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Old 08.09.2008, 21:48
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

1. Slightly touristy but very very pretty is the village of Morcote on Lake Lugano.
http://map.search.ch/morcote

2. Fribourg is very pretty old town (no lake).
http://map.search.ch/fribourg

3. The most moving scene I've seen here is the Aletsch Glacier. There are too many superlatives you could use to describe it, but I'll just say that I thought it was as majestic as the Grand Canyon (IMHO).
There are two main vewpoints of this UNESCO World heritage site. I went up via the Eggishorn route to get the view in the picture below.

www.myswitzerland.com/en/offer-Home_Winter-TGWinter-96565.html

Loads of other glaciers around that Furkah / Andermatt region.

Hasliberg is also nice as already noted. The colours of the sky in the afternoons are very rich (other photo).

It would be interesting if you gave us your feedback after visiting the places you decide on going to.

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Old 12.09.2008, 16:19
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

I have recently driven over the furka pass and the Oberalp pass to the Disentis area. It is a stunning drive and the scenery is simply incredible.
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

If you go to the Open-Air Museum in Brienz you should be sure and take the Lopper tunnel exit south of Luzern so that you pass the Lungernsee, it has the most amazing color that I've ever seen in a lake. This route will also give you a very special view of the Stanserhorn, a secret gem, worthy of painting.

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If you want cottages/farmhouses, the easiest and simplest way to get an overview is to go to the Swiss Open-Air Museum at Ballenberg, near Brienz.
They have houses from across the country that are in beautiful condition, and it's an undisturbed place to work as well.

Another recommendation: check out the calendars of Susanne Kuratli, and note the communities (always visible at the bottom of the calendar pages; there's usually a map at the back as well) where she saw the houses/did the paintings. Then go there.

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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

The Maderanertal valley (Kanton Uri) is pretty special. There's a few pictures on this website.

Lago Maggiore is good too. The sunsets as seen from Vira Gamborogno are very photogenic - it looks out on Locarno and Centovalli from the other side of the lake.

Other random options (probably already mentioned):
- Walensee
- Appenzell
- Viamala gorge, near Thusis
- Oeschinensee, a beautiful alpine lake near Kandersteg
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

Have a look at Braunwald (http://www.braunwald.ch/de/welcome.cfm).
It is not very well-known, but has a very beautiful panorama.
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

Engiadina Bassa (Lower Engadin) is breathtakingly beautiful.

It's on the edge of the Park Naziunal Svizzera - miles & miles of unspoilt nature,
mountains, pines, waterfalls and river canyons - it's really wild.
If you prefer some civilisation, then the towns with their typical "sgraffiti"-decorated houses and steep, cobbled streets are worth visiting - Scuol, Lavin, Guarda & Ardez.
The people are very welcoming - speak Rumantsch and German - and there are
some of the best restaurants I've ever been in.
In winter, there is skiing on the Motta Naluns or in nearby Samnaun; ice-skating or thermal baths in Scuol.
Highly recommended!

www.magicswitzerland.com/engadin.htm
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

http://www.brienz-rothorn-bahn.ch/

===The romance of steam=== ====Dream of steam - in the Bernese Oberland====A lovely way of spoiling your elderly parents, or grand parents
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

wallis..pls follow the link and check it out.. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater..
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

I really like the Rheinfall in Neuhausen, especially now that the snows have melted and that the current is very strong.
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

If you have a car, continue from Interlaken. Go over Grimsel Pass, continue over Furka Pass, then continue over Gottard Pass on your way to Ticino. Check out Lago di Lugano and Locarno and then come back via Simplon Pass. We did this this weekend and it was breath-taking!
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

I think Lucerne has to be my favorite place in Switzerland. Beautiful!
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

For unspoilt traditional chalets, try Albinen, near Leukerbad, in the Oberwallis. Otherwise, the open air museum of Ballenberg, on Lake Brienz (near Interlaken), has dismantled and rebuilt traditional villages from every corner of Switzerland, so you get all types of traditional Swiss architecture in one area, all in beautiful surroundings.
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Re: Where Are The Most Beautiful places in Switzerland?

I would highly recommend visiting Wallis or South Bern (e.g. Grindelwald). The mountains and mountain villages are just gorgeous .

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Have to add vineyards of Lavaux overlooking Lac Leman, now a world heritage site.
http://ead.nb.admin.ch/web/welterbe/index.htm


Absolutely, and if you make it there you need to go to the Baron Tavernier and sit on the terrace with 3 décis of good local wine and enjoy the breath taking view, incredible for pictures, even my amateur mobile phone pics look incredible, especially if you catch an incoming CGN down below.


http://www.barontavernier.ch/en-18-pictures.html
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