Things to see

Things to see

The seven wonders

  • The Château Chillon: castle near Montreux
  • The Lavaux vineyards: on the shore of Lake Geneva
  • The Castles of Bellinzona: in the southern canton of Ticino
  • The Abbey of St. Gallen
  • The Top of Europe and the Sphinx observatory: a "village" with a post office on the 3,500 metres high Jungfraujoch above Wengen
  • The Grande Dixence: a 285 metres high dam, south of Sion
  • The Landwasser viaduct: on the railway between Chur and St. Moritz

The seven natural wonders

  • The Matterhorn: seen from Schwarzsee, the Gornergrat or simply from the village of Zermatt
  • The northern walls of the Jungfrau and Eiger: two of the most celebrated mountains in the Alps, they can be seen from the valley of Lauterbrunnen or from one of the many surrounding summits that can be reached by train or cable car
  • The Aletsch Glacier: the longest in Europe. The Aletsch forest is located above the glacier, which is best seen from above Bettmeralp
  • The lakes of the Upper Engadine: in one of the highest inhabited valleys in the Alps near the Piz Bernina, the lakes can be all seen from Muottas Muragl
  • The Lake Lucerne: seen from Pilatus above Lucerne
  • The Oeschinensee: a mountain lake above Kandersteg
  • The Rhine Falls: the largest in Europe, where you can take a boat to the rock in the middle of the falls

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