Most instagramable roads of Switzerland

Planning a road trip in Switzerland? Enjoy our selection of Swiss roads. Meet the photographers on Instagram, find locations on the map and get directions.

Julier pass

This pass connects Engadin with the rest of Switzerland. It is the – probably – most instagramable road in Switzerland:

Julier pass (2284m asl) is open all year. In winter it’s the only road connecting Engadin with the rest of Switzerland.

Maloja pass

This is Maloja pass (1862m all) It is open all year as well as it’s the only road to Bregaglia (Bergell) from Switzerland. Somebody asked why the Swiss can’t build straight roads. Would you know the answer? ūüėČ ¬†

Meet the photographer @giangiovanoli

Of course drones are an excellent way to capture mountain passes. However there is no need for drones. Take your time to find the best perspective:

Albula pass

In summer, Albula pass (2312m asl) is a great alternative to Julier pass. It connects the Albula valley with Engadin.

Don’t miss lake Palpuogna (Palouognasee) at the Albula road. Try to find some new perspectives as it’s a pretty famous photo spot.


If you like street photography then Klausenpass (1948m asl) is for you. It connects the cantons Glarus and Uri.

Gotthard pass

The pass takes longer, but is more fun than the Gotthard tunnel.


You’ve probably seen this place before on Instagram before.¬†Belved√®re hotel is abandoned but trending always on Instagram.


This pit stop on your way from Thun to Interlaken is another famed photo spot. Find the exact location on the map.

Meet the photographer @borisbaldinger?

Lauterbrunnen roads

Another classic Swiss road is in Lauterbrunnen. More ideas if you

Nufenen pass

Off the beaten paths between Ticino and Valais.

Meet the photographer @federico.sette

Les Pyramides¬†d’Eeuseigne

If you happen to be in Valais: these pyramids are worth a detour.


A hidden gem is Schwägalp pass in Appenzell

Meet the photographer @cameraismyeye

Did you enjoy this selection? For more roads in Switzerland, head over to the map and filter “roads” or see @VisitSwitzerland on Instagram.

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