sightseeing & travel - Switzerland
- Aqua Park in Le Bouveret is open all year and fun for the whole family
- Chateau Chillon – This medieval castle on Lake Geneva dates back to 1150, where Lord Byron lived for a time, and wrote his famous poem The Prisoner of Chillon.
- Chateau d’Oex – hot air balloon metropolis each January. Discover the new Cheese Cellars in L'Etivaz
- Dèsalpe in Charmey, Switzerland: watch the cows come down the mountain in fall and go up in spring. There is a festival in town with the cow parade, food stalls and local merchandise for sale.
- Evonnaz - Enter the biggest permanent labyrinth in the world! At 25,000 square meters the park is the ideal place for adventurers of all ages with more than 50 attractions and a 30 meter town with a huge toboggan. Events such as treasure hunts, sweets race and a splash party will make the it a trip to remember.
- Gruyere – tour the famous cheese factory, then visit the Medieval town and castle
- Le Bouveret - Home of the Aquaparc and Vapeur Park
Aquaparc, a year round paradise for the whole family. Discover the wave pool, lazy river and explore the pirate ship. Beat the heat in the Booster Loop and the 7 giant slides, then relax in the wellness area. Pools are heated to 28C - 32C, and in summer you can enjoy the fine sand beach.
Swiss Vapeur Park - Dedicated to steam trains with miniature trains, installations and works of art like the replica of the George Washington Bridge in New York, built to scale.
- Martigny – The Fondation Pierre Gianadda hosts constantly changing art exhibitions from all over the world.
- Moleson – Just above Gruyere, Moleson cheese is hand made in a huge cauldron over the fireplace in a chalet. The chalet is a protected historical monument, and is only open May through September. In winter, you can ride the Bobsled, ski, or snowboard.
- Montreux Riviera - this guide covers the eastern end of the Lake Geneva region with activities, outdoor sports, choclate shops, spa hotels and restaurants and more.
- Morges – Your tourist office for Morges and the surrounding area. Home of the Tulip Festival each spring, the grapes harvest each fall, the British Car Show and much more right on your doorstep.
- Pully - Mini Train Pully opens seasonally. Scaled to 1/8 size, real steam and electric locomotives meander along 420m of track through a tunnel, 4 level crossings, and a station. Great fun for the kids. Closed in bad weather.
- Olympic Museum - The newly renovated museum encourages visitors to delve into the history, legacy, dreams, challenges and values which have combined to make the Olympic Movement what it is today. In Lausanne.
- St. Maurice - Cultural jewel of the Valais with a picturesque castle, a prestigious abbey, and a fortress set on an impressive cliff with towers above this charming town. Don't miss the Fairy Cave with it's small lake and waterfall.
- Basel - is on the German border. Visit the roman ruins of Augusta Raurica.
- Bex - The salt mines are a vast maze of tunnels, galleries, shafts, stairs and halls extending over for the 50 km where you can discover the various extraction techniques used since 1684. After an audio-visual overview, the miners' trail will take you into the heart of the mountain.
- Interlaken - a tourist destination, but stunningly beautiful, sitting between Lakes Thun and Brienz. Across the meadow in the middle of town you can see the Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger mountain peaks. Drive or bike out to Launterbrunnen Valley to see the waterfalls, visit the charming town on Grindlewald, hike inside Trümmelbach Falls, take the télèpherique (cable car) to Gimmelwald, or just enjoy the pristine outdoors. If you're interested in hand carved items, visit the town of Brienz at the end of Lake Brienz.
- Lucerne - is on Lake Lucerne and famous for the ancient wooden bridge that crosses it, and for the lion monument. In the heart of the old town you will find hand painted houses and cobblestone streets.
- Saas Fee - beautiful, car-free village. Encircled by 4,000 meter peaks and sitting on a glacier this ski area is at it's best in February and March. Loads of Swiss charm - spas - and alpine chalets built on rocks.
- Zurich - is the heart of the banking industry in Switzerland. On lake Zurich, the town center is full of interesting places to eat, shop and relax. Visit the many museums and art galleries, and music venues.
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