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  • Viticulture, multiple languages ​​and one of the most beautiful regions in Switzerland: we’re talking about #LakeBiel in the region of @jura3lacs. The most comfortable way to explore and experience Lake Biel is to take the plunge or to take a boat trip. From Biel - the largest bilingual town in Switzerland - boats sail along the northern shore, which is lined with charming wine villages, as far as the romantic St Peter’s Island. The fleet of the local shipping company comprises eight vessels. By the way, one of them is the world’s biggest solar-powered catamarans. This highly unusual boat is powered by solar energy alone. It embarks on a delicious brunch sailing every Sunday. Other special trips, such as comedy or murder mystery cruises, exotic culinary cruises and romantic full-moon cruises are also available. So you are spoiled for choice if you want to visit the lake :-) To make your choice even more difficult, there is a particularly special highlight that you should know about: the Lake Biel Festival on 31 July, when Biel’s local population, people from around the region and numerous visitors gather on the shores of the lake to marvel at the enchanting fireworks as a prelude to Switzerland’s National Day. Thanks to @valeriaslittlecity for this great aerial shot of the harbour!
  • Viticulture, multiple languages ​​and one of the most beautiful regions in Switzerland: we’re talking about #LakeBiel in the region of @jura3lacs. The most comfortable way to explore and experience Lake Biel is to take the plunge or to take a boat trip. From Biel - the largest bilingual town in Switzerland - boats sail along the northern shore, which is lined with charming wine villages, as far as the romantic St Peter’s Island. The fleet of the local shipping company comprises eight vessels. By the way, one of them is the world’s biggest solar-powered catamarans. This highly unusual boat is powered by solar energy alone. It embarks on a delicious brunch sailing every Sunday. Other special trips, such as comedy or murder mystery cruises, exotic culinary cruises and romantic full-moon cruises are also available. So you are spoiled for choice if you want to visit the lake :-) To make your choice even more difficult, there is a particularly special highlight that you should know about: the Lake Biel Festival on 31 July, when Biel’s local population, people from around the region and numerous visitors gather on the shores of the lake to marvel at the enchanting fireworks as a prelude to Switzerland’s National Day. Thanks to @valeriaslittlecity for this great aerial shot of the harbour!
  •  1,817  21  1 hour ago
  • A crystal-clear pearl of the canton of @graubuenden, Lai da Palpuogna is celebrated not just for the colour of the water. Located in the middle of a larch forest, the lake is a relaxing oasis where visitors can linger. You can reach the lake (almost) by @rhaetischebahn and - as you already know: a trip along the picturesque @unesco world cultural heritage line is always worthwhile! To discover the delights seen in this photo for yourself, take the train to Preda. From there, take the upward climb of the forest path, past the larches and shrubs. After a short hike of about 45 minutes you will reach the “loveliest place in Switzerland”, at least in the agreed opinion of Switzerland’s TV audience, taken in a survey. Thanks to @thomas.luisier for this great photo!
  • A crystal-clear pearl of the canton of @graubuenden, Lai da Palpuogna is celebrated not just for the colour of the water. Located in the middle of a larch forest, the lake is a relaxing oasis where visitors can linger. You can reach the lake (almost) by @rhaetischebahn and - as you already know: a trip along the picturesque @unesco world cultural heritage line is always worthwhile! To discover the delights seen in this photo for yourself, take the train to Preda. From there, take the upward climb of the forest path, past the larches and shrubs. After a short hike of about 45 minutes you will reach the “loveliest place in Switzerland”, at least in the agreed opinion of Switzerland’s TV audience, taken in a survey. Thanks to @thomas.luisier for this great photo!
  •  10,273  87  19 hours ago
  • Do you know the mountain village of Mürren? Although James Bond made @schilthorn_pizgloria above the village world-famous in the 1960’s thanks use as a location in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, Mürren at the foot of the mountain has remained a well-kept secret. The former Walser settlement is the highest continuously occupied village in the canton of @madeinbern and and is located on a terrace 1650 metres above the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The impressive view of the mountain peaks on the other side of the valley prompted @michelphotography_ch to take this beautiful photo. Thanks for that! With over 200 kilometres of hiking trails, Mürren is the perfect starting point for tours, excursions and adventures in the Swiss mountains. For example, take the funicular railway to the top of the Allmendhubel, rising to 1907 metres above sea level above the village. From there you can take various themed hikes or give in to the temptation to daydream, encouraged by these great views.
