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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
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 "Walliser Tagebuch"

Ausschnitte aus Rilkes zweisprachiger Korrespondenz an Nanny Wunderly-Volkart, Faksimile

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.

Point of viewWaters
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
Parc 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 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.

Further
Parc Ela

Dorfmuseum Wiesen

Heimatkundliches Museum mit Wiesner Bauernstube, Zimmer, Küche und Webstube des 19. Jahrhunderts, Ausstellung alter Postkarten und Wechselausstellungen.

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 Naturspektakel ab, wenn die Sonne ihre Strahlen durchs Loch ins Tal wirft.

Natural monument
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 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.

Geology
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.

Point of view
Parc Ela

Erlebniszug Albula - RhB

Im Sommer fährt sonntags die Rhätische Bahn mit nostalgischen Holz- und den offenen Aussichtswagen mitten ins Bahnparadies im UNESCO Welterbe RhB. Die braune Kult-Lokomotive zieht Familien und Bahnfans ins Albulatal.

Museum / Exhibition
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
Parc du Doubs

Espace Paysan Horloger

A place where it seems as if time has stood still. A warm reception and a cuisine created with passion. Le Paysan Horloger in Le Boéchet is a hotel and restaurant well worth discovering! An unforgettable culinary trip in the middle of the Freiberge!

RestaurantPicnic-placeHotelMuseum / Exhibition
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
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.

SiteFurther
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 landscapeFurtherHistorical place
Naturpark Beverin

faszinaturRaum

faszinaturRaum Safiental - Rheinschlucht
Der «faszinaturRaum» in Valendas ermöglicht einen Einblick quer durch den Reichtum von Flora und Fauna im Safiental – von der Rheinschlucht bis zum Safierberg.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc Ela

Felsentor im Val d'Agnel

Ein spektakuläres Gebilde aus Stein. Dolomit verwittert, Teilchen lösen sich ab und werden weggeschwemmt. Weil ein Stein nie völlig gleichmässig zusammengesetzt ist, verwittert er auch nicht überall gleich gut.
Auf der Exploratour erfahren Sie mehr.

Geology
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Feschel

The village of Feschel in the Municipality of Guttet-Feschel has a village centre of national importance (ISOS). Feschel was first mentioned in a document by the name of Vexil or Veselli.

Site
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Feschel Gorge / Feschloch

Discover the Feschelloch with the Feschel Gorge and the impressive waterfall. You also have the possibility of picnicking here. A visit to the Feschelloch hidden between Niedergampel and Susten is highly worthwhile!

Waters
Naturpark Beverin

Festungsmuseum Crestawald

60 Jahre streng geheim - heute eindrücklicher Zeitzeuge schweizerischer Militärgeschichte.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc Ela

Filisur

The village enchants with its picturesque alleyways, squares and buildings. Filisur is one of the most well-maintained historical settlements in the Grisons. Not far away form the village is the Landwasser viaduct and the Greifenstein Castle ruins.

Site
Jurapark Aargau

Fledermauskolonie Wegenstetten

In der alten Trotte in Wegenstetten befindet sich eine von schweizweit nur drei Wochenstuben der Grossen Hufeisennase.

Fauna
Jurapark Aargau

Fledermauskolonie Zuzgen

Das Schulhaus Zuzgen beherbergt eine Kolonie von Grossen Mausohren.

Fauna
Parc du Doubs

Foundation for horses

The foundation for horses is a "rest home" for horses, ponies and donkeys that manages three homes. The "Roselet" home is the oldest and the most famouse one and is a very popular day trip destination.

FaunaMuseum / Exhibition
Parc du Doubs

Franches-Montagnes plateau

The Franches-Montagnes plateau lies at 1000 m with its pastured woodlands, groups of trees and pine forests is the major attraction of the region. The region is rich in natural, cultural and culinary points of interest.

Natural landscape / HabitatCultural landscape
Jurapark Aargau

Frick Valley Museum

Here stones talk and objects tell stories. The museum invites you to a journey through time with a diverse collection of the pre- and early history of the middles ages and the modern era.

Museum / Exhibition
Parc Jura vaudois

Fromagerie Gourmande

Parc Jura vaudois Ambassador
Cheese dairy, interactive exhibition, restaurant, shops

Museum / Exhibition
Biosfera Val Müstair

Fuldera

Thanks to the by-pass, Fuldera is a peaceful farming village . Many of the houses are painted with the sgaffito technique. Corners and winding passageways invite you to explore them.

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