Central Switzerland Tourism
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Switzerland is known as the Paradise of Europe. A tourist planning for a Switzerland Tour is always inquisitive about the tourist places in Switzerland during that Switzerland Tour. Fortunately in the whole of Western Europe, which is thronged by the travelers during the vacations, Switzerland has the best of tourist destinations for Switzerland vacation. For the convenience of tourism and its development, the entire country is divided into various regions. Here under we are providing you the information about the Central Switzerland, valuable for you during your Switzerland Tour and Switzerland vacation.
The Berner Oberland, along with Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch are some of the best tourist destinations in central Switzerland. Mountain lakes, famous mountain peaks, alpine streams and wild flowers form some of its most spectacular and breathtakingly beautiful vistas. Situated between the lakes of Thun and Brienz in central Switzerland, Interlaken is a renowned health resort and a perfect destination to spend some really memorable vacations in Switzerland. Interlaken acts as the gateway to the Berner Oberland. Jungfrau (4158m/13,642ft), Mönch (4099m/13,448ft) and Eiger (3970m/13,024ft), together known as the Finsteraarhorn Group are the three most famous mountains in Switzerland. Their names mean the 'maiden', the 'monk' and the 'ogre'. Glaciers, stretching from the upper Aare and the Rhône valley to Lake Geneva dominate Finsteraarhorn (4275m/14,026ft), the highest peak of the Berner Alps. Other tourist places around Berner Oberland includes the spectacular Giessbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen Falls, Reichenbach Falls and the Swiss Open-Air Museum at Ballenberg. Other tourist destinations in central Switzerland that should not be missed includes the popular winter resorts of Lenk, Adelboden and Zweisimmen and the castle at Thun located at the top of the Altstadt (old town) with its historical museum.
The ancient capital of Switzerland, its also known as 'Berne' by Switzerland's French-speaking citizens. Bern's 11th-century arcaded streets provides wonderful opportunities for tourists for sightseeing and shopping. Mountains around Bern provides a beautiful backdrop - the northwest is dominated by the Jura and the Alps and their foothills provides a wonderful backdrop to the south. The city centre with its beautiful medieval architecture is located on the Aare River between the the striking copper spire of the Nydegg church (Nydeggkirche) and the 13th-century clocktower (Zeitglockenturm). Vegetable and flower markets are held everyday during the summers. A celebrated onion market is also held here on the fourth Monday of November.
Luzern is located on the edge of a lake, the Vierwaldstättersee. It is also known as 'Lucerne' by the Switzerland's French-speaking citizens. Altstadt, Lucerne's medieval old town still remains intact. Important buildings here includes the Hofkirche, the old Town Hall (1602-1606) and the famous Löwendenkmal, a memorial to the city mascot the 'dying Lion of Lucerne', carved out of a cliff. Luzern also houses the Richard Wagner Museum and the Swiss Transport Museum. An international music festival is held here annually.
The Lucerne region is a very popular tourist destination with its spectacular mountains, beautiful lakes, pine forests and green meadows. The tiny villages surrounding Lake Vierwaldstättersee are serviced by regular ferries which connect them with various mountain railways and cableways around the region. The world's first revolving cable car which ascends Mount Titlis, the highest lookout-point in central Switzerland is located to the south of Luzern, near the small town of Engelberg. Other mountains around the region such as the Sonnenberg, the Gütsch, the Pilatus and others are serviced by Cablecars, passenger lifts and cogwheel railways. Historians should visit Schwyz, which is home to the Museum of the Swiss Federal Charter and the Forum of Swiss History.