Typical Bernese Oberland Houses

This house has a roof with two pitches, which sticks out of every side and still has, in the valleys, the typical covering with planks with big stones on it.  The wooden beams, the supports and the structure of the roof are finely worked and decorated. It is the house that made the typical chalet…

Sion Railway Station

Unfortunately enough, when the railway line Bouveret–Sion was opened in 1860, a difficult financial situation rendered it impossible to build a railway station in Sion. The present station building was inaugurated in 1960. The entire complex covers a surface of 3550 m2.

Hagenwil Castle

The lake castle of Hagenwil dates back to the 12th century and is situated two kilometers south of Amriswil. Nowadays, the castle is a private possession of a noble family. Some details of particular beauty are its chapel, its knights’ room and its guests’ sitting room.

Zofingen Town Hall

This building, constructed in late baroque style, with its external double stairs, was erected between 1792 and 1795, according to the plans drawn by Niklaus Emanuel Ringier. The pieces of furniture furnishing the building are in Louis XVI style and the stucco ceilings have been realized by Franz Georg Rust.

“Neuhaus” Zofingen

This building was erected around 1770. Since 1949 the mansion has been put under the protection of a preservation order. In 1863 the palace was acquired by the Bank of Zofingen and, after 1935, it has become the property of the Swiss Bank Corporation (then merged together with UBS).

Appenzell Main Street

The sharp and irregular roofs typical of Appenzeller’s houses are a truthful proof of the baroque style still influencing the entire region. This characteristic landscape functions as a background to the traditional “Landsgemeinde” of the citizens inhabiting the Inner Rhoden, an event that takes place precisely in this context.