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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.

Viewpoint
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

An emotional and educational journey of more than 90 minutes, punctuated by screenings, demonstrations, unique interactive and sensory experiences and, of course, gourmet tastings.

Museum / Exhibition
Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Chrüzweg

Along the Chrüzweg you can enjoy a further view. Between the treetops below, you can see the alpine panorama and the view of the beginning of Klettgau again and again.

Viewpoint
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.

Viewpoint
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 naturel régional 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
Naturpark Beverin

Church of St. Martin, Zillis

The church of St. Martin in Zillis is also known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Alps" with its 12th century worldwide unique painted wooden ceiling and is one of the most important cultural assets in the Beverin Nature Park.

Church
Naturpark Beverin

Clugin church

Following extensive restoration, the church in Clugin shines in new splendour. In no other church in the Schams region has the medieval decoration be so well-preserved as that in Clugin.

Church
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Collection of Grape Varieties

Every variety of grape found in the Valais have been planted here on a single plot and labelled.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc du Doubs

Collegiate church and Cloister

This collegiate church was built at the end of the XII century. It shows the transition between the late Romanesque style and the early Gothic style. To the North, the cloister dates back to 1380 and next to it is the stone museum.

Historical buildingChurch
Parc du Doubs

Combe de Biaufond

This gorge in the Doubs valley is a magical place, where footbridges and ladders lead over rocks and unspoilt woods.

Natural monument
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Common kingfisher

Its dazzling colour, its secret life style and its rarity have made the common kingfisher famous.

Fauna
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Common sandpiper

The last 100 breeding pairs in Switzerland breed in near-natural river meadows of the Alps and Alpine foothills.

Fauna
Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Confession de Schleitheim

In the Anabaptist room of the Schleitheimertal Museum, you will find one of the four printed examples of the Schleitheim Confes- sion, which was composed in 1527 by Benedict monk, Michael Sattler, together with other Anabaptist leaders.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc régional Chasseral

Creux de Glace

This ice hole is 30 metres deep and there is a small glacier inside. The snow masses which accumulate here in winter turn to ice.

Natural monumentGeology
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Das grosse Theater des Weins - Perfekt in Szene gesetzt!

Wie wird der Wein in Szene gesetzt, um das Interesse der Konsumenten-Betrachter zu wecken? Die Ausstellung wirft einen Blick auf die Art und Weise, wie die Walliser ihren Wein mittels Gegenständen, Szenerien und Veranstaltungen präsentieren.

Museum / Exhibition
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Dauben Lake

In the summer you can fish in the Dauben Lake or even sail. There are also beautiful walks around the Dauben Lake. In winter you can do cross-country skiing or go for a beautiful winter walk.

ViewpointWaters
Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Dem Rhein entlang

Die, durch die Rheinkorrekturen von 1897 entstandenen Altläufe, Weiher und Kiesinseln, bilden nun das Auengebiet Alt Rhy (Alter Rhein). Am gegenüberliegenden Rheinufer erkennen Sie die Mündung der Thur in den Rhein.

Natural landscape / HabitatViewpointWaters
Naturpark Gantrisch

Der Gerzensee

Der See ist Naturschutzgebiet und in Privatbesitz des Studienzentrums Gerzensee. Um den mit Schilf und Bäumen umsäumten See gibt es keinen Fussweg, er ist für die Allgemeinheit nicht zugänglich.

Natural landscape / HabitatWaters
Jurapark Aargau

Die Geissberg-Gämsen

Gämsen gelten bei den meisten Menschen immer noch als scheue Alpentiere. Nicht für die Einwohner von Villigen: Über 100 Gämsen leben praktisch vor ihrer Haustür.

Fauna
Regionaler Naturpark Schaffhausen

Die Schöne von Bibern

Bei der Schönen von Bibern handelt es sich um eine äusserst schmackhafte Zwetschgensorte. Für diese wurde eigens eine Skulptur errichtet.

Other
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Die Seen des Vallée de Joux

Der Lac de Joux im Herzen des Waadtländer Juras ist der grösste See des Juramassivs. Im Sommer zieht er Sportler und Naturliebhaber an, im Winter verwandelt er sich in nichts weniger als das grösste natürliche Eisfeld Europas.

Natural landscape / HabitatWaters
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Diemtigtal (Diemtig valley), dispersed settlement

The Diemtigtal (Diemtig valley) is mainly forested, whereupon the scenery is characterised by a mosaic of forests, meadows and pastures.

Cultural landscape
Naturpark Diemtigtal

Diemtigtal village

The village of Diemtigtal is proud of its status as «Site of national importance». The magnificent old farmhouses and the church characterise the whole valley and could certainly tell a few tales from history.

Site
Jurapark Aargau

Dinosaur museum Frick

In the Frick Dinosaur museum in addition to a complete plateosaurus skeleton there is also a fossil predator dinosaur to be seen. An informative dinosaur nature trail takes you to the excavation area where you can excavate for fossils yourself.

Museum / ExhibitionGeology
Naturpark Gantrisch

Dittligsee Lake

The little lake of Dittligen is a perfect motiv for painters and photograpahers. The natural jewel lies in a bain on the edge of the Alps and is completely surrounded by reeds.

