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Archive for the ‘THINGS TO SEE AND DO’ Category


The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn – this famed Swiss mountain is located on the Swiss-Italian border, standing at 4,478 meters (14,690 ft.), which makes it one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and is reputed to be the most photographed mountain in the world.   Even today the ascent of the Matterhorn is very challenging and can […]

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz (town) – located 2 ½ hours (203 km) southeast of Zürich, this is an alpine resort town best-known for hosting the Winter Olympics. Located 1,856 meters above sea level, St. Moritz is also known for its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort […]

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Stadion Letzigrund

Stadion Letzigrund (Zürich) – this is a popular arena that holds 50,000 seats (in operation since 2007). Home of the local football teams FC Zürich and Grasshopper Club Zürich, this arena also holds various rock and pop music events, such as Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Rihanna, U2, and many others.

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Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls – this attraction is a 150 m wide and 23 m high waterfall located near the village of Neuhausen in Northern Switzerland. The nearby city of Schaffhausen is commonly associated with the falls too. Even though the Rhine Fall is a form of mass tourism, the natural beauty is overwhelming and for sure […]

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Open Air St.Gallen Festival

Open Air St.Gallen Festival – this event (held every June near the provincial town of St. Gallen) is one of Switzerland’s largest and longest-running open air musical festivals (attracting over 100,000 spectators a year). This site act as both an outdoor concert venue and a camp site (permitting attendees to set camp and sleep over). […]

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Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival – this town is famous for its annual Jazz Festival, which will take place between June 29 and July 14th this year. In addition to jazz enthusiasts, rock music fans will appreciate the 3-meter statue of Freddie Mercury (the late front man of the rock band Queen) with a view of Lake […]

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Lugano

Lugano – this Swiss town is located on Lake Lugano. As part of the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, it is only 70 km from Milan. Now one of the main financial centers of the country, it’s also packed with culture and boasts three cathedrals. It’s been dubbed the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’ due to its […]

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Lucerne

Lucerne (city) — located 45 minutes (51 km) south of Zürich, this city (which is alongside Lake Lucerne) is considered the gateway to central Switzerland. Lucerne is the ideal starting point for many excursions to the highlights of central Switzerland. A trip up one of Lucerne’s regional mountains, the Pilatus or the Rigi – the […]

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Lindenhof Hill

Lindenhof Hill (Zürich) – this is Zürich’s oldest public park facility and can only be reached on foot through the narrow alleyways of the medieval city center. Its central hilly location provides fantastic views of the right bank of the river Limmat and the university campus.   Chess and petanque are played on a continuous […]

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Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein – located 90 minutes (120 km) east of Zürich, this postage-stamp country and principality is between Switzerland and Austria. It is the sixth smallest country in the world, and has the distinction of boasting the third highest GDP per person in the world (after Qatar and Luxembourg), owing to its solid financial sector, and […]

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