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Entries for July, 2008

Grindelwald – Sightseeing and Location

One of Switzerland’s chief mountaineering, summer, and winter resorts, Grindelwald village is the starting point for climbing the First (7,113 ft), which is reached by a chair lift 3,720 ft in length. The valley possesses excellent pastures and fruit trees. Highlights * Jungfraujoch – snow and ice are guaranteed on the «Top of Europe» at [...]

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Grindelwald

The Eiger village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green hollow, surrounded by a commanding mountainscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and [...]

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Basel – Sightseeing 2

Tradition-conscious, open-minded and full of contrasts, Basel is regarded as one of Switzerland’s centres for art, music and architecture. Thanks to its central location at the ‘three-countries-corner’ where Switzerland, Germany and France meet, the city on the elbow of the Rhine is also an important centre of fairs and congresses. The large market square with [...]

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Basel – Sightseeing 1

Describing Basel in one word is far from simple. Labels such as Cultural Capital of Switzerland or University City can only be seen as an attempt to give the city, with its wealth of cultural, historical, leisure and enjoyment experiences, a single overarching name.

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Basel – Location & Arrival

Basel lies in the heart of Europe, on both banks of the Rhine. The city is the centre of the idyllic Three-Country Corner of France, Germany and Switzerland – lying between the Swiss Jura, Germany’s Black Forest and the Vosges in Alsace.

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Basel

Basel, also spelled  Basle,  French  Bâle,  capital of the half canton of Basel-Stadt (with which it is virtually coextensive), northern Switzerland. It lies along the Rhine River, at the mouths of the Birs and Wiese rivers, where the French, German, and Swiss borders meet, at the entrance to the Swiss Rhineland.

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Appenzell – Sights and Activities

The town of Appenzell may seem a bit touristy at first glance, especially in summer. Still, that’s a small price to pay for the preservation of a town’s heritage–and if you see a farmer walking barefoot with an earring dangling from one ear, you can be sure that he isn’t doing it to impress the [...]

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Appenzell

Appenzell, capital of the half canton of Appenzell Inner-Rhoden, northeastern Switzerland, in the Sitter Valley, south of Sankt Gallen. Originally a possession of the abbey of Sankt Gallen, it was the traditional capital of the Appenzell region and became the capital of Inner-Rhoden after the canton was divided in 1597. Notable landmarks include an ancient [...]

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Zermatt

Zermatt (French: Praborgne) is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is located at the northern base of the Matterhorn in the German-speaking and predominantly Roman Catholic section of the canton. It is 62 km southeast of Gstaad, and only about 10 km from the border with [...]

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