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Lake Lauerzersee lies between the Rigi and Mythen massifs in the municipalities of Lauerz Schwyz and Steinen. The lake, which is 3 kilometres long and a maximum of...
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Montebello castle thrones at almost 300 feet above the city of Bellinzona in the Swiss Canton of Ticino. The fortification was declared UNESCO World...
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One of three UNESCO World Heritage castles, Castelgrande rises over the town of Bellinzona. Its shape is characterised by the 89 feet tall "White...
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Sasso Corbaro is one of the three castles in Bellinzona that were declared UNESCO World Heritage in 2000. The fortification towers around 755 feet above...
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The Forum of Swiss History in Schwyz is one of the most important museums in the Alpine region and is the central Swiss seat of the Swiss National Museum....
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The Swiss Open Air Museum Ballenberg shows typical houses and settlements from all parts of Switzerland. Houses and courtyards from the 14th to 19th...
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The bathing lake is an idyllic place that attracts both children and adults. For the little ones, a large paddling pool offers exactly what the children long for in the summer: splashing, sloshing, wading and boating. Young people...
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What used to be a manor is now a museum. Paul von Buol zu Strassburg Rietberg once lived here, and since 1872 the house has housed a museum for science and...
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The Königsfelden Monastery is surrounded by a spacious park. It is situated on the area of the Roman legionary camp of Vindonissa, together with the...
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Haldenstein Castle was built at the beginning of the 16th century and extended and splendidly furnished in 1544-48. Not least because it reflects very well the historical transition...
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Four cultures and three natural landscapes

When you plan to spend your holidays in Switzerland, you probably firstly think of impressive high peaks like the Matterhorn, tradition-steeped holiday places such as St. Moritz and wild goats in the picturesque idyll of the Alps. The truth is, Switzerland has much more to offer with a diversity of landscapes, cultural regions and cities like Zurich or Basel.

 

Switzerland is divided into four cultural and linguistic regions: German-speaking Switzerland, the French-speaking part and the Italian and Rhaeto-Romanic parts of the country. The German-speaking part covers the largest territory. It includes the north-west, east and central part of Switzerland as well as parts of the midland and the Swiss Alps. The French-speaking part includes the cantons Geneva, Jura, Neuenburg and Waadt. Bern, Freiburg and Valais are bilingual. The Italian part of Switzerland then are the canton Tessin and parts of Grisons. The Rhaeto-Romans are an own ethnic group in Grisons.

 

There are three kinds of natural landscapes: the Jura mountains, the midland and the Alps, which constitute the biggest part. The Jura, with a length of about 300 kilometers, is confined by the midland, the Hochrhein and the Burgundy Gate. Lake Geneva and Lake Constance as well as the river Rhine, form the natural borders of the midland. The most famous holiday destinations are in the Alps, which attract skiers in winter, and hikers and mountain bikers in summer. In Grisons you will find the Swiss national park, the oldest one in the Alps.

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