  • Do you know the mountain village of Mürren? Although James Bond made @schilthorn_pizgloria above the village world-famous in the 1960’s thanks use as a location in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, Mürren at the foot of the mountain has remained a well-kept secret. The former Walser settlement is the highest continuously occupied village in the canton of @madeinbern and and is located on a terrace 1650 metres above the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The impressive view of the mountain peaks on the other side of the valley prompted @michelphotography_ch to take this beautiful photo. Thanks for that! With over 200 kilometres of hiking trails, Mürren is the perfect starting point for tours, excursions and adventures in the Swiss mountains. For example, take the funicular railway to the top of the Allmendhubel, rising to 1907 metres above sea level above the village. From there you can take various themed hikes or give in to the temptation to daydream, encouraged by these great views.
  •  15,288  139  15 July, 2019
  • A region full of contrasts - the canton of @valaiswallis. A diverse and unique landscape: The mountains are home to fascinating glaciers and majestic four-thousand-metre peaks, while the valleys - especially along the Rhone - contain large vineyards, authentic surrounding valleys and exceptional geological formations. Val d’Hérens is one of these surrounding valleys. It stretches from the Rhone valley near #Sitten south to the peaks of Mont Collon, Dent Blanche, Mont Blanc de Cheilon and Dent d’Hérens. The gateway to Val d’Hérens is marked by the earth pyramids of Euseigne, are one of the most important geological sites and formations in the Alps. Although you can’t see them in this photo by @petit_angelus, the earth pyramids also offer a great view of Saint-Martin, where the road snakes upwards. If you look closely at the photo you’ll see the serpentine bends of this winding road to the mountain community. Thanks a lot for this great photo!
  • A region full of contrasts - the canton of @valaiswallis. A diverse and unique landscape: The mountains are home to fascinating glaciers and majestic four-thousand-metre peaks, while the valleys - especially along the Rhone - contain large vineyards, authentic surrounding valleys and exceptional geological formations. Val d’Hérens is one of these surrounding valleys. It stretches from the Rhone valley near #Sitten south to the peaks of Mont Collon, Dent Blanche, Mont Blanc de Cheilon and Dent d’Hérens. The gateway to Val d’Hérens is marked by the earth pyramids of Euseigne, are one of the most important geological sites and formations in the Alps. Although you can’t see them in this photo by @petit_angelus, the earth pyramids also offer a great view of Saint-Martin, where the road snakes upwards. If you look closely at the photo you’ll see the serpentine bends of this winding road to the mountain community. Thanks a lot for this great photo!
  •  8,061  30  14 July, 2019
  • Four in one! The Melchsee, Trübsee, Tannensee and Engstlensee are the four lakes that form the heart of this Central Swiss hike. Although you can only see one of them in the photo, this lake is in fact part of a four-lake hike, which is one of the most beautiful and scenic hikes in the Pre-Alps - or even in the whole of Switzerland 😉 The fantastic mountain environment around the mighty #Titlis, the unique flora and the deep blue mountain lakes have probably also captivated @meandmybravefox. You start in @engelberg.titlis and reach Trübsee Lake by cable car; here you can opt to travel onwards by rowing boat. Next we take another cable car to Engstlensee Lake. Make sure to include a stop-off at the alp dairy. Passing Tannensee Lake you will reach Melchsee @melchseefrutt. From here you can take a cable car back down to the Stöckalp, where the trail ends. Fun fact: The four lakes trail criss-crosses between three cantons, @obwaldentourismus, @nidwalden_com and @madeinbern. Did you know?
