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Zurich

capital of the canton of Zürich, Switzerland

35km

47.368428.54045

Basel

city on the Rhine, in Switzerland

87km

47.56677.6

Saint Gallen

Saint Gallen (St. Gallen, German: Sankt Gallen) is the main city of eastern Switzerland. For travellers, its main draw is the centuries old Abbey of Saint Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a world famous historic library. It's a place packed with listed heritage buildings and well-maintained museums. And if you are tired of all the urban highlights, Saint Gallen also serves as a gateway to the Appenzell Alps.

120km

47.41679.3667

Strasbourg

commune in Bas-Rhin, France

130km

48.58333337.75

Balzers

this town is home to a very beautiful church and castle

132km

47.0659.5

Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe is a city on the Rhine in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is in the north of the Black Forest, close to the French border. Karlsruhe is famous in Germany for both hosting two federal courts and being a major hub for science and technology. With 300,000 people, Karlsruhe is the largest city within 60 km. It is not usually visited by tourists from abroad, but is a relaxed and pleasant city to work and study in.

145km

49.009448.39845

Lausanne

capital city of the Swiss Canton of Vaud

191km

46.516.63

Geneva

city in Switzerland and capital of its canton

248km

46.26.15
Sights

Kapellbrücke

The Chapel Bridge, a landmark of Lucerne, is said to be the oldest wooden bridge of all Europe, built in 14th century as a protection for the city. It's amusing walking over it as you can see about 100 pictures of 12th-century city life and Swiss history. Join one of the walking tours going around! Parts of the bridge burned down on 18 August 1993, but within a few months it was rebuilt. The tower used as oubliette is still in original condition.

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Lion Monument

Also known as the Lion of Lucerne, it is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."

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Lake Lucerne

10km

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Engelberg

municipality in Switzerland

20km

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Titlis

Swiss mountain of the Urner Alps

25km

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Uetliberg

mountain in the Swiss plateau

30km

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Langstrasse

quarter of the city of Zurich, Switzerland

34km

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Schanzengraben Zürich

A small canal that used to be part of the city fortifications between Limmat and Sihl. From the main station, go to Gessnerallee, find the stairways down to the tiny creek, and walk all the way to the lake.

34km

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Tonhalle Orchester Zürich

Swiss symphony orchestra based in Zürich

34km

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Tonhalle, Zürich

During the renovation of the Tonhalle concert house the internationally reknown classical orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, plays at the intermediately built Tonhalle Maag concert hall. From season 2019/20, Paavo Järvi leads the orchestra.

34km

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Bahnhofstrasse

One of the busiest and best-known shopping streets in the world. Highly refined. Certainly a must-see for every tourist in Zurich!

35km

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Frauenbad Stadthausquai

public bath

35km

47.3681838.54194

Altstadt (Zürich)

district in the city of Zürich, Switzerland

35km

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Chinese Garden, Zürich

This small but beautiful Chinese garden was offered to the city of Zurich by the Chinese city of Kunming as symbol of gratitude after Zurich helped Kunming with technical knowledge.

35km

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Lindenhof

The hill in the heart of the old town. A beautiful view of the city and one time location of a Roman fort.

35km

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Sechseläuten

35km

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Zürich Opera House

The Zurich Opera shows frequently changing productions of world famous operas with top artists. As with the Schauspielhaus, students get a big last-minute discount. The best seats costs Fr. 45 for students.

35km

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Käferberg

mountain

35km

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Swiss National Museum

This is the place to go if you want to learn more about the history of Switzerland. There are permanent exhibitions on history, archaeology and art. Changing temporary exhibitions usually also turn around Swiss topics.

35km

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Kunsthaus Zürich

Zurich's most famous art museum. The collection includes works from many Swiss artists, such as the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti or the paintings of Ferdinand Hodler. There are also major works from international artists on display. The museum is building a new extension, scheduled to open in 2020 and thus parts of the museum might be closed at any given time.

35km

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Schauspielhaus Zürich

Zurich's Schauspielhaus is one of the most important theatres in the German speaking part of Europe. The Schauspielhaus has several locations, the most important one being the Pfauen. Students can get really cheap last minute tickets (10 minutes before the show) if they show their student ID. The best seats, if available, cost Fr. 20 that way.

36km

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Schwarzhorn (Bernese Alps)

Regarded as one of the most stunning look-out peaks in the Bernese Oberland. Its summit can be accessed by a trail on the southern ridge.

37km

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Fluntern Cemetery

cemetery with lots of famous people most notably James Joyce who lived in Zurich for quite some time, the writer Elias Canetti and a few nobel price winners are also buried there

38km

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Zürich Zoologischer Garten

With the new Masoala Rainforest Hall, the Zoo is really worth a visit!

38km

47.3858.57305556

Bachalpsee

42km

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Faulhorn

A not too hard hike up a valley and small mountain, with a pleasant small restaurant and hotel at the top.

44km

46.674888897.99966667

Eiger

mountain in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland

49km

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Irchel

elevation in the Canton of Zürich

49km

47.539444448.60722222

Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area

World Heritage site in the Switzerland

51km

46.58.03333333

Sphinx Observatory

52km

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Jungfraujoch

mountain pass

52km

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Aletsch Glacier

The largest glacier of the Alps, it is more than 22 kilometres long and up to more than 900 metres thick, but is receding by as much as 100 metres every year.

53km

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Schynige Platte

The hike can be further lengthened to the plateau and end at a train station stop, quite near Interlaken.

53km

46.656111117.90694444

Wengen

village in the canton of Bern, Switzerland

55km

46.67.91666667

Bettmeralp

place in Valais, Switzerland

56km

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Lauterbrunnen

village and municipality in the canton of Bern, Switzerland

56km

46.67.9

Unterseen

town in the canton of Bern, Switzerland

58km

46.683333337.85

Rhine Falls

58km

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Riederalp

municipality in Switzerland

59km

46.383333338.03333333

Hohtürli

mountain pass

72km

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Oeschinen Lake

77km

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Kandersteg

municipality in Switzerland

82km

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Weil am Rhein

municipality in Germany

87km

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Stadtcasino Basel

concerthall in Basel

88km

47.554444447.58944444

Gornergrat

mountain

100km

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Castles of Bellinzona

complex of multiple built objects

103km

46.193138899.02241667

Bellinzona

capital city of the canton of Ticino, Switzerland

103km

46.195371119.02967639

Lugano Cathedral

Roman Catholic cathedral in Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

107km

46.00468.9486

Matterhorn

mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy

109km

45.976388897.65861111

Monte Brè

There are numerous rustic trails that lead up from towns surrounding Mount Brè to its summit and the Funicolare Monte Brè. A trail map is available from the local tourist information.

109km

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Sion, Switzerland

Capital of the canton of Valais, Switzerland

121km

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Grande Dixence Dam

124km

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Chur

capital of the Swiss canton of Graubünden and lies in the northern part of the canton

137km

46.859.53333333

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Lucerne

Switzerland
Lucerne is a beautiful small city in the heartland of Switzerland, across the lake from Altdorf, where legend has it William Tell shot an apple off of his son's head. Lucerne is a fine city to visit, and is a great base from which to explore famous Swiss sites such as the mountains Rigi, Pilatus, Titlis and the Rütli meadow.

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