Experience the ultimate beauty of Swiss Alps

To maintain your overall well-being, in the best or the worst times, the two vital components are rest and relaxation. What better way to relax than a vacation. As countries around the globe started to open its doors to tourism after an extended period of lockdown, you may want to dig deeper into what travel will look like under the new normalcy. Keeping all the safety precautions in mind, you may consider travel to be on the list of things to do post Covid-19.

So for all those folks, who are planning on a trip in the near future, we present you with an interesting read about one of the most popular skiing sites in the world. Keep reading to find out more.

Did you know the largest city in Switzerland, Zürich, is considered to be one of the beautiful and popular skiing sites in the world? Yes, you heard it right. The city of Zürich with an alpine setting is located at the north-western corner of Lake Zürich. With an area of 33.93 million square and a population of 1,395,000, this largest city in the heart of Switzerland is known as the Swiss financial capital.

According to research, this charming city is considered to have one of the highest standards of living with a very low crime rate. When talking about Zürich, one cannot miss the Limmat River, which flows out of the lake and runs through the scenic town.

Undoubtedly ski trips in Swiss Mountains are one of the biggest attractions. It doesn’t always have to be Zermatt or St Moritz; there are quite a few must-visit places in Zürich for the winter sports enthusiasts as well.

Popular, easily accessible, and affordable ski villages to plan your adventurous winter trip in Zürich are -

Flumserberg- This is undoubtedly one of the tops, on the list of popular ski villages in Zürich. Most people visit Flumserberg as it is easily accessible by car or train. With an elevation of 1160 and 1344 metres above sea level, this resort is overlooking the walensee. In winter or summer, this place offers plenty of activities for tourists. Some popular winter activities are winter hiking, cross-country skiing, nightride, and

dog-sledge rides. On the other hand, FLOOMZER and CLiiMBER are the two main famous summer attractions. During winter, this place holds the title for being the biggest winter sports region in eastern Switzerland.

Elm- The ski area around the small village of Elm is also a well-known spot for ski activities. This tiny place has some great mountain views of Sardona, a Unesco World Heritage Natural site, and of course amazing slopes. This winter sports area is located at an elevation of 1020 and 2105 metres. Some fun activities to do in Elm are tubing, sledging, snowboarding, and fat biking.

Other ski attractions includeBraunwald, Zurich Oberland, Wildhaus and Hoch-Ybrig.

Not just ski destinations, but with 50 museums and 100 art galleries, Zürich is definitely a popular tourist spot that will not let you down. When you’re in this city, do take a stroll in the old town of “Altstadt”, to discover the timeless beauty and secrets of the Renaissance period. There are also some well-preserved ancient ruins. If you’re planning to visit the old town of Zürich, then do check out the Grossmunster Church. This Romanesque-style protestant church is one of the four major churches in the city and also a popular landmark. Other interesting places to visit are Zürich Opera House, Grand Cathedral, Swiss National Museum, Old Alleys, Zürich Zoo, Limmat River Quay, the eastern shore of Lake Zürich and Paradeplatz.

Many tourists also pay a visit to the fashion capital of the world, Milan, the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome. A car ride from Zürich to Milan is just 3 hours. Home to some of the renowned fashion houses in the world like Prada, Versace and Armani, Milan’s impressive shopping malls attract many tourists.

Here’s great news for all food lovers out there, an ideal place to try out Switzerland’s culinary delights is Zürich.

Over the past few years, there has been a lot more emphasis on the food industry in Zürich. With an influx of talented chefs looking to conquer the culinary world, this largest city in Switzerland became the hottest food destination in Europe.

Some foods to try out are, Cheese fondue, ZurcherGeschnetzeltes, ZürcherEintopf, Bircherműesli, Hot chocolate, Champagne truffles, and Luxemburgerli macarons.   -- Akhila