In the agriculturally shaped Romoos municipality in Lucerne’s Entlebuch, the last of Switzerland’s charcoal workers carry out the ancient craft on professional basis as an additional job. Between June and September, you can peer over the shoulders of charburners on the charburner trail and they’ll be delighted to show you how charcoal is made.
The picturesque villages of the Engadin are known for their palatial houses built by old local families and elegant sanatoria now converted to fine hotels: both comprise this tour’s “Living Palaces”, alongside world-class historical sights.
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Vindonissa, located in what is today called Windisch, was an important Roman legion's camp. The ruins of the camp are open for viewing. The monastery church of Königsfelden, which is well known for its unique glass windows (that date back to the 14th century), is located in the middle of these ruins.