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We are new to Zurich - Swiss...wanted to know which are must see places we can visit during weekends ....please suggest
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

www.myswitzerland.com

www.ausflugsziele.ch/

Zurich lake.
Basel Zoo.
All swiss alps if possible.
Lake genf
Montreux Jazz
Lucern
Luzern traffic museum
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Switzerland is famous for it's one and only bear. It's often rare to see and find, but it is located in Graubünden.

It has been named M13, and is tracked to see where it goes.

Definitely a must see whilst here............oh, wait a minute, you can't see it now
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

I always like to see where the crap goes.

There aren't any T-shirts or mugs at the gift shop, but you'll enjoy an inside view into what the Swiss really like to eat and drink:

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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Arosa - quaint mountain town.

In the winter (if there is lots of snow) the train ride up from Chur is wonderful. Lots of frozen waterfalls and a really cool/scary bridge.


Also its nice in the summer, it looks very different, but still very nice.


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Arosa - quaint mountain town.

In the winter (if there is lots of snow) the train ride up from Chur is wonderful. Lots of frozen waterfalls and a really cool/scary bridge.


Also its nice in the summer, it looks very different, but still very nice.


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LOVE AROSA!

It is where I learned to Ski, so will always be close to my heart haha, but the train ride and bridge and scenery are all very nice as you say.
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Visit the old city in Bern sometime. And see the (still living) bears.
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

If I had just one day in Switzerland, I would visit Lucerne for the old city, dying lion monument/glacier garden and the Bourbaki Panorama.

For a weekend trip I would extend my Lucerne trip to include the Mt. Pilatus round trip: lake, railway & cable car, or if the weather was bad, the Transport Museum.

An alternative weekend trip would be Chur/Arosa and the Bernina Express.
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Going out in Zurich is also recommendable!
Check out http://zuerich.usgang.ch/events.php (it's on German though. But shouldn't be a huge problem to determine the music genre and location)
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Braunwald. Really friendly hunters there.
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Luzern is a must for sure. The most beautiful city in CH from my point of view.
You would also love the Lauterbrunnen area. While there you can visit Trummelbach falls and Piz Gloria.
Also of course the national pride and joy: Zermatt and its Matterhorn.

Enjoy! It's a beautiful country!
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Gruyères:
http://www.la-gruyere.ch/en/Destinations/Gruyeres.html

H R Giger Museum:
http://www.hrgigermuseum.com

The Gorges of the Jogne:
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/the-...the-jogne.html

Cailler Chocolate Factory:
http://www.cailler.ch/en/

Grande Dixence Dam:
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/grande-dixence-dam.html

Ballenberg Open Air Museum (from 13th April):
http://ballenberg.ch/en/Welcome
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Art Basel - the world's premier modern and contemporary art show (13-16 June, 2013):
www.artbasel.com/en/Basel

Toy Worlds Museum in Basel:
http://www.spielzeug-welten-museum-basel.ch/en/museum/
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

Lavaux, especially if you love white wine. Stunning in autumn (foliage).

http://www.lavaux.ch/SRC/2010/index.html
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

And if you love hiking or have young children, check out the Col du Petit st Bernard in the summer. The kids can pat the famous St. Bernard dogs there, and there are plenty of trails.
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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

It's got to be AARGAU!

Wildegg



Döttingen



Rheinfelden



Holderbank



Spreitenbach



Aargau - for when you've had quite enough of the rest of Switzerland.
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hi everyone

We are new to Zurich - Swiss...wanted to know which are must see places we can visit during weekends ....please suggest
EF, what is going on? 17 posts and noone has corrected the OP of the mistake in bold. I am shocked, where have the standards gone?

I really love Luzern, but am afraid I haven't yet explored all that much to give other ideas. Look forward to start ticking things off the list. Perhaps I will move Arosa to the top, sounds fab!
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http://www.waterfall.ch/index.php?N1_ID=0&Language=en

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It's got to be AARGAU!

Wildegg

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Döttingen

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Rheinfelden

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Holderbank

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Spreitenbach

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Aargau - for when you've had quite enough of the rest of Switzerland.
I can't believe you forgot the Aargau rivers

http://www.aargautourismus.ch/de/was...wanderung.html
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasserschloss_der_Schweiz

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EF, what is going on? 17 posts and noone has corrected the OP of the mistake in bold. I am shocked, where have the standards gone?
drmom, feel free to link OP to my thread on the issue

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Re: Please suggest must see places in Switzerland

I agree - there are some lovely places in Aargau away from the nuclear power stations and cement factories.

Honest

I just wanted to break up the (very well-deserved) love-fest for Luzern, Graubünden, Grindelwald and Zermatt
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