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Switzerland – Adventure and history beckoning

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Switzerland, one of the more charming destinations of world, has millions of tourists hoarding towards it.  Switzerland is located in Western Europe and is essentially a landlocked country which is geographically divided between the Alps Mountain range, Central Plateau and Jura Mountains. Although Alps form the greater part of territory, population is mainly concentrated on Plateau where the large cities are situated. Its culture and heritage is hugely influenced by the three neighboring civilizations of Germany, France and Italy.

 Snowcapped mountains, picturesque valleys, scenic lakes, rich culture and heritage, historical monuments, diverse cuisine, summer and winter adventure sports, shopping facilities – many-sided attractions of Switzerland Tourism are numerous.

Switzerland tourist places include cities, lakes, mountains and historical monuments. Main cities of Switzerland are Basel, Bern, Geneva, Laussane, Lugano, Lucerne, Saint Gallen, Winterthur, Zurich, Aarau, Baden, Bellinzona, Biel, Chur and Fribourg.

Basel is located on both sides of the river Rhine. Basel is home to diverse cultures and also has a multifaceted history. Modern art and architecture come together in Basel.  Main attractions of Basel are Basel art museum, Jean Tinguely museum, Fondation Beyeler, Museum of cultures, Zoological gardens and cruises on river Rhine.

The capital city of Switzerland, Bern has successfully retained its historic features. Old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It houses Zentrum Paul Klee with biggest collection of works of famous artist Paul Klee.

Geneva is embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura.  Its famous landmarks are Jet d’eau, Saint Pierre Cathedral, Palace of the United Nations, International Museum of the Red Cross and cruises on Lake Geneva.

Lucerne marked by impressive mountainous panorama is the gateway to central Switzerland. It is blessed with beautiful lakeside setting and has Excursion Mountains of Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn near to it. Main attractions of Lucerne are Chapel Bridge, Culture and convention centre of Lucerne, Swiss Museum of Transport and Lake Lucerne. 

Winterthur is a treasure trove rich in art, history and nature. Winterthur boasts of world famous art collections. Prominent attractions of Winterthur are Art Museum, Technorama, Photo Museum and Sulzerareal.

Zurich is endowed with a magnificent view of the snow capped Alps on the horizon. It has over fifty museums and more than hundred art galleries and most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland.

Aarau , the charming old town boasts of the most beautiful painted eaves.  Bellinzona is a town with more Italian influence. It has three best preserved medieval castles which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage site.

Other Switzerland Famous Places include winter destinations of Zermatt, Interlaken, Davos and Saint Moritz. In addition to that there is Saas Fee, the glacier village located at an altitude of one thousand and eight hundred meters and surrounded by thirteen four thousand meter peaks.

Zermatt lies at the foot of Mount Matterhorn, perhaps most famous mountain of world. The main attractions of Zermatt are Gomergrat, a cog railway that winds its way up the mountain to an altitude of three thousand and eighty nine meters and Glacier Paradise or Klein Matterhorn, the highest place in Europe able to reach by a cable way, with a viewing platform and highest glacier palace in the world. 

There are provision for summer and winter adventure sports like hiking, cycling, skiing, snow kiting, snow biking, snow tubing, ice diving, rock climbing, ski-diving, airboard etc.

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