Wednesday Wanderlust: Switzerland

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Switzerland is an expensive country to visit.  For that reason, it may be a while before I get there.  However, if money were no issues, I would go as soon as possible.  And, I’d take my mom.  It’s literally her only answer to the question, “What’s the one place you want to go?”  While I doubt that I’ll ever be a skier considering my first and only time resulted in ACL surgery, Switzerland still has much to offer to the non-skiers.

See the Cows

Swiss Cows

Swiss Cows

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My cow obsession has become increasingly worse.  So, naturally, one of the things I’m most excited about seeing in Switzerland are the cows.

Trift Bridge

The Trift Bridge

The Trift Bridge

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This bridge is the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the Swiss Alps.  The bridge’s length is 560 feet across a windy gorge and 330 feet above the glacial lake.  To get to the bridge, you must take a freight cable car ride over a ravine and then hike about 90 minutes.

 Aareschlucht (Aar Gorge)

Aar Gorge

Aar Gorge

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The Aar Gorge is a section of the river Aar that carves through a limestone ridge and is a result of glaciation 10,000 years ago.

ZipRider in Grindelwald

ZipRider

ZipRider

How can you really say no to this?!  With a 675 foot drop and reaching speeds up to 55 mph, I know I’ll definitely be doing it when I go.

Climb the Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

This is mountain climbing for beginners.  It involves climbing up a series of rungs that are bolted into the mountain.  Mountain climbing experience without worrying where to put your hands and feet.  Win. Win.

The Abbey Library of Saint Gall

The Abbey Library

The Abbey Library

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The oldest library collection in Switzerland and one of the earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world.

Ever been to Switzerland?  Did any of these places strike your interest?  Any suggestions for me when I finally do make it there?

Ashley is the mastermind behind A Southern Gypsy, a travel blog focused adventure, outdoors, wildlife and Vegan food! In between bigger trips, she is delivering the best of her hometown, Nashville. Hates mustard & pickles. Needs coffee to function. Other passions | activism, minimalism, zero waste, books + writing.

10 Comments

  1. Greg

    December 18, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Switzerland is an excellent choice. I have never been but the itinerary above looks like fun. I especially like the huge suspension bridge and the Zip Ridder – what an adventure that would be.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      December 18, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      I love adventure (which is ironic since I probably won’t ever brave skiing again haha) and it looks like Switzerland has plenty of adventure to offer! I love bridges so the suspension bridge looks amazing to me. 🙂

  2. Sharon @ Wheres Sharon

    December 18, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    I have been to Switzerland – but only Lucerne. I would love to go back and see far more. It looks so beautiful!

    • Ashley Hubbard

      December 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      That’s awesome you’ve been. It looks like something out of a fairytale! 🙂

  3. Rob @ Hungry Escapades

    December 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    What a great choice, never been there myself but heard good things about. It looks stunning!

    PS love that you have an obsession with cows!

    • Ashley Hubbard

      December 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      I’ve heard nothing but good things as well! 🙂

      And, I can’t help but have the cow obsession…I mean, look at that face!

  4. Tiffany

    December 20, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    As a Swiss person: get in touch with me if you ever go to Switzerland. I probably have some good tips on saving money and what to see and do.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      December 20, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      Thanks Tiffany! I will definitely do that. I’d like to make a priority after Asia, so we shall see 🙂

  5. Pristine

    January 3, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    I’m currently living in Switzerland and will have to put some of these spots on my travel bucket list for the spring! Thanks for sharing

    • Ashley Hubbard

      January 3, 2014 at 8:50 AM

      Ahh I’m jealous! I hope you go to them 🙂

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