Switzerland

events

The European Football Championships in 2008 was held in Austria and Switzerland. Basel, Berne, Geneva and Zurich were all hosting sites.

the seven wonders

The Castle of Chillon: near Montreux

The Lavaux vineyards: on the shore of Lake Geneva

The Castles of Bellinzona: in the southern canton of Ticino

The Abbey of St. Gallen

The Top of Europe and the Sphinx observatory: a "village" with a post office on the 3,500 metres high Jungfraujoch above Wengen

The Grande Dixence: a 285 metres high dam, south of Sion

The Landwasser viaduct: on the railway between Chur and St. Moritz

plan

The official “MySwitzerland” ipad app (http://goo.gl/02lqC) from Switzerland Tourism the national tourism organisation offers a wealth of useful information and inspiring ideas to help you plan your holiday – anything from a summer in the mountains to a city break. You will find tips for refreshing adventures on the water, breathtaking trips into nature, thrilling train journeys, cultural treats and top events, great accommodation offers – and much more. Consulting MySwitzerland website and/or app is recommended.

At main stations & at tourist points there are 'i' information centers. These centers are properly staffed with impartial, knowledable and 'tourist friendly' people. These centers have local maps and many other useful brochures.

the seven natural wonders

The Matterhorn: from Schwarzsee, Gornergrat or simply from the village of Zermatt

The northern walls of the Jungfrau and Eiger: two of the most celebrated mountains in the Alps, they can be seen from the valley of Lauterbrunnen or from one of the many summits that can be reached by train or cable car

The Aletsch Glacier: the longest in Europe, the Aletsch wild Forest is located above the glacier, best seen from above Bettmeralp

The lakes of the Upper Engadine: one of the highest inhabited valley in the Alps at the foot of Piz Bernina, they can be all seen from Muottas Muragl

The Lake Lucerne: from the Pilatus above Lucerne

The Oeschinensee: a mountain lake with no rivals above Kandersteg

The Rhine Falls: the largest in Europe, take a boat to the rock in the middle of the falls