Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added herbs. A visit to these mines, which stretch over 50 km through tunnels, shafts and gigantic caves, starts off on a train and then continues on foot. An experience not to be...more

Ticino

Ticino

All of Ticino’s eight districts grow wine. The Ticinese vineyards benefit from region’s mild climate that is almost Mediterranean in character.
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Three-Lake-Country

Three-Lake-Country

Like the vineyards in many other wine-growing regions, those in the...more

Geneva

Geneva

The first wine was grown in Geneva over 2,000 years ago. Since that time...more

Salt Mines – History of White Gold

Salt belongs on the table, whether in its natural form or with added herbs. A visit to these mines, which stretch over 50 km through tunnels, shafts and gigantic caves, starts off on a train and then continues on foot. An experience not to be missed!

For centuries the ownership of salt mines meant wealth and power. The salt deposits at Bex, discovered in the 15th century, are still mined today. The salt mines are accessible to visitors, a museum depicts the mining of salt from 1684 to the present.

Ticino

All of Ticino’s eight districts grow wine. The Ticinese vineyards benefit from region’s mild climate that is almost Mediterranean in character.

All of Ticino’s eight districts grow wine. The Ticinese vineyards benefit from region’s mild climate that is almost Mediterranean in character.

Three-Lake-Country

Like the vineyards in many other wine-growing regions, those in the Three-Lake-Country have experienced their ups and downs. The wine growing area reached the point at which the largest expanse of land was planted with vineyards in the middle of the 17th century, most likely due to the increased demand during the Thirty Years War.

Like the vineyards in many other wine-growing regions, those in the Three-Lake-Country have experienced their ups and downs. The wine growing area reached the point at which the largest expanse of land was planted with vineyards in the middle of the 17th century, most likely due to the increased demand during the Thirty Years War.

Geneva

The first wine was grown in Geneva over 2,000 years ago. Since that time viticulture has flourished uninterruptedly in Switzerland’s southwestern corner. Winegrowing has first been documented in the year 912 A.D.

The first wine was grown in Geneva over 2,000 years ago. Since that time viticulture has flourished uninterruptedly in Switzerland’s southwestern corner. Winegrowing has first been documented in the year 912 A.D.