Besides strolling around Seoul, I also visit nearest provinces at SK like Gyeonggi since it has so many wonderful theme-villages which have different vibe like Edelweiss Swiss Theme Park. Judging from the name, this foreign village was inspired by Swiss-village rather than Korean-traditional village. I knew this village from The Return of Superman episode when Uhm Tae Woong and his daughter, Ji On, went there and it seemed this place is overload with cuteness and give a beautiful scenery because it located around at high mountains.
I went there at sunday since Edelweiss Swiss provided free shuttle bus from Cheongpyeong Station and Soerak Bus Terminal only during weekend and public holiday. Since its location enough faraway -it took around 30 minutes from station- and doesn’t have any public bus, using free shuttle bus is the most affordable way rather than taxi. Surrounded by many mountains and came at the mid autumn, Edelweiss Swiss totally had chilly weather just like you’re in the middle of Europe. LOL.
Beside the outdoor view which is enough beautiful -to make it more Swiss look alike, it also has two cows replica, LOL-, Edelweiss Swiss mostly consist of some cute swiss-theme houses which served as little museums. In my opinion, it supposedly be Edelweiss Swiss Theme Museums since it consists of Heidi museum, Chocolate museum, Love museum, Wine museum, Santa Village, until Cheese and Coffee museum. If you get tired after strolling around, it also has a big cafe to order some drinks and pastries. Overall, Edelweiss Swiss is definitely a cute place, mostly for children since it fulfilled with cuteness.
304 Icheon-ri, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Opening hours and entrance fee:
Weekday 10 am until 6 pm
Weekends 9 am until 6 pm
Entrance fee 10,000 won (adult); 6,000 won (youth); 5,000 won (children).
For foreigners, I recommend for using discount coupons where you could have discount around 2,000 won from the original entrance fee.
How to go there:
By Subway and continue by weekend/public holiday Edelweiss free shuttle bus. From Seoul, take subway to Gyeongchun Line and get off at Cheongpyeong Station Exit 2. To check bus time-schedule, please click here. Free shuttle bus come ontime and will pick you up at the bus shelter in front of Cheongpyeong station.
Level of love:
♥♥♥ (Edelweiss Swiss is the cutest place in the middle of mountains, it’s not very big so you just need around 2 hours for strolling around)