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Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Balthus chapel

The Balthus chapel in the middle of the village of Rossinière is one of the places commemorating the artist of the same name. The exhibition invites both interested persons and connoisseurs to dip into the world of one of the most figurative artists

SiteMuseum / Exhibition
Parc régional Chasseral

Baptists' bridge

There once stood Baptists' bridge here on the Chasseral in the Bernese Jura. It served as a connection between the farms that were on both sides of the gorge.

SiteHistorical place
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Barn model in Albinen

In Albinen you can still find many old, sun darkened stables and granaries. The Nature Park Pfyn-Finges has put together a miniature model set, so that interested people canbuild a barn themselves.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc Ela

Baroque church of Son Martegn

The ceiling frescoes of the baroque church of Son Martegn in Savognin are impressive with their concentric circles, creating the illusion of an ascending dome and symbolising paradise. Baroque churches are to be found in several villages in Parc Ela.

Church
Parc du Doubs

Barque crossing in Tariche

Cross the Doubs at Tariche with the famous flat-bottomed barque
Weitere Informationen: Centre de vacances in Tariche www.tariche.ch.

Cultural landscapeFurther
Naturpark Gantrisch

Bauernhaus Fallenbach

Das stattliche Bauernhaus aus dem Jahr 1760 mit dem Ofenhaus und Stöckli liegt im Weiler Fallenbach.

Historical building
Jurapark Aargau

Baumkapelle Gugele

Peter Schödler, Mandacherstr. 28, Villigen

Cultural landscape
Schweizerischer Nationalpark

Bear exhibition S-charl

Here visitors can take a look at historical scenes, discover how bears live, their biology and the likelihood of their return to the region. The exhibition is ideal for children.

Museum / Exhibition
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Bearded vulture

The bearded vulture with a wing-span of over 2.6 metres is the largest bird in the Alps. There are numerous stories about this bird from the past, which are evidenced by old trivial names such as "chamois vulture" or "lamb vulture".

Fauna
Schweizerischer Nationalpark

Bearded vulture

Resettlement. Since 1986 bearded vultures have been released in the Alps as part of an international project.

Fauna
Parc Ela

Belfort castle ruin in Brienz

Belfort is one of the most important historical castle ruins in the Grisons. It lies on a steep rocky cliff near Brienz/Brienzauls. Enjoy the view from the large picnic place with a barbecue area.

Castle
Naturpark Gantrisch

Belp water meadows

In the restored riverside forest along the River Aare in Belp, patient "researchers" can discover deer, beavers, kingfishers, lizards and snakes.

FaunaFloraNatural landscape / Habitat
Naturpark Thal

Beretenchopf (1104 m ü. M.)

The view from the Bereten is worth a hike. High above Lobisei between Holderbank and Mümliswil the hill offers many wonderful views. From Bereten enjoy the "golden" view of the Gulden valley and the three Jura mountain chains

Point of view
Logo: Netzwerk Schweizer Pärke
Parc Ela

Bergün

Bergün ist ein Strassendorf und liegt auf 1'373 m ü. M. Die Häuser sind beidseitig der Dorfstrasse aufgereiht, die Erker und Sgraffiti-Fassaden zur Strasse ausgerichtet, wo sich Passverkehr, Handel und Kommunikation abspielen.

Site
Parc Ela

Bergüner Stöcke

Die Bergünerstöcke mit den Gipfeln Piz Mitgel, Tinzenhorn und dem Piz Ela liegen im Zentrum des Naturparks. Der Ela- und Orgelpass verbinden in dieser majestätischen Gebirgslandschaft die Haupttäler des Naturparks, das Surses und das Albulatal.

Natural landscape / Habitat
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Bhutan bridge

This 134 m long suspension bridge was launched as a project as part of the "UNO - year of mountains 2002" campaign. It was constructed and opened in 2005 together with the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Point of view
Jurapark Aargau

Biobadi Biberstein

Biberstein open-air swimming pool is the first public natural pool and was opened in 2000. Bathing fun for the whole family! What is special about the pool is that it is not cleaned using chlorine, but by a natural circulation.

