Rochers-de-Naye – high above the lake

Rochers-de-Naye – high above the lake

Historic Transportation – The prominent rocks of Rochers-de-Naye above Montreux constitute one of the most beautiful vantage points in the region. At 2,045 meters above sea level the view sweeps across Lake...more

Glacier Garden, Lion's Monument, Mirror Labyrinth

Glacier Garden, Lion's Monument,...

Family museums – It is one of the world's most famous...more

Basel Zoo

Basel Zoo

Families – Gorillas, rhinoceroses, crocodiles, elephants and...more

Swiss National Park

Swiss National Park

Top 100 Excursions – Everything is nature-oriented in...more

Rochers-de-Naye – high above the lake

Rochers-de-Naye – high above the lake – The prominent rocks of Rochers-de-Naye above Montreux constitute one of the most beautiful vantage points in the region. At 2,045 meters above sea level the view sweeps across Lake Geneva and the surrounding Alps. Or into the burrows of marmots.

The rocks (les rochers) – towering 1650 meters above the town, are as much a part of Montreux as the Chillon Castle. Already back in 1892 the first small steam train made its way up to Rochers de Naye from Glion.

Rochers-de-Naye – high above the lake
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Glacier Garden, Lion's Monument, Mirror Labyrinth

Family museums – It is one of the world's most famous monuments. It was hewn out of the natural rock in memory of the Swiss heroes fallen who died in the Tuileries. The American author Mark Twain elevated this lion to one of the saddest and most moving piece of stone sculpture in the world.

In the City of Lucerne, three different sights worth seeing are next-door neighbors: the world-famous Lion's Monument, the Glacier Garden, which has a large mountain relief dating to the 18th century, and the mirror labyrinth "Alhambra" with its 90 mirrors.

Glacier Garden, Lion's Monument, Mirror Labyrinth
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Basel Zoo

Families – Gorillas, rhinoceroses, crocodiles, elephants and another 600 species live at the Basel Zoo. So species-friendly is this zoo that exciting breeding successes are no rarity. The Vivarium offers fascinating insights into the world of reptiles.

The Zoological Gardens, known affectionately as “Zolli” by Basel's inhabitants, opened in Basel in 1874 and is home to a large number of indigenous and exotic animals.

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Swiss National Park

Top 100 Excursions – Everything is nature-oriented in the Swiss National Park in the Engadine. All this can be enjoyed in an area of over 170 square kilometers. Thanks to 80 kilometers of hiking paths, nature trails and excursion destinations for children and families, humans too can have a good time in this extraordinary park.

Everything is nature-oriented in the Swiss National Park in the Engadine. All this can be enjoyed in an area of over 170 square kilometers. Thanks to 80 kilometers of hiking paths, nature trails and excursion destinations for children and families, humans too can have a good time in this extraordinary park.

Swiss National Park
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