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Interlaken Tourism, Switzerland 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 North East Switzerland, valuable for you while your Switzerland Tour and Switzerland vacation.

Zürich:


Switzerland's largest city is located on lakeside and on the banks of the Limmat River, with a predominance of German-speaking populace. Zürich is set in the Mittelland ('middle country'), a very lush and picturesque region dotted with small historic towns, villages and vineyards. The old town is picturesque.A big base for German theatre, art and drama. The skyline is dominated by the Grossmünster with its twin towers. Other must visits include the impressive Town Hall, the Swiss Country Museum and the porcelain collection at the Baroque Zunfthaus zur Meise. One may enjoy the ride of local trains and buses that leave for the hills, woods and parks that surround Zürich. During the summer, steamer cruises on the lake are also popular. The medieval castle at Rapperswil is worth a visit.

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Zürich is a lush and picturesque region scattered with small historic towns, villages and vineyards. Local trains and buses from Zurich provide an easy access to the hills, woods and parks that surround Zürich. During the summer, steamer cruises on Zürich's lake are popular. A day-trip to the Uetliberg, a hill to the southeast of the city, is also worth a visit. On clear days the panorama from the top of the hill includes a bird's eye view of Zurich, with the Valais and Berner Alps to the west and the Black Forest to the east. The medieval castle at Rapperswil, on the bank of the lake, is also not to be missed.

West and South of Lake Constance:


This area of eastern Switzerland rises slowly over the rugged range of the Churfirsten near St Gallen to the Glarner Alps. Appenzell, in the northeastern part of Switzerland, with its highest peak Säntis (2504m/8215ft), is ideal for hiking tours. The Rhine, which springs from Lake Toma in the St Gotthard, runs through Lake Constance and cascades into the fall at Schaffhausen. Stein am Rhein is a picturesque small town with a medieval atmosphere. St Gallen's old city centre is dominated by burgher houses from the 17th and 18th century. The Baroque Cathedral, the famous Abbey Library in the courtyard of the old Benedictine monastery (incunabula and illuminated manuscripts) and the city library, Vadiana (1551) are some of the must visits. The lake boat trips on Lake Constance to Friedrichshafen in Germany, and excursions to the Berner Oberland, the Valais and the Duchy of Liechtenstein can easily be arranged from this region.

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Boat trips from Lake Constance to Konstanz and Lindau in Germany or to Bregenz in Austria, and excursions to the Duchy of Liechtenstein can easily be arranged from this area.

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