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  • 1 Museum of Fine Art Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Heimplatz 1 CH - Zürich

    This museum's main focus is on modern art, but the first floor has works by Rembrandt, Ruysdael, Fra Angelico, Rubens, and Swiss artists like Hodler, Segantini and Füssli. Contemporary artworks include Pop Art, Dubuffet, Rothko and Pollock. On the se..

  • 2 Grande Dixence Dam Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    CH - Hérémence

    At an altitude of 2 365m, this dam represents the greatest feat of civil engineering ever undertaken in Switzerland. Water is directed here from a glacier at the foot of the Matterhorn, travelling around 100km through galleries before being used to p..

  • 3 Lake Leman Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CH - Genève

    Blue-grey or turquoise depending on the day but always crisscrossed by pleasure boats, Lake Leman is an agreeable backdrop for excursions and strolls. In summer, its banks dotted by towns popular with tourists are perennially lively. This large body ..

  • 4 Rochers de Naye Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CH - Montreux

    The journey up from Montreux by rack railway has views of Glion (689m) and Caux (1 050m). From the summit there is a fine view of Lake Leman and the Berne, Valais and Savoy Alps and Jura. There is also a panoramic restaurant, a botanical garden (La R..

  • 5 Männlichen Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Grundstrasse 54 CH - 3818 Grindelwald

    Accessible by the longest cable car in Europe (6.2 km), this summit stands at an altitude of 2,227 m, and there are several walks available. There is a remarkable panoramic view of the Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau, Silberhorn, Breithorn, Wengen and to the no..

  • 6 Quays Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    quai Mythenquai CH - 8002 Zürich

    The quays along the banks of the River Limmat and Lake Zurich with their magnificent expanse of greenery and a host of small boats beckon invitingly. A little further on, from the Mythenquai, there is a panoramic view of the Lake and the Alps.

  • 7 Swiss National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumstrasse 2 CH - 8023 Zürich

    The Schweizerisches Landesmuseum houses extensive collections that touch upon every aspect of culture and the art of living in Switzerland, from the Stone Age to the present day. Of particular interest are the celestial globe developed by Bürgi in th..

  • 8 Rietberg Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Gablerstrasse 15 CH - 8002 Zürich

    Located in the former Wesenbrock villa, the museum houses the precious exhibits collected by Baron von der Heydt: sculptures and paintings from the Far East, Africa and Oceania, engravings from Japan, objets d'art from the Near East, Tibet and pre-Co..

  • 9 Zoo Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Zürichbergstrasse 221 CH - 8044 Zürich

    In an attractive green setting, Zurich's zoo is home to over 2,000 species. The monkeys' and elephants' morning bathtime is a daily event not to be missed.

  • 10 Bally Shoe Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Parkstrasse 1 CH - 5012 Schönenwerd

    The Bally Schuhmuseum is located in the house of the founder of Bally, where he also set up his offices and early workshops. It contains exceptionally valuable collections which tell the story of shoemaking in the most diverse communities throughout ..

  • 11 Hoher Kasten Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CH - 9058 Brülisau

    The journey up the cable car, above the pine trees and pastures, provides fine views to the right over the wood and the blue Santisersee. From the belvedere on the summit, which you can easily reach alongside the restaurant on the upper resort, you c..

  • 12 History Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Barfüsserplatz CH - 4051 Basel

    This museum, which is housed in an old church, is a showcase for admirable collections tracing the history of Basel. Here is some very attractive furniture, in several reconstituted rooms, and many objects (coins, tapestries, fountains, etc.). Severa..

  • 13 Zoo Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Binningerstrasse 40 CH - 4011 Basel

    In the heart of the city, this huge animal park with an international reputation has become specialised in the reproduction of threatened species. An area is devoted to young animals, another to the vivarium. There are picnic areas, restaurants and g..

  • 14 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Münsterplatz CH - 4051 Basel

    This huge building, built of red sandstone, partly rebuilt in the 14 and 15C, and restored in the 19C, is topped with two Gothic towers from which there is a lovely view over the city. The main door is decorated with delicate sculptures of angels and..

  • 15 Old Berne Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Marktgasse CH - 3011 Bern

    The old town of Berne, which should be explored on foot, has retained a very picturesque Middle Ages character. Its streets, some of which are pedestrianised, lined with arcades, punctuated with fountains and beautiful old houses, provide an occasion..

  • 16 Bernisches Historisches Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Helvetiaplatz 5 CH - 3005 Bern

    The museum contains very varied collections relating to prehistory, history, archaeology and ethnography. See in particular the attractive 18C furniture of the Pourtalès salon, the booty taken from the Burgundians in 1476 at Grandson and Morat, preci..

  • 17 Fines Arts Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Hodlerstrasse 8-12 CH - 3000 Bern

    The Fine Art Museum is rich with collections which devote a lot of space to various trends of painting, from the Italian primitives to the impressionists and cubists, and contains many canvases by Swiss painters, but above all a remarkable collection..

  • 18 Niederhorn Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CH - 3803 Beatenberg

    Accessible by a chairlift, the summit of this "cow mountain" (1,950 m) offers a fine panoramic view: to the south, the glaciers of the Jungfrau range; to the south-west, the Niesen and Mont Blanc; to the west, the Stockhorn headland; to the..

  • 19 Schynige Platte Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    CH - 3812 Wilderswil

    This excursion is particularly of interest to those who do not have the opportunity to go further through the Jungfrau mountains. After a journey by train, you reach the upper resort where an Alpine garden containing 500 local plants has been created..

  • 20 Fondation Abegg Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Werner-Abegg-Strasse 67 CH - 3132 Riggisberg

    Founded in 1961, this institute, devoted to the scientific research of tissues, contains European and Middle-Eastern pieces from Antiquity to the Renaissance. It contains a very large library and there are objects from the Cyclades, Iranian silverwar..

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