Switzerland, a lot to see and to enjoy in a small space. There isn't anything in Switzerland that you can't find somewhere else in the world. Sweden has more lakes, the glaciers in Canada are bigger, the mountains in Nepal are higher, in France you'll find more vineyards. But in Switzerland all of this is so close together. On a 2 to 3-hour trip you can enjoy completely different scenery. With SWISS BASE you can easily plan your holiday in Switzerland.
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Sightseeing tips Switzerland: In the following selected tips for trips and sightseeing in Switzerland. Additional recommendations can be found on the detail pages.
Basel city - Basel old town
Marcet place of the city Basel: When one enters this impressive piazza, the first thing that catches the eye is the colourful Town Hall (Rathaus). The piazza plays a key role in the lives ... more
Canton Uri - Altdorf Schachental Burglen
Visit the Tell Museum: Most comprehensive collection of historical and artistic documents, accounts and miscellanea spanning six centuries relating to the Swiss patriot William ... more
Canton Uri - Altdorf Schachental Burglen
Tell's Chapel in Burglen: Aside from the parish church in Bürglen is the Tell's chapel. The chapel is richly decorated with frescoes done by Heinrich Gessner. On the exterior wall ... more
Canton Uri - Urnersee Bauen Fluelen Isenthal Seelisberg
Seelisberg high over the Lake of Uri: Seeliberg, in the heart of central Switzerland, in the immediate vicinity of the "cradle" of Switzerland, the Rütli. Seelisberg has a very agreeable and ... more
Canton Appenzell - Appenzell Outer Rhodes
Henry Dunant Museum in Heiden: The Henry Dunant Museum is a museum in the Swiss town of Heiden, to preserve the memory and legacy of Henry Dunant, the Founder of the Red Cross Movement, ... more
(French Suisse; German Schweiz; Italian Svizzera; Romansh Svizra), is a federal republic in west central Europe, bounded on the north by France and Germany, on the east by Austria and Liechtenstein, on the south by Italy, and on the west by France. The country has an area of 41,288 sq km (15,941 sq mi). Its largest city is Zürich, and the capital is Bern.
Switzerland is one of the most mountainous countries of Europe, with more than 70 percent of its area covered by the Alps in the central and southern sections and the Jura in the northwest.
The Swiss Alps are part of the largest mountain system in Europe, and are well-known for their jagged peaks and steep gorges.
The Jura (Celtic for "forest") are much lower and smaller than the Alps, and are popular for cross-country skiing in Winter and hiking in summer.
Between these two mountain systems lies the Swiss plateau, it extends from Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in the southwest to the Lake of Constance (Bodensee) in the northeast. The plateau is thickly studded with hills.
The principal river system is formed by the Rhine and its tributaries as Limmat, Reuss and Aare. Other important rivers are the Rhône, Ticino and Inn.
Switzerland is famous for its many lakes, particularly those of the Alpine region, known for their scenic beauty. The most important lakes are Lake of Geneva, Lake of Constance, Lake of Lugano, and Lake Maggiore which are not wholly within Swiss borders; and Lake of Neuchâtel, Lake of Lucerne and Zürichsee, Brienzersee, and Thunersee, which are entirely within Switzerland.
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Principal Cities in Switerzland
The capital of Switzerland is Bern
. other major cities are Zurich
, the largest city and financial center of Switzerland; Basel one of the oldest university town; Geneva
, a cultural and financial centre also noted for its watch making and jewellery and last but not least Lausanne
set in a lakeside decor, surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards.
Vacanzas is Romansh meaning Holiday and is an international travel directory, providing not only information about tourism businesses but as a special service also businesses with strong relations to Switzerland.