2. kulmhotel

    kulmhotel room



    3100 Kulmhotel, located in Gornergrat, is the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps and the mountain base camp of a high mountain range. It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. All of the rooms feature a cable TV with international channels.

  4. national museum

    The Swiss National Museum.The museum building of 1898 in the historicist style was built by Gustav Gull in the form of the French Renaissance city chateaus. His impressive architecture with dozens of towers, courts and his astonishing park on a peninsula between the rivers Sihl and Limmat has become one of the main sights of the Old City District of Zurich.There is a very rich section with gothic art, chivalry and a comprehensive collection of liturgical wooden sculptures, panel paintings and carved altars. Zunfthaus zur Meisen near Fraumunster church houses the porcelain and faience collection of the Swiss National Museum. There are also a Collections Gallery, a place where there are Swiss furnishings being exhibited, an Armoury Tower, a diorama of the Battle of Murten, and a Coin Cabinet showing 14th, 15th, 16th century Swiss coins and even some coins from the Middle Ages.The boats of the Zurichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft start their round trips (Swiss National Museum to Wollishofen to Zurichhorn) on the Limmat through the city of Zurich at the Swiss National Museum.

  6. clocktower

    Many times each week, deep inside an iconic medieval clocktower in the heart of Bern, Switzerland, a man by the name of Markus Marti watches over the clock that inspired Albert Einsteinā€˜s first thought experiment. It was an experiment that would set Einstein on a path towards the discovery of his General Theory of Relativity that changed human history forever.

  8. lake lugano

    The lake is 48.7 km2 (18.8 sq mi) in size, 63% of which is in Switzerland and 37% in Italy, has an average width of roughly 1 km (0.62 mi), a maximum depth of 288 m (945 ft) found in the northern basin. The culminating point of the lake's drainage basin is the Pizzo di Gino summit in the Lugano Prealps (2,245 m, 7,365 ft).[3] Bathing in the lake is allowed at any of the 50 or so bathing establishments located along the Swiss shores.

  10. ski alps


    The tourism industry began in the early 19th century when foreigners visited the Alps, travelled to the bases of the mountains to enjoy the scenery, and stayed at the spa-resorts. Large hotels were built during the Belle Epoque; cog-railways, built early in the 20th century, brought tourists to ever higher elevations, with the Jungfraubahn terminating at the Jungfraujoch, well above the eternal snow-line, after going through a tunnel in Eiger. During this period winter sports were slowly introduced: in 1882 the first figure skating championship was held in St. Moritz, and downhill skiing became a popular sport with English visitors early in the 20th century, as the first ski-lift was installed in 1908 above Grindelwald.

  12. chapel bridge

    It is probably the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland dating back to the middle of the 14th century. Perhaps even more important, only very few covered wooden bridges do have old paintings under their roofs.