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    Geneve

    by solopes Updated Nov 23, 2014

    Geneve is a city where I've been just once, with small kids that limited the visit.

    However, I enjoyed what I saw, and, for sure, Geneve is a place where I would gladly return.

    Geneve - Switzerland

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    Birnini Express

    by mary_birt Written Nov 21, 2014

    We travelled to St Moritz, this was amazing. The scenery was stunning. We couldn't see much at one point as there was a white out. When we got to St Moritz it was snowing very heavily, and this was the end of May!!!!!!!

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    Suspension Bridge Aletsch

    by barbskie Written Oct 26, 2014

    The hanging bridge was opened on 2008 connecting two valleys with 262 ft high above Massa Gorges and 406 ft long of gently swinging walk with thrill and fun for adventurers.
    This is probably the highlight of a trail Belalp-Riederalp route but crossing this bridge is not recommendable for extreme height phobias.
    A hike from Belalp cable car station heading to the panoramic terrace near Belalp Hotel up to this bridge take 2 hrs 30 min and 3 hrs 35 mins from the bridge to Riederalp for good hikers. It took us more including our photo sessions and breaks.

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    Zürich

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Oct 22, 2014

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    Zürich is the city I like best in Switzerland. It has a high quality of living (and prices that live up to it), a pretty location next to Lake Zürich and sights galore. What should you do if you spend a day or two in Zürich? I recommend

    - enjoy the view on the Limmatquay from Lindenhof square
    - taking a walk along Lake Zürich
    - visit the Grossmünster church and the stained glass windows of artist Sigmar Polke. You can also climb the tower to enjoy a marvellous view on Zürich)
    - visit the Fraumünster (with stained glass-windows by Marc Chagall)
    - visit the Musee Suisee/Schweizer Landesmuseum with an impressive collection on swiss history
    - have lunch in a (touristy) restaurant in the Augustinergasse
    - visit the "Kunsthaus", the major art museum
    - admire the architecture of the Zurich Opera House
    - visit the excellent zoo
    - hike the Rigiblick trail from the Zoo to Rigiblick funicular station
    - take a stroll in the Chinese Garden of Zürich.

    Z��rich
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    Basel

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Oct 22, 2014

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    Historic Basel - located on the River Rhine near the German-Switzerland border - is a great destination for a daytrip, especially in December, as it has a romantic Christmas Market. The sights of Basel include the Old Town, with an impressive red-painted Old Townhall. Notice the statue of a medieval Swiss pikemen under the clocktower, and the impressive mosaics in the interior courtyard. The Basel Cathedral (Münster) is very worthwhile visiting (beautiful stained - glass windows). Just behind the church is a terrace which has the best views of the Rhine panorama of Basel. The Basel Zoo - right in the inner city - has a great variety of exotic animals. Among the museums of Basel, the "Spielzeugwelten" has a fantastic collection of dollhouses; the Kunsthalle has a great variety of Swiss and international artists, from the Middle Ages to contemporary art. One of the most iconic views of Basel is the Tinguely Fountain, where artist Jean Tinguely assembled surreal moving peaces of machinery in a fountain.

    ), a cathedral (the "Münster"), lots of museums and a good zoo. Plenty of reasons to visit the place!

    Basel
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    Cathedral Saint Pierre, Geneva

    by gwened Written Sep 4, 2014

    The principal protestant Church in Geneva since 1535. Previously it was the site of the bishop and now it holds government cantonal events as well.

    The current Church is there since 1160 and it is a nice building on a modest construction scheme.After the Reformation the Church was stripped of many of its ornaments and now its pretty much empty as per the Protestant rite.

    There is an interesting chapel previously called the Chapelle Notre-Dame, and now Chapelle des Macchabées because of the possible relics of the Brothers Macchabées. The construction of this chapel was done in 1397. The Cathedral has about 45 bells between two towers and the Arrow top. It is at the north tower where you find the heaviest bells ,La Clémence, and La Bellerive.
    There is an archeological in the basement that a museum was created in 1976.

    a nice historical place to visit.

