Zurich museum on rails

Zurich museum on rails

A historic railway in the middle of Zurich. It runs on the tracks of the Sihltal railway between Zurich central station or Wiedikon and Sihlbrugg and is the only place in Switzerland to offer engine-driving courses for novices on old electric...more

Seeberg Lake

Seeberg Lake

High above the Diemtigtal, at the end of a little side valley and on the way over to the Simmental, is the picturesque Seeberg Lake (1831 m). This nature conservation area attracts both walkers and bikers. A typical mountain lake with cold, clear...more

Combe Grède

Combe Grède

A huge crevice vertically divides the ridge over St-Imier into two parts...more

Brissago Island

Brissago Island

The mild climate at Lago Maggiore is unique in Switzerland, and enables...more

Zurich museum on rails

A historic railway in the middle of Zurich. It runs on the tracks of the Sihltal railway between Zurich central station or Wiedikon and Sihlbrugg and is the only place in Switzerland to offer engine-driving courses for novices on old electric locomotives. People who have been trained in this way provide useful support in maintaining and operating the historic vehicles.

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Seeberg Lake

High above the Diemtigtal, at the end of a little side valley and on the way over to the Simmental, is the picturesque Seeberg Lake (1831 m). This nature conservation area attracts both walkers and bikers. A typical mountain lake with cold, clear water, a very popular place for a day out. There are mysterious underground streams flowing in and out of the lake. The nearby mountain hut is manned in summer.

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Combe Grède

A huge crevice vertically divides the ridge over St-Imier into two parts – the Combe Grède. The craggy cliff faces are inhabited by chamois and marmots, even pellegrine falcons and wood grouse can be seen. The 14-km-long and steep walk from Villeret through the Combe Grède direct to the Chasseral is very demanding, takes a good 6 hours and should only be undertaken by experienced hikers. The start and end point can be reached using public transportation.

A huge crevice vertically divides the ridge over St-Imier into two parts – the Combe Grède.

Combe Grède
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Brissago Island

The mild climate at Lago Maggiore is unique in Switzerland, and enables subtropical plants to flourish in the open air on Isola Grande, the large island. The Botanical Gardens of the Canton of Ticino house around 1,700 plant species.

The mild climate at Lago Maggiore is unique in Switzerland, and enables subtropical plants to flourish in the open air on Isola Grande, the large island. The Botanical Gardens of the Canton of Ticino house around 1,700 plant species.

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