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25 Photos of the Swiss Alps That Will Leave You Dreaming

February 16, 2017

There’s no denying that Switzerland is a beautiful place. Like, perhaps the most beautiful country in the world. And while the entire country is full of beautiful scenes, the Swiss Alps are arguably the pinnacle of that beauty. Mountains, lakes, chalets – everything in the Swiss Alps is absolutely picture perfect. Therefore, it’s natural to find yourself with hundreds of beautiful photos of the Swiss Alps after a trip there, and to find yourself flipping through them over and over again dreaming of going back.

In fact, we all know that staring at photos of beautiful destinations is one way to bring on the wanderlust. Yet, we torture ourselves by doing it anyway. So here are 25 photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you in a dreamy state…or influence you to buy a one way ticket there!

The Swiss Alps are beautiful year round,

from Spring & Summer when the grass is bright green…

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Interlaken | Photo Credit: Erin from 10 Miles Behind Me

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Along the Tour de Mont Blanc | Photo Credit: Andrew of Pygmy Elephant

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Lucerne | Photo Credit: Melissa from Parenthood and Passports

to the depths of winter when the snow is covering everything…

Zermatt Matterhorn

Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports

The Aletsch Glacier | Photo Credit: Jen from The Trusted Traveller

and even in that awkward in-between stage!

Mt. Rigi, Lucerne | Photo Credit: Angie from Travel Moments

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

View of the Matterhorn, Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports

But the snow really does add some extra charm to the Swiss Alps,

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Kandersteg | Photo Credit: Dave from Travel Dave UK

making it the perfect destination for ski holidays.

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Trockener Steg, Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports

Or for year-round hiking if that’s what you prefer!

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Gimmelwald | Photo Credit: Stephanie Mayo from The World As I See It

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Tour de Mont Blanc near La Fouly | Photo Credit: Andrew from Passport Chronicles

And while the mountains are the star of the show, the Swiss Alps offer so much more than snow sports and hiking.

The animals are incredible, for starters.

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Zermatt to Furi Walking Path | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen | Photo Credit: Stephanie Mayo of The World As I See It

And there are some pretty great spots to stop for a drink.

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Mannlichen | Photo Credit: Paula from Contented Traveler

Chez Vrony, Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports

The Swiss Alps are even worth a trip just to experience the luxurious hotels!

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Caux Palace Hotel | Photo Credit: Margherita Ragg from The Crowded Planet

Not to mention the food is delicious – cheese, chocolate, YUM!

Cafe du Pont, Zermatt | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports

And the alpine villages are so beautiful to walk around.

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Andermatt | Photo Credit: Mar Pages of Once in a Lifetime Journey

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Grindelwald | Photo Credit: Gordon from Travel Bloguer

Ascona | Photo Credit: Carole of Berkeley and Beyond

If you choose to hop on a gondola one day, you’ll get the best views…

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Titlis | Photo Credit: Rashmi and Chalukya from Go Beyond Bounds

…and even the views out your train window will leave you speechless.

Part of the Glacier Express & DIY Glacier Express Route | Photo Credit: Megsy from Food Fun Travel

At the end of the day, it’s the views that really can’t be beat – whether they are views from the plane or the train; above or below; the lakeside or the mountaintop!

Along the DIY Glacier Express Route | Photo Credit: Megsy from Food Fun Travel

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Furi to Zermatt Gondola | Photo Credit: A Pair of Passports

Photos of the Swiss Alps that will leave you dreaming; beautiful photos of Switzerland

Lucerne | Photo Credit: Sophie from Solo Sophie

The Swiss Alps are just so dreamy. Please, take us back!


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42 Comments

  • Reply Megsy February 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    We looooved Switzerland – such a beautiful country! Thanks for including our pics, hope this inspires more people to book a trip to Switzerland in 2017.

    • Reply apairofpassports February 17, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Thanks for participating! We are OBSESSED with Switzerland and you’ve definitely inspired us to do the DIY glacier express. We stay in Zermatt when we go so we’re already at the starting point – think we will have to do a night or two exploring St. Moritz just to experience the train ride 🙂

  • Reply Victoria Yore February 17, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Saw this organically on Pinterest and pinned it and then saw it was you guys! Great post!

    • Reply apairofpassports February 17, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Oh that’s so exciting!! Happy you like it – let us know if you’re planning a trip to Switzerland anytime soon

  • Reply Kiara February 17, 2017 at 8:46 am

    You guys are totally right! The swiss alps definitely has me dreaming!

    • Reply apairofpassports February 17, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Switzerland is such a beautiful country in general, but the Swiss Alps definitely have a special place in our heart. We hope you get the chance to turn the dream into reality soon!

