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2,604 Articles of interest in Switzerland

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  • Goldau

    Goldau is a city in the community of Arth, canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. It lies between two mountains, the Rigi (known as Queen of the Mountains) and the Rossberg.

  • Gandria

    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, which forms the core of that quarter.

  • Engelberg Abbey

    Engelberg Abbey (German: Kloster Engelberg) is a Benedictine monastery in Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden, Switzerland. It was formerly in the Diocese of Constance, but now in the Diocese of Chur.

  • Eastern Switzerland

    Eastern Switzerland (German: Ostschweiz, Romansh: Svizra orientala, Italian: Svizzera orientale) is the common name of the region situated to the north of Glarus Alps, with the cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St. Gallen, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Ap…

  • Diablerets

    The Diablerets (French: Les Diablerets; lit. "the abode of devils") are a huge ice-covered mountain of the Alps, culminating at 3,210 metres (10,530 ft) above sea level and straddling the border between the Swiss cantons of Vaud and Valais. The Diab…

  • Gruyères Castle

    The Castle of Gruyères (in French: château de Gruyères), located in the medieval town of Gruyères, Fribourg, is one of the most famous in Switzerland.

  • Château Saint-Maire

    Château Saint-Maire ("Saint-Maire Castle") is a castle in Lausanne, Switzerland, that serves as the seat of the cantonal government, the Council of State of Vaud.

  • Basler Messeturm

    The Basler Messeturm (Basel Trade Fair Tower), located in Basel at (47°33′52.16″N7°36′7.99″E), was Switzerland's tallest building until 2010, when a higher skyscraper was built in Zürich. It has 32 floors and is 105 m (344 ft) tall.

  • Valère Basilica

    The Valère basilica (French: Basilique de Valère), also called Valère castle (French: Château de Valère), is a fortified church situated in Sion in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is situated on a hill and faces the Château de Tourbillon, lo…

  • Albis

    The Albis is a chain of hills in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, stretching for some 19 km from Sihlbrugg in the south to Waldegg near Zurich in the north. The chain forms, among others, the border between the Affoltern and Horgen districts. The …

  • Lungern

    Lungern is a municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Lake Lungern is located within the municipality.

  • Zürich Oerlikon railway station

    Zürich Oerlikon railway station (German: Bahnhof Zürich Oerlikon) is a railway station located at Oerlikon in the city of Zurich, Switzerland. It is a major nodal point and junction for both the Zurich S-Bahn network and the Swiss rail network as a …

  • Villa Jeanneret-Perret

    The Villa Jeanneret-Perret (also known as Maison blanche) is the first independent project by Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Built in 1912 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret's hometown, it was designed for his parents.

  • Tomasee

    Tomasee (Romansh: Lai da Tuma or Lag da Toma) is a lake at the northern face of Piz Badus, above the village of Tschamut in Grisons, Switzerland.

  • St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic Bobrun

    The St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic Bobrun (known officially as the Olympia Bobrun St. Moritz-Celerina) is a bobsleigh track located in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Constructed in 1903, it officially opened on New Year's Day 1904 and is the oldest bobsleigh…

  • Ruinaulta

    Ruinaulta is a canyon created by the Vorderrhein in the debris of the Flims Rockslide just upstream of its confluence with the Hinter Rhine at Reichenau, Eastern Switzerland. It is sometimes known as the Rhine Canyon, or Swiss Grand Canyon (more for…

  • Reichenau, Switzerland

    Reichenau is a village in the municipality of Tamins in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland, where the two Rhine tributaries Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein meet, forming the Alpine Rhine.

  • Palais Wilson

    The Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland, is the current headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. It was also the headquarters of the League of Nations from 1 November 1920 until that body moved its premis…

  • Linth

    The Linth (pronounced [ˈlɪnt] "lint") is a Swiss river that rises near the village of Linthal in the mountains of Glarus, and eventually flows into the Obersee section of Lake Zurich.

  • Lake Silvaplana

    Lake Silvaplana (German: Silvaplanersee; Romansh: Lej da Silvaplauna) is a lake in the Upper-Engadine valley of Grisons, Switzerland. It takes its name from the village of Silvaplana. The lake is also connected to the nearby Lej da Champfèr. Togethe…

  • Jungfrau Marathon

    The Jungfrau Marathon is one of the best known mountain marathons in the world, in full view of the famous Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains in the Bernese Oberland area of the Swiss Alps.

  • Interlaken West railway station

    Interlaken West is a railway station in the resort town of Interlaken, in the Swiss canton of Bern. It is on the Thunersee line of the BLS AG, and is one of two stations in the town, the other being Interlaken Ost.

  • Grauspitz

    The Grauspitz (Vorder Grauspitze or Vorder Grauspitz on some maps) is a mountain in the Rätikon range of the Alps, located on the border between Liechtenstein and Switzerland. With an elevation of 2,599 metres above sea level, the Grauspitz is the h…

  • Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway

    The Furka Cogwheel Steam Railway (Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke, DFB in German) is a largely volunteer operated heritage railway which operates a partially rack and pinion-operated line across the Furka Pass, between Realp in Uri and Oberwald in Valai…

  • Cimetière des Rois

    The Cimetière des Rois (French: Cemetery of Kings) or Cimetière de Plainpalais, is a cemetery in Geneva, Switzerland, where John Calvin (the Protestant reformer), Jorge Luis Borges (the Argentine author), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (the former UN High C…