10+ stunning photos of Switzerland from above

Farmland

Photograph by Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy Stock Photo
Photograph by Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy Stock Photo

Much of Switzerland’s Central Plateau is covered in a patchwork quilt of agriculture. It is also the country’s most heavily inhabited area.

Ticino

Ticino Switzerland
Photograph by MARKA/Alamy Stock Photo

Ticino, Switzerland’s southernmost canton, is the only one where Italian is the only official language.

Findel Glacier

Photograph by Iris Kuerschner/laif/Redux
Photograph by Iris Kuerschner/laif/Redux

Findel Glacier, near Fluhalp in southern Switzerland, weaves a sinewy path.

Highways

Photograph by Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy Stock Photo
Photograph by Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy Stock Photo

Highways run through the beautiful landscape of the canton of St. Gallen in northeastern Switzerland.

Altenrhein

Photograph by Westend61 GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo
Photograph by Westend61 GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo

A boat motors its way out of a canal in Altenrhein, St. Gallen canton.

Aargau

Photograph by blickwinkel/Alamy Stock Photo
Photograph by blickwinkel/Alamy Stock Photo

The low slopes and lush valleys in northern Switzerland’s canton of Aargau make for ideal agriculture.

Thal Nature Park

Photograph by Slawek Staszczuk/Alamy Stock Photo
Photograph by Slawek Staszczuk/Alamy Stock Photo

In Thal Nature Park, which is located in the cantons of Basel, Bern, and Zurich, hints of color signal the arrival of fall.

Bex

Photograph by Sebastien Mathier/Alamy Stock Photo
Photograph by Sebastien Mathier/Alamy Stock Photo

Bex (pronounced “bay”), a tiny spa resort town, is famous for its Mines de Sel, Switzerland’s only active salt mines.

Belalp

Photogaph by Fotograferen.net/Alamy Stock Photo
Photogaph by Fotograferen.net/Alamy Stock Photo

Switzerland’s “chocolate box” image—white-capped mountain peaks set against clear blue sky, charming chalet communities, and flower-filled meadows—is well-deserved. The Swiss hamlet of Belalp near Blatten in Valais is blanketed with snow.

Werd Island

Photograph by F1online digitale Bildagentur GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo
Photograph by F1online digitale Bildagentur GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo

A narrow bridge connects Werd Island in Lake Constance with the Stein am Rhein mainland in northern Switzerland.

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