Places To Visit In Switzerland

Switzerland is regarded as Heaven on earth, and for a reason. Having always been known for being a peace-loving country, tranquility speaks for itself through Switzerland’s beautiful and snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, gem-like lakes and the harmonious little villages nestled amidst this peaceful scene.

The entire land-locked country feels like a world of its own through the timelines the places to visit in Switzerland will take you through, via the museums and ancient structures like Roman baths spread out over the scenic Swiss countryside, associated with the extensive folk and culture of Switzerland. Adventures like trekking, hiking and bicycling, etc., will take you on the road throughout Switzerland. In all of the places to visit in Switzerland, you will find a truly poetic sense of beauty in the heaven-like dreamland that Switzerland is.

The beauty of sites such as Swiss Grand Canyon, Swiss Falls, Lake Lugano and Tucino, Matterhorn peak and the gentle green slopes of the Swiss countryside villages will literally take you away to bliss far off from every anxious thought related to life dwelling on your mind. Cities in Switzerland like Bern, Lucerne and Zurich provide an exquisite overall experience through a blend of medieval and futuristic that completes the job of defining the feel of Switzerland.

A vacation in Switzerland will forever be one of the best times of your life. You will never forget your experience in Switzerland, as the beauty of the towns, villages, mountains and lakes of Switzerland will embark you on a journey of a lifetime.

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Standing upon the Europe's highest waterfall, you can feel the roar and vibration of water. Rhine Falls provide you an experience of lifetime.
Rhine Falls is known to be the largest plain waterfall in Europe.
The flow rate of the Rhine Falls is 23 meters with a breadth of 150 meters. The deepness of the tub is 13 meters and average torrential 600 meters per second.
They literally provide a stunning view of the Cascading falls.

 

 

History

Over 15,000 years ago, due to the tectonic shifts, Rhine river was forced into a new river bed. The Rhine Falls came into being at the transition point where hard chalk turned into soft gravel.
In the middle of it, stands a gigantic rock that has withstood the elements for over a thousand years. The rock can be reached by taking a circular tour of the mighty falls. Virtually in the middle of the waterfall, visitors stand on platforms that jut out and partially hover over the Rhine. The visitors can reach the castles of Wörth and Laufen by taking the river boat , and if you are adventurous enough you can even rent canoes.
As an addition to the new visitor's centre , a children's playground and the interactive exhibition about the Rhine Falls called the "Historama" have been opened.
Also the new adventure trail with its dual lift system and the Belvedere Trail make easy access to the magnificent Rhine Falls.

 

 

When to visit?

The Rhine Falls flow round the year and are impressive all year round.
However, in Summers, the flow is at highest and provides awe-struck view.

 

 

Restaurants near Rhine Falls

  • Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall
  • Cafe Muhleradaus
  • Schloessli Woearth
  • Restaurant CM Brauhaus
  • Lang's Cafe
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The Titlis is a mountain peak in central Switzerland, which is to be reached by a revolving cable car. At the height of 3032 m, you can enjoy snow and the beautiful view.

Apart from the breathtaking panorama, there awaits other highlights: various restaurants with sun terraces, the Glacier cave, the Titlis Cliff Walk- Europe’s highest suspension footbridge- and of course snow and ice. You can literally fly over the Titlis glacier to the Glacier Park by riding on the glacier chairlift “Ice Flyer”.

 

 

History

The first trek of Titlis was probably dated back in the year 1739 by Ignaz Hess, J. E. Waser and two other men from Engelberg. The first written record of trek is found in the Engelberger Dokumente. They mention a group of four men that reached the summit in 1744.

The first ski ascent of Titlis was made by Joseph Kuster and Willi Amrhein in 21 January 1904.

The cable car to Klein Titlis (3,032 m) was inaugurated in March 1967.

The Titlis Cliff Walk opened to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Engelberg-Gerschnialp cableway in December 2012.

