Old towns

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55 Results found
55 Results found
  • St. Gallen Abbey District

    In St. Gallen you'll find history at every turn. The city's landmark is the Convent of St. Gall with its Baroque cathedral. The convent, including the library and monastery archives, was added to the Unesco World Heritage List in 1983.
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  • Old City of Vevey

    The old city of Vevey is dotted with historical monuments and museums bearing witness to its rich heritage. In addition, a large variety of boutiques and craftsmen can be found in the narrow paved streets, displaying their know-how and wares.
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  • Jesuit church

    Solothurn’s Jesuit Church may stand in the shadow of the magnificent cathedral of St. Ursen, but it is also well worth a visit – and about a hundred years older.
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  • Rathaus Zug

    At the end of the 15th century, the town of Zug came into a certain amount of wealth when the Swiss became victors in the Burgundian Wars and came away with an abundance of spoils. A town hall was constructed from 1505 to 1509 in the late Gothic style.
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  • St Nicholas Cathedral

    Fribourg Cathedral is a jewel of Gothic architecture. It has remarkable decoration and treasures of religious art, from its stalls to its stained-glass windows. You can explore them on your own or as part of a guided tour.
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  • Guided tours with the night watchman

    Some evenings, one could almost think that time has stood still in the old town of Schaffhausen: And on joining a Schaffhausen night watchman to tour the town, you can listen to some interesting facts as well as peculiar, spooky and amusing incidents from times long gone by.
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  • Sacred mount Madonna del Sasso

    The sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso in Orselina above Locarno is the most famous place of pilgrimage in the Italian part of Switzerland. It is rooted in the ancient tradition of votive gifts.
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  • The Madonna degli Angioli church

    The church, which was originally part of a Franciscan monastery, is home to Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco. It covers the whole wall of the nave. The "Passion and and Crucifixion of Christ" is defined by great expressiveness and vividness of the individual scenes.
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  • Castle and Collegiate Church

    These architectural buildings date back to the 12th century, the Château now being the seat of local government. Beautiful cloisters and magnificent view from Esplanade de la Collégiale.
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  • Market square and town hall

    This splendid building on the market square was built in various stages between the 16th and 19th centuries and is still today the seat of the government and Parliament of the canton of Basel City.
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  • Thun Castle

    The medieval castle above the town of Thun is a striking focal point at the entrance to the Bernese Oberland region. This almost completely preserved symbol of power contains the Knights' Hall, one of the few surviving halls of its type from the Middle Ages.
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