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Switzerland

Mountains, lakes, incredible cities right in the center of Western Europe.  I think it is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, and the world. The only drawback is that Switzerland is quite expensive. 

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Geneva

water everywhere

Zurich

enigmatic Swiss city with clock towers, churches, and a river

Zurich

Zurich

It is absolutely beautiful.

It is so clean ...even the Limmat River running through town is strikingly clear and clean.

I also noticed an abundance of clock towers. Imagine that...a lot of clocks in Switzerland!

Swiss National Museum

Switzerland's history, plus handicrafts, homewares & an armory tower.

Museum of Fine Arts

extensive museum with large collections from Munch and Monet 

Old Town

walk along the Limmat Rover, south of the train station.  There are beautiful buildings and plazas at every turn 

Zurich
Zurich
Zurich
Zurich
Zurich
Zurich

Geneva

Beautiful city on the Lake, at the foot of the mountains, and the border of France.  Known for being a center for finance and diplomacy, it is the base for the International Red Cross, the World bank and World Trade OrganizationDecidedly with a French influence in food, architecture and language. 

English garden

Lakeside park beautiful for walking, including pavilions, the notable flower clock and numerous statues.

The Geneva Water Fountain

iconic fountain in the lake, that is lit up at night at shoots water over 400 feet high. 

Museum of Art and History

Built in 1910, this is Geneva's largest museum and encompasses collections from pre-history, to art including Rembrandt and Rodin.

Geneva
Geneva
Geneva
Geneva
Geneva
Geneva

Basel

Switzerland's #3 city. Ands, no matter what city you visit in Switzerland, it seems water is at the heart of it. This city has a lengthy cultural and educational  history including The University of Basel, Switzerland's oldest university. 

Kunstmuseum Basel

the oldest public art museum in the world opened in 1661 houses collections form the 15th century to the 21st.

Spalentor City Gate

15th century gateway is one example of the old city walls guard.

Basel Minster

Built on the city's highest point, this 9th to 13th century church was built on the former site of Roman fort.

Old Town

walk around the historic center, and visit place like Rathaus (Town Hall) and Marktplatz to do a little shopping.

Basel
Basel
Basel
Basel
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