 

 

Preparation for Titlis

Check the weather forecast as there's no point in going up if the Titlis is covered in clouds.

Dress in multiple thinner layers so that you can adapt to the different temperatures throughout the day.

The Titlis station is located at an altitude of 3032 m.  Anyone can suffer from (light) altitude sickness from about 2000 m. Usually it helps to take things slow and sit down for a while. Special precautions apply to children under 2 years old, as well as people who are pregnant or in poor health: before visiting areas over 2500 m, you'd better consult your doctor. In most cases though, staying at such altitudes for just a few hours is no problem.

 

 

Restaurants at Titlis

  • Titlis Panorama Restaurant
  • Self-service Panorama Restaurant
  • Mövenpick Ice Cream Bar
  • Titlis Snack Bar
  • Stand Ski Hut
  • Trübsee Self Service

 

 

Hotels at Titlis

  • H+ Hotel and Spa Engelberg
  • H+ Hotel Sonnwendhof Engelberg
  • Hotel Cathrin
  • Hotel Engelberg
  • Hotel Central
  • Hotel Terrace
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Chillon Castle, also known as Chateau de Chillon, is the result of several centuries of construction and redevelopment. The excavations started out from the end of the 19th century. The excavations headed by the archaeologist Albert Naef (1862-1936) indicate that the site has been occupied since the Bronze Age.

 

 

History

The history of the castle is marked by three great periods: those of the Savoy family, the Bernese bailiffs and the Canton of Vaud.
This goes back to the Twelfth century when a castle was built on a small Rocky island on the Lake Geneva by the rulers of Savoy. Savoy could control trade and traffic in the Lake Geneva region, as well as very important trade routes to Italy from here.

In 1536, the Bernese took over the castle by force and kept it until the Vaud revolution (1798). By that time the castle lost strategic importance and served as storage space and gaol before becoming the most popular historical monument in Switzerland.

From the nineteenth century onwards, the Chillon Castle has been a major tourist attraction for visitors to the Lac Léman region as well as for skiers in the Valais Alps in the Rhone Valley and the Chablais Alps in France.

 

 

Restaurants at Chillon Castle

  • Café Byron
    With its large bay windows overlooking the castle, Café Byron welcomes visitors for a culinary break throughout the day.
  • Taverne du Chateau de Chillon
    A convenient, touristic restaurant in front of Chateau De Chillon.
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Icy air streams across your face, the sound of snow crunches under your feet, and the view nearly takes your breath away: on one side the view of the Mittelland up to the Vosges, on the other the Aletsch glacier, bordered by four thousand metre peaks. Standing on the Jungfrau or Jungfraujoch 3,454 metres above sea level, you can feel it with your first step: this is a different world. A world you would love to experience.
Imposing mountains, a plethora of leisure activities and a wide range of hotel offerings make the Jungfrau Region a highly desirable vacation destination.

 

 

History

Jungfrau Region Or Jungfraujoch also known as the top of Europe, is an area where the the highest railway station of Europe is located.
It is hard to imagine that an idea to build a railway to glacier at over 3.5 km ( 11,600 ft) height dates from the 19th century. Even today, it would be a huge challenge.
A Swiss Entrepreneur Adolf Guyer- Zeller came up with the astonishing idea to build a tunnel and railway line to the Rocky summit of Sphinx which is now an observation deck at Jungfraujoch. Construction was started way back in 1896, it took 16 years to complete, and due to various reasons stopped a bit lower. The man behind the project died before it was completed.
The Jungfrau Railway Line is a significant achievement and even now, more than 100 years later, it still holds the title of Highest Railway Station in Europe.