  • Reply Arzo Travels February 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I totally agree: nothing can beat the views in Switzerland <3

    • Reply apairofpassports February 17, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      It’s honestly such a special place. We haven’t even seen that much of it ourselves – need to get out there more often!

  • Reply Lolo February 17, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Such a dreamy post! I’ve been dying to go to Switzerland!! Love your blog and glad I discovered it! Followed you on most! 🙂

    • Reply apairofpassports February 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks so much! Happy to hear you like our content 🙂

  • Reply Sophie Nadeau February 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Ahh I love Switzerland so much; a beautiful country with really friendly people! Thanks so much for including my photo 🙂

    • Reply apairofpassports February 17, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Your photo is so beautiful! We need to go find that view for ourselves!

  • Reply Chloe February 17, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Just got back from Switzerland yesterday and thought it was sooo beautiful! Expensive… but so stunning! Love the pics in this post 🙂

    • Reply apairofpassports February 17, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks Chloe! I saw some of your Instagram stories from Zermatt haha – we were just there last weekend!

  • Reply Bilyana | OwlOverTheWorld February 18, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Those Alps and those views… Nice pictures, the post definitely woke my wanderlust.

    • Reply apairofpassports February 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you 🙂 We’re definitely feeling the wanderlust, too!

  • Reply Sabine February 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

    We have been quite a few times in Switzerland (or drove through it) and it has such an amazing beauty. I think it is one of the most beautiful European countries, nature wise. The mountains are stunning, the grass so green (or white when snowing), the food is delicious and the people are great. We will probably visit Switzerland more often in the future!

    • Reply apairofpassports February 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      We agree! The food is to die for – I can never turn down a massive portion of fondue, haha! Hopefully our future travels allow both of us to see more of Switzerland!

  • Reply krista February 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

    these photos are stunning! excuse me while i go purchase my ticket! AMAZING!

    • Reply apairofpassports February 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      We’ve literally spent most of our day trying to figure out when we can go back to Switzerland, haha! Thanks for checking out the post!

  • Reply Ellis February 18, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful pictures, especially the one with the sheeps and the squirrel.

  • Reply Sheena February 18, 2017 at 11:41 am

    This is sheer magic. I loved the blog post.

  • Reply Erica February 18, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Ok, on my way to the airport. See ya soon, Switzerland.

  • Reply Kristine | The Petite Wanderess February 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I was literally holding my breath in excitement scrolling down each photo. SOOOOO BEAUTIFULLLL VIEWS omg. Must. Go. Back! Great collaboration you have here!

  • Reply Stephanie February 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    These are some epic and stunning photos! I’d love to return and explore more!! Thanks so much for sharing a few of my photos!

  • Reply Kristine February 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Lovely photos! Definitely had me dreaming 🙂

  • Reply Penny February 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    When I tell people that I want to visit the Swiss Alps in spring they think I’m crazy. Yes snow is good but it isn’t all that the Alps offer. Next time I get that crazy look I’m going to show everyone this post. 🙂

  • Reply Ivana February 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    As if I needed another reason to visit Switzerland! Wow, just spectacular.

  • Reply C-Ludik February 18, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I looooved Switzerland – such a beautiful country ! And I do not say that it is beautiful country because I’m living there 🙂

    • Reply apairofpassports February 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Haha it definitely is a beautiful country, bias or not 😉

  • Reply Leigh | Campfires & Concierges February 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Awesome photos! I’m visiting Switzerland for the first time this summer and hiking the Haute Route for two weeks…can’t wait!

    • Reply apairofpassports February 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks 🙂 You’ll absolutely love Switzerland – I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t! The only downside is how expensive everything is, but if you expect that going in it won’t affect your experience in any way.

  • Reply Valerie Hansen February 19, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Oh wow..these pics are absolutely stunning..how lucky you are to live in London to be accessible to all the beauty in Europe, I have never been :/ hope too soon!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Valerie

    • Reply apairofpassports February 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      It’s honestly so incredible. But how much we travel Europe has made me realize how much I could have been traveling around the US when I was still living there…now I want to go back to the US, haha!

  • Reply Jordan February 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    So glad you commented on my blog and thus, found your blog!!! Seems like we have a lot in common 😉 Great photos of Switzerland…seriously, that country is amazingly gorgeous!

    • Reply apairofpassports February 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Yes! Mainly a love for alcohol… lol – Love your blog!

  • Reply sandy February 21, 2017 at 4:00 am

    So pretty!!!! <3

  • Reply Alexis February 24, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Love the photos! Another place to add to our bucket list!

  • Reply Cory March 1, 2017 at 10:56 am

    We just can’t wait to visit the Swiss Alps again. Such beautiful place <3

    • Reply apairofpassports March 1, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      I think we could go every month and never get sick of the beauty there!

  • Reply Stewart Harding April 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Great blog my friend 🙂

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