Switzerland

Switzerland is considered one of the most beautiful country in the world. Best tourist places in Switzerland are~

Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen

While the German writer and poet Schiller often lusted after his wealthier colleague Goethe's adventures, he also benefited from them. For example, for his most famous work Wilhelm Tell, Schiller was interested in learning more about how a waterfall looked, and he asked Goethe, on the occasion of the latter's journey to Switzerland in 1797, for a description of the famous Rhine Falls (20 metres drop, 150 metres wide), the largest waterfall in Europe. Goethe penned the following: "Despite the torrential downpour, a rainbow appeared to cascade from a large rock in the middle of it, as it rose from the spray of the rushing river's foam. The setting sun casts a yellow hue on some of the moving masses, while in deeper waters they appeared bright purple, and all foam and spray was a vibrant purple."


St. Gall's Convent 

Although the monastery has been out of operation for nearly 200 years, its Baroque structures serve as a reminder of its former splendour. Sankt Gallen Monastery, located in the foothills of the Alps, was eagerly involved in missionary and educational activities from the time of its founding in 602, which culminated in scientific research during the Middle Ages. A testament to this can be found in the more than 2,000 mediaeval manuscripts that have been preserved in the two-story monastery library, which is one of the world's richest and oldest collections of its kind. The majority of the writing is the work of monks from within the monastery's walls. Early incunabula (books printed before 1501) are also on display, serving as the foundation stock for a library with over 100,000 editions, the majority of which are devoted to bibliophiles. Not only are the contents fascinating, but so is their accommodation, which boasts ceiling paintings, pillars, balustrades, and marquetry – the entire complex has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983, and is a must-see for anyone visiting Paris.


Murten and Lake Murten are located in the Canton of Freiburg

A battle took place on June 22, 1476, in the small town of See in the Canton of Freiburg (Fribourg), and the town gained national attention as a result. At Murten (Morat in French), the members of the Swiss Federation defeated the powerful Charles the Clever of Burgundy, resulting in the formation of the Swiss Confederation. Since then, no one else has come forward to threaten the tranquilly of the small town, which retains a distinct mediaeval appearance. The ramparts, towers, gates, fountain, and shaded walkways within the town wall have all been preserved, as have the ramparts, towers, gates, fountain, and shaded walkways. This picturesque ensemble by the lake is completed by a castle dating back to the 13th century on the shores of Lake Murten, which spans 23 square kilometres and is up to 46 metres deep at its deepest point. The Historical Museum, which is housed within the old town mill, showcases the area's rich history, and the battle mentioned above is depicted in a diorama with pewter figures.


Berne's Old Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

According to local legend, the residents of Berne, Switzerland's capital, have never experienced a crisis of self-confidence. Because the proverb "The world fades away, but Berne endures" is still repeated with a great deal of self-satisfaction. Berne, the federal capital since 1848, has been able to pre- serve and care for its Old City, which is situated on a hill site surrounded by the Aare river, thanks to centuries of peace and affluence that has resulted in a thriving economy. In the historical centre of Rome, which has been designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO since 1983, you will find beautiful pergola walks, Renaissance fountains adorned with statuary, Baroque guild houses as well as the residences of well-to-do citizens, towers and charches from the early days of the modern era, and much more.


Lucerne's Chapel Bridge and Water Tower

The Old Town of Lucerne, the capital of the canton of the same name, though not one of the original cantons, overlooks the Vierwaldstätter Lake, from which the Reuss flows out and through the town, and is considered the cradle of the Swiss Federation. The Reuss flows out of the Vierwaldstätter Lake at this point and runs through the town. There was an interesting bridge that crossed the river until 1993, when the picturesque cov-ered wooden chapel bridge, which had been built around 1300 as part of the town's defences, was destroyed by a fire. Only eight months later, it was back up and running, though only a few of the original features, as well as the design on which it was re-constructed, were retained. The pedestrian crossing, which runs from bank to bank at an angle, is 200 metres in length and connects two banks. The structure is flanked by an octagonal water tower in the river, which is also of mediaeval origin and was a part of the town's fortifications at the time of its construction.


Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

The Glacier Express takes you through the Swiss Alps

In this case, getting there is secondary - it is the journey itself that is important: on the Glacier Express from Saint Moritz to Zermatt, one can marvel at the engineering achievements of Switzerland, as well as the panoramic views of the peaks, in a manner, with a level of comfort and luxury that cannot be found anywhere else. High in the mountains, it is a switchback ride over castles and monasteries, through dramatic tunnels, hugging precipitous cliff faces, and past towering four-thousand-meter-high mountains. The'slowest express train in the world' travels 291 kilometres in four hours, making the journey an unforgettable experience for anyone who takes part in it, especially if they travel on the Comfort Express, which has generous observation windows.


Sankt Gotthard, Alps de Haute-Vallée

The Gotthard massif, which is located in the High Alps on the border of the Swiss cantons of Wallis, Tessin, and Graubünden, is a popular tourist destination. From Andermatt to Airolo, a mountain pass with a summit elevation of 2,108 metres connects the two towns. Currently, one can travel between the two cities via a 16.3-kilometer-long motorway tunnel that was completed in 1980. However, some people who have the time and who enjoy the mountains still prefer to take the more time-consuming and tedious, but scenically more rewarding, route over the pass. After taking some time to relax at the top and take in the panoramic views, you can put your driving skills to the test on the incredibly convoluted hoirpin bends on the way back down to the bottom.


Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle, built in the 13th century on a small rocky island at the far easternmost point of Lake Geneva, is a must-see attraction in the region. There are literary connections to this location as well as it being picturesque: The great English romantic poet Lord Byron (1788–1824) wrote the ballad of the Prisoner of Chillon, which tells the storey of the protestant François Bonivard, who was imprisoned in Chillon Castle in 1530 at the command of the Duke of Savoy, and forced to languish in this dungeon for six years until the Bernese conquered Chillon and released him. Curiosity seekers can still see his footprints, which were allegedly etched into the stone floor by his walking around the pillar for years, when they visit the site today. The Knights' Hall, the Court Room, and the Armoury are all interesting places to visit as well.


The Tourbillon Fort and the Valeria Castle, located in Sion

The capital of the Swiss canton of Wallis is nestled between vineyard terraces and high mountains in the Rhône volley of the Swiss Rhône. The city of Sion, known to the Romans as Sedunum and to the Germans as Sitten, has retained much of its historical significance: on one side of a double peak of rock stands a castle, Valeria, some say palace, where the bishops resided until their authority was dissolved in 1798. Their parish church was Notre Dame de Valère, which was built in the 12th and 13th centuries as a triple-naved basilica with Romanesque features and was dedicated in 1213. There is also late Gothic ornamentation as well as Renaissance wood carvings on display. Across the water, on a higher ledge, is the fort of Tourbillon, which has battlements dating back to the fourteenth century. It was destroyed by fire in 1788 and now stands guard as a ruin.


Zermatt's Glacier World is a must-see

We are currently experiencing glacier melting, which may be caused by global warming caused by the emission of so-called "greenhouse gases." Nevertheless, both glacier shrinkage and glacier expansion may be caused by natural factors. This is demonstrated, for example, in Zermatt, in the Swiss canton of Wallis: today, one can get lost above the internationally renowned spa town located at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn (see photo), in a seemingly endless world of glaciers. Although this area in the high mountains on the border between France and Italy was completely devoid of ice 2,000 years ago, it is now covered in ice. The passes were used by the Romans as trading routes to Ostratia, which is now known as Wallis. Today, they are buried beneath permanent ice, which only occasionally allows antiquities such as coins, weapons, and bridles to be discovered.

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