 

 

Summer at Jungfrau

In summer you can choose from over 500 km of marked walking, hiking and mountain paths. The crystal-blue mountain lakes and gushing waterfalls provide a welcome refreshment. Every holidaymaker in the Jungfrau Region gets the spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau thrown in for free. The landscape has also been awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

 

Winter at Jungfrau

The ski areas around Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren and Hasliberg offer almost a total of 260 km of ski runs ranging from fast to leisurely, and from six to twelve kilometres in length. A total of more than 40 percent of the ski runs are equipped with snow-making machines. In the Jungfrau Region however, non-skiers also get to enjoy the 100 kilometres of winter footpaths which enable you to explore the mountains on foot. Furthermore, with its countless toboggan runs, the region is a real paradise for tobogganing. Amongst them is the longest toboggan run in the Alps.

 

 

Preparation for Jungfrau

Check the weather forecast as there's no point in going up if the Jungfraujoch is covered in clouds.
Dress in multiple thinner layers so that you can adapt to the different temperatures throughout the day.

The Jungfraujoch is located at an altitude of 3454 m. Anyone can suffer from (light) altitude sickness from about 2000 m. Usually it helps to take things slow and sit down for a while. Special precautions apply to children, as well as people who are pregnant or in poor health: before visiting areas over 2500 m, you'd better consult your doctor.

 

 

Restaurants at Jungfrau

  • Restaurant Crystal
  • Restaurant Eigergletscher
  • Hotel Eiger Restaurant
  • Schreinerei Ski Bar
  • Hotel Bellevue
  • Indian Restaurant Bollywood

 

 

Hotels at Jungfrau

  • Hotel Restaurant Schutzen
  • Hotel Lauberhorn
  • Hotel Wetterhorn
  • Hotel Bernerhof
  • Jungfrau Lodge Swiss Mountain Hotel
  • Hotel Hirschen
  • Hotel Edelweiss
  • Derby Swiss Quality Hotel Grindelwald

The Geneva Water Fountain or Jet d'Eau literally means 'water jet'. It is a huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake, in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. The Geneva Water Fountain is one of the tallest fountains in the world. Originally, in 1886 the fountain was built to control and release the excess pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière. Shortly after, it became a remarkable symbol of the city and so it was amplified and relocated to the center of the Lake.
The presence of the Fountain gives the power to the place, every time you look at the majesty you are reminded that you are in a powerful and well-organized country.
Soon after being finished, the fountain became the symbol of strength, ambition and vitality and one of the most exquisite sites of Geneva and Switzerland. The strong engines of the fountain pumps 500 liters of water per second to the height of 140 meters.

 

 

History

The history of the Geneva's Giant Water Fountain has a particular charm, since this attraction became an exquisite site by chance. During the 19th century, the city of Geneva experienced very rapid development during which the population of the city almost doubled. With the growing population, the water requirements were growing exponentially, so the city had no choice but to construct a hydraulic plant in 1886. But when the plant’s workers left the site in the evening, they would shut off the valves, with the result that the pressure grew dangerously and placed the turbines at a risk of damage. To alleviate this danger, a safety valve was created to release the excess water and to reduce the pressure. This safety jet of water then reached 30 meters in height and rapidly became a source of curiosity and interest for many Genevans.
But it wasn’t until 5 years later, in 1891, that the Geneva Water Fountain would start to be used as an attraction and decorative symbol for the city. To celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation, the city of Geneva decided to make use of its tourism potential by installing it at the end of the Eaux-Vives jetty by the shore of Lake Geneva. And so the Geneva’s The Great Water Fountain, the city’s 90-meter-high icon, was born.

 

 

Restaurants near Geneva Water Fountain

  • Twins
  • Da Paolo
  • La Gondola
  • La C
  • Helios Restaurant and Bar
  • Chez Marino

The Swiss Museum of Transport takes a fascinating, interactive look at the development of transport and mobility on road, rail, and water, air, and space travel. More than 3,000 objects on display, simulators, multimedia shows and interactive exhibits occupying an area some 20,000 m2 in size.

