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Switzerland is romance in all its splendor! It is amazing how Switzerland, with its breathtaking scenery and and unpolluted air, can kindle warmth in the hearts of even the coldest people. While Switzerland's every corner lives and breathes romance, the major tourist destinations, like Geneva, Zurich and Berne are the "ideal" destinations for romance and cultural understanding.
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I'd say you visit these places to experience Suisse in all its grandeur!. If you want to experience the magical land, then I have a few suggestions for you! Before we begin, here's a great video about Switzerland's tourism:
Views: 4010Rating: 5Duration: 75 secsNo tourist places on this planet can compare with the beauty of Switzerland. Rightly describe as the Heaven on Earth, Switzerland is outstandingly gifted by the nature, cascading waterfalls, Alps mountains beautifully draped by the snow flakes, alpine village, green and clean surroundings.
Get a taste of the awesome experience of the Majestic Alps in Switzerland and particularly in Zurich. The largest city of the country has been consistently voted as the best city to live in. Zurich is a leading global city and a top tourist attraction offering the best of everything.
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The city houses the famous Museum of Art or (Kunsthaus Zurich) which showcase a blend of western arts belonging to the 16th century and the modern works of painters like Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh. The city is also the starting point of the famous Jungfraujoch –Top of Europe tour. All in all this is a perfect place to witness the majestic Alps.
Switzerland. (Source: @yakobusan Jakob Montrasio)
Here is Zurich's promotional tourism video:
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Visiting Switzerland and not taking a tour to the majestic Alps is an absolute crime. Many one day tours start from Zurich and take you through a journey inside these incredible mountains. One of this is the famous Jungfraujoch –Top of Europe tour. The duration of the whole trip is around 11 hours.
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Here is a review:
This trip is a must for everyone visiting Switzerland in my opinion. While visiting, everything had gone our way perfectly including a very good weather. A really spectacular and unforgettable experience for my me and my wife who are first time visiting Switzerland. On top of that, I would like to commend on the professional service rendered by the tour organizer for a very dedicated driver (Freddie) and guide (Peter) through out the whole journey. Special thanks to Peter also for able to make last minute changes on the train itinerary due to weather condition
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Located just outside of Zurich, the Rhine Falls is Europe's biggest waterfall and so definitely worth a visit.The waterfall offers a spectacular view and a beautiful scenery. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Zurich. You also have the option of embarking on a boat ride to enjoy a close-up view.
Here is what a traveler has to say:
Fantastic views and lots of opportunities to take some lovely pics. Went on a really hot day, and although the way to the falls is down the way back up is fairly steep. Easy enough to visit in half a day. Wouldn't recommend spending the whole day there, though definitely worth a visit!
Rhine Falls (Source: Marcin Wichary)
Duration: It takes 3 hours to reach Rhine Falls from Zurich.
The Botanischer Garten (or the Botanic Garden) explains just why we see so many postcards of Switzerland that depict a riot of colorful flowers till the horizon. It is home to as many as 15,000 living species of flora, including some very rare specimens from as far as New Caledonia and southwest Africa. The herbarium itself houses over three million plants. Owned by the University of Zurich, the gardens were laid out on the site of an erstwhile private villa.
Hours: Park Mar-Sept Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat-Sun 8am-6pm; Oct-Feb Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm. Greenhouses daily 9:30-11:30am and 1-4pm
Address and Contact: Universität Zurich, Rämistrasse 71 | Tel.: 044/634-84-61
Transport: Tram - 11 to Hegibachplatz, or 2 or 4 to Höschgasse | Bus - 33 to Botanischer Garten
Botanic Garden (Source: Sudhanwa)
The Swiss National Museum gives one an epic look into the culture and history of the Swiss. Its mammoth collection, housed in a feudal-looking 19th-century facade, contains among others, works of religious art (which includes the 16th-century stained glass from the Tanikon Convent and priceless frescoes from the church of Mustair). Some of these Carolingian art date back to the 9th century. The altarpieces found here are all carved, painted, and gilded.
Swiss National Museum (Source: Step)
Here's a review I came across:
Great place -- has all sorts of historical pieces. I remember in particular the elaborate battle constructions of different conflicts, with small soldier figures. I love all of the different artifacts in here. Conveniently located as well - right near the Banhoff.
Step into the prehistoric section for an exceptional array of exhibits. Some even go back to 4th millennium B.C. There are artifacts from 17th-century china, there are age old furniture, costumes, and dollhouses. Not to mention, exhibits tracing the history of Swiss clock making from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
Address: Museumstrasse 2 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm (until 7pm Thurs)
Transport: Tram - 3, 4, 5, 11, 13, or 14
Prices: Admission US$ 12.46
Geneva is the second most populous city of Switzerland and has many beautiful sites, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, historical sites, museums, galleries, parks and entertainment areas etc.
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The most popular attractions in Geneva are Jet d'Eau, the Rade - one of the most prominent sites where the water pumped from the fountain goes as high as 140m in the air, Cathédrale St-Pierre - located at the highest peak in the Old Town dating back to pre-Roman times, Palais des Nations, Quartier des Grottes, Monument Brunswick, Ile Rousseau - a beautiful island, L'Ile - is the remains of a fortified castle erected in the 13th centuary, Jardin Anglais - an impressive garden near the lake, Place Neuve - an impressive Grand Theater, Eaux-Vives etc.
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This Museum is a must if you are a watch lover. This is in a tiny green park and most of the over 1000 objects of mechanical wizardry here are from the 16th through 20th centuries.
Many of the timepieces originated from Geneva and made their way around the world and back home.
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Place de Neuve is the mecca of activity in Geneva, be it music, art or a collage of museums, there is always something to do or see here.
It is the venue of three of the most popular halls in Geneva that host exhibitions and showcase regal performance, namely the Grand Theatre (opera house), Conservatory of Music and Rath Museum. Apart from that, even the architectural beauty of the place is enough to lure you. Right in the center of Place Neuve, you will find the statue of Henri Dufour, the Swiss General who presided over the First Geneva Convention.
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This is the largest lake in the Central Europe and is breathtaking. It is shared by Switzerland and France! The alpine landscape, contiguous wooden chalets, vineyard-covered gradients and azure waters of the lake is the perfect inspiration to artists from all over the world.
I am sure this will enchant you.
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Nobody goes back from Geneva without visiting the magnificent Jet d'Eau. One of the tallest fountains in the whole world, it projects 140 meters into the air.
The fountain pumps 500 liters of water per second and carried it into air at the speed of 200 km per hour.
Jet d'Eau(Source: Pierre)
The best time to visit Jet d'Eau is in the late evening, when it is beautifully illuminated and looks brilliant against the dark sky.
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