Further
Landschaftspark Binntal

Blatt and Oxefeld

On the alpine road and further along the Binna river, we come through a small canyon, whose rock, a Grisons slate, contains a striking quantity of garnets, to Wyssbach at the junction of the Turbewasser and the young Binna

Natural monumentNatural landscape / HabitatPoint of view
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Blauseeli, the blue lake

The little mountain lake with an underground inlet lies at the end of the Diemtigtal valley walk. Seating benches and a special "reading bench" are ideal for some quiet and relaxing hours.

FaunaNatural landscape / HabitatWaters
Parc Jura vaudois

Bois Chênes conservation area

The oak forest near to Genolier is a diverse habitat for plants and animals. Over a third of the forest area of 140 hectares is today under conservation protection, and here research is also carried out.

Natural monument
Parc Jura vaudois

Bois de Chêne Echilly

Réserve Naturelle
Bois de Chêne - Echillly à Romainmôtier-Croy

Natural monument
Parc Jura vaudois

Bonmont Abtei

Die meisten Klostergebäude sind verschwunden der Abtei gibt es nicht mehr. Dennoch lohnt sich ein Besuch, bei welchem Sie einen tiefen Einblick in die Kirchengeschichte erlangen können.

Historical place
Parc du Doubs

Borne des Trois Evêchés

In former days the bishops of Basel, Besançon and Lausanne used to meet in the middle of the river, where the border stone still projects out of the water. Since then it is called "Borne des Trois Évêchés" (bollard of the three bishoprics)

Historical place
Parc Ela

Brienz/Brinzauls

In Brienz/Brinzauls gibt es einen Kulturweg, der zu den schönsten Kulturgütern führt. Dazu gehört die stolze Burgruine Belfort, die Pfarrkirche St. Calixtus mit einem der bedeutensten geschnitzten Flügelaltären Graubündens und verschiedene Kapellen.

Site
Parc Ela

Brücke und Viadukt in Solis

Gleich zwei historische Verbindungen befinden sich in Solis beim Restaurant Solisbrücke. Der Solisviadukt gehört zum UNESCO Welterbe Rhätische Bahn. Als höchster Viadukt hat er auch die grösste Spannweite auf der Albulalinie.

Historical building
Naturpark Thal

Brunnersberg (1118m ü.M.)

Sunny Jura hills with a panorama of the Alps, the Black Forest and Vosges. Several mountain inns tempt you to stop by. The trail goes to the south through airy pine forests on the hill crest. To the north lies the picturesque Gulden valley.

Point of view
Naturpark Thal

BüecherChaschte Wäuscherohr

Bücherfreunde können sich freuen. Der Bücherkasten Welschenrohr ist gut gefüllt, die Bücher sind gratis und der Kasten offen für alle. Bücher hinbringen, Bücher mit nach Hause nehmen, lesen, wieder bringen oder behalten.

Further
Jurapark Aargau

Burgflue

Die Burgflue zwischen Oberhof und Kienberg liegt über einer hohen Felswand und ermöglicht eine Aussicht bis in den Schwarzwald. Mit etwas Glück entdecken Sie vielleicht Gämsen o-der eine der seltenen Felspflanzen.

Point of viewGeology
Parc Ela

Burgruine Greifenstein

Die Burgruine Greifenstein thront auf einem zerklüfteten Felsen über dem ersten Kehrtunnel der Rhätischen Bahn oberhalb von Filisur. Die Burg ist von Filisur aus in rund 30 Minuten zu Fuss erreichbar.

Castle
Parc Ela

Burgruine Marmels in Marmorera

Die Burgruine Marmels liegt unter einem überhängenden Felsvorsprung oberhalb vom Marmorerastausee. Dank dieser Lage war ein Grossteil der Burg stets vor der Witterung geschützt. Der Archäologische Dienst machte dadurch seltene mittelalterliche Funde.

Castle
Jurapark Aargau

Burgruine Urgiz

Von der Ruine Urgiz sind Reste der Ringmauer und des Rundturms erhalten geblieben. Die Geschichte dieser ehemaligen Höhenburg ist nicht allzu spektakulär, es gibt aber einige Sagen zum Ort.

Historical placePoint of view
Jurapark Aargau

Buschberg Chapel

According to legend a miller experienced a miracle in 1668 on the Buschberg. Since then the cross erected there and the chapel which was built later have become a place of Christian pilgrimage. Nearby there is a Celtic burial mound.

