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The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns in Switzerland

Switzerland is home to some of the most beautiful villages in the world. With the inspiring Swiss scenery and the alpine mountain backdrops, it is no surprise that many of the Swiss villages are of such high beauty. Choosing your favourite is a personal and sometimes difficult choice, so we have a large choice for you to browse through. Hopefully you have or will be lucky enough to visit the villages on our list, however if you think we have missed a special one out, or you would like to share your favourite Swiss village, please feel free to do so “Here” and we will add it to the page for all to enjoy. Switzerland is a beautiful country, and one we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy.

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Lutry is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the Lavaux-Oron. Lutry Castle or Rôdeurs Castle, the Roman Catholic Church of Saint-Martin, the Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Martin, the Gothic facade house, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The entire town of Lutry and the hamlets of Châtelard and Savuit are part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites
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Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore. The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival. There are eleven Swiss heritage site of national significance in Ascona
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Wengen is a village in the Bernese Oberland in the canton of Bern, located in central Switzerland at an elevation of 1,274 m (4,180 ft) above sea level. It is part of the Jungfrauregion. Wengen hosts the internationally well-known Lauberhorn ski races, and it is on the route of the Jungfrau Marathon. Wengen is also the home of The Downhill Only Club, one of the oldest British alpine ski clubs, founded there in 1925.
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Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. It is part of the municipality of Saanen and is known as a major ski resort. The middle of the village features a picturesque promenade bounded by numerous shops, restaurants, art galleries, and hotels. Skiing in Gstaad.
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Romainmôtier-Envy is a municipality in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, located in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois. he town has a famous Romanesque church. The monastery of Romainmôtier (Romanum monasterium) was founded by Romanus of Condat, after whom it was named. The former Cluniac Romainmôtier Abbey and a prehistoric and medieval foundry are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The entire town of Romainmôtier-Envy is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
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Gandria is both a quarter of the city of Lugano in the Swiss canton of Ticino, and a village, on the northern shore of Lake Lugano. The historically protected center of the village of Gandria, which is also not accessible by car, attracts visitors from all over the world. Whilst roads now reach the outskirts of the village, many of these visitors arrive by boat services on the lake.
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Morcote is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Ticino situated about 10 kilometres from Lugano in the district of Lugano on the shore of Lake Lugano. With its characteristic small alleys, the arcades of old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty, the lakefront position, Morcote is considered “the Pearl of Ceresio”
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Stein am Rhein is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland. The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. The site of the city wall, and the city gates are preserved, though the former city wall now consists of houses. The medieval part of the town has been pedestrianised and many of the medieval buildings are painted with beautiful frescoes.
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Sursee is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. Sursee is located at the northern end of Lake Sempach. It is home to the Halbinsel prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlement that is part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Rheinfelden is a municipality in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. The name means the fields of the Rhine, as the town is located on the Hochrhein. It is home to Feldschlösschen, the most popular beer in Switzerland. The city is across the river fromRheinfelden in Baden-Württemberg; the two cities were joined until Napoleon Bonaparte fixed the German–Swiss border on the Rhine
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Paradiso is a municipality in the district of Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It lies on the shore of Lake Lugano and, although administratively independent of the city of Lugano, it is surrounded on all other sides by that city. Boats of the Società Navigazione del Lago di Lugano (SNL) provide services on Lake Lugano, principally for tourist purposes, but also connecting Paradiso with other lake-side communities, some of which have no road access. The Monte San Salvatore funicular connects Paradiso with the summit of Monte San Salvatore.
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San Bernardino is a mountainous village in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is the southern entry point to the San Bernardino tunnel. The village is part of the municipality of Mesocco. The language spoken is Italian. The church dates from around 1450, only years before the Viamala gorge bridge was opened for traffic, multiplying traffic across the pass.
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Gruyères is a town in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. The medieval town is an important tourist location in the upper valley of the Saane river, and gives its name to the well-known cheese. In this town, a trackless train is the only vehicle allowed on its pedestrianised streets. There are cultural activities in the castle (concerts, theater). There is a cheese factory in Pringy which is open to visitors. Nearby is Mont Moléson.
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Murten is a municipality in the See district of the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is located on the southern shores of Lake Morat. Morat is situated between Bern and Lausanne. It is home to the prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlement at Segelboothafen that is part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Locarno is the capital of the Locarno district, located on the northern tip of Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the Swiss canton of Ticino, close to Ascona at the foot of the Alps. The Locarno International Film Festival takes place every year in August in the city and, at night, on the Piazza Grande.In January 2004, the Italian historian Marino Vigano speculated that Locarno’s castle may have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Flums is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Sarganserland in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The Gräpplang (a prehistoric hilltop settlement and a ruined medieval castle), the Chapel of St. Jakob and the catholic church of St. Justus are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.
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St. Moritz is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The highest summit in the Eastern Alps, the Piz Bernina, lies a few kilometres south of the town. St. Moritz, due to its favorable location, enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year. Every winter this alpine village hosts the “White Turf”horse race on the frozen Lake St. Moritz.
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Zermatt is a municipality in the district of Visp in the German-speaking section of the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The village is situated at the end of Mattertal at an altitude of 1,620 m (5,310 ft), at the feet of Switzerland’s highest peaks. It lies about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the over 10,800 ft (3,291.84 m) high Theodul Pass bordering Italy. Zermatt is famed as a mountaineering and ski resort of the Swiss Alps
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Interlaken is a town and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the Swiss canton of Bern. The town is principally a base from which to explore the surrounding areas. Among the main attractions are the mountains of the Jungfrau region, including the Jungfrau, (4,158 m (13,642 ft)), the Mönch (4,107 m (13,474 ft)) and the Eiger (3,970 m (13,020 ft)). Whilst the peaks of these mountains are accessible only to mountaineers, a sequence of connecting mountain railways gives access to the Jungfraujoch, a coll (3,450 m (11,320 ft)) between the Jungfrau and the Mönch, which is the highest point in Europe reachable by train.
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