The 10 most beautiful places to visit in Switzerland. A fusion of Italian, French and German cultures but still with a strong identity of its own, Switzerland makes an alluring travel destination. The landlocked European country is known for its attractive cities, its apre-ski chic and famously idyllic mountain scenery complete with cuckoo-clock houses and bell wearing cows – Switzerland is still a place where you can imagine Heidi skipping through the Alpine meadows. Lucerne and Lake Lucerne Swiss National Park Chateau de Chillon Zermatt and the Matterhorn Appenzell Bern Old Town Wengen Lake Oeschinen Interlaken Brienz