Historical place
Parc Jura vaudois

Busy wood ants

The Vaudois Jura Nature Park houses the largest colony of wood ants in Europe. The busy workers can be easily observed here at work.

Fauna
Naturpark Gantrisch

Campagne Oberried

Zweigeschossiges Herrenhaus im Stil Louis XV.

Historical buildingHistorical place
Naturpark Beverin

Capricorn exhibition

The capricorn exhibition in the Center da Capricorns in Wergenstein imparts exciting and interesting information about the king of the Alps. The ibex was reintroduced 60 years ago in the region of the nature park and there are now about 300 animals.

Museum / Exhibition
Landschaftspark Binntal

Cäsar Ritz monument Niederwald

Cäsar Ritz was born into a farming family in Niederwald in 1850, the youngest of 13 children. He forged an impressive career, starting as a shepherd boy and going on to become a hotel director, opening luxury hotels in Paris, Rome and London.

Historical buildingHistorical place
Naturpark Beverin

CasaStorica

The CasaStorica, a former residential house in Andeer village centre is both a museum and a stage. The exhibition tells the stories of the Hinterrhein valleys along the historical transit route ViaSpluga in a clear and direct way.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc Ela

Chants in the Val Tuors

Chants lies right at the back in the wild mountain valley of Val Tuors. This settlement group used to serve as an intermediate station between the Alp and the place of residence and was mostly inhabited during the summer and autumn months.

FloraNatural landscape / Habitat
Naturpark Gantrisch

Chäppeli Schwarzenburg

Das Chäppeli ist eine Kapelle aus dem Jahr 1463 mit einem einzigartigen Pyramidenturm, der ein schönes Fotomotiv abgibt.

Historical buildingHistorical placeChurch
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Charnel house (Church)

In the Leuk-Stadt church there is a charnel house with a wall of skulls 20-metres long, which can be visited daily.

Historical buildingChurch
Parc Jura vaudois

Château de l'Isle

Admire the Château de l'Isle from the 17th century, that is also called "the little Versailles of Vaud", with its ponds.

Historical place
Naturpark Gantrisch

Cheeserenloch

One of the most delightful fairy tales from Gantrisch is the story of the dwarf king Helva, who lived in the Cheeserenloch (cave). The signposted Cheeserenloch is on the panorama trail. Just follow the trail with the three dwarf sculptures.

Natural monument
Jurapark Aargau

Cheisacher tower

Enjoy a fantastic 360° panorama from the Cheisacher tower situated at a height of almost 700 metres with a view of the Jura, the Alps and the nearby Schwarzwald. Treat yourself to a trip in the Frick valley.

Point of view
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  

Chessiloch

Im Gebiet Chessiloch in Flühli gibt es auf kleinem Raum viel zu Entdecken.

Natural landscape / HabitatWaters
Parc régional Chasseral

CHEZ Camille Bloch

Auf dem spannenden über 90-minütigen Rundgang erleben Sie verschiedene Filmvorführungen und Demonstrationen, einzigartige interaktive und sensorische Erlebnisse und natürlich unwiderstehliche Degustationen.

Museum / Exhibition
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Church in Varen

The parish church in Varen is not only architecturally interesting. Its location offers a unique viewing point. Enjoy the view from the church of the Rhone valley and the forest of Pfyn/Finges nature reserve.

Point of view
Landschaftspark Binntal

Church museum in Ernen

The parish church of St.Georg was built by the famous Prismell master builder Ulrich Ruffener under Bishop Matthäus Schiner of Mühlebach. The magnificent Baroque high altar dates back to 1758-61.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc naturel régional Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut

Church of Château-d'Œx

The 15th century church of Château-d'Œx sits majestically throned on a rock (La Motte) at the entrance to the village and is a landmark of the region. Inside one can marvel at the beautiful stained glass from the middle of the 20th century.

SiteHistorical place
Parc naturel du Jorat

Church of Montheron Abbey

Montheron Abbey is a historic place that awaits your visit. Noticed in 1135 already by the Cistercian monks who established their monastery at the edge of the Talent, this place on the western edge of the Jorat forest is very poetic.

SiteHistorical buildingHistorical placeChurch
Parc Jura vaudois

Church of Notre-Dame, Bassins

The church of Notre-Dame in Bassins which lies on a crest over the Lake of Geneva, dates from the 11th century. The former Cluniac priory is an important monument.

Historical place