FaunaFloraNatural landscape / HabitatWaters
Landschaftspark Binntal

Dorfkapelle von Steinhaus

Die Kapelle der Heiligen Familie steht am idyllischen Dorfplatz von Steinhaus und wurde um 1728 erbaut. Der buntbemalte Altar zeigt die Heilige Familie auf dem Tempelgang nach Jerusalem, begleitet von der Taube des Heiligen Geistes.

Church
Parc Ela

Dorfmuseum Wiesen

Als heimatkundliches Museum führt das Dorfmuseum Wiesen in die lokale Wohnkultur ein, vor allem in diejenige des 19. Jahrhunderts.

Museum / Exhibition
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Dragonflies

Among all the insects that enliven the ponds and channels in the Pfyn forest, the dragonflies are definitely the most elegant and easiest to observe. There are two types of dragonfly in the forest: The small dragonfly and the large dragonfly.

Fauna
Naturpark Beverin

Egschisee

Der Egschisee ist nicht zuletzt ein beliebtes Ausflugsziel der Einheimischen. Hier lässt sich baden und bräteln. Aber Achtung! Der Egschisee ist ein Stausee. Das Baden geschieht auf eigene Gefahr.

Waters
Naturpark Gantrisch

Eispaläste Schwarzsee

In einem Wäldchen kurz vor dem Schwarzsee baut Karl Neuhaus Gebilde aus Eis, die begangen und bestiegen werden können.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc Ela

Ela-Loch

Mitten im Flügel des Piz Ela (3339 m ü. M.), im Südostgrat, klafft ein 2,5 m hohes und 6 m breites Loch – das Ela-Loch. Im Februar und Oktober spielt sich hier ein einmaliges Naturschauspiel ab, wenn die Sonne ihre Strahlen durchs Loch ins Tal wirft.

Geology
Naturpark Thal

ENERGY PARK

Wer kennt sie nicht, die Faszination für Raritäten aus dem frühen 20. Jahrhundert: Elegante Formen, kostbare Materialien, Farben und Sinnlichkeit - selbstverständlich gepaart mit Technik, die noch greif- und sichtbar ist.

Museum / Exhibition
UNESCO Biosphäre Entlebuch  

Entlebucherhaus museum

In the Entlebucherhaus museum the history of Entlebuch becomes tangible. You will find a local historical collection focussing on the everyday life and craft of the farmers. The collection is displayed in 35 scenes over an exhibition area of 1000m2.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Entonnoir Bon Port, Lac Brenet

Before the construction of water tapping for the Vallorbe power plant, the Brenet lake water flowed through this natural funnel. A detour to this impressive gorge is well worthwhile.

GeologyWaters
Parc régional Chasseral

Erlebniswelt Mont-Soleil

Die Kraft der Natur und die Stärken einer Region: Auf zwei Erlebnispfaden im Herzen des Berner Juras gibt es für Gross und Klein vieles zu entdecken.

Viewpoint
Landschaftspark Binntal

Ernen village square

The showpiece of Ernen is the village square (Dorfplatz), around which numerous historic buildings are grouped, e.g. the St. Georg tavern (1535), the "Tellenhaus" (1576) with the oldest Tell frescos in Switzerland or the "Zendenrathaus" (dated 1750).

SiteHistorical buildingHistorical place
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Erschmatt

Erschmatt (Municipality of Leuk) is a site of national importance. Visit the variety garden or bake and make cheese like in days gone by.

Site
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Estates and manor houses

In Leuk-Stadt there are still several estates and manor houses. In Kreuzgasse there is the Von-Werra manor house, the Zen-Ruffinen estate in the Gintig and the Mayotshos in the Galdinen.

Site
Parc naturel du Jorat

Etang de la Bressonne

The pond of the Bressonne is located 849 m above sea level. It has an area of 1.6 ha. Its maximum depth is 2.20 m and it is fed by three streams which drain the waters of 45 ha.

FaunaFloraNatural landscape / HabitatWaters
Parc du Doubs

Etang de la Gruère

The walk round the Etang de la Gruère is easily accessible for young and old. A beautifully laid-out trail (wood shavings and board walks) reveals new and wonderful views at every step around this fantastic moorland lake.

Natural monumentNatural landscape / Habitat
Parc du Doubs

Etang des Royes

The Etang des Royes is the baby brother of the Etang de la Gruère and is visited less often. It is embedded in green and more remote, but has a great deal of charm and offers unique tranquillity.

Natural monumentNatural landscape / Habitat
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

European Bee-eater

The colourful, elegant and heat-loving bee-eater is the only European representative of a family that is mostly limited to the tropics and subtropics of the Old World (Eastern Hemisphere).

Fauna
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Exhibition of Vineyards and Nature

Global warming, hybrid vines, organic viniculture ... This exhibition brings the relationship between vineyards and nature into a contemporary light. Among other things, it shows how biodiversity can be promoted in vineyards.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc régional Chasseral

Experience watch-making craft

Welcome to our visitor centre! Slip into an overall, approach the workbench and experience everyday life of the watch-maker.

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Naturpark Diemtigtal

Eyenriedschopf

The Eyenriedschopf is a rocky shelter. It's the first resting place of the middle Stone Age which was found in the Swiss Alps.

Cultural landscapeOtherHistorical place