Destinations of: Switzerland

At the gateway to Italy the 11th century monastery founded by St Bernard is a highlight of the area, along with St Bernard dogs, winter sports activities and hiking and mountain biking. While the legacies of the armies of Julius Caesar, Charlemagne and Napoleon are still in evidence, these days its mostly pilgrims, tourists and snowsport enthusiastists who make the gentle climb up the mountain.
In the north of the country, 30 kms from Zurich and only a few kilometres from the German Border, Wislikofen is a peaceful rural village located on the Swiss plateau in the heart of Europe. In a region of farmland and forests Wislikofen is an ideal place for a quiet weekend.
A family friendly skiing region, Grimmialp is situated in the midst of unspoilt mountain villagesin the Diemtigtal Nature park. Look forward to scenic circular walking trails, children’s adventure trails, mountain lakes, rustic restaurants and robust Alpine wildflowers.
Disentis or Mustér, with its official name Disentis/Mustér is a village and a municipality in the Surselva Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The skiing and summer tourism resort high up in the Rhine valley is the site of one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in Switzerland. The monastery dates back to 720 AD.
A stopover on the Way of St James, Fischingen is a year round family holiday destination with nature reserves, a ski-lift, fitness and forest hiking trails and snowshoe treks in winter. An historic monastery and its imposing Baroque church are highlights.
St Maurice is the location of an abbey of the same name which has been overlooking the town for some 15 centuries. Situated on the Rhône River the town is a key stopover on the Via Francigena pilgrimage route to Rome. Sacred buildings, subterranean grottos, a castle and fortresses capture the imagination.

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Zug is nested between a lake and a mountain of the same name. An affluent city, attractions include lakeside walks, water-sports, a cobblestone Old Town, historical houses and a mountain of outdoor adventures to pursue. Beware the local speciality - liqueur drenched Kirschtorte.

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