Switzerland Things to Do

  • View across the valley
    View across the valley
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    The trail continues to Adelboden
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Switzerland Things to Do

  • Old Town

    Geneva Things to Do

    Geneva old town is well worth a wander with its old narrow streets, attractive shops and fountains. It is home to Geneva's cathedral, oldest house and town hall. It is located on a hill and there are wonderful views over Geneva from the top of it. There are many cafes and restaurants here.

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  • Mount Pilatus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    this will be pictures of the various views you can see at the observation deck of Pilatus kulm atop Mount Pilatus. the Outside Observation Deck of Pilatus Kulm is the best way to enjoy an uninterrupted 360 view of the scenery around mount Pilatus and the areas beyond it like the swiss alps, lake Lucerne, the hiking and alpine trails and forests...

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  • Lindenhof

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Zürich Things to Do

    The "Lindenhof" on a hill close to the Rennweg, is one of Zürichs prettiest squares, named after the many linden trees that grow here and spend shade. The square was historically a place of public announcements and meetings. The Lindenhof area is technically the smallest quarter of Zürich. From Lindenhof, one has fine views on the Zürich oldtown,...

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  • Jungfrau

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Interlaken Things to Do

    What a delight for train lovers with all these alpine railways. During your journey you will enjoy the great landscape, you just need to choose your destination... The Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB) linked Interlaken Ost railway station to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. A modern, straight-track shuttle service is operated with two train...

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  • Old town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bern Things to Do

    We find parking across the Bärengraben. That location is connected with Old Town via city bridge. Old Town of Bern is its medieval center. Since 1983 this area is part of UNESCO world heritage list. It is compact area border with its three sides by river Aare. There is numerous arcades passages, cobblestones streets, shops in cellars and under...

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  • Muenster Cathedral

    Basel Things to Do

    The Baseler Münster (cathedral) is the main church of the area, built from red sandstone between 1019 and 1500 in romanic and gothic architectural style. The front of the Münster is decorated with staues of St. Georg and St. Martin; inside, many beautiful stained-glass windows, a magnificent altarpiece and medieval sculptures can be found. One...

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  • Gornergrat

    4 out of 5 stars

    Zermatt Things to Do

    The Gornergrat bahn cog track , takes you from Zermatt to the top of Gornergrat mountain opposite the Matterhorn. The fare is 86 chf return, the Swiss travel pass gives you it at half price. You recieve a card to operate the gates at the bottom and top. The train takes about 35 minutes ,with 4 stops on the way. You can break your journey. The...

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  • Monte Bre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lugano Things to Do

    Monte Bré provides fantastic views over Lugano and the easiest way to reach the top is by funicular. Bear in mind though that this is Switzerland and the price is steep as well. We paid 23 CHF for a return ticket (approx £15 / €19 - Sept 2012). To get there from Lugano city centre you can take bus no.1 to bus stop Cassarate/ Monte Bré or from the...

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  • Cathedrale Notre Dame

    Lausanne Things to Do

    One of the most beautiful Gothic structures in Europe, Lausanne Cathedral stands ,150m above Lake Geneva. Construction on the cathedral began in 1175; in 1275 it was consecrated by Pope Gregory X. The architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began a restoration of the cathedral in the 19th century -- and it is still going on! The doors and façade of the...

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  • Oeschinensee

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kandersteg Things to Do

    This is a nice easy hike in the Oeschinensee area (in the Unesco world heritage part). It is 7 km long and gives you nice panorama views of the lake and the peaks. It will take you about 3.5 hours. Height difference is 350 m. You start at the Seilbahn Oeschinensee (or walk up which adds an hour to the trip) From the station follow the signs to...

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  • Chateau de Nyon - Nyon Castle

    Nyon Things to Do

    The main part of Chateau de Nyon houses the Local History museum and an extended Exhibition of Porcelain. The history of Nyon isn’t really important (most probably because the town was never really of special strategic importance) and unlike its roman past (that is covered in the nearby roman museum) there’s not much to see here apart from some...

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  • Collégiale

    Neuchâtel Things to Do

    Collegiale – the Collegiate Church, dedicated to the Virgin, is wonderful building made of Hauterive stone which gives it yellow colour typical for the city of Neuchatel. Almost the whole century passed between the beginning of the construction in 1185 and the consecration of the Collegiate church in 1276. That is the reason for the transition of...

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  • Eremitage

    Arlesheim Things to Do

    Nature has invaded the landscape garden. It is buzzing with life. I visited in May and lots of wildflowers in all colours were in bloom everywhere. Birds and waterfowl like the ponds and the forest areas. May meant little fluffy ducklings around... The ponds are used to breed carps; the fish are clearly visible in the light greenish water. Some...

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  • Le Jet d'Eau

    4 out of 5 stars

    Geneva Things to Do

    The 140m height fountain - the simbol of Geneva and the starting point of our short visit there. We've spent about one hour enjoying the view from all the angles and walking in the huge park on the lake side.