  • Four in one! The Melchsee, Trübsee, Tannensee and Engstlensee are the four lakes that form the heart of this Central Swiss hike. Although you can only see one of them in the photo, this lake is in fact part of a four-lake hike, which is one of the most beautiful and scenic hikes in the Pre-Alps - or even in the whole of Switzerland 😉 The fantastic mountain environment around the mighty #Titlis, the unique flora and the deep blue mountain lakes have probably also captivated @meandmybravefox. You start in @engelberg.titlis and reach Trübsee Lake by cable car; here you can opt to travel onwards by rowing boat. Next we take another cable car to Engstlensee Lake. Make sure to include a stop-off at the alp dairy. Passing Tannensee Lake you will reach Melchsee @melchseefrutt. From here you can take a cable car back down to the Stöckalp, where the trail ends. Fun fact: The four lakes trail criss-crosses between three cantons, @obwaldentourismus, @nidwalden_com and @madeinbern. Did you know?
  •  7,394  44  14 July, 2019
  • The “Fiore di Petra” (stone flower) created by famous architect Mario Botta on the top of Monte Generoso, one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in @ticinoturismo is both modern and futuristic. @fraeulein.draussen and @ulligunde were equally thrilled with the view. The unique 360° view from the 1,700 metre peak in @luganoregion extends from Lake Como all the way to the Bernese and Valais Alps to Lake Como and the plains of the river Po. The flora is equally unique. In the region you’ll find many varieties that have survived since the Ice Age and that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, the ancient cave-dwelling bears have not survived, but you can marvel at archaeological finds in the Bear Cave. Thanks for the great photo!
  • The “Fiore di Petra” (stone flower) created by famous architect Mario Botta on the top of Monte Generoso, one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in @ticinoturismo is both modern and futuristic. @fraeulein.draussen and @ulligunde were equally thrilled with the view. The unique 360° view from the 1,700 metre peak in @luganoregion extends from Lake Como all the way to the Bernese and Valais Alps to Lake Como and the plains of the river Po. The flora is equally unique. In the region you’ll find many varieties that have survived since the Ice Age and that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately, the ancient cave-dwelling bears have not survived, but you can marvel at archaeological finds in the Bear Cave. Thanks for the great photo!
  •  6,711  41  12 July, 2019
  • Are you already familiar with the hidden corners, quiet alleys and pretty houses of St Gallen? No? Then how about an official guided tour of @sgbtourism? You’ll learn plenty of history, unique facts and surprising stores about St Gallen and discover @unesco as a world cultural site in a very unusual way. On the tour you’ll find out all about the town’s 111 brightly painted bay windows, learn the secret of the unique taste of the local beer and what the Irish itinerant monk Gallus has to do with the city’s name. Let yourself be enchanted by the abbey quarter, experience the amenities of the pedestrianised old town and enjoy the hospitality of its cafés. Who knows, maybe you’ll manage to take an atmospheric night-time photo like @thecitylane. Have fun exploring and snapping ;-)
  • Are you already familiar with the hidden corners, quiet alleys and pretty houses of St Gallen? No? Then how about an official guided tour of @sgbtourism? You’ll learn plenty of history, unique facts and surprising stores about St Gallen and discover @unesco as a world cultural site in a very unusual way. On the tour you’ll find out all about the town’s 111 brightly painted bay windows, learn the secret of the unique taste of the local beer and what the Irish itinerant monk Gallus has to do with the city’s name. Let yourself be enchanted by the abbey quarter, experience the amenities of the pedestrianised old town and enjoy the hospitality of its cafés. Who knows, maybe you’ll manage to take an atmospheric night-time photo like @thecitylane. Have fun exploring and snapping ;-)
  •  7,701  63  11 July, 2019
  • @offthepath wrote the following to accompany this great photo: “Hiking gives you the best high - and the beer tastes great at the end of the day!” ;) The region around @cransmontana in the canton of @valaiswallis offers numerous choices. Cry d’Er to Crans is a a great trail. Relax as you let the cable car take you to the top of the 2,200 metre mountain. After you have taken in the breathtaking 360° panoramic view from the summit, you can continue to enjoy the Alps over a (well deserved ;-)) beer on the sun terrace of the La Table restaurant before descending past Lac de Tseuzier into the valley to reach Crans. Who knows, maybe there’ll be a cooling beer waiting for you at the bottom? Whatever the case, you will look back on a great trip and hopefully take back fantastic impressions and memories, just like @offtheopath!