    Cathedral Saint Pierre side chapel of Cathedral back of Cathedral Place du Bourg de Four from Cathedral
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    Munster Cathedral

    by peterocnnor Updated Aug 31, 2014

    this 13th century building is a mix of Gothic exterior & Romanesque interior & was built over its 9th century predecessor tough was needed a major rebuild after an earthquake in 1356 you can visit the Gothic twin towers for a small fee of 4 sfr

    the cathedral building church pulpit wonderful stained glass window the church interior church pew
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    Haus Zum Kirschgarten

    by peterocnnor Updated Aug 31, 2014

    The magnificent Kirschgarten House – built between 1775 and 1780 as the home and office of a Basel silk ribbon manufacturer – is one of Switzerland’s principal museums of domestic ( at the time of my visit rd works prohibited 1 getting entry from the front entrance to the museum so the entrance was through the garden at the side of the building )

    the Garden entrance a tapestry & chair rather unusual lavatory a beautifully styled sitting space portrait of the former owner of the Mansion
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    Historisches museum Basel

    by peterocnnor Written Aug 31, 2014

    this fine museum tells of how the city of Basel was built up through the centuries from pre - christian times to the present day it houses many excellent exhibits from roman times up to items from the 14th & 15th century

    museum entrance ancient pottery silver gilded  books religious icons fine wood carved furniture
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    Kunstmuseum

    by peterocnnor Written Aug 30, 2014

    this is Basel major Art museum , the museum concentrates on to principle periods 1400 -1600 & 1800 to the present day ....the museum houses local artists also Picasso's & Monet's . no photo taking allowed inside the museum

    museum entrance stone facade outside kunstmuseum courtyard courtyard sculpture courtyard sculpture courtyard sculpture
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    JUNGFRAUJOCH- TOP OF EUROPE

    by kmohandas Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    The Jungfraujoch is a Fairy-tale world of ice and caves. You can enjoy a unique view of the Aletsch Glacier which is 22 kms long and has an area of 80 sq. kms. It is the largest ice stream in Alps. On a clear day, you can view borders of Switzerland to the Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forests in Germany. Further attractions are Sphinx Vantage Terrace, the Ice Palace, the Ice Gateway and the Glacier Plateaux. During summer, there are greater choses of attractions. Then you can have great fun in snow-clad top of Europe. There are five restaurants in Jungfraujoch Building Complex including one Indian Restaurant.
    Admission Fee: Adults: CHF 45/-, Children: CHF 25/-

    JUNGFRAUJOCH-OP OF EUROPE

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    Take the Cogwheel train to Gornergrat

    by Paul2001 Updated Aug 13, 2014

    The cogwheel train that takes you to Gornergrat is one of the must-do's when you are in Zermatt. This cogwheel train is the highest open air railway in Europe. A round trip on the train is expensive set at 76F in the summer and 84F in the winter. I received a half off rate for carrying a Swiss rail card.
    The train takes a laborious 29 minutes to climb up from Zermatt station to Gornergrat which sits on a rocky mountain ridge 3099m above sea level. The air here is chilly to say the least however there are views of Mount Rosa, the Matterhorn and the Dom are stupendous. You also have a good view of the very bleak Gorner glacier.
    Amongst my photos of Gornergrat you will see a St Bernard much must be the most photographed dog in the world as everyone takes a picture of it with the Matterhorn in the background. If you like sleeping at these heights then you can get a room here in a three star hotel. There is also a restaurant and observatory. While returning down from Gornergrat I decided to jump off at Riffelberg railway station before Zermatt and walk down. This was a great way of taking in excellent views of the Matterhorn.

    The cogwheel train with the Matterhorn
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    Rorschach

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 28, 2014

    We knew we were leaving Switzerland by catching a ferry somewhere on Lake Constance. I chose Rorschach because I have a degree in psychology and associated the town with the famous ink blot personality test. In fact that test is not named after the town but named after its creator Hermann Rorschash.

    We did not spend a lot of time here, but had a walk by the picturesque lakeside then boarded the ferry.

    Rorschach. Rorschach.
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    Appenzell

    by IreneMcKay Written Jun 28, 2014

    From St Gallen we took the Appenzeller Railway to Appenzell. Appenzell Village is the capital of the smallest of the Swiss cantons. It is surrounded by beautiful mountainous scenery and has some wonderfully painted old wooden buildings.

    We bought some Appenzell cheese while we were there. This was delicious but completely smelled out our hotel room. We ate most of it on the ferry crossing Lake Constance and had to eat it on the outside deck due to the overpowering smell.

    The Appenzeller Railway. Appenzell. Old Houses, Appenzell. Appenzell.
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    St Gallen

    by IreneMcKay Written Jun 28, 2014

    After Rapperswil we spent a few days in St Gallen. St. Gallen is in the northeastern part of Switzerland. It is located about 700 meters above sea level and is one of the highest cities in Switzerland. It gets a lot of snow in winter.

    The town of St Gallen developed around the hermitage of Saint Gall which was founded in the 7th century. St Gallen has many lovely old buildings as well as the Abbey of St Gall.

    We also went to the Drei Weieren, the Three Ponds, to swim. These ponds were originally dug out by monks to satisfy the water requirements of their monastery. Later water from these ponds was used to put out fires and as a raw material in the bleaching industry.

    View over St Gallen. At the three ponds. Old Houses, St Gallen. Peter in St Gallen. Old Houses, St Gallen.
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