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Entries Tagged ‘Aare’

Olten

The small town of Olten lies between Solothurn and Aarua at the southern foot of the Jura on the river Aare. Thanks to its central location in the Swiss Mittelland, the town is a popular venue for conventions and meetings. The unspoiled nature of the nearby Jura heights however also makes the area an attractive [...]

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Thun

The town of Thun located on the lake of the same name is the gateway to the Bernese Oberland and an ideal starting point for excursions to the nearby Alpine foothills and Alps. The impressive castle and historic old town, bathing beaches, promenades and Alps in the background provide a picturesque setting for Switzerland’s tenth-biggest [...]

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Boat Cruises on Lake Biel, the River Aare, Three-Lakes

The Lake Biel fleet has nine boats, including the MobiCat, the world’s largest solar catamaran. This unusual boat, operated purely on solar energy, offers a brunch cruise every Sunday in summer and can be rented for private events, whether this is a seminar or a party. Lake Biel is ringed by romantic vineyards that offer [...]

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Bern

Also spelled Berne, capital of Switzerland and of Bern canton, in the west-central part of the nation. It lies along a narrow loop of the Aare River. The existence of the ancient castle of Nydegg, guarding a crossing over the Aare, probably led Berthold V, duke of Zähringen, to found Bern in 1191 as a [...]

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