World Heritage Sites in Switzerland
Tentative list of Switzerland
Oeuvre urbaine et architecturale de Le Corbusier
Graubünden (August 2012)
Graubünden is the easternmost canton of Switzerland, and home to 3 WHS. I visited it during a weekend trip, flying into Zürich and discovering the area by rental car. If you like mountains, this is great place to go. The highlight for me was the trip to the Cassonsgrat in the Sardona area - great mountain vistas, good hiking, the quintessential Alpine experience.
. Benedictine Convent of St. John
. Rhaetian Railway
. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Swiss Lakes (July 2011)
I spent last weekend in Switzerland, flying into Geneva and making good use of the excellent train system to explore the surroundings of the Lakes of Neuchatel and Geneva. It gave me 2 WHS, a TWHS and a first look into the world of the enigmatic Prehistoric Pile Dwellers. And I enjoyed the much warmer weather here than in northern Europe: which resulted in eating outside and hiking in the sun.
. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
Tessin (June 2008)
Late June my mother and I settled down for a couple of days in Locarno at the Lago Maggiore. It was amazing how quiet it was - this once was a major tourist destination, but now mainly seems to cater to pensioners and families on a one night stopover. The area is also close to a number of WHS, of which we visited three.
. Monte San Giorgio
. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy