From Industrial District to Trendy Quarter – Discover Zurich-West

This area where machines used to rumble and soot hung in the air is now Zurich’s trendiest place to go out.

This area where machines used to rumble and soot hung in the air is now Zurich’s trendiest place to go out.

Shingle Roofs

Fine wooden shingles called “tavillons”, arranged in typical patterns, cover the rooftops of Taveyanne. While the tradition has become a rarity, you increasingly see buildings decorated with them in the Fribourg and Vaud Alps – but rarely in such concentration as in this little hamlet above Gryon.

Roman Mosaics - Erstwhile Country Estate

The Roman Mosaics of Orbe consist of eight magnificent mosaic floors that decorated a Gallic-Roman estate dating back to the year 170. The mosaics give the visitor an inkling of the enormous wealth of the lord of the manor and gentleman farmer, whose villa had more than 100 rooms.

The Roman Mosaics of Orbe consist of eight magnificent mosaic floors that decorated a Gallic-Roman estate dating back to the year 170. The mosaics give the visitor an inkling of the enormous wealth of the lord of the manor and gentleman farmer, whose villa had more than 100 rooms.

Engadine houses

Thanks to their proud architecture, the Engadine houses with their mighty stonewalls and funnel-shaped windows are impressive at first glance. Their soul, however, lies in their artistic decorations, the Sgraffiti.