This is the last Meandering Monday of 2015. Blame the lack of snow this Christmas or the nonstop rain I’ve suffered through in both New York and Tennessee, but this week my heart is lusting over the snowy Swiss Alps and the fantastic city of Zurich. Switzerland has been on my eye for some time now. Many of my airline friends have visited the country, and I continually hear how gorgeous the area is. I’ve decidedly added Switzerland to my 2016 bucket list.
Bordered by Austria, Italy, France, Germany and Liechtenstein, Switzerland is nestled in the heart of Europe and boasts dreamy castles, snow-capped mountains, majestic lakes and quaint village towns. Its awe-inspiring nature makes everywhere you glance seem like a postcard. More than 60 percent of Switzerland is covered by mountains with The Matterhorn, the highest summit in Europe, making it’s home in country.
It is also one of those countries which can be visited year round. The summer months days are warm and sunny, and the temperatures rarely exceed the mid-70s to low 80s. Of course the snow covered mountains are absolutely inviting for winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoe-trekking.
And can we take a moment to remind ourselves that deliciously yummy Toblerone comes from the Swiss? That should be reason enough alone for me to go visit Switzerland.
Have you ever been to Switzerland? Tell me about your adventures below or share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #meandering_mondays.