How about a trip across Lake Brienz to Iseltwald @madeinbern? The “Lötschberg” paddle steamer is ready to take you across the turquoise waters of the lake, which nestles in the spectacular mountain setting of the Bernese Oberland. Dating back to the 19th century, this nostalgic ship will not just transport you back to a different time, but will also deliver you safe and sound directly to the door of the Isetwald lakeshore hotel and health resort. The hotel’s lounge is just the place to enjoy a relaxing get-together and a chance to meet some of friendly locals. In the evening, you can sample the excellent food and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the lake by candlelight. Thanks to @gnbrswl for this great aerial view!
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Have you ever felt you just wanted to go with the flow? We’ve got two suggestions for summer in @visitzurich: Why not let a Limmat boat take you on a leisurely journey past guild halls, Zurich town hall, Lindenhof square, Grossmünster church and Zurich’s historic old town - from the Swiss National Museum as far as Lake Zurich? A warm, comfortable and totally relaxing experience. Or maybe you’d prefer to try a “Limmat Böötle”. Instead of a motor cruiser you travel by rubber raft and instead of a passenger you are the captain of your own craft, so you can decide for yourself when the crew deserves a refreshing break ;-) In summer countless water enthusiasts take to the Limmat, the river that passes through Zurich, making the raft ride something truly special. However, you can also find quieter, more relaxed stretches of the Limmat, for example by navigating out of the city to the north towards Werdinsel. @thesemifunctioningadult certainly liked what they saw here, as this great photo shows!
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The castle ruins of Mesocco conjure up a mystical dream world in the photo by @andrea_furger_photography. The ruins of the Castello di Mesocco are a Swiss heritage site of national significance and the castle ranks among one of the most important in @graubuenden and one of the biggest fortifications in Switzerland. The fortress is perched on a mighty outcrop of rock south of the municipality of #Mesocco , right next to the A13 motorway. You can visit the ruins free of charge any time of the year. If you walk up the old road to the castle, you will see the church of Santa Maria di Castello on your left, which is also worth a visit, FunFact: The Castello di Mesocco was deemed to be impregnable only through “treachery or hunger”. The impregnable castle was ultimately destroyed by its owners to prevent it falling into enemy hands.
61 9,81823 June, 2019
Are you familiar with the largest and most spectacular manmade structure between Thusis and St Moritz in @graubuenden? No? Then now is the time to put that right! A visit to the famous Landwasser railway viaduct is a must not just for railway enthusiasts, as it combines the boldness and beauty of architecture. With its 65-metre pillars, the viaduct is one of the most elegant bridge constructions in the canton of Graubünden and incidentally the most photographed work of art in @rhaetischebahn. But a trip on the 63-kilometre Albula line is a highlight in itself, as this is also a Unesco World Heritage site. If you prefer to travel on foot instead of by train, you’ll still have a great time. Along the route you will pass through woods on your way to the lookout point with almost dizzying views of the famous viaduct and into the depths of the Landwasser river. Thanks a lot @whilenotworking for this fantastic photo!
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The wheelchair-accessible funicular railway takes a mere eight minutes to cover the distance from Schönegg to the Zugerberg at 925 metres. Zug’s very own mountain is worth a visit throughout the year. The magnificent views from its peak, perfectly captured by @raymondinauen, sweep over the town @inlovewithzug and lake all the way to the Pre-Alps. Speaking of the lake: when the sun sets over Lake Zug, the horizon lights up blood red and bathes the water in a romantic kaleidoscope of colours. You’ll also find the town’s historic centre romantic and attractive. Stroll through its labyrinthine, narrow alleyways or watch the world go by as you savour a coffee in one of its many street cafés.
124 14,84221 June, 2019
Warm lakes to the north, cool mountains to the south, two languages and three different holiday regions in one small area: Pre-Alps, city living and Three-Lakes. The @fribourgregion region has plenty to offer. For example this view of Dent de Brenleire, which @dario.andenmatten has captured for us. Going back to the time of the Romans and Celts and beyond, the Three Lakes region was already very popular as a kind of holiday destination. These days the region is known for its unique hiking and biking trails. A trip to the Papiliorama butterfly sanctuary and the La Grande Cariçaie nature reserve should be planned, as well as as a visit to a show dairy.
54 8,27020 June, 2019
Who’s up for a short stroll through Switzerland’s capital? Everyone is, of course 🙂 Let’s go: We start at the main train station and only a few steps away you will find the first highlight - the Parliament House. It dominates the city skyline. Want to take a look inside? No problem, as the doors of the parliament building are open to the public to visit. Bern’s historic centre is just a few steps further on. It is not just a @unesco#worldheritagesite , but also boasts six kilometres of arcades, one of the longest weather-sheltered shopping promenades in Europe. If you take a look around, you’ll notice that hardly any other city has preserved its historic features as faithfully as Bern @ilove_bern and not just because of the Cathedral of St Vinzenz. This is another highlight and is certainly one of the most impressive late gothic buildings in the city. Are your feet tired from walking? Then, the only answer is to take a dip in the river, because in Bern you can just go with the flow and maybe even see the city from a different perspective. If you are an experienced swimmer, you should take the plunge into the Aare. The river that passes through the city offers the ultimate treat for water-babies, particular in summer. Thanks @gregslens for the great photo!