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  • Kapellbrücke - Chapel Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    final part of my tips with pictures of the frames which were restored and with some burn out remains as reminders of the f1993 fire. this will be a four part tip with pictures of the bridge, the restored areas after the disastrous 1993 fire which destroyed parts of the bridge (and the charred remains of the previous paintings) and the preserved...

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  • Uetliberg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Zürich Things to Do

    From the train, it's only about a 15 minute stroll to the restaurant and lookout at the top. Great views down over the city and the lake and surrounding mountains. There's a quiet forest where evidently sometimes there are even deer, but we didnt' see any or hear any birds....a silent forest is a bit eerie!

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  • Trummelbach Falls

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Trummelbach Falls has 10 glacier waterfalls that are inside a mountain. The thundering falls are fed by Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau Mountains. You reach the falls by a tunnel-lift. It is a Unesco world natural heritage site and it was pretty cool. The area around the falls are really beautiful - perfect for walking/exploring.

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  • Bear pit

    Bern Things to Do

    Since the late 15 century, the bears have been very popular in Bern. This attraction is visited by tourists and inhabitants of the city. The bears of Bern was located in Bärengraben. Accessible to people of restricted mobility - visiting: Mar-Oct: 9.30am-5pm; Nov-Feb: 9.30am-4.30pm for free.

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  • Rathaus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Basel Things to Do

    Photos: 1. Marktplatz with market and City Hall 2. Rathaus (City Hall) This distinctive red sandstone building is the City Hall, dating from the early sixteenth century. It is located directly on the Marktplatz (Market Square), where outdoor markets are still held. A lot of construction work was in progress when I was there.

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  • Matterhorn

    5 out of 5 stars

    Zermatt Things to Do

    The Matterhorn is the most distinctive and dramatic peak in the Swiss Alps,it straddles the Swiss -Italian border The Matterhorn is 4478 m high and can be seen from some parts of Zermatt village. Depending on time of day and sunshine the mountain has different moods. At a bridge over river Vispa near hotel Couroone tourists stand and wait for the...

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  • Piazza della Riforma

    Lugano Things to Do

    These two adjacent squares make up the center of town and it's here that many festivals are held. The squares are lined with sidewalk cafes, with one side with a partial view towards the lake. It's a great place to spend a warm summer evening.

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  • Ouchy

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lausanne Things to Do

    Ouchy is located southern part of Lausanne, which is a suburb by the Lake Geneva. It has a beautiful waterfront that people can do some walking, jogging, or enjoying the views of the alps. This waterfront is not so tourists, mostly locals spending time relaxing and having a good time with their friends and family. The waterfront can be visited...

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  • Sunnbüel and Gemmipass

    Kandersteg Things to Do

    Probably the most popular hike in the Kandersteg area is the trek to the Gemmi Pass. While many tourists find the hike very strenuous, locals call it the "Grandmothers' Walk," and you will indeed see many senior citizens making the journey. The most efficient way to get there is to either take the "Sunnbuel-bus" or walk a scenic 20 minutes to the...

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  • Quai des Alpes

    Nyon Things to Do

    Walking along the lakeside was the last thing I did in Nyon and probably for most visitors before they head back to the train station or take the boat from the harbor to some other town of Geneva lake (these boats must be more busy in summer of course, in January the was almost zero demand). The port was built in 1838 while the quay added in...

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  • Tour des Prisons - Prisons Towers

    Neuchâtel Things to Do

    The Prison Tower is the oldest building in Neuchatel with foundations going back to the 10th Century. This high tower stands at the foot of Neuchatel castle. Now, a few important bits of information 1....The walk to the top is up many steep steps, no good if you are not fit or disabled. 2....There is nobody here to let you in, just a turnstile...

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  • Old Village Centre

    Arlesheim Things to Do

    What is a "Trotte"? A wine press. This building gives testimony of the times when Arlesheim was a village of vintners. The big press in the village centre was used by all of them. Winemaking is hard labour but pays off well, which explains a certain wealth already in past centuries. The present building was erected in the 18th century but...

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  • Lake Boat Trips

    Geneva Things to Do

    A nice boat trip with an experienced skipper. We rented a fast Sea Ray boat. We went to Yvoire and Nyon. So many lovely houses and we also tried wakebording. A nice moment with a flat lake. It was a really nice ride. The reservation was very quick. We found the contact on www.genevaboats.com. The relpy very quickly.

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    The Quaint and well preserved old town of Lucerne is why the city became the number one attraction in Switzerland for the tourists, specially those who do multi country tours as there are many unique and interesting sites in the old town of Luzern and which walking tours of the old town are the most popular activity (the streets are narrow and...

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  • Grossmünster Churche

    Zürich Things to Do

    Gross Munster known for its distinctive two towers , which can be climbed. , for the view.The Gross Munster is near the Rathaus., in the centre of Zurich. I thought the front door detail was marvelous. There is a crypt. The church is near the banks of the river Limmat. Building started in 1100 and inaugurated in 1220. Was a monastory church. It is...

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  • Ice Palace

    Interlaken Things to Do

    Eis-Palast / Ice Palace is another great sight on top of Jungfraujoch : It is a big area inside the mountain, where all of the corridors and all of the halls are made by solid ice. You may see various sculptures made of ice and you have to be careful, when walking, but there are hand-rails and somehow it was less slippery than outside at the...

