Lucens castle was fortified during the Middle-Ages by the archbishops of Lausanne. They intended in this way to block the valley of the Broye and in the meantime to protect and defend the town of Moudon.
Grandson castle was built following different intermediate phases. The present complex covers a surface of about 5494 m2 and was completed in the first half of the 15th century.
Vufflens castle was built in 1420. It is unanimously considered to be one of the most beautiful castle in the entire canton Vaud. The complex consists essentially of a donjon, a manor house and of four imposing towers.
Chillon Castle is one of the most imposing castles in Switzerland and stands on a rocky peninsula on the shore of Lake of Geneva. It was constructed by the Counts of Savoy between the 11th and 13th centuries.
Inaugurated in June 1993, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne is the world’s largest center of information concerning the Olympic movement. Its external architecture is reminiscent of ancient Greece. The whiteness of its walls, faced with Thasos marble, symbolizes purity, fair play and also the brightness of the Mediterranean sun. Inside the 3000 year history of…
This national sanctuary is a very frequented place of pilgrimage in Ticino. In this place the Virgin is said to have appeared to a Franciscan monk in 1480. In the following year, 1481, the first chapel was built, and then gradually enlarged until 1663, when it finally became a convent. Until 1848 it was occupied…
Starting from Lugano (282 m) the funicular reaches the top of Monte San Salvatore (883 m). In 12 minutes it covers 1629 meters with a difference of altitude of 601 meters. The funicular is composed of two parts, with a slope of 61%.
Avenches was founded by the Romans in the 1st century. They built an amphitheatre that could contain 8000 spectators. The tower was added afterwards, over the former entrance of the amphitheatre, in the Middle Ages.
This castle is the oldest building in Aarau. It was in fact built during the 12th century. It includes a museum of furnishings with pieces from 1550 to 1850.
This cathedral was built following the Gothic style characteristic of its period and was consecrated in 1275. The rose window reaches a diameter of 9 meters and is endowed with the original glasswork.
The barons of Hallwil were first mentioned in 1113. The castle in the Aargovian Seetal was gradually erected, through several intermediate phases, between the 11th and 13th century. The castle has remained a private property until 1925, when it was inherited by a foundation trust.
The circular fortress of Munot was built between 1563 and 1585 following Albrecht Dürer’s teachings.