  • @offthepath wrote the following to accompany this great photo: “Hiking gives you the best high - and the beer tastes great at the end of the day!” ;) The region around @cransmontana in the canton of @valaiswallis offers numerous choices. Cry d’Er to Crans is a a great trail. Relax as you let the cable car take you to the top of the 2,200 metre mountain. After you have taken in the breathtaking 360° panoramic view from the summit, you can continue to enjoy the Alps over a (well deserved ;-)) beer on the sun terrace of the La Table restaurant before descending past Lac de Tseuzier into the valley to reach Crans. Who knows, maybe there’ll be a cooling beer waiting for you at the bottom? Whatever the case, you will look back on a great trip and hopefully take back fantastic impressions and memories, just like @offtheopath!
  •  6,069  38  10 July, 2019
  • Do you know where to find the gateway to the Engadin region? It is located directly at the bottom at the Albula Pass: The untouched mountain village of @berguen.filisur. In the picturesque village centre you will find many typical Engadin houses lavishly decorated with sgraffiti, frescoes and oriel windows, as well as the 800-year-old romanesque church. The fact is that the journey here is an experience in itself. Bergün is easy to reach by train and is located on the route of the world-famous Bernina Express. The journey by @rhaetischebahn from Bergün to #Preda, which lies at the heart of the @unesco Albula-Bernina line, is the highlight for every traveller. Speaking of travel: In winter, Bergün also has a reputation as a great place for sledging fans. ;)Thanks to @shewhoeats for the wonderful photo!
  • Do you know where to find the gateway to the Engadin region? It is located directly at the bottom at the Albula Pass: The untouched mountain village of @berguen.filisur. In the picturesque village centre you will find many typical Engadin houses lavishly decorated with sgraffiti, frescoes and oriel windows, as well as the 800-year-old romanesque church. The fact is that the journey here is an experience in itself. Bergün is easy to reach by train and is located on the route of the world-famous Bernina Express. The journey by @rhaetischebahn from Bergün to #Preda, which lies at the heart of the @unesco Albula-Bernina line, is the highlight for every traveller. Speaking of travel: In winter, Bergün also has a reputation as a great place for sledging fans. ;)Thanks to @shewhoeats for the wonderful photo!
  •  10,718  71  9 July, 2019
  • Welcome to “Aquae Helveticae”! Don’t know where that is? This is the name given by the Romans to a city associated with bathing ever since. We’re talking about Baden. @stadtbaden is just 20 minutes from Zurich and the airport. The town was named with good reason. Something you can’t see in this great photo by @visualmoment.ch: this is where the richest thermal springs in the whole of Switzerland originate from 18 sulphur sources at a temperature of 47 °C. The town’s spa resort area is an oasis of peace with numerous spa facilities in the various spa hotels. Goethe, Nietzsche and Dürrenmatt have all taken the waters here in Baden. But besides the rejuvenating waters, the pedestrianised old town also offers you a rich cultural diversity with historical defences and civic buildings, as well as several theatres and high-profile museums. For example, the Langmatt Foundation is one of the best art collections in Switzerland. Here you can admire priceless paintings and furniture from the era of the impressionists, while families will enjoy a visit to the Swiss Children’s Museum, where you can discover exhibits from 300 years of childhood. So, no matter whether your visit takes you to the thermal waters or to museum, you should definitely allow plenty time for relaxation and discovery ;-)
