25 Photos of the Swiss Alps That Will Leave You Dreaming

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 thoughts on “25 Photos of the Swiss Alps That Will Leave You Dreaming

  1. Megsy says:

    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.

    • apairofpassports says:

      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 🙂

  2. Sabine says:

    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!

  3. Penny says:

    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. 🙂

    • apairofpassports says:

      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.

    • apairofpassports says:

      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!

  4. Jordan says:

    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!

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