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Entries for June 20th, 2008

Rigi

Mt. Rigi, also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”, is a great place for fun and recreation right in the very heart of Switzerland. It is one of Switzerland’s most favourite excursion destinations with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alps and offers 100 kilometres of hiking and nordic walking paths, covered picnic areas, [...]

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Lausanne

Capital of Vaud canton, western Switzerland, on the northern shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman); built on the southern slopes of the Jorat heights, its altitude ranges from 1,240 ft (378 m) at Ouchy, its lake port, to 2,122 ft at Le Signal, its highest point. Two short streams, the Flon and the Louve, which [...]

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Geneva

French Genève , German Genf , Italian Ginevra city, capital of Genève canton, in the far southwestern corner of Switzerland that juts into France. One of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, Geneva has served as a model for republican government and owes its preeminence to the triumph of human, rather than geographic, factors. It developed its [...]

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