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
Basel Minster: The Basel Minster is one of the main landmarks and tourist attractions of the Swiss city of Basel. It adds definition to the cityscape with its red sandstone ... more
Canton Uri - Urnersee Bauen Fluelen Isenthal Seelisberg
The legendary oath of Rütli in 1291: Rütli is considered as the founding site of Switzerland. Representatives of the original cantons formed an alliance in 1291 and swore to undergo a common ... 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
Isenthal at the foot of the impressive Uri-Rotstock.: Spend your holiday in Isenthal, away from hectic, near nature and fill up yourself with new strength. Enjoy a hiking trip in the pristine nature of a mountain ... more
Canton Obwalden - Sachseln, Flueli Ranft
Flüeli-Ranft: Flüeli-Ranft is the perfect place for overnight guests, day-trippers and hikers in search of peace and quiet. Flüeli Ranf offers a variety of hotels, restaurants ... 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.