The route through the historic cities of Switzerland By car

Bern - The Fall Of Mustair route length:516.93 km number of points of interest:7

The best way to see the mountains of Switzerland, the lakes and historic cities is to travel by car. Switzerland is an impressive country, so travelers often difficult to decide where to start and where to end your journey. Tour of Switzerland by car gives you the opportunity to see the combination of different attractions across the country, including stops in historic towns, near the small resort towns in the mountains and on the shores of the lakes. Walking through the streets and climbing high into the Alps, you will experience the atmosphere of life in this country.

Interesting places

Not many cities have managed to retain their historic features quite as successfully as Bern the capital of Switzerland. The old town of Bern is a UNESCO world heritage site. The medieval air of this city with its many fountains, Sandstone facades, narrow streets and historic towers is unique. In the Old town, a Gothic Cathedral, clock tower, sculpture fountains, arcades 6 kilometers. Boutiques, bars and cabaret stages of the old city are located in basements, small street cafes attract locals and tourists alike. It is best to walk through the city center on foot. Main attractions: Berne Cathedral is considered the most important late Gothic Church in Switzerland. The most interesting details of the decoration of the Cathedral — the furniture of the XVI century and stained glass Windows. Almost all of them belong to the XV century, only two of the stained glass with old Testament scenes are made much later, in the XIX century. Zytglogge the gate. In the past the clock tower was part of the city's fortifications, the gate in the tower was one of several city gates. On the Eastern facade of the tower is the astronomical clock installed in 1530. The clock mechanism drives the shape of a rooster, bears, Chronos, every hour they play the idea. It begins four minutes before the new hour. Also the clock shows the movement of the stars and zodiac signs. Before they were main clock of the city and standard time the rest of the hours checked on them. Bernese fountains. The world famous Bernese fountains-wells. Each has its own long history. Barengraben moat and Park in the city centre, where bears live — live heraldic symbols of Bern. The Church of St. Peter and Paul — the first post-reformation Catholic Church of the city.
Gruyere is a town in the district of gruyère in the Canton of Fribourg in Switzerland . Medieval town located on top of a hill with a height of 82 meters overlooking the valley of the saane river and lake Gruyeres . The city is beautiful with its authentic medieval appearance, is a characteristic town in one street on a hill with old houses and towering over the whole castle. Castle of gruyères is one of the most famous in Switzerland as the cheese factory, where you make the world-famous gruyère cheese. This is one of the most popular cheeses for a traditional Swiss fondue, so even in the summer season you will find typical smell of melted cheese wafting from the restaurants. The Gruyere was chosen as his home Giger — Swiss artist, author of the way of Others. He bought one of the old houses near the castle of gruyères, there is organizing your Museum. But on the contrary — you can be in the bar-café Giger, where the interior is made in the spirit of the movie "Alien" — an unforgettable sight! A similar bar was made recently in Tokyo, Japan. But with the traditional Gruyere this creates a unique contrast.
Zweisimmen lies at the bottom of the valley and is one of several cities that constitute the region of Gstaad-Saanenland. Zweisimmen is an ideal starting point for ski trips in the winter and long walks and Hiking in the summer.
Lauterbrunnen is a picturesque village located at an altitude of 802 m in the valley of the Bernese Oberland, near Interlaken, surrounded by cliffs and waterfalls. These beauties struck the heart of one traveler. As they say, the train station became the prototype of the fairy-tale world of the elves in the famous movie "the Lord of the rings." The village is situated at the foot of the 300-metre Staubbach falls — one of the highest waterfalls in Europe. In 1779 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the valley, and impressed by the roaring waters to write his well-known poem "the Song of the spirits over the waters". Near Lauterbrunnen, you can also look at Wengen waterfall — Europe's only waterfall inside the rock
Lucerne is a beautiful small town in the heart of Switzerland. Lucerne is rich in sights and to them is to explore on foot, because the Old town is a small pedestrian zone. Many buildings are decorated with frescoes or paintings, tells about the purpose of a particular building or historical events, thanks to which the building was constructed. Lovely little town with a thriving tourism industry called the gateway to Central Switzerland. The city became a center of Swiss history and legend. Tourism in Lucerne has a distinguished history Dating back to the mid-19th century, mentioned mark TWAIN. The founders of Alfalfa could not choose a place more ideal than the Swiss plateau. The town is surrounded by Alpine peaks reflected in mirror lake Lucerne. Its streets, squares and bridges are formed in a slender mosaic of half-timbered houses, Baroque and laconic architecture of the middle Ages.
Altdorf is the capital of Canton URI, located in the heart of Switzerland, in the lower valley of the Reuss, to the South of lake Lucerne. It is an ideal starting point for excursions on vacation in URI, which has many attractive offers. A small town, however, he has a lot to offer, for example, the world famous monument of William Tell still reminds us of the history of the origin of Switzerland. Statue in honor of Swiss national hero stands on the main square of the city. For tourists the town is interesting primarily for its General spirit is typical Swiss architecture on the background of the high Alps. The heart of Switzerland — an amazing beauty and peaceful tranquility.
Val Mustair municipality in Switzerland, the district center, is located in the Canton of graubünden. It is part of the Inn. The road through the pass Umbrail connects Santa Maria in Val Müstair with Bormio in the Valtellina valley (Lombardy, Italy). Benedictine convent of St John at Müstair included in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

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