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The former monastery complex on the Rhine island is one of the most important sacred buildings in Switzerland. Its special beauty and importance clearly lie inside the church.

In this sacred room with its wonderful frescoes and sculptures, it may be easier to get close to God. You can feel the exuberant praise of God of the craftsmen and artists of the time through the many lovingly designed, liturgically and artistically coordinated pictures, altars and room decorations. The monastery church is also a small local place of pilgrimage for many fellow Christians.

Catholic community Rheinau

The former monastery complex on the Rhine island is one of the most important sacred buildings in Switzerland. Its special beauty and importance clearly lie inside the church.

In this sacred room with its wonderful frescoes and sculptures, it may be ...

The towering Matterhorn, Europe's most iconic peak, rises above the breathtaking Alpine panorama at 4,478 meters. This natural swiss landmark is located on the border of the Valais in western Switzerland, between Zermatt and the Italian resort of Breuil-Cervinia, and is a haven for nature enthusiasts seeking peace and silence. The Matterhorn's symmetric pyramid shape, the stony teeth reaching for the sky, and light reflections from the surrounding Stellisee combine a one-of-a-kind natural spectacle in Zermatt.

For a long time, the Matterhorn was thought to be too hard to climb. Edward Whymper, a British climber, as well as three mountain guides and three more Englishmen reached the summit on July 14, 1865. Unfortunately only three people made it out alive.

Today many hike and bike trails make it a fantastic scenery to marvel this landmark.

Matterhorn

The towering Matterhorn, Europe's most iconic peak, rises above the breathtaking Alpine panorama at 4,478 meters. This natural swiss landmark is located on the border of the Valais in western Switzerland, between Zermatt and the Italian resort of Bre ...

Lavaux is Switzerland's wine region. It consists of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards that span for around 30 kilometers along Lake Geneva's northern shoreline.

Although there is evidence that wine was produced within the area already during Roman times, the original vine terraces date back to the 11th century when the territory was ruled by Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries. Benefitting from a mild climate, the southern face of the terraces, with the sun reflecting in the lake and the stone walls, gives the location a Mediterranean atmosphere. Chasselas is the most common wine grape variety planted here.

The vineyards of Lavaux are protected from development by cantonal law. Lavaux has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2007.

Hiking in the vineyards of Lavaux is a popular activity. From Saint-Saphorin to Lutry, there is a hiking trail called "Terrasses de Lavaux."

Lavaux - Terraced Vineyards

Lavaux is Switzerland's wine region. It consists of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards that span for around 30 kilometers along Lake Geneva's northern shoreline.

Although there is evidence that wine was produced within the area already during Roman ...

From Thusis, the RhB climbs through helical tunnels and over viaducts up the Albula Valley towards St.Moritz. This line, embedded harmoniously in the landscape, is a showpiece dating back to the time of railway pioneering and is part of the RhB UNESCO World Heritage.

The Bernina line between St.Moritz, Valposchiavo and Tirano connects the north and south of Europe. It travels past mountains, beside lakes and glaciers on its way down to the palm trees in Valtellina. The famous panoramic route belongs to the RhB UNESCO World Heritage - a brand name.

Albula and Bernina Line

From Thusis, the RhB climbs through helical tunnels and over viaducts up the Albula Valley towards St.Moritz. This line, embedded harmoniously in the landscape, is a showpiece dating back to the time of railway pioneering and is part of the RhB UNESC ...

KULTURAMA Museum of Man

Set off on an exciting voyage of discovery back to the origins of life: “Where we come from” takes you back 3.5 billion years, past fossils and the prehistory of mankind until the early cultures. “Who we are” shows you the unfolding of modern human being from conception to death. Anatomical specimen illustrate human life and its development.

In the “Discovery Trail”, hands-on stations allow you to actively engage with evolution, prehistory and the human body. In “How we learn”, discover research results from neurology, psychology and education, explained by means of anatomical brain specimen, tests and games.

Annually changing exhibitions give you in-depth insights into natural science and cultural history.

KULTURAMA

KULTURAMA Museum of Man

Set off on an exciting voyage of discovery back to the origins of life: “Where we come from” takes you back 3.5 billion years, past fossils and the prehistory of mankind until the early cultures. “Who we are” shows you the un ...

In 1993, on the occasion of its 125th anniversary, IWC opened an exclusive museum at its Schaffhausen headquarters and became Switzerland’s first watch manufacturer with such a facility. Since 2007 the collection is housed on the first floor of the historic main building that was built in 1875 by the IWC founder Florentine Ariosto Jones (1841-1916).

