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The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

After nine months of living in Horgen, Zurich, and having visited several Cantons of Switzerland, I would be interested to know what other members consider to be the most inspirational place in Switzerland?

My favourite place, so far, is the foot of the Matterhorn at Riffelsee which inspired one of my oil paintings.


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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

The Sertig Valley near Davos in Graubunden is beautiful.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

Do you hike there or were you on skiing holiday in that area? Or were you just 'looking'?
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

Anywhere in Ticino.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

You are biased!
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Well, I've thought long and hard about your question. I've considered the views from Rigi, Hasliberg Goldern and the Uetliberg. I've considered the industrial heaven of Glarnerland and the medieval cockaigne of Stein am Rhein. I've considered the canyon in Fribourg town and the cascading waters of the Rheinfall. I even thought about Geneva for a second or two, before shaking my head and putting the kettle on.

Exhausted after all this thought, I finally came to the clear conclusion that the Most Beautiful Place in all of Switzerland is right here, in bed.

You can come and paint it, if you like.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

Hi All - thank you for your tips - keep them coming. As a landscape artist just venturing into Swiss oil paintings, I am always looking for new inspiration for places to visit. I am a keen hiker, but did venture onto the ski slopes for the first time last week, and have the bruises to prove it

I agree Ticino is quite beautiful and I will certainly put Graubunden on our list of places to visit, embrace, and photograph with a view to possibly painting the memory and atmosphere of the place visited in my studio in Horgen.

Thank you for your input.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

The Lauterbrunnental is gorgeous. It's a dramatic U-shaped valley with plenty of greenery and angled sun rays that would lend themselves well to painting.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

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Only because I live in the most beautiful region of CH!

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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

It's difficult to answer a vague question like that without sounding kitschig and cliché, but from a jaw-dropping landscapes point of view, here are a few, in no particular order:
  • Lauterbrunnen valley - viewed from just about anywhere
  • Grindelwald valley - especially from Männlichen / First side
  • Creux du Van
  • Vierwaldstättersee - from anywhere high up
  • Berner Mittelland - from Jura ridge looking south towards Berner Oberland
  • Walensee and Churfirstens
  • Oeschinensee above Kandersteg
and of course dozens more. But that's just landscapes, not even thinking about picturesque city scenes, villages, castles, waterfalls etc.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

Zuoz in Canton Graubunden. Absolutely gorgeous.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

Seelisberg, overlooking the lake.. lovely !
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

Les Gorges de l'Areuse.

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Isn't it a small world?

So there's our "artinhorgen" punting their stuff "after nine months of living in Horgen".

DB expresses an opinion, and then suddenly here comes "roytherower" who's also from Horgen , who joined in March 2010 and who without any rationale offered, groans DB

A small world.

Indeed.


Will Suzanne join the party? Or did she already ...

Whatcha reckon folks?
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

I love the region of Unterengadin or Oberengadin.

Hesse and Nietzsche got inspired by Sils Maria and Segantini's paintings as well.

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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

Rapperswil on a clear sunny day.
The waterfall by Bettlis on Walensee (Switzerland's highest falls next to its deepest lake)
Versascatal in Ticino
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Arlesheim , Dornach and the Goetheanum
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Ou garden in Summer
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

Luzern has always been my favorite city.

Ticino is my current favorite canton.

Grindelwald has been my favorite mountain area, but next weekend is Matterhorn weekend, so that might change
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Re: The Most Beautiful Place in Switzerland

I also love...

Val Verzasca in Ticino.
Monstein in Graubunden.
The Landwasser viadukt in Graubunden - just because it is cool
...so many places.
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