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Nature & Region

Zürichsee Uto Kulm

The Panorama Trail: From Üetliberg to Felsenegg

Comfortably, and running according to a scheduled timetable, the Üetlibergbahn railway takes summiteers to Zurich's 871 metre high local mountain. The alpine hike that follows is equally suited for families. And on Felsenegg the gondola lift waits to take you down to Adliswil, where the S-Bahn runs back to Zurich. But, hold on: Don’t miss the home-made apple strudel at restaurant Felsenegg!

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A boat trip on Lake Zurich

With a shoreline of 87.6 km a boat trip across Lake Zurich is a wonderful alternative to the classic way of sightseeing. You will receive a thorough impression of Zurich’s cityscape and catch a glimpse of the stately homes situated right on the lakeside.

There are many ways to navigate across the lake: The city of Zurich offers short and long boat trips and also themed trips with culinary offerings. If you prefer it a little more intimate, you may also rent your own boat. Nothing is more romantic than floating on Lake Zurich at sunset with your beloved ones while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine.

 

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Lucerne

Lucerne offers a diverse range of attractions for everyone: an Old Town with historical houses decorated with frescoes, the Chapel Bridge with its Water Tower, the Lion Monument & Glacier Garden, a lakefront promenade on Lake Lucerne, Europe’s largest transportation museum, an IMAX film theater, the Culture and Convention Center Lucerne (KKL) and numerous museums.

Pilatus: Lucerne's very own mountain, Pilatus, is one of the most legendary places in Central Switzerland - and one of the most beautiful. On a clear day, the mountain offers a panoramic view of 73 Alpine peaks.

The mountain can be reached from Lucerne by gondola lift and aerial cable car and from Alpnachstad with the world's steepest rack railway. Thus a special roundtrip tour is possible, involving journeys by paddle steamer, rack railway, aerial cable car and bus. The trip can be combined with various types of sports, hiking tours, or a visit to the summer toboggan run.

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Rhine Falls

At 500 feet wide and 75 feet high, with an average of 21,000 cubic feet of water per second, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen are Europe's biggest. We recommend a boat tour in the falls basin over to Center Rock and further downriver.

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Rapperswil

In addition to being a car-free medieval town, Rapperswil, the city of roses, has a great deal to offer - namely, a lovely bathing resort, a castle with a Polish museum, Knies children's zoo, a wooden bridge to Hurden and much more. A visit to this picturesque town is definitely worth your while.

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St. Gallen

St. Gallen, the local capital of northeastern Switzerland, is the heart of the region, providing every opportunity for cultural pursuits and leisurely shopping expeditions. The historic abbot’s territory with the magnificent baroque cathedral and the rococo library are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Buildings by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava lend the historic townscape a highly modern look.

The narrow, winding streets of the old part of town, adorned with bay windows, are ideal for leisurely shopping and eating out in comfort. Wood-panelled, old St. Gallen ‘Erststockbeizen’ (cosy restaurants on the first floor of houses in the old town), provide a diverse range of culinary delicacies, from haute cuisine to hearty regional specialties.

Rigi Sights Baur au Lac

Rigi

Visit Mt. Rigi, one of Switzerland’s most popular excursion destinations. The different transportation methods you will use make this excursion a true adventure.

You will travel over the Albis Pass to Weggis, and then take a cable car to Rigi Kaltbad and reach Rigi-Kulm (5,900ft a.s.l.) with Europe’s first cogwheel train. Enjoy a lovely view of the Swiss Midlands and a stunning Alpine panorama.