The new home of IWC watches represents the world of an international luxury brand. Together with the objects on display, it creates surroundings that are at once modern yet timeless, luxurious yet functional, and with every convenience the visitor could possibly wish for. Guests are transported back in time to explore the historical timepieces and the rich history of IWC, and can explore the lineage of each spectacular IWC watch family.

IWC Museum

In 1993, on the occasion of its 125th anniversary, IWC opened an exclusive museum at its Schaffhausen headquarters and became Switzerland’s first watch manufacturer with such a facility. Since 2007 the collection is housed on the first floor of the h ...

Die Burg Zug ist das älteste profane Gebäude der Stadt Zug und eines ihrer Wahrzeichen. Seit 1983 befindet sich in der Burg das historische Museum von Zug. Die interaktive Dauerausstellung zeigt vielfältige Aspekte der Kulturgeschichte von Stadt und Kanton Zug.

Wechselnde Sonderausstellungen geben einen tieferen Einblick in verschiedene aktuelle Themen. Kinder können mit Lili, dem Comic-Mädchen, die Burg entdecken. Im Kinderbereich gibt es viel Platz zum Verkleiden und Spielen. Öffentliche und private Führungen sind ein Erlebnis für Gross und Klein und lassen Geschichte lebendig werden

Museum Burg Zug

Die Burg Zug ist das älteste profane Gebäude der Stadt Zug und eines ihrer Wahrzeichen. Seit 1983 befindet sich in der Burg das historische Museum von Zug. Die interaktive Dauerausstellung zeigt vielfältige Aspekte der Kulturgeschichte von Stadt und ...

Zug Castle is one of the landmarks of the city of Zug. Since 1982 the castle has been a cultural history museum for the city and canton of Zug. A voyage of discovery through the permanent exhibition offers diverse insights into the cultural history of the city of Zug. 

Changing special exhibitions give a deeper insight into various current topics. Children can discover the castle with Lili the comic girl. In the children's area there is plenty of space to dress up and play. Public and private guided tours are a great experience and bring history to life.

Museum Castle Zug

Zug Castle is one of the landmarks of the city of Zug. Since 1982 the castle has been a cultural history museum for the city and canton of Zug. A voyage of discovery through the permanent exhibition offers diverse insights into the cultural history o ...

THE MUSEUM CASTLE

The castle museum has become reality since 2018. 130 years after the museum was founded and on the 800th anniversary of the death of the landlord, Duke Berchthold V. von Zähringen, the permanent exhibition in the keep has for the first time an exhibition on six floors. Not only the history of Thun, but also the monument itself - with the knight's hall and roof truss from 1434 - become part of the exhibition. The outstanding architectural significance of this cultural heritage can thus be felt during a visit to the museum and castle which is one of a kind.

Special exhibition swords - rapiers - sabers. The Thun Castle Foundation's collection includes historical weapons, uniforms, hunting culture and more.

Museum Castle Thun

THE MUSEUM CASTLE

The castle museum has become reality since 2018. 130 years after the museum was founded and on the 800th anniversary of the death of the landlord, Duke Berchthold V. von Zähringen, the permanent exhibition in the keep has for the f ...

The region of the Jura Mountains and Three Lakes is an artistic exception of the more common mass tourism in the alpine mountain resorts. This sub-alpine range nestles between Rhine and Rhone River in the westernmost part of the country, demarcating the French-Swiss border and diversifying the landscape. 

Home of many hidden gems of Switzerland we want to share our insider tips with you for your next adventure in the northern part of Switzerland.

10 Hidden Gems In Jura Mountains

The region of the Jura Mountains and Three Lakes is an artistic exception of the more common mass tourism in the alpine mountain resorts. This sub-alpine range nestles between Rhine and Rhone River in the westernmost part of the country, demarcating ...

The Kronberg has plenty to offer: the mountain not only has a traditional restaurant serving delicious food, it is also the starting point for various walks in the summer and the longest sledge run in eastern Switzerland in winter.

The valley boasts a bobsled cart track, an innovative zipline-park and a fairy-tale world for the kids.

Kronberg

The Kronberg has plenty to offer: the mountain not only has a traditional restaurant serving delicious food, it is also the starting point for various walks in the summer and the longest sledge run in eastern Switzerland in winter.

The valley boasts ...

In a few minutes, you can rise up from Intschi (659m above sea level) to the high plateau Arni (1372m above sea level). Along with the fresh air from the alpine coniferous forests, you will find the beautiful lake of Arni close to the top station.

Arni is worth a visit for anyone! For families, a barbeque spot invites them to stay longer and for the children to discover the surrounding area full of adventures.

Cable car Intschi-Lake Arni

In a few minutes, you can rise up from Intschi (659m above sea level) to the high plateau Arni (1372m above sea level). Along with the fresh air from the alpine coniferous forests, you will find the beautiful lake of Arni close to the top station.

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