 

 

History

Opened in 1959, the Museum of Transport is Switzerland’s most popular museum and features numerous exhibitions, theme parks, and simulations. The collection of more than 3,000 items is presented in more than 20,000m2 of exhibition space. With its exhibition areas of road transport, rail, water, and aviation, the Museum of Transport are one of the most extensive museums for mobility in Europe. The large outdoor area complete with lake and playing facilities makes it an experience no matter what the weather is.
Alongside the museum, other unique and desirable attractions are waiting for visitors: documentaries are shown in XXL format in the film theatre on the biggest screen in Switzerland, Switzerland’s biggest and most state-of-the-art planetarium offers a 360-degree flight to the stars, while cutting-edge communication trends await in Media Word, such as virtual reality. A multimedia journey through the Swiss Chocolate Adventure shows how the cocoa bean is made into the famous Swiss chocolate.

 

 

Restaurants near the Swiss Museum of Transport

  • Villa Hausermatte
  • Titlis-Huette
  • Hotel Seeburg

The beautiful Bernina Express is a narrow-gauge train with extravagant panoramic sightseeing cars run by the Rhätische Bahn between Chur in Switzerland and Tirano in northern Italy. It's perhaps the most visually beautiful Alpine train ride train of all - although the Glacier Express competes for that title - and one of the most scenic trains rides in the world, making it everyone’s personal favorite.  It forms part of an alternative slow scenic route between Zurich & Milan.  You can ride it all year round, a completely different experience through Alpine snows in winter and through sunny green meadows in summer.

The Bernina Express train route takes you through incredibly scenic alpine landscapes and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - it's that amazing. Think of all the clichés about the beauty of scenic train travel you have watched in movies and multiply them by 1000. You'll end up on this journey through Switzerland.

Traveling on the Bernina Express is a comfortable experience. Both 1st and 2nd class coaches have large panoramic sealed windows all the way to the roof for a splendid view. The train is air conditioned. The 1st class seats are more spacious as there are only three seats across versus four in 2nd class.

There is a trolley serving snacks and drinks at your place.

While onboard, you can get route information by connecting your phone to the "InfoT(r)ainment" system at www.infotrainment.ch. This will also get you free Wifi. It works in train coaches as well as in the bus. It is advised to bring a headset so you can listen to the commentary.

 

 

History

The Bernina line was built between 1908 and 1910 and operated independently until the 1940s when it was acquired by the Rhaetian Railway. The Bernina Express uses gradients of 7% to negotiate the difference in height of about 1800 meters from the summit at Ospizio Bernina to Tirano.

 

 

Starting and the Ending Points

Trains run in both directions, from Chur, Davos, or St. Moritz in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy. There are 25 stops along the route.

 

 

Regular Trains versus Bernina Express

It is not a mandate for you to travel with the Bernina Express if you just want to enjoy the scenery of the Bernina railway. There are regular train services on the same line as well. However, the regular trains do not offer the panoramic windows and the same level of comfort, but other than that you can see the landscape just as well.

The regular trains are local trains, so you would have to switch trains at least once to cover the whole route. The Bernina Express is the only direct train from Chur to Tirano.

The idea of a museum solely dedicated to understanding the Olympic idea goes back to Pierre de Coubertin, who revived the Olympic Games and founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Olympic Museum, which was opened in 1993 in Ouchy, a district of Lausanne, reflects the spirit of the sports and games which bring nations together.
An unusual and new building within the most beautiful of locations on Lake Geneva is home to interactive exhibitions, documents, films, and collections of precious objects dating from Greek antiquity up until modern times. The museum is the largest information center on the topic of the Olympic Games within the world.
On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can enjoy a delicious brunch at the TOM Café, enjoying the gorgeous views of Lake Geneva and the mountains.

