Switzerland's Museum of Transportation

Switzerland's Museum of Transportation

The Swiss Museum of Transportation, which was opened in 1959, is Switzerland's most popular museum. The history of mobility and communication is documented in exhibitions and theme parks, with simulations, interactive stations and films.more

Simplon Valley - Impressive Trade Route

Simplon Valley - Impressive Trade Route

Simplon connects Brig in Valais with Domodossola in northern Italy. The Simplon region offers hikers a fantastic mountain panorama and an...more

Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

Living heritage:...

The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and...more

Valère, Tourbillon, Old Town

Valère,...

Sion, called Sitten in German, is the capital of the Canton of Valais....more

Switzerland's Museum of Transportation

The Swiss Museum of Transportation, which was opened in 1959, is Switzerland's most popular museum. The history of mobility and communication is documented in exhibitions and theme parks, with simulations, interactive stations and films.

The Swiss Museum of Transportation, which was opened in 1959, is Switzerland's most popular museum. The history of mobility and communication is documented in exhibitions and theme parks, with simulations, interactive stations and films.

Switzerland's Museum of Transportation
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Simplon Valley - Impressive Trade Route

Simplon connects Brig in Valais with Domodossola in northern Italy. The Simplon region offers hikers a fantastic mountain panorama and an impressive Alpine flora. The hospice is still led today by the monks of St. Bernhard.

Simplon connects Brig in Valais with Domodossola in northern Italy. The Simplon region offers hikers a fantastic mountain panorama and an impressive Alpine flora. The hospice is still led today by the monks of St. Bernhard.

Simplon Valley - Impressive Trade Route
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Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and holidays, people wear traditional costume with bright head-squares and aprons made of velvet and silk. On 6 January, bells ring in the start of Carnival; the "Carnaval d'Hérens" is famous for its "Peluches" (wooden masks) with cat, fox and wolf faces. The people wearing the masks mingle with the spectators and play all kinds of pranks.

Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress
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Valère, Tourbillon, Old Town

Sion, called Sitten in German, is the capital of the Canton of Valais. The Old Town, which lies between the hills of Valère and Tourbillon, dates back to the Middle Ages and is home to numerous sights and attractions, such as one of the world's oldest organs that can still be played.

Sion, called Sitten in German, is the capital of the Canton of Valais. The Old Town, which lies between the hills of Valère and Tourbillon, dates back to the Middle Ages and is home to numerous sights and attractions, such as one of the world's oldest organs that can still be played.

Valère, Tourbillon, Old Town
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