144 16,66919 June, 2019
It is hard to think of another village in the Bernese Oberland that has the picture-postcard mountain village charm of Wengen, situated 400 metres above the Lauterbrunnen Valley. A scattering of holiday chalets, hotels dating back to the belle epoque and nostalgic wooden houses make a perfect mix in @wengen.swiss - even if the photo by @sebastianeppler only hints at the delights in store. However, he has done full justice to the impressive rocky crags. Wengen is located on a kind of sheltered sun terrace, guaranteeing more than average sunshine and also offering a great view of famous peaks like the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. You can reach the car-free village in @madeinbern by taking the Wengernalp railway from Lauterbrunnen. Once you have arrived in the village, you’ll find that Wengen is an ideal location for hiking and touring and thanks to 15 cable cars and over 500 kilometres of marked trails, is a great starting point from which to reach the most beautiful lookouts and major destinations in @jungfrauregion. Thanks for the great photo!
137 14,39418 June, 2019
Montreux is situated on a sheltered bay of Lake Geneva, surrounded by the terraced vineyards of Lavaux. Because of its mild micro-climate, @montreuxriviera is also known as the Vaud Riviera. Lined with sculptures, flowers and Mediterranean trees, the lakeside promenade is regarded as the loveliest in Switzerland. Rightly so, as @travelling_with_patti demonstrates in this great photo. The promenade is not just the ideal place to take a stroll but also to marvel at the view of Lake Geneva and the breathtaking scenery of the snow-capped Alps! You’ll find even more to admire in the magnificent buildings from the heyday of Belle Époque in #Vevey above #Montreux or Chillon Castle, which is located on an island. Perhaps it was this climate and the breathtaking scenery that attracted world-famous personalities to Montreux, including Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury. These days visitors are attracted not just by the city’s location on Lake Geneva and wonderful surroundings, but also by the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. Every year in June and July, concerts take place on various stages in the city’s parks, attracting artists and visitors from all over the world. Why would you like to visit Montreux?
134 12,53917 June, 2019
Lago di Vogorno in @ticinoturismo became world-famous when James Bond bravely plunged from the dam wall (“Golden eye”, of course). So, if you’re looking for the ultimate (adrenaline) hit, you’ve got to add the dam to your bucket list. First the facts: 220 metres high, 7.5 seconds of freefall. But even if that’s not your cup of tea, the natural wonders of the Verzasca valley reserve have plenty to offer. The magical bright green waters of the river Verzasca and the craggy landscape make this the perfect riverside hike. There you will find beds made of stone, forming natural whirlpools. This is the ideal place for a refreshing dip. By the way: Even if you’re not into bungee jumping, a stopover at the dam is also worthwhile for the wonderful view of Lake Maggiore. I wonder if @thomasoehrli took just one photo? 😉
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Allow us to introduce the skyline of the canton of #Schwyz . Well… almost. This incredible panorama is captures in the photo from @thegoodswisslife. Lying in the heart of Switzerland, this region is a Pre-Alpine natural paradise. The secluded paths and beautiful hiking trails make this area, also known as the Mythen region, a varied paradise for hikers and climbers alike, dominated by the two Mythen peaks. The twin Mythen mountains in the canton of Schwyz form the backdrop to the beating heart of Switzerland. If you want to enjoy this great panoramic view, then make sure not to miss a ride on the Rotenfluebahn cable car. It will take you to the Rothenflue summit in just ten minutes. But even during the ride, your eyes will gorge on this spectacular view over Lake Lauerz and Lake Lucerne. Just imagine how things look from the top 😉
55 7,93515 June, 2019
Lenzburg is barely 25 kilomteres from Zurich and is within easy reach by public transport. This small town in @aargautourismus is more or less in middle of the Swiss region with the largest collection of castles. Where else would you find so many stately dwellings as the castles of Lenzburg, Hallwyl, Wildegg, Brunegg and Habsburg? Lenzburg Castle perches on the Schlossberg, 100 metres above the city, as we can see in this photo from @lin_fapou . This is one of the oldest and most famous castles in Switzerland and is also home to Aargau Museum. The mediaeval old town and a number of other museums invite you to learn more about the history of the town and the region - wanna bet 😉? Even though Lenzburg is only 405 metres above sea level, Esterliturm offers you a unique panoramic view across Central Switzerland to the Black Forest - assuming to conquer the 253 steps to the viewing platform. 🏃🏼♀️Thanks for the great photo!