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Beautiful Switzerland

I am an expat who has been living in Switzerland for over a year now and I still am in complete awe of its beauty. Having visited about 10 nearby countries, I can say without a doubt that the beauty of the mountains and lakes of Switzerland is unmatched. I try to visit one new place every other week and I am amazed to discover new places every time.

Recently, I happened to visit the beautiful Hollgrotten caves near Zug without any special planning and was surprised that a lot of people in Zurich were not aware of these caves. Many knew about the St.Beatus caves which is farther away, however, Hollgrotten caves which is hardly an hour from Zurich was not known to some people, but it is well worth a day trip for anyone new to Zurich. An add-on is that it is a nice place to escape from the hot summer as it is pleasant inside the caves. There is also a nice picnic spot nearby with a stream flowing by the side where families come to have a dip in the water and have barbeque by the side.

Does anyone of you know about the less explored but beautiful places in Switzerland?
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Lovely article. I've am so pleased to hear your loving & appreciating Switzerland. I hope your thread can be used to talk about the lovely things instead of just facts & complaints.
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In Zug, one can go to the the police station on the edge of the pedestrian zone, and ask to borrow the key to the tower of the old city wall. In exchange, you have to leave something as a deposit, for example an ID or a watch.

The key itself is huge and dark and beautiful. The tower is not far from the police station. Up and up, many flights of stairs, and at the top there is a beautiful light, airy room, with lots of wood, and one can open the windows and enjoy a delightful view down onto the rooftops of the old town.

There's something very satisfying about locking that door again, and returning the heavy key of history to the friendly police of now.

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In Zug, one can go to the the police station on the edge of the pedestrian zone, and ask to borrow the key to the tower of the old city wall. In exchange, you have to leave something as a deposit, for example an ID or a watch.

The key itself is huge and dark and beautiful. The tower is not far from the police station. Up and up, many flights of stairs, and at the top there is a beautiful light, airy room, with lots of wood, and one can open the windows and enjoy a delightful view down onto the rooftops of the old town.

There's something very satisfying about locking that door again, and returning the heavy key of history to the friendly police of now.
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Wow! I did not know that. I will check that out next time when I am in Zug. Thank you for the suggestion!!!

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Lovely article. I've am so pleased to hear your loving & appreciating Switzerland. I hope your thread can be used to talk about the lovely things instead of just facts & complaints.
Thanks Diane..
Yes, There are so may new things to explore!!
I hope the same..

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I am an expat who has been living in Switzerland for over a year now and I still am in complete awe of its beauty. Having visited about 10 nearby countries, I can say without a doubt that the beauty of the mountains and lakes of Switzerland is unmatched. I try to visit one new place every other week and I am amazed to discover new places every time.

Recently, I happened to visit the beautiful Hollgrotten caves near Zug without any special planning and was surprised that a lot of people in Zurich were not aware of these caves. Many knew about the St.Beatus caves which is farther away, however, Hollgrotten caves which is hardly an hour from Zurich was not known to some people, but it is well worth a day trip for anyone new to Zurich. An add-on is that it is a nice place to escape from the hot summer as it is pleasant inside the caves. There is also a nice picnic spot nearby with a stream flowing by the side where families come to have a dip in the water and have barbeque by the side.

Does anyone of you know about the less explored but beautiful places in Switzerland?

Nice post OP. I visited St.Beatus caves last year on a visit back to CH. Was very beautiful. (even my swiss FIL had never heard of it)
I also came across this http://www.greisinger.museum/en/index.html
A museum dedicated to Middle Earth. I had never heard of it but I will definately try to visit it when I am next in Graubunden (especially having visited Hobbiton in NZ and being a huge LOTR fan)
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Nice post OP. I visited St.Beatus caves last year on a visit back to CH. Was very beautiful. (even my swiss FIL had never heard of it)
I also came across this http://www.greisinger.museum/en/index.html
A museum dedicated to Middle Earth. I had never heard of it but I will definately try to visit it when I am next in Graubunden (especially having visited Hobbiton in NZ and being a huge LOTR fan)
The place looks right out of a movie scene.. marvellous!!
Added to my bucket list 👍😊
Thanks for the suggestion!!

And a plus is that Lanquart is nearby.. That means an opportunity for shopping within a budget��

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Re: Beautiful Switzerland

Before you head down to Landquart, may I suggest you treat yourself to a glass of Gewurztraminer in the Alter Torkel in Jenins http://www.torkel.ch/de/. The view is very pleasant and the food good too.
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The coal mine in Horgen is worth a visit :



http://www.bergwerk-kaepfnach.ch/

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