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Zurich Uetliberg

At 871 meters above sea level, Uetliberg towers over the roofs of Zürich. The mountain affords an impressive panoramic view of the city, the lake and the Alps. Starting from the station at Uetliberg you can follow a trail to Felsenegg which takes you on a tour through a model of our solar system.

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Zurich Katzensee

Katzensee is a lake on the border of the city of Zurich and Regensdorf in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. Its surface area is 0.36 km².

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Zurich Hoenggerberg

Hoenggerberg is a small hill located in the northeast of Zurich city. There is a campus of ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) here. This campus of the ETH is currently being transformed into “Science City”. Departments: geomatics -, environmental – and civil engineering, architecture, biology, chemistry, materials and physics. The department of geomatics engineering is situated in the brown building (HIL).

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Faido

Faido is the capital of the district of Leventina in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland.It has about 1600 inhabitants and lies in the Leventina valley, which descends from the St. Gotthard mountain range. On 29 January 2006, Faido grew by incorporating the villages of Chiggiogna, Rossura, and Calonico.

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Winterthur

Winterthur, city, Zürich canton, northern Switzerland. It lies in a wooded basin east of the Töss River, northeast of Zürich city. The Roman settlement of Vitodurum was on the site of the city’s northeastern suburb of Ober-Winterthur. Winterthur was founded about 1175 by the counts of Kyburg, who granted it a charter with extensive privileges. It was inherited in 1264 by the Habsburgs, who sold it to the city of Zürich in 1467. Notable landmarks include the Town Church of St. Laurenz (1264–1515), the town hall (1781–83), and the Assembly Hall (1865–69). Notable among the advanced schools is the Technikum, Switzerland’s largest school of technology. The city’s Collection Oskar Reinhart am Römerholz picture gallery and its symphony orchestra are well known. A rail and industrial centre, Winterthur is home to high-technology businesses and also manufactures cotton textiles.

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Rapperswil

Rapperswil-Jona is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Rapperswil is located on the east shore of Lake Zurich. It is sometimes referred to as Rappi.

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Visp

Visp (French Viège) is the capital of the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

Its population is around 7,000. The two valleys are Mattertal and Saastal. It borders with Brig-Gils.

The majority of the population is German-speaking.

With its 24 authentic Valais mountain villages perched on the mountain slopes and nestling in the Rhone Valley, and its five skiing areas, this varied holiday region is often called ‘the Valais in pocket format’.

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Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal or the Saas Valley and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The villages in its neighborhood are Saas-Almagell, Saas-Grund and Saas-Balen.

Its location close to the glaciers of the Dom and the Allalinhorn provides winter sport opportunities throughout the year, and neighbouring peaks such as the Weissmies, the Nadelhorn and the Lenzspitze are popular climbs in the summer season. The community is considered to be a very attractive winter sport destination in the Swiss Alps. Typical activities include skiing, carving, snowshoe trekking, canyon climbing and ice climbing.

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Leukerbad

Leukerbad is situated in the canton of Valais in the south of Switzerland at 1411 metres above sea level. The location is very impressive because of the cliffs which surround Leukerbad:

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Brig

The lovely old town with its stately houses, cosy inns and hotels will tempt you to linger awhile. Lively Bahnhofstrasse is great for shopping, and the Stockalper Palace in Brig is one of the most important baroque palaces in Switzerland.

The history of Brig is closely linked with the Simplon Pass, one of the most beautiful alpine passes which starts immediately beyond the city gates. Napoleon built a road through the Simplon Pass in the 19th century to move his armies, thus creating the first man-made road in the Alps.

Brig is a perfect starting point for an excursion to Zermatt or Saas-Fee, for example. It also lies along the route of the famous Glacier Express, which links Zermatt and St. Moritz. Going south, Brig is the most northerly border station for the Simplon railway tunnel to Italy. To the east, you pass through Goms, and the Furka Pass leads to central Switzerland; the Grimsel Pass into the Bernese Oberland; and the Nufenen Pass into the Ticino.

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