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  • San Salvatore – pinnacle of enjoyment

    Lugano’s home mountain and pinnacle of enjoyment - that’s San Salvatore! The striking mountain south of the town boasts 360° views over the lake and environs, far south and to the high Alps in the west.The funicular railway up this landmark mountain starts in Lugano-Paradiso.
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  • Piora – Ritom funicular railway

    One of the steepest funicular railways runs from the Leventina to the Ritomsee lake. Built in 1917 by Swiss Federal Railways for the construction of the reservoir and power station, ever since 1921 the little red railway has carried 100 people per hour to the recreation area around the mountain lakes in the Val Piora.
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  • Lake Constance Cruises

    The High Rhine between Schaffhausen and Stein am Rhein offer one of the most delightful river cruises while the lower lake is rightly considered the jewel of Lake Constance.
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  • Rhaetian Railways Landwasser Viaduct

    A must for all railway fans – beauty and boldness combined. With its 65m high pillars, tapering towards the top, the viaduct is one of the most elegant bridge constructions in Graubünden. The most frequently photographed feature of the Rhaetian Railways.
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  • Papiliorama - Exotic Butterflies and More

    The tropical gardens Papiliorama and Nocturama in Kerzers are home to plants and animals from the tropics. In the Anthropodarium, arthropods are exhibited. The Swiss Butterfly Garden is dedicated to native butterfly species.
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  • Lavaux vineyards

    Explore the terraced vineyards of Lavaux. Of the five Vaudois wine regions, the UNESCO "Lavaux" region (between Lausanne and Montreux) is undoubtedly the most spectacular.
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  • Zurich Zoo

    The zoo on the Zürichberg is home to more than 340 animal species in near-natural habitats. About 4,000 animals serve as ambassadors for their fellows in the wild. A nature conservation centre involved in international breeding programmes and resettlement projects – that's what Zurich Zoo is all about.
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  • Trient Ravine - Impressive Water Landscape

    Trient Ravine was carved into the rock of the Mont Blanc massif by the eponymous wild mountain stream. The 200 meter deep ravine is fascinating for climbers and nature lovers. A 114 meter high waterfall makes the experience all the more interesting.
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  • Mont Fort – almost in the high mountains

    The panoramic view stretches across large parts of the Valais Haute Route: to the west, the Dents du Midi and Mont Blanc; to the south, the Grand Combin with the Val de Bagnes and Mauvoisin reservoir; to the east, the Weisshorn, Dent Blanche and Matterhorn; and northwards across the Rhone Valley to the Vaud and the Bernese Alps.
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  • Brienzer Rothorn

    Ever since 1892, the Brienz Rothorn Railway in Brienz in the Bernese Oberland has been stomping, huffing and puffing towards the Brienzer Rothorn.
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  • Schilthorn

    At 2.970 metres, the Schilthorn attracts visitors with a magnificent 360-degree panoramic view of the “Swiss skyline” including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and a delicious meal in the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria.
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  • Centovalli Express

    The Centovalli Railway connects the Gotthard and Simplon lines, linking Ticino with the Valle d'Ossola in Italy and with Valais via Simplon on the shortest possible route. The railway is not just a means of transportation. It is also an excursion train, that takes visitors through the magnificent landscapes of Centovalli and Valle Vigezzo.
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  • Simplon Pass

    The Simplon Pass links Brig (Valais) with Domodossola in Northern Italy. Now generally open in winter, it was used as early as the Stone Age, though until the 17th century it was mainly traversed by smugglers and mercenaries as the narrow Gondo Gorge was considered impassable, even by Roman Era architects.
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  • Signal de Bougy Adventure Park

    This rope park in the trees by the Signal de Bougy offers 15 courses of increasing levels of difficulty. Five courses are also suitable for children over the age of four. There is a restaurant next to the park and a picnic spot under a yurt.
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  • Saut du Doubs

    The water of the river Doubs, which has been dammed up by landslide debris, forms the four kilometer long, but only 200 meter wide, winding Lac des Brenets. The 27 meter high Doubs Falls are located at its end. The Falls can be reached on foot or by passenger boat.
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  • Derborence

    Two huge landslides in the 18th century led to the formation of the lake in the Lizerne valley, near Ardon in Valais. The eponymous valley is a nature reserve with a pristine beauty that fascinates geologists, botanists and nature lovers alike.
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  • Swiss Holiday Park Morschach

    It stands on a sun terrace high above Lake Lucerne, between Brunnen and the Fronalpstock (Stoos). The Swiss Holiday Park with its a wide range of leisure and wellness offerings leaves nothing to be desired.
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  • Mont Salève – Geneva's home mountain

    Geneva’s home mountain lies around 900 meters above the Jet d'Eau, on French terrain, yet at the heart of Geneva. And the mountain has been connected to mountain rail since over 120 years. Impressive views over the canton of Geneva as far as the Jura - and Mont Blanc on a clear day.
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  • Rhaetian Railway, Albula/Bernina

    130 kilometres in one train. The Albula/Bernina railway line forms the heart of the Unesco World Cultural Heritage listing and is regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular routes. The UNESCO route itself covers 122 kilometres from Thusis to Tirano, passing 196 bridges, 55 tunnels and 20 towns along the way.
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  • Canoeing on the Ticino

    The Ticino is one of the most popular canoeing rivers in the canton of the same name. On a leisurely 8km river tour from Cresciano to Arbedo, visitors can see the landscape at its most beautiful and diverse – rocks, chestnut forests, palm trees and sunny beaches.
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  • Basel Zoo

    Opened in 1874 and affectionately known as “Zolli” by the locals, Basel's Zoological Gardens are home to a large number of indigenous and exotic animals. With its fascinating park landscape and lovingly designed enclosures, Basel Zoo is well worth a visit at any time of year.
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  • Hoher Kasten – above the Rhine Valley

    The views from the platform between Appenzell country and the St. Gallen Rhine Valley are striking, as is the ridge towards Kreuzberge. Since 1964, the cable car from Brülisau (bus from Weissbad) has run directly to the summit. A revolving restaurant with a sun terrace also stands on the extended panoramic platform since a few years.
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  • Diavolezza – above the glaciers

    Impressive views as seen from the Piz Palü – above Bellavista and on to Piz Bernina. Simply stand and stare or get involved – six kilometres before the Bernina Pass, the cable car makes its way up on the right to this glacier vantage point almost 3,000 metres high.
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  • Lake Walen Cruises

    On the 24 km² lake up to 145m deep and seldom warmer than 20°C between the steep rock faces of the Churfirsten mountains and the Sardona region, passenger boats run all year round, although in winter the service is limited to the connection from Murg to the remote town of Quinten.
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  • Monte Brè

    It's worth making the trip here just for the views of the city and Lake Lugano. Opposite stands San Salvatore, Monte San Giorgio looms above the lake and dam of Melide and the Valais Alps can be seen to the west.
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  • Morcote and Parco Scherrer

    Morcote was once opon a time the largest harbor at Lake Lugano and an important reloading point for goods for the Milanese dukes during the Middle Ages. Today the charming Ticinese village with the richly decorated facades and the Scherrer Park is a popular destination for excursions.
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  • Great St. Bernard Pass and its dogs

    The Alpine pass and the legendary Great St. Bernard Hospice symbolise the hospitality shown by the monks to travellers over the centuries. Barry, the large and good-natured St. Bernard dog, is famous for saving the lives of lost mountaineers – this four-legged hero has always been bred here.
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  • Stockhorn – and striking Horn

    It’s not hard to pinpoint the distinctive head of rock at the entrance to the Bernese Oberland – but the fact that you can stand pretty much on top to enjoy views direction Thun, Aare Valley and Bern as far as Jura is known to few.
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  • Seven Springs and the Simmen Falls

    Seven springs feed the Simme, a 55km-long river in the Bernese Oberland that flows into Lake Thun at Wimmis. The waterfalls that cascade over rocks several metres high are also well worth a visit.
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