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The Great Tour of Zurich
"This tour shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings! Start with a guided city tour of Zurich which shows you the commercial center a section of the Old Town Fraumuenster Church with its famous Chagall windows historical Limmatquai and the university district. Drive along the Hoehenstrasse which offers spectacular views into the Alps we then drive to Rapperswil which is named the 'City of Roses'. The charming little town of Rapperswil offers unique attractions for visitors - the Rose Gardens the Castle the deer park on the Lindenhof and the picturesque Old Town.After a guided orientation tour and some time at leisure in Rapperswil
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Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day
"After first doing a city tour of Zurich we follow Lake Zurich to Rapperswil the city of roses. We visit the picturesque Old Town and its medieval castle; you will also have some time at leisure here. Then after crossing the Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the Alps we reach the lovely Toggenberg region whose pretty hill a the capital of the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein you will have more time at leisure. A visit to the Post Office is recommended; the famous stamps from this tiny state are coveted worldwide by philatelists and amateur stamp lovers alike. And finally the setting for the Heidi stories. In the summer months you visit Heidi's village. A pleasant short walk leads to a collection of typical mountain houses a village shop and of course lots of little goats. Entry into the authentic Heidi House is optional. In wintertime you'll visit the quaint Swiss village of Werdenberg instead.A beautiful trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen
From CHF84.00
 
Beginners Ski Day Trip to Jungfrau Ski Region from Zurich
"Hop aboard your minivan or coach in Zurich in the morning. Then meet your guide and travel out of the city into the beautiful Jungfrau region. With towering snow-capped peaks and deep forest-covered valleys the Jungfrau is considered by many locals and visitors alike to be among Switzerland’s most beautiful Alpine regions. As you travel take in fine views over Switzerland’s rugged countryside. Listen as your guide shares details about the area’s geology and heritage then arrive in comfort in the traditional Swiss ski resort of Grindelwald.Visit the ski hire shop in town and kit yourself out with skis and safety equipment. Then head to the rolling beginner slopes in nearby Bodmi nestled beneath the might north face of Eiger Mountain. During your 2.5-hour class
From CHF360.00

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Stadtpfarrkirche St Johann - Church

The catholic parish church St. Johann is a reconstruction in Neo-Gothic style after a devastating fire in 1882. Of the works of art - not that there were too many, reformation's iconoclasm had hit...
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Altstadt - Old Town

Rapperswil's Altstadt (old town centre) is very attractive. The majority of its buildings seem to date from the 16th-18th centuries, with later additions and modifications, although there are a few...
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Rapperswil Castle

On top of the hill, above Rapperswil's old town and with gorgeous views of the lake and the Alps, is the castle. It was erected at the end of the 12th century and reconstructed after 1350. Nowadays...
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Rose Gardens

Rapperswil is also named "city of roses", which is a bit over the top, I'd say. They do have some nice rose gardens, but nothing overly spectacular. It's probably more history related as two roses are...
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Wooden Bridge

Sonja pointed out this wooden bridge from the castle walls. Holzbrücke Rapperswil-Hurden is the longest wooden bridge in Europe (840 metres) and was opened on April 6th 2001. It links Rapperswil and...
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Castle Hill

Switzerland is notoriously expensive, but these views are all to be enjoyed for free From the Lindenhof viewing terrace, my guide book stated that I would see The Santis Massif in the North East, The...
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Liebfrauenkapelle - Church

The chapel "Of Our Lady" just north of the catholic parish church is really interesting. It goes back to an ossuary from the middle of the 13th century, which is still preserved on the ground floor....
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Capuchin Monastery & Church - Kapuzinerkloster

The end of the peninsula is occupied by the Capuchin monastery, built about 400 years ago. The church was renovated in the 1960s and appears quite bare nowadays (pic 3). In the front corner right is...
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Circus Museum

Rapperswil is closely connected with the Swiss Circus dynasty of the family Knie. The Swiss national Circus is stationed here since the establishment in 1919 and this museum is the newest attraction...
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Polish Museum

In 1975, the museum was created by the Polish immigrants and their Swiss friends. It is located inside the castle. Its exhibition gives a view of the history of the versatile Swiss - Polish...
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Curti-Haus

From the boat, we could see this building, with its impressive frescoes and mosaics. We walked past it on the way to the castle Each wall is decorated with frescoes. On one wall are paintings that...
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Stadtmuseum - City Museum

When I was in Rapperswil the City museum was closed for renovation works. Back then it was named "Heimatmuseum", now it's reopened and renamed "Stadtmuseum Rapperswil-Jona." The old townhouse from...
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Rathaus - Town Hall

The Rathaus is located in the main square of the old town. It was built for Council (Rat) meetings around 1470, with further renovations in 1866 and 1895. The medieval Rathaus was the Town Hall,...
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Untere Bahnhofplatz 5, (formerly Swiss Q Hotel), Rapperswil, St. Gallen, 8640, Switzerland
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Untere Bahnhofstrasse 5, Rapperswil, Switzerland,
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Hauptplatz 11, Rapperswil, 8640, Switzerland
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FISCHMARKTPLATZ, Rapperswil, SG 8640
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Hoehenweg 15, Hasenstrick, Rapperswil, St. Gallen, 8342, Switzerland
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Top 5 Rapperswil Writers

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german_eagle

"Rapperswil"
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barbskie

"Rapperswil, the city of roses"
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suvanki

"VT mini meet to Rapperswil"
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Tripack

"Rapperswil - Swiss VT capital for one day ;-)"
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leics

"Worth the boat trip (and the train ride)!"
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