In no other zoo are the animals so close to the visitor as they are in the children's zoo in Rapperswil. Depending on the species, the animals can be touched, petted, fed or ridden. The childrens' zoo is thus the ideal destination for a family or a school trip.
The Vaudoise town of Vallorbe lies in a valley basin of the river Orbe, directly on the French border. An inconspicuous chalet is nestled against the slope above Vallorbe. It is the disguised entrance to the fortress "Pré-Giroud".
With its collection of 160,000 items in some 80 languages, the Martin Bodmer Foundation is among the largest private libraries in the world.
The Swiss part of the Jacob's Trail offers highlights on the part of the trail that coincides with the language border. The stretch Schwarzenburg-Fribourg includes the over 600-year-old "Frybourgstrass," a path that leads through forests and over streams, past castle ruins, chapels and shrines.