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Entries for August, 2008

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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Ascona

The former fishing village of Ascona is situated beside a charming, sunny bay on Lake Maggiore, and, with its Old Town and lakeside promenade, is a popular yet exclusive holiday destination, with some of the most famous hotels in Switzerland. While Lake Maggiore offers a wide range of water sports, the unspoilt valleys in the [...]

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Bellinzona

Bellinzona, capital of Ticino canton, southern Switzerland, on the Ticino River, at the junction of roads to the St. Gotthard, Lukmanier, and San Bernardino passes, east of Locarno. Possibly of Roman origin, it was first mentioned in AD 590 and played a considerable part in the early history of Lombardy because of its strategic location. [...]

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Locarno

Locarno, German  Luggarus town, Ticino canton, southern Switzerland. It is situated at the northern end of Lago Maggiore, near the mouth of the Maggia River, west of Bellinzona. The site was settled in prehistoric times, and the town was first mentioned in 789. A possession of the dukes of Milan from 1342, it was taken [...]

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Lugano – Sightseeing

Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland’s third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of [...]

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