  • Welcome to “Aquae Helveticae”! Don’t know where that is? This is the name given by the Romans to a city associated with bathing ever since. We’re talking about Baden. @stadtbaden is just 20 minutes from Zurich and the airport. The town was named with good reason. Something you can’t see in this great photo by @visualmoment.ch: this is where the richest thermal springs in the whole of Switzerland originate from 18 sulphur sources at a temperature of 47 °C. The town’s spa resort area is an oasis of peace with numerous spa facilities in the various spa hotels. Goethe, Nietzsche and Dürrenmatt have all taken the waters here in Baden. But besides the rejuvenating waters, the pedestrianised old town also offers you a rich cultural diversity with historical defences and civic buildings, as well as several theatres and high-profile museums. For example, the Langmatt Foundation is one of the best art collections in Switzerland. Here you can admire priceless paintings and furniture from the era of the impressionists, while families will enjoy a visit to the Swiss Children’s Museum, where you can discover exhibits from 300 years of childhood. So, no matter whether your visit takes you to the thermal waters or to museum, you should definitely allow plenty time for relaxation and discovery ;-)
  •  6,543  40  8 July, 2019
  • “Big things sometimes come in small packages!” This saying certainly applies to Glarus: it may be the smallest canton capital in Switzerland but it has more than its fair share of mountain splendour. The holiday region of @glarnerlandtourismus sits between the mountains at the foot of the Glärnisch massif. Not far from here is the region of Klöntal, which you can see in this photo by @raegi. The mountainous valley is rich in natural beauty and you’ll find nearly everything to make the hearts of hikers, mountaineers, cyclists and amateur geologists beat faster - including a sensational view of Lake Klöntal. Speaking of the lake: According to the history books, the Russian general Count Suvorov escaped to Glarus with his army in 1799. Rumour has it that the Russians sank their war chest in Lake Klöntal. It hasn’t been found (yet) … but maybe you’ll try your luck when you visit :-)
  • “Big things sometimes come in small packages!” This saying certainly applies to Glarus: it may be the smallest canton capital in Switzerland but it has more than its fair share of mountain splendour. The holiday region of @glarnerlandtourismus sits between the mountains at the foot of the Glärnisch massif. Not far from here is the region of Klöntal, which you can see in this photo by @raegi. The mountainous valley is rich in natural beauty and you’ll find nearly everything to make the hearts of hikers, mountaineers, cyclists and amateur geologists beat faster - including a sensational view of Lake Klöntal. Speaking of the lake: According to the history books, the Russian general Count Suvorov escaped to Glarus with his army in 1799. Rumour has it that the Russians sank their war chest in Lake Klöntal. It hasn’t been found (yet) … but maybe you’ll try your luck when you visit :-)
  •  11,135  61  7 July, 2019
  • Authentic Engadin houses, an impressive castle and magical moorland scenery - The cultural landscape of Scuol-Tarasp @engadinscuolzernez seems to comprise one scenic and architectural highlight after another! The area is particularly good for bike tours. Technically the round trip around Vulpera is classified as of medium difficulty, making it ideal for leisure cyclists and family outings. The highlight of the tour: you will pass beautiful old Engadin houses, sulphur springs and moorland scenery. These are also worth seeing if you prefer to take things more sedately and prefer to walk. As @noberson shows us in his impressive photo, even in the early morning before the mystical fog begins to clear the landscape around Tarasp is a must-see. You should also plan another stop-off at Tarasp Castle. Dating back to the 11th century, the castle towers majestically on a cliff above the village of the same name, creating a fairy-tale atmosphere.
  • Authentic Engadin houses, an impressive castle and magical moorland scenery - The cultural landscape of Scuol-Tarasp @engadinscuolzernez seems to comprise one scenic and architectural highlight after another! The area is particularly good for bike tours. Technically the round trip around Vulpera is classified as of medium difficulty, making it ideal for leisure cyclists and family outings. The highlight of the tour: you will pass beautiful old Engadin houses, sulphur springs and moorland scenery. These are also worth seeing if you prefer to take things more sedately and prefer to walk. As @noberson shows us in his impressive photo, even in the early morning before the mystical fog begins to clear the landscape around Tarasp is a must-see. You should also plan another stop-off at Tarasp Castle. Dating back to the 11th century, the castle towers majestically on a cliff above the village of the same name, creating a fairy-tale atmosphere.
  •  7,385  43  6 July, 2019