among different hills and valleys. This elevation from the lake down below provides expansive panoramic views out over Switzerland, and into France across the lake.

This kind of natural beauty in Switzerland is calming and cool. Despite the famous red color and cross of the Swiss flag, the only color that comes to mind for Switzerland is honestly and truly blue. The sky seems to be a constant shade of blue: bold and beautiful when the sun is out, and gloomy & grey under the clouds. The water, so fresh and readily available in the country, runs clear and reflects the blues in the sky. The glacial lakes shimmer. This country is blue. And it’s beautiful.

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Looking out at the Alps in Switzerland

 

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Appetizers (dried beef) at Restaurant Grütli in Lausanne, a typical Swiss restaurant and café

 

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Lausanne is one of the world’s smallest cities that has its own metro system — the subway makes it easier to get around all the different elevations from the lakeside at Ouchy to the more mountainous regions

 

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The view in Switzerland #hotellife

 

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Mussels for lunch at Brasserie de Montbenon — a beautiful restaurant located in the Montbenon gardens

 

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Lausanne is the Olympic capital city, home of the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Museum features exhibitions related to the history and future of the Olympics

 

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Dark and stormy waters, looking out over Lac Léman toward France

 

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Lausanne Switzerland – the 4th largest city in Switzerland

 

 

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Switzerland <3

 

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On the water with CGN Cruises, Lake Geneva

 

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Touring Lac Léman on a boat ride from Lausanne

 

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A village town in Switzerland

 

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The Lavaux Express Train takes you on a 90-minute ride through the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards

 

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Road tripping outside Lausanne, Switzerland

 

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Swiss village

 

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The Switzerland countryside
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Touring the Lavaux Vineyards

 

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Touring the Lavaux Vineyards

 

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Touring the Lavaux Vineyards — famous for their location along the cliffs by Lake Geneva

 

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The Lavaux Vineyards – a UNESCO World Heritage Site (more info on the UNESCO website)

 

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In Cully, Switzerland — on the way to the Lavaux Vineyards

 

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Paddle boarding on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) near Lausanne

 

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Lausanne, Switzerland – Place de la Palud

 

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