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  • Clock Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bern Things to Do

    Once Bern" s main clock , the clock tower dating back to the 15th century is now the citys landmark building. on Kram Gasse. There is a display of mechanical figures every hour. The german name is Zytglogge. Take Trams 6,7,8,9, to Zytglogge.

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  • Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Basel Things to Do

    The Basel Zoo is located quite central in the city, therefore being relatively small as there is no additional space for expansion left. It is nonetheless one of the most important zoos in Europe, owning many rare and interesting species. One of the unique features of Basel Zoo is an enclosure where hippos, zebras and ostriches are combined. Basel...

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  • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Zermatt Things to Do

    The best thing to do on a visit to Zermatt is to get up into the mountains, and the ultimate place to do this is at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. At 3,883 metres above sea level, this is the highest sightseeing point in Europe which is accessible by cableway. One of the best things for me was the journey to get up there. It started with a trip...

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  • Chiesa Santa Maria degli Angeli

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lugano Things to Do

    This 1499 Church is known for its ornate murals. It's greatest works were done by the Italian artist, Bernardino Luini, a disciple of Leornardo Da Vinci. it's the most famous and ornate church in Lugano.

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  • Place de la Palud

    Lausanne Things to Do

    The Old Town of Lausanne is full of cozy pedestrian streets and some interesting squares, laid back atmosphere in summer, good for some relaxing in the outdoor cafes and ideal for people watching. Place de la Palud is a central cobbled stone square that houses some nice old buildings, among them the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) (pic 4) that was...

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  • Allmenalp

    Kandersteg Things to Do

    Most hikers like to head toward the Oeschinensee or up to Sunnbuel to enjoy the trails there. But if you go to the other side of the valley to the Allmenalp, there are also a number of fine trails to enjoy. One that worked well for us was the first part of the hiking trail to Adelboden. While the hike all the way across the mountain pass to...

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  • Nyon Town

    Nyon Things to Do

    I arrived in Nyon on cold January morning but it was a lovely sunny day (although it started with the usual full cloud cover), ideal for long strolls (the only rain me and my cameras hate is the rain, I can survive and enjoy anything else actually). The town seemed strangely quiet at first sight, I had a feeling most people work elsewhere (Geneva?)...

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  • Esplanade du Mont-Blanc

    Neuchâtel Things to Do

    Plateau in front of Museum of Art and History, Esplanade Leopold-Robert – Leopold Robert Promenade, is venue of open-air sculpture exhibition. Sculptures are part of the museum Art Collection. The permanent exhibition was inaugurated on 11th of September 1994. The underlying theme is human figure in various expressive forms in the art of the 20th...

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  • Dom - Cathedral

    Arlesheim Things to Do

    The square in front of the cathedral shows the cityscape like in a planned baroque city. The 'square' is a rectangle with buildings along three sides. The front of the church occupies the short side. The two long sides hold two buildings each that used to be the residential houses of the canons in the chapter. Nowadays they serve as parsonage (nect...

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  • Flower Clock

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Geneva Things to Do

    If you're at the Jardin Anglais and aren't sure what time it is, there's an unusual and pretty way to tell the time. Constructed to celebrate Switzerland's long watch-making tradition, this clock made of flowers actually works. It must be an interesting job for the gardener whose duty it is to water the clock...

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  • Löwendenkmal - Lion Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lucerne Things to Do

    about a kilometer away from the old town or about 800 meters away from Schwanenplatz along Denkmalstrasse (about a brisk 10 minute walk) is the famous Löwendenkmal, otherwise known as the Lion Monument. It is a tribute to the famous Swiss Guards who were employed by King Louis XVI as mercenaries who were massacred in 1792 during the French...

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  • Bahnhofstrasse

    4 out of 5 stars

    Zürich Things to Do

    Wallace Fountains is nice decoration of famous street. I already read about this statue in another places but even if people dont know about it there is nice description on statue itself. It is written on plaque on statue: “Fountain from Paris, 1870, to initiate the 1982 World Convention of Water Experts in Zurich. The four nymphs personify...

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  • Walking

    Interlaken Things to Do

    This town is breathtaking. The guides are all so friendly (I met three of them). IT's a bunch of local young students who want to show the guests the 'REAL' Interlaken. And that's exactly what they do...We were having a blast and learned so much about Interlaken and Switzerland in general. Check 'em out here and make sure you're joining one of...

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  • Cathedral - Münster

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bern Things to Do

    Bern Cathedral was built in 15th century and is Switzerland's highest cathedral. it is now as Swiss reformed church although originally Catholic. The 100 meter tower that makes it the tallest in Switzerland was completed in 1893

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  • Tinguely Fountain

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Basel Things to Do

    The late Jean Tinguely (he died 1991) was a Basel artist who focused on "mechanical" or "kinetic" art, improvising moving machines that at first sight do not serve a recognisable purpose. One of his major works is the "Fasnachts"- or "Carnaval"-Fountain, often simply called "Tinguely-Fountain" on the Theaterplatz square in Basel. 10 mechanical...

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