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Interlaken

Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland between Lakes Thun and Brienz and at the feet of the three famous peaks Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau is a holiday and conference resort of international importance, and an ideal starting point for countless excursions to the region’s top destinations. The composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote: «If you haven’t seen the [...]

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Brienz

Brienz is located in the middle of charming mountains at the eastern end of turquoise-coloured Lake Brienz. The cosy village is starting point for excursions to the Bernese Oberland, the Ballenberg Open-air Museum but also to Lucerne or Interlaken or across the nearby Alpine passes. The probably most romantic part of Brienz is the Brunngasse [...]

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Pilatus

Pilatus is a mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland. Jurisdiction over the mountain is divided between the cantons of Obwalden, Nidwalden, and Lucerne. The peak is in Obwalden right on the border with Nidwalden.

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Mountain Magic in Switzerland

Bordered by Italy, Austria, Germany, France and the principality of Liechtenstein, Switzerland lies in the midst of the Alps — and these magnificent mountains occupy three-fifths of the country. An international crossroads with a superb transportation system, Switzerland is an ideal place from which to explore in any direction. From Lake Constance in the north [...]

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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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Boats on Lakes Thun and Brienz

The lakes Thun and Brienz are home to a fleet of 14 boats, of which two boats are paddle steamers. The lakes nestled among the imposing mountains surrounding them glint like jewels and are a sight to behold in any weather. The shores of Lake Thun are exceptionally attractive as they are dotted with castles, [...]

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Boats on Lake Geneva

With its eight paddle-wheel boats from the Belle Epoque era, five of them powered with steam engines, the Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (CGN) owns a unique patrimony. The Belle Epoque boats have been plying Central Europe’s largest lake for 130 years. The boats run from Geneva to Le Bouveret, via Yvoire, [...]

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Boats on Lake Lucerne

The flotilla on Lake Lucerne consists of five nostalgic lake steamers and 15 elegant salon motor boats. Together, these twenty boats ply the lake on various routes that add up to 38 kilometers. Along the way, passengers will be able to admire nature at its best: gently rolling meadows, idyllic bays, dramatic fjords, and near-vertical [...]

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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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