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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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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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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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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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Montreux

Montreux, town, comprising three resort communities (Le Châtelard-Montreux, Les Planches-Montreux, and Veytaux-Montreux; merged 1962) in Vaud canton, western Switzerland, extending 4 miles (6 km) along the eastern shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). Its natural setting below mountains protecting it from northerly and easterly winds has made Montreux the lake’s most fashionable health resort. The [...]

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Biel

Biel (German), French Bienne,  town, Bern canton, northwestern Switzerland. It lies at the northeastern end of Lake Biel (Bieler See), northwest of Bern city. Of Celtic origin (Belenus) and inhabited in Roman times, the town dates from the 11th century and was chartered in 1275. It was for centuries under the jurisdiction of the prince-bishops [...]

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Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel (French), German  Neuenburg, capital (since 1815) of Neuchâtel canton, western Switzerland, on the northwestern shore of Lake Neuchâtel, at the mouth of the Seyon River, partly on the slopes of the Chaumont (3,566 feet [1,087 metres]) and partly on land reclaimed from the lake. A Burgundian town by the 11th century, it was chartered [...]

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Zug

Zug (German), French  Zoug,  capital of Zug canton, north central Switzerland, on the northeastern shore of Lake Zug (Zugersee), at the foot of the Zugerberg (3,409 ft [1,039 m]), just south of Zürich. First mentioned in 1242 as a possession of the counts of Kyburg, it was purchased by Rudolf IV of Habsburg (later Rudolf [...]

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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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