 

 

History

The museum was founded on 23 June 1993, on the initiative of the then-president of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch. Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, an International Olympic Committee member, and Jean-Pierre Cahen, were in charge of the project. The museum was named the European Museum of the Year in the year 1995.
After 23 months of renovation between 2012 and 2013, the Olympic Museum re-opened on 21 December 2013. During the transformations of the building, a short-lived exhibition was held on a boat (Helvétie) of the GCN, ahead of the Olympic Park.
With the renovation, the surface of the museum increased from 2,000 m2 (in 2011) to 3,000 m2 (in 2013).

 

 

Highlights of the Museum

  • "The Olympic World” is the first a part of the visit. It explains the vision of its founder, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and can cause you to realize how rooted Olympism is within the history of mankind. The space dedicated to the 50 torches that have transported the Olympic flame of all Games since 1936 is on an equivalent floor. These symbolic objects were created with great artistic skill by the countries that hosted the Games. They still seem to be imbued with the pride of these that had the honor of bearing them to their destination.
  • “The Olympic Games” on the middle floor unveils all the secrets of the competitions and their champions, especially with the “At the heart of the run”, a 180° audiovisual show. Concentration, physical effort, friendship, joy, sadness... All these emotions experienced by the athletes are filmed in close-up and presented in a fast sequence that leaves us speechless.
  • “The Olympic Spirit” on the third floor was entirely renovated at the top of 2018. It puts you within the shoes of an excellent athlete because of moving testimonies and interactive, immersive exercises. One of the highlights is the space dedicated to the medals, their symbolism encompassing both the rewards and the sacrifices. All in all, 1,500 objects, 5,000 photos, and 150 audiovisual materials are displayed to transmit the values of the Olympic Movement to all or any visitors.
  • The adjacent Olympic Park and the TOM Café are the ideal - and freely accessible - places to relax. Throughout the park, there are about 40 sculptures that were inspired by Olympism, with Lake Geneva and the Alps as a beautiful backdrop. When you climb the 97 steps of the park, you can't but imagine all the athletes that overcame many obstacles before stepping onto the stage. Measure yourself against them within the sports facilities offering a 100-meter athletic track that challenges you to beat the record of Usain Bolt! Thanks to a simulation with light beams, you realize the incredible speed of the Jamaican runner.

 

 

Restaurants

  • Tom Cafe
  • La Pergola
  • Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace
  • Le Resto Bar
  • Patinoire et Piscine de Montchoisi

 

In the north of Löwenplatz is that the remarkable Lion Monument in Lucerne, which was designed by Thorwaldsen in 1820. The figure of the dying Lion was carved in a sandstone rock ledge to commemorate the Swiss soldiers who lost their lives during the French Revolution, protecting the royal family. About 26 officers and over 700 Swiss soldiers lost their lives at Tuileries Palace.
This mournful monument is more than just a tourist attraction; it is a mark of a significant sacrifice in history. The memorial has essential information engraved right below the Lion that helps study the history of that point. This poignant monument is one of the best-known places to see in Lucerne.

 


History

The Lion Monument was designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1884), a classicist Danish sculptor in 1819 while he stayed in Rome, Italy.
Lucas Ahorn (1789-1856), a stone-mason from Constance (southern Germany) actually carved it out of the sandstone rock in 1820/1821.
The giant sculpture is 6 m [20 ft] high and 10 m [33 ft] long. The upright wall of rock is that the remains of a quarry exploited over centuries to create the town.

The Lion Monument was erected in 1821 to honor Swiss Guards who were killed during the French Revolution. In 1792, rioting crowds broke into Tuileries Palace. Swiss mercenaries tried to defend the royal family, but 760 soldiers were killed during the battle. One Swiss officer from Lucerne was inactive at the time; when he heard of the massacre, he felt compelled to construct a memorial in his home city to honor his fallen comrades.
Tucked into a sandstone rock face, the sculpture is famous for its heartbreaking realism. Spanning nearly 32 feet (10 meters) long, it features a lion dying upon a bed of shields and spears. An inscription above the big cat reads “Helvetiorum Fidei ac Virtuti," which means "To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss.” Author Mark Twain famously proclaimed the Lion Monument to be “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.”

 

 

Best time to Visit

June - September

 

 

Restaurants near Lion Monument

  • Gelateria dell' Alpi
  • Alpineum Kaffeehaus Bar
  • Old Swiss House
  • Restaurant Caravelle
  • Coop Restaurant Luzern

Grossmünster, meaning "large cathedral” in German, is a Romanesque ex-cathedral situated in the heart of Zürich, Switzerland, which was built over the course of the 11th and 13th centuries CE.

 

 

History

The Grossmünster served as the starting point of the Reformation under Huldrych Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger in the first half of the 16th century. The characteristic tops of its neo-Gothic towers were added by Johann Caspar Voegeli and John Hagge Mille from 1781 to 1787. The interior renovations were completed by Gustav Gull and Hermann Fietz between 1913 and 1915.
Particularly what's worth seeing the most is the glass windows by Sigmar Polke, the Romanesque crypt, the Romanesque capitals in the church and cloister, the stained glass windows by Augusto Giacometti (1932), the bronze doors by Otto Münch (1935 and 1950), and the Reformation museum in the cloister. Guided tours are available.
The so-called Karlsturm is one of the two Grossmünster towers of this famous Zurich landmark. 187 stairs lead from the nave up to the tower vantage point – from where visitors have bird’s-eye views over the Zurich rooftops and lake as well as majestic Alpine summits on the horizon.

 

 

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Grossmünster, Zurich is between June to August, which means the summer months. The pleasing weather in these months makes the visit more comforting and easy to explore.
However, The summer season is also the peak travel season in Zurich so one can also opt to plan a visit between March to May in the spring season as the temperature remains cool but pleasing and this time of the year does not attract too many tourists, which can give ample time to explore the majestic site.
The Autumn season in Zurich is quite chilly and temper with the travel itinerary as the temperature varies from 4-10°C. The winters are freezing as the temperature drops too many minus degrees Celcius so it is best to avoid visiting here this time.

 

 

Tips for visiting Grossmünster

1. Choose a bright sunny day with a clear sky, especially if you are planning to climb up to get to the mesmerizing skyline and landscape view.
2. Many areas at Grossmünster have been restricted to photography and videography. However, there is a special fee that can be paid and get permission to capture the beautiful art and sculptures.
3. It is better to take necessary precautions when climbing the tower with infants or with the elderly as the stairs are made of stones and a little uneven that could cause casualties.
4. There are a total of 187 stairs to climb to get a bird's eye view of Zurich. The stairs are old and made of stone so extra care to be taken when visiting with elderly members or infants.
5. It is best to attend the procession and attend the festivity if you are visiting Grossmünster on September 11. As this day is celebrated as a feast day and a holiday celebrated across Zurich and welcomes all tourists to cherish.


Restaurants at Grossmünster

  • Le Dezaley
  • Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten
  • Fondue Alp Grossmunsterplatz
  • Mere Catherine
  • Tina Bar
  • Negishi Sushi Bar

Originally built as part of the city’s fortifications back in the 14th century (at a time when god knows they were needed) to aid in the movement of troops and goods, the Chapel Bridge or Kapellbrüke – known as Lucerne’s Landmark, is considered to be Europe’s oldest covered bridge. The 17th century saw pictorial panels incorporated in it which depict scenes of Switzerland’s history as well as Lucerne’s.

 

 

History

Built initially as part of the ramparts of the oldest medieval city Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower now mark the high point of this medieval bridgehead city, where Lake Lucerne’s waters flow into River Reuss. Once descending directly into St. Peter’s Chapel, the Northern bridgehead of Chapel Bridge is now separated from it by a riverside promenade.
Fun(read, disgusting) fact: The Water Tower also served as a dungeon, an archive, and a treasury simultaneously till the 19th century. However, it is used as a club room by a traditional association today- for which reason it remains inaccessible to the general public.
The Chapel Bridge used to have an extension leading to Hofkirche, the oldest church of Lucerne associated to a Benedictine monastery, but it was replaced by the lakeside avenue and promenade (Schweizerhofquai) in 1834.

The fire of The Chapel Bridge (August 18th, 1993)

At midnight on the night of August 18th, 1993, a fire was sparked and resulted in the destruction of about two-thirds of the Chapel Bridge. Only its pillars, bridgeheads, and the Water Tower could be salvaged. However, the following year saw the Chapel Bridge almost completely restored.
The fire broke out in August at a late hour. An alarmed tourist alerted the fire brigade that a boat under the bridge and the bridge itself were burning. Later analysis showed that the fire broke out on the bridge itself (perhaps due to a cigarette) and encroached upon the boat from there. Nevertheless, in the wake of the fire, no more boats were allowed to park under the bridge.
Due to the fact that Chapel Bridge was made up of hefty wood, large parts of it were fully ablaze when help arrived. At 1:15 am the fire was under control, but a further eleven hours were needed to extinguish the last hidden pockets of embers.
Eighty-five of the over a hundred pictures under the roof, dating back to 1611, were destroyed by the 1993 fire, only 25 or so could be saved or restored. Yet others have been replaced by pictures from the second part of the bridge that had been safely stored since 1834. A few burnt panels are still in place as a reminder of the fire. During the carnival season, the ancient pictures are replaced by modern ones depicting carnival motifs, providing a platform to showcase the creativity of today's population and in the same breath giving protection to the original pictures from thoughtless attacks by fun materials like paint and glibber bombs used during carnival days.

 

 

Restaurants near Chapel Bridge

  • Li Tai Pe
  • Mr. Pickwick Pub Luzern
  • Da Ernesto
  • Dieci Gelateria Lucerne
  • Noi's Soul Kitchen
  • Des Alpes

“Matterhorn Glacier Paradise” is a year-round ski area between the Klein Matterhorn and Gobba di Rollin peaks, which are part of the Swiss side of the Pennine Alps
Geography
The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, originally known as Klein Matterhorn Gletscher is a distinct glacier between Klein Matterhorn and the Breithorn. The Brethren is separated from the Gobba di Rollin by The Breithorn Pass. It is a flat plateau at around 3,800 meters. The Matterhorn Glacier is connected To the lower Theodul Glacier at about 3,000 meters and the upper section of the Theodul Glacier by the Breithorn summit.

 

 

Best Time to Visit

The best tie to visit is during the Summer tourism season from May to September, the alps provide a beautiful escape from the summer heat and If the day is sunny, you will have spectacular views of the peaks and during a long and very good lunch at one of the mountain restaurants.
The Matterhorn Ski Resort also attracts tourists during the winter season, due to its 360km of pistes at an altitude of 2,375m above sea level.

 

 

Tips for visiting Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Don’t forget to take a trip on the cable car, the views from the highest cable car station in Europe is to die for.

The best time to go as early as possible. This is because there are fewer clouds and more likely to get a view of the most famous mountain in the area, The Matterhorn

In the winter months, there may be a chance to travel up to the Glacier Paradise and catch the sunrise to the east or in the evening, check out the sun setting to the west.

The cable car ride and the buildings on the route are wheelchair friendly and step-free access.

 

 

Places To Eat

  • Bar55
  • Sparky's Bar & Restaurant.
  • The North Wall Bar
  • Hotel Alpenblick
  • Restaurant Julen
  • Chez Max Julen
  • Hotel Alpenblick
  • Brasserie Uno

The Basler Münster Cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks in Basel.
With red stones, colorful roof tiles, and twin towers, no other building complements the cityscape of Basel like the Cathedral.

The former episcopal church was built between the years 1019 and 1500 in the Romantic and Gothic Styles. The crypt, the chancel, the tomb of Erasmus of Rotterdam, the Gallus gate, and the two cloisters are a witness to the fascinating construction which was carried out for several centuries.
The piazza during which the Cathedral stands is today a well-liked forum and is usually used for concerts and events. The Pfalz - the terrace offering wonderful views over the Rhine - is one of the most popular viewpoints in the city.

 

 

History

In circa 1200, the cathedral had five towers, but three collapsed during the Basel earthquake of 18 October 1356. Only the two towers on the facade were rebuilt: to the left, St George’s tower (in 1428), and to the right, St Martin’s tower (in 1500). St George’s tower is 67.30 meters high, and St Martin’s tower 65.50 meters.

A striking feature of the cathedral is its red color, which is visible from far away. It is red sandstone, which was used for construction and originated a brief distance up the Rhine from Degerfelden and Wiesental across the German border. Both the outer structure and therefore the interior combines Late Roman and Gothic elements. While the facade features a Gothic appearance, the Late Roman influence is discernible on the transept, choir, and within the interior.

The Middle Ages saw the consecration of the Basel cathedral as an episcopal church of the Bishopric of Basel and Mary, the Mother of God, and to the Ottonian Emperor Henry II. It has served because of the main church of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Basel-Stadt since the Reformation (1529).

 

 

Best time to visit

July- September

 

 

Places To Eat

  • Restaurant Rubino
  • Zum Isaak
  • Coop City Restaurant Pfauen
  • Xiao Lu's
  • Invino Wine Bar

What began in 1978 with 16 characteristic Swiss buildings, is today an in depth exhibition with about over 100 residential and agricultural buildings from everywhere Switzerland, on a 66 hectare large area: This is the the one of a kind and the exquisite Ballenberg Open Air Museum. The historic buildings and their kitchens, chambers and living rooms illustrate rural life in Switzerland.

Ballenberg has been brought alive primarily by original, indigenous plants and crops that are cultivated here and over 250 native livestock species. Traditional handicrafts are kept alive within the workshops of the museum: basket-weaving, forging, braiding, spinning, weaving and carving are just a few of the various handicrafts on show on a daily basis. Visitors can look over the experts' shoulders or take part themselves.

To complete the beautiful attraction, there is also a petting zoo, a house with historic toys to try out, a forest trail, gardens, medicinal herbs, themed exhibits, special events and courses on culture and customs.

St. Peter's Cathedral (english), or Saint Pierre Cathedral (french) is over 850 years old Geneva's main church, famous for Jan Kalvin preaching here. St. Peter's Cathedral is found within the center of Geneva's Old Town, slightly on Capitol Hill overseeing the town , combining various architectural styles from Gothic to Ancient, as it was being rebuilt over the centuries. Since 16th century Cathedral belongs the Reformed Church.
North and South Towers are available for visitors vith outstanding views over Geneva. Cathedral also hosts numerous concerts, there's an archaeological site and Maccabean Caple located here and open for the general public .

 

History

St. Peter's Cathedral was build between years 1160 - 1252, on the place where previously used to stand basilica from the 6th century. Cathedral was rebuilded several times, last reconstructions took place in 18th century. In 1397, the Chapelle des Macchabées was added to the first building and in 1752 the portico was added to the western facade. Interiors of the Cathedral were vastly demolished in 1535, when Geneva's residents accepted the Reformation and destroyed all the altars inside the cathedral, all the statues and most of the paintings in a rage. Luckily the Pulpit and some paintings at the tops of the pillars were preserved.
Cathedral is 64 meters long. It has a old, spacious and rather plain interior, highlighted by shiny candle-like looking chandeliers, with beautiful shrine, several rows of benches and few chapels. Side aisles contains huge stone blocks - tombstones of church dignitaries from 15th and 16th centuries.
Cathedral is rented for concerts sometimes. There is no entrance fee for the St. Peter's Cathedral.

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