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Cities in Switzerland

Geneva

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Zurich

Zürich, lying at the heart of Europe, is the largest city in Switzerland and is the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich, 409 m above sea level.

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Basel

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Bern

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Lausanne

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Gstaad

Gstaad is the ideal location for holidays, whether in the winter or the summer with rushing streams, glittering lakes, its flower-filled meadows under blue skies and snow capped mountain peaks plus unspoiled scenery makes it a place of peace and tranquility where you can escape the pressures of everyday life.

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Zermatt

Zermatt, this is the most popular mountain village with the world’s most photographed mountain. In the destination Zermatt – Matterhorn, which includes the villages Zermatt, Täsch and Randa, alpinists, ski fans, bon vivants and nature lovers meet. Fascinated, alpinists still climb the Matterhorn (4’478 metres above sea level) on the traces of its first ascender Edward Whymper, who managed to reach the mountain’s summit via the renowned Hörnligrat in 1865.

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St Moritz

Nestling in the inspiring high-lying valley of the Engadin, St. Moritz celebrates summer days with style, charm and cosmopolitan flair amidst delightful picture-book surroundings. In St. Moritz, happiness is invariably within easy reach – you just need to stretch out your hand and grasp it.

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Wengen

Wengen the Swiss ski resort is part of the Jungfrau Top Ski area and is a town unspoiled. No roads lead to Wengen and it is only reached by the mountain railway which winds its way up in 14 minutes from Lauterbrunnen in the below valley. With the Jungrau mountains behind and its wooden chalets and relaxed atmosphere as well as the established hotels cosy stüblis and lively bars Wengen really is a skiers paradise.

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Willisau

(Photo: Roland Zumbuhl)

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Lutry is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the Lavaux-Oron. Lutry Castle or Rôdeurs Castle, the Roman Catholic Church of Saint-Martin, the Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Martin, the Gothic facade house, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The entire town of Lutry and the hamlets of Châtelard and Savuit are part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites
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Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore. The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival. There are eleven Swiss heritage site of national significance in Ascona
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Romainmôtier-Envy is a municipality in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, located in the district of Jura-Nord Vaudois. he town has a famous Romanesque church. The monastery of Romainmôtier (Romanum monasterium) was founded by Romanus of Condat, after whom it was named. The former Cluniac Romainmôtier Abbey and a prehistoric and medieval foundry are listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The entire town of Romainmôtier-Envy is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.
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Gandria is both a quarter of the city of Lugano in the Swiss canton of Ticino, and a village, on the northern shore of Lake Lugano. The historically protected center of the village of Gandria, which is also not accessible by car, attracts visitors from all over the world. Whilst roads now reach the outskirts of the village, many of these visitors arrive by boat services on the lake.
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Morcote is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Ticino situated about 10 kilometres from Lugano in the district of Lugano on the shore of Lake Lugano. With its characteristic small alleys, the arcades of old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty, the lakefront position, Morcote is considered “the Pearl of Ceresio”
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Stein am Rhein is a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland. The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. The site of the city wall, and the city gates are preserved, though the former city wall now consists of houses. The medieval part of the town has been pedestrianised and many of the medieval buildings are painted with beautiful frescoes.
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Sursee is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. Sursee is located at the northern end of Lake Sempach. It is home to the Halbinsel prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlement that is part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Rheinfelden is a municipality in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. The name means the fields of the Rhine, as the town is located on the Hochrhein. It is home to Feldschlösschen, the most popular beer in Switzerland. The city is across the river fromRheinfelden in Baden-Württemberg; the two cities were joined until Napoleon Bonaparte fixed the German–Swiss border on the Rhine
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Paradiso is a municipality in the district of Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. It lies on the shore of Lake Lugano and, although administratively independent of the city of Lugano, it is surrounded on all other sides by that city. Boats of the Società Navigazione del Lago di Lugano (SNL) provide services on Lake Lugano, principally for tourist purposes, but also connecting Paradiso with other lake-side communities, some of which have no road access. The Monte San Salvatore funicular connects Paradiso with the summit of Monte San Salvatore.
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San Bernardino is a mountainous village in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is the southern entry point to the San Bernardino tunnel. The village is part of the municipality of Mesocco. The language spoken is Italian. The church dates from around 1450, only years before the Viamala gorge bridge was opened for traffic, multiplying traffic across the pass.
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Gruyères is a town in the district of Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. The medieval town is an important tourist location in the upper valley of the Saane river, and gives its name to the well-known cheese. In this town, a trackless train is the only vehicle allowed on its pedestrianised streets. There are cultural activities in the castle (concerts, theater). There is a cheese factory in Pringy which is open to visitors. Nearby is Mont Moléson.
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Murten is a municipality in the See district of the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland. It is located on the southern shores of Lake Morat. Morat is situated between Bern and Lausanne. It is home to the prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlement at Segelboothafen that is part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Locarno is the capital of the Locarno district, located on the northern tip of Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the Swiss canton of Ticino, close to Ascona at the foot of the Alps. The Locarno International Film Festival takes place every year in August in the city and, at night, on the Piazza Grande.In January 2004, the Italian historian Marino Vigano speculated that Locarno’s castle may have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Flums is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Sarganserland in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The Gräpplang (a prehistoric hilltop settlement and a ruined medieval castle), the Chapel of St. Jakob and the catholic church of St. Justus are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.
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Interlaken is a town and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the Swiss canton of Bern. The town is principally a base from which to explore the surrounding areas. Among the main attractions are the mountains of the Jungfrau region, including the Jungfrau, (4,158 m (13,642 ft)), the Mönch (4,107 m (13,474 ft)) and the Eiger (3,970 m (13,020 ft)). Whilst the peaks of these mountains are accessible only to mountaineers, a sequence of connecting mountain railways gives access to the Jungfraujoch, a coll (3,450 m (11,320 ft)) between the Jungfrau and the Mönch, which is the highest point in Europe reachable by train.
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