55 Best Places to Visit in Switzerland - 2020 With Photos

Zurich

Grossmünster (Great Minster)
Located in the heart of Zurich's Old Town, Grossmünster is among the four most prominent churches of the city. Designed in the 12th century, the gothic towers and neoclassical architecture of the structure is what draws tourists.

A 187-step climb leads you to the top of the tower, where you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the majestic Alpines and the lakes. Renovated from time to time, the most recent work was in the 20th century when the church was adorned with vibrant stained glass windows and bronze doors that complement the old-school towers beautifully! The Romanesque interiors lend a pre-historic vibe even in modern times. 

Highlights: Stained glass windows, Romanesque crypt, choir windows, bronze doors, Reformation Museum

Location: Grossmünster, Grossmünsterplatz, 8001 Zürich

Entry Fee: Free

Timings:
- March to October: 10.00am – 6.00pm
- November to February: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Bahnhofstrasse
Bahnhofstrasse, a tiny and yet so imposing street of Zurich is all centred with luxurious fashion brands, Swizz-chocolate shops, warm cafes, art galleries and much more. This extravagant high street of Zurich is well known as one of the most exclusive and expensive shopping arcades in Europe while being the third most expensive on the global list.

So, if you are a shopping buff and like to indulge in some of the world-class brands such as Apple, Chanel, Cartier, Gucci, Hekket, H&M, Burberry, Dior and Manor etc, then it's the right place for you to be!

The street is fairly 1.4 km long which can be covered in only 20 minutes on foot but the urge to go in and around all those irresistible stores will not just let you walk by! Besides, great fashion and everything in vogue, this sought-after street of Zurich is also admired for its aesthetic built.

Inspired from the 19th-century style and architecture, the street hardly composes any modern cast of buildings thus, keeping the true Victorian flavour alive to lure people from far and wide. Anything being said stands less for this pretty town street, but one thing that’s for sure; everything here is a visual treat.

Come here once or come here twice, the unforgettable taste and vibes will influence you for life. 

Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum)

Swiss National Museum  is acclaimed as the most significant establishment offering insights into the cultural history of Switzerland, and is a must visit spot in the country. It is located at the confluence of Sihl and Nimmat rivers, adjacent to Park Platzspitz.

Through numerous permanent as well as temporary exhibitions, the museum complex has a wealth of information to offer about the various aspects of Switzerland’s history, culture, and art during different eras. The museum houses amazing assortments of paintings, photographs, and texts that walk the visitors through the late Middle Ages, the era when Switzerland established itself as a federal state to the present.

No wonder the museum claims to store more than 840,000 objects. So, whether you are eager to learn about the local culture in the past, various battles fought in the region land or the origin of Swiss watches, chocolates, etc., this museum is a treasure trove of information. 
In addition to what the museum complex houses and exhibits, its fine architecture is also worthy of admiration.

Built by architect Gustav Gull in 1898 to honour the 50th anniversary of the Swiss federal constitution, this museum complex is an architectural masterpiece. The neo-Gothic style complex looks like a magnificent castle from afar. With its grand structure, exquisite location, and peerless collection, the museum succeeds to impress flocks of history, architecture, and culture enthusiasts throughout the year.


Old Town (Altstadt)
Steeped in history and packed with a whole lot of sightseeing and shopping, Altstadt is the oldest part of the city and among the best tourist places in Zurich. The Roman Empire of Zurich came into being in the Old Town which makes this attraction more than 2000 years old.

Resplendent with archaic architecture and boasting of Zürich's heritage, today the Old Town is known for some of the best attractions, shopping and dining destinations in the city. With the Limmat River flowing through the centre of the town, guild houses, churches and historic places line the quaint little streets.

Largely divided into four quadrants,Medieval houses, Renaissance buildings and narrow lanes make up the Old Town. The crowd and the happy vibes that make their way through the streets of the Old Town are definitely worth looking forward to on your visit. 

Highlights: Bahnhofstrasse, Town Hall, Fraumunster Church Houses, Nightclubs, Bars

Location: Niederdorfstrasse 19, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Timings: 24 hours

St. Peter's Church
Dating back to the first century, St. Peter's is the only baroque church in Zurich. It is known for its tower clock face which is the largest in the whole of Europe with a diameter of 8.7 metres. The five bells in the tower dating back to 1880 are also of prime importance with one of them weighing over 6000 kgs, without clappers.

Known to be one of the prominent places to visit in Zurich, the church tower was also used as a fire lookout point from the Middle Ages to the year 1911. Theologians of the past worked here and the first mayor of Zurich was buried here, making this a historical attraction. His monument and grave can be visited along the outer tower wall. 

Highlights: 
Baptismal font of 1598, Choir chairs with rich carvings, rich acanthus adornment with Bible verse over the pulpit, crystal chandeliers

Location: St. Peterhofstatt 2, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Entry Fee: Free

Timings: 
- Monday to Saturday 10 am–6 pm
- Sunday 11 am–5 pm

Münsterbrücke
Most definitely a monumental bridge, and a must among places to see in Zurich, the Münsterbrücke was constructed in 1838, right in the centre of the scenic Old Town, over the Limmat River. Almost dividing Zurich into two halves, the bridge connects the Fraumünster Cathedral to the Grossmünster Cathedral, both of which lie on opposite ends of the river.

The former is popular for its stained-glass windows and definitely a must-see. Apart from being a crossing and a pedestrian bridge for locals and tourists, the bridge is also home to the commemorative statue of Burgomaster Waldmann, a leader who was executed in state politics during the late 1400s. Today, the bridge is a mark of cultural property of both, national and regional significance. 

Highlights: A panoramic view of Zurich, statue of Burgomaster Waldmann

Location: Münsterbrücke 8001, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Entry Fee: Free

Timings: 24 Hours

Lindenhof Hill
Another historical site and among the many tourist places in Zurich is Lindenhof Hill in the city’s Old Town. It is a moraine hill and a public square around which the city has developed over the years. The hill is also in close proximity to the central Limmat River, where tourists often flock for a 360° view of the town.

The hill once housed a Roman Castle, followed by the famous Carolingian Kaiserpfalz, but today serves as a recreational space for all. There's a lush green oasis on the slopes of the hills that makes for a great picnic spot. Being an automobile-free zone, you can be assured that you can relax on top of the hill, soaking in the beauty of old Zurich for hours!

Highlights: Overview of Zürich's history, picnic spot

Location: 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Entry Fee: Free 

Timings: 24 hours

Zurich Opera House
With a seating of approximately 1100, Zürich's Opera House is a significant attraction not only for its regal architectural style but also for keeping Zürich's rich art and culture alive. The site was the first Opera House in the whole of Europe to have electric lighting, but that's not all that stands out about this building.

The baroque architecture throws light upon the neoclassical style of design which is absolutely exquisite and exemplary, making it one of the finest places to visit in Zurich. With grand Roman Era paintings that adorn the roof and an amphitheatre style arrangement, the OpernHaus, as it is often called, was ahead of its time.

International singers and renowned actors perform here to date, and a grand theatrical performance can be witnessed here on most days. The venue has also been awarded the Best Opera Company of the Year in 2014, so you're sure to spend a memorable time here. 

Highlights: Culture, Theatre, Dance and Drama, Architectural Marvel

Location: Falkenstrasse 1, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

Entry Fee: CHF 1 for tour. Show prices vary. 

Timings:
- Monday to Saturday: 11 am to 6 pm
- Sunday: Closed

Irchelpark
Irchelpark is known to be one of the most sprawling and spacious parks in Zurich. Dedicated to nurturing and preserving indigenous flora, this park from the 1980s attracts plenty of tourists and locals, who admire its beauty and lush greenery.

The fruit trees here add pops of colour to the vivid shades of green. Being connected to the Zurich University, you’ll often spot students jogging here at peak hours. But flora isn’t all that there is in this 32-hectare stretch of natural beauty. At one end of the park there’s also an artificial lake, grasslands, and a sprawling play area for kids. Nature’s bounty is at its finest here, so make sure you visit it for a good tete-a-tete with Mother Earth!

Highlights: Picnic spot, Natural beauty

Location: Hirschwiesenstrasse 10, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland

Entry Fee: Free

Timings: 24 hours
Pavillon Le Corbusier
Situated on the Zurichsee Lakeshore, Pavillon Le Corbusier is an architectural marvel and a Swiss art museum dedicated to renowned Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Corbusier wanted to showcase his best works in a building that he personally loved and since there was nothing around, he worked on designing the Pavillon himself in the 1960s.

Apart from the fact that it was the last structure he designed, what stands out is that the Pavillon was created with only steel and glass held together with 22,000 bolts, especially in an era when cement was a prime element of construction.

The museum houses Corbusier’s best sculptures, paintings, designs and also his writings. It is also popular for being one of the most vibrant buildings along Lake Zurich and is testimony to Le Corbusier’s vision of modern contemporary architecture.

Highlights: Exhibitions, museum, artworks, private events

Location: Höschgasse 8, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

Entry Fee: Adults: CHF 12, Children: CHF 8

Timings: Mon-Wed and Fri-Sun: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Thursday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Interlaken

Hohematte Park
Hohematte Park is a scenic open space spread over 35 acres of land, nestled in the heart of the town of Interlaken. If you are in the area and looking to spend time in the midst of breathtaking natural beauty without having to leave your comfort zone, then this park is the place for you.

You can set yourself a fun picnic on a clear day and watch the paragliders as they land in the park. This is one of the most convenient tourist places in Interlaken from where you can sip on your coffee in a tiny coffee shop, wait to catch your train or take pictures of the surrounding flowers. 

Highlights:

Enjoy excellent scenery of the Swiss Alps 

Watch the paragliders land in the park

Set up a fun family picnic 

Take pictures with the legendary Hindi movie director Yash Chopra’s statue

Watch the working clock made out of flowers 

Location:
3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

Timings:
Open 24 hours
Jungfraujoch
Jungfrau is the highest mountain peak in Europe and is also known as the roof of Europe for the same reason. Situated at a height of 3,466 metres above sea level, this is one of the most popular places to visit in Interlaken.

You can ride the Jungfrau line from the town and reach the Sphinx Observatory; one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, offering spectacular views. The train station at Jungfraujoch is also the highest in entire Europe and can only be reached by a cogwheel train, making the journey a memorable one!

Highlights:

The highest train station in the entire continent 

Home to one of the world's highest astronomical observatories; Sphinx Observatory 

Ice palace with several ice sculptures 

Plenty of opportunities to go sledging, skiing and snowboarding 

Location:
Jungfraujoch, 3823 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Timings:
The first train leaves Interlaken Ost at 6:35 AM and the last train leaves anytime between 16