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    20 Reasons You Should Drop Everything And Go To Switzerland

    Aside from the chocolate, of course.

    1. Paradise comes in the form of lakeside towns and beautiful mountains, sometimes in the same place.

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    Lugano, canton of Ticino

    2. Gruyère is both a cheese and a town.

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    Gruyères, canton of Fribourg

    3. You're surrounded by colorful buildings.

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    Lugano, canton of Ticino

    4. Winter has never looked so inviting.

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    5. There are towns that look like this...

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    Bern, canton of Bern

    6. ...and towns that are bursting with color.

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    Laufenburg, canton of Aargau

    7. There are dreamy lakeside castles...

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    Château de Chillon, canton of Vaud

    8. ...and castles resting on hilltops.

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    Tarasp, canton of Graubünden

    9. There is no shortage of incredible architecture.

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    Basel, canton of Basel-Stadt

    10. The sights are just as breathtaking at night.

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    Zurich, canton of Zurich

    11. Nature? Yeah, Switzerland has that too.

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    Grandvaux, canton of Vaud

    12. You can visit the largest plain waterfall in Europe at Rhine Falls.

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    Schaffhausen, canton of Schaffhausen

    13. You can stay at the Hotel Belvedere, conveniently located next to the Rhone Glacier.

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    Belvedere, canton of Valais

    14. The Matterhorn is one of the highest summits in Europe.

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    Mattertal, canton of Valais

    15. Walking in the Swiss Alps is a dream.

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    Landquart, canton of Graubünden

    16. Seriously, it's a dream.

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    Flüelapass, canton of Graubünden

    17. You can swim in crystal-clear lakes.

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    Schwende, canton of Appenzell

    18. The mountains make a perfect spot for a picnic.

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    Grindelwald, canton of Bern

    19. Everything looks like a postcard.

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    Vilters-Wangs, canton of St. Gallen

    20. And when the day is done, the sunsets are truly magnificent.

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    Montreux, canton of Vaud