A visit to Austria, Germany, and/or Switzerland is a wonderful experience. There are many fabulous palaces and castles, several architecturally stunning cities, and numerous small towns, perfectly landscaped and presented. There is enough history to satisfy the most curious and plenty of great museums, as well.
Here are Gary’s top 50 tourist attractions in Austria, Germany, & Switzerland presented in descending order from less important to most important.
10. Heidelberg, Germany — Important as a university town, Heidelberg occupies a prominent location on the Neckar River. It’s castle looms over the quaint and pleasant medieval town.
9. Bernese Oberland, Switzerland — This popular section of Switzerland features the glorious Swiss Alps, including the impressive Matterhorn and Eiger. Charming villages like Gstaad offer access to the mountains.
8. Hallstatt, Austria — This charming village on one of Austria’s most scenic lakes was historically important and became exceedingly wealthy because of its salt mines. Now it is simply a delightful place to visit.
7. Bern, Switzerland — Switzerland’s wonderful capital city lies picturesquely along the Aare River. The cobblestone streets and stone buildings offer pleasant diversions, especially the famous Glockenspiel.
6. Innsbruck, Austria — Known for many years as a ski resort, Innsbruck is popular year round as a tourist mecca because of its lovely architecture and dramatic setting in the Austrian Alps.