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Bern Switzerland has prepared a great choice of entertainment for its guests. Simply every traveler will find here activities to fit one's taste. Several important landmarks can be found in Bern. The oldest religious landmark in the country, the French Church, is also located there. Built in 1270, the church was restored and redesigned several times. The inner design of the church amazes visitors with magnificent frescoes and elegant drawings. As the church keeps working, it's always crowded.
Switzerland has a rather rugged relief, but the transport infrastructure in the country is well-developed. At the same time, the transportation is …
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Kornhaus granary is one more place that is worth visiting. Originally, higher floors of the building were used as a granary, while the cellar was used to store wine. In the beginning of the 19th century, Kornhaus was transformed into a tavern, and in 1983 it became the main club in the city. The building is distinguished by very interesting architecture - in it arcs you will see sculptures of dragons, mermaids and other mythical creatures. Kornhaus halls are decorated with historic costumes, statues and figurines that depict musicians.
The Russian Church is an important tourist destination in Geneva. The church was built in the middle of the 19th century by initiative of La Grande Duchesse Anna Feodorovna. The sanctuary is distinguished by luxury design as many items in the church were gifted by the Royal Family. The city of Lausanne is also famous for its religious landmarks. Here travelers are recommended to visit the Church of st. Francis that was built in the 13nth century. During more than 7 centuries long history, the church has significantly changed its original look. The only thing that is left unchanged is elegant and strict design of halls. The local cathedral, which was built in approximately same period, features more luxurious design. Its doors and facade are decorated with figures depicting priests, Bible heroes and angels. The walls and ceiling of the cathedral are decorated with magnificent frescos. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Among the sights of Lucerne the ancient Water Tower is one of the most famous. Besides its original purpose, the tower was also used as a prison and during several years it was even transformed into an archive and a treasury. Unfortunately, the original design and style of the tower didn't survive till our days, but numerous legends and stories known to every local and guide let us know about the tower and its former look. There is a chapel near the tower, and together these buildings form a part of a medieval protective facility.
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♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin restaurants in Switzerland
♥   Restaurant 'Aklin' Zug. Type - Classic cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Al Pentolino' Verdasio. Type - Regional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Al Pontile' Ascona. Type - Regional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Alden' Zürich. Type - Swiss. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Alla Stazione' Lavorgo. Type - Regional cuisine. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Switzerland
♥   Castle 'Brestenberg Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Brunegg Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Castello Visconteo' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Chillon Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Château de Gruyères' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Switzerland from our review series

Flower Clock in Zurich

From the series “Enchanting flower clocks built by humans”
The amazing flower clock is situated in Zurich. It’s located in one of the most picturesque places in the city, on the waterfront of Lake Zurich. Travelers who want to see this unusual landmark, will be able to admire the origins of the river Limmat and the wonderful alpine scenery.

As in many other cities around the world, the flower clock in Zurich looks different each year. Its  design is created by the best florists of the country. At the first glance, it may seem that flowers on the flowerbed are set in a chaotic manner. In fact, prior to planting, each plant goes through a series of tests. Plants are selected to ensure that they will look pleasing throughout the season.

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Flower Clock in the English Garden

From the series “Enchanting flower clocks built by humans”
One of the world's most famous flower clocks can be found in Geneva, in the English Garden. Geneva is a very special place in the watch industry of the country, so it’s not surprising that one of the most upscale and accurate live clocks in the world is located here. It opened in 1955. The clock diameter is 5 meters. Among the main design features, it’s worth noting the presence of the second hand of 2.5 meters long. Not all flower clocks have a seconds hand.

You can admire the flower clock in the English Garden in summer. Florists use more than 6 500 flowers to create a dial. Every month, new flowers are planted, so the clock looks special during each of the summer months. At the time of opening, the flower clock in Geneva was the largest in the world. Over the time, it lost its … Read all

Tortin Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 furious ski resorts and pistes”
'Torin' is one of the most dangerous and treacherous ski runs in the world. It is located on the territory of the Swiss spa town of Verbier. The skiers who ski on this run in Hochwinter can not understand why Torin is considered a difficult and dangerous runway. If the ski slope is well protected, it seems to be quite comfortable. As soon as the snow melts a little, all the dangerous peculiarities become visible.

The big sharp stones, the cracks and the icy stretches on which you can slip through - even some professionals can not overcome this difficult path. The general length of the slopes, which are available to guests Verbier, is about 200 km. More than a quarter of the slopes are black. In many respects, the complexity of certain routes depends on the season. In the Hochwinter some … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Switzerland

Zurich
The Kunsthaus Museum. The Kunsthaus is one of the most important museums of Zurich. It is no less interesting than museums in larger cities. Numerous temporary exhibitions presented at the London Tate Modern were either designed or owned by the Kunsthaus. The permanent exhibition includes a rich collection of sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, the largest collection of Munch works outside Norway, numerous works by Monet, Van Gogh and sculptures by Rodin. Besides this, the museum is a great … Read more
Geneva
Wall of the Reformers. Beautiful Parc des Bastions is the location of Reformers Wall (Mur des Reformateurs) . Many years ago Geneva became home to the head of the Protestant Reformation, John Calvin and his associates. By the way, at first Calvin was banished from the city because of his opinion that was very strict and rough. However, after his return in 1541, Geneva became the "reformist Rome”. The supporters of the ideas of Calvinism arrived in the city from different parts of Europe. … Read more
Luzern
The oldest and most famous bridge of the city is the Chapel Bridge, which was built in the XIV century as an urban protective facility. The bridge was damaged by fire in 1993, which also destroyed ancient paintings that had adorned and beautified its wooden roof. After renovation works the bridge is considered the symbol of Lucerne. Happily, the ancient octagonal tower Wasserturm managed to survive in the fire. For centuries the tower was used as an archive, a treasure, and even a prison. The … Read more
Interlaken
In 19 century Interlaken was a favorite place of rest of noble people and royal family. Since that time there are many beautiful castles in the town. Kurssal hotel is a wonderful example of this. The halls of the hotel frequently keep exhibitions, theatre performances, concerts and even a casino. Hovig Boulevard is the most beautiful street of the town where you will find stores with clothes, perfumes, jewelry and various restaurants. People, who enjoy silent rest, will be glad to know there … Read more
Basel
The city has preserved part of the old fortifications, close to the Duomo are Spalentor gates. They were built in the 14th century, and like many years ago, today the gates are striking in their scope and impressive view. The height of the central tower of the gate is 40 meters, the appearance of this building virtually unchanged.  A very unusual Doll Museum is open in Basel; it is the largest museum of its kind in Europe. Its halls present more than 6000 antique toys, the age of some of … Read more
Locarno
The architecture of Locarno is mostly represented by the Italian style. This fact is particularly evident in the Piedmont region with its stone walls and roofs. While having rest in Locarno, tourists should definitely visit art galleries, attend the church of Madonna del Sasso and not to forget about the magnificent antique curiosities of the city. Locarno is a truly harmonious city that is simply ideal for a cozy and pleasant vacation. While walking on the streets of the city you can try … Read more

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