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The cathedral St. Maria Himmelfahrt is one of the most important sights in Chur. The entrance façade of the central nave is decorated with Scala stone. The main portal is surrounded by...
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Wildegg Castle consists of several buildings which can all be visited. Inside the castle there is a living museum. The castle is surrounded by a vegetable...
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The collection of the Bündner Kunstmuseum comprises around 8000 works from all areas of the fine arts from the 18th century to the present day. A small...
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The ethnographic museum Regiunal Surselva shows how the combination of handicraft, agriculture and housekeeping made life in the Surselva possible in the...
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Lenzburg Castle is one of the most beautiful and important high-altitude castles in Switzerland . The present castle complex has a building history of 900...
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Hallwyl Castle was founded in the late twelfth century. It owes its name to the noble Aargau family of Hallwyl who lived in the castle for 800 years....
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The mineral bath and spa in Samedan invites you to an extraordinary bathing experience between heaven and earth, between church and mountains. Located on the main...
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Freshly renovated and with a great alpine flair, the versatile Bellavita adventure pool in Pontresina awaits its guests. The 28° warm 25-meter swimming pool...
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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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