Die 5 schönsten, eher unbekannten Orte der Schweiz - NIKIN EU

The 5 most beautiful, rather unknown places in Switzerland

We know it: you explore new places alone or with your loved ones and look for the seclusion of nature. But nothing there! The hiking trail is completely overcrowded and there are countless tourists. That's why in this article we'll show you places that are still relatively unknown. 

You look for nature and peace, some time for yourself in the mountains or in the forest, but nothing comes of it because:

That's why we researched places that are relatively unknown and will hopefully offer you an undisturbed break. Of course, we can't guarantee that you'll be the only one there, but the chances of some seclusion are good.

1. Val Cama: the place where the trees are protected!
We'll start right away with our favorite. Because  Val Cama , located south of the Alps, has been a natural forest reserve since 2007! By 2057, no more trees will be cut down or any other human intervention will occur. We are thrilled!
The area extends over 15 kilometers and rises to altitudes of up to 2200 meters. It is therefore not surprising that the region is wonderful for hiking. Our favorite: The Two Lakes hike from Cama. After 2.It takes 5 hours to reach Lagh Cama and if you haven't had enough, you can continue up to Lagh de Sambrog at 2076 meters.


2. The Fricktaler Höhenweg: Hiking fun in the Mittelland
You can't go higher in this country than the Swiss Alps, but the Jura also offers a lot. For example, the Fricktaler Höhenweg: from Mettnau via Frick to Rheinfeld, the hike along the Höhenweg takes up to 16 hours. In total it is 60 kilometers. If you enjoy hiking well, you can plan several days for an excursion here. Families with children can experience a section of the mountain trail. The short hike from Bürersteig over the Laubberg (648 meters) to the wine-growing village of Mettau takes approx. 25 hours and features fire pits halfway along the hike.

3. Small but nice: Calanca Valley
In the beautiful south of Switzerland there are still small hidden places like the Calanca Valley. The small side valley of the Misox belongs to the Italian-speaking part of Graubünden.
Be it the natural Al Mulin campsite for max. 15 people, the Baumeisli construction wagon for couples, single people and small families or the Maiensäss group house: everything in the Calanca Valley is original and clearly arranged. In addition to the lovely accommodation options, the place also offers hikes, a summer camp with supervised daytime activities for young and old, or dry stone walling courses. Find out more here more.

Calanca Tal
4. Nendaz: 30 minutes from the largest underground lake in Europe
We stay just in the south of Switzerland: the Nendaz region waiting for you in Valais. With 250 kilometers of hiking trails, 200 kilometers of bike trails and a zip line 1.4 kilometers deep. Even if you are not completely alone here, the flow of visitors is well distributed. The place also offers you a great infrastructure. You can rent e-bikes, experience an escape game through the old village of Haut-Nendaz and use the cable cars comparatively cheaply (from 35 francs). If you get bored, Europe's largest underground lake is just 30 minutes away by car!
Lac Souterrain

(Image source: www.lac-souterrain.com)

5. Breccaschlund: 6 alpine restaurants included

In the Freiburg Alps lies the Schwarzsee, which is the starting point for the high trail through the Breccaschlund is. Glaciers once formed this nature reserve. Limestone cliffs offer an impressive contrast to green alpine pastures and in approx. After 4 hours you arrive back at the lake. Up to 6 alpine restaurants are waiting for you, so you can take a break at any time.
For families, the simple lake circuit with swimming fun is no longer necessary.

And that was it. We wish you a wonderful summer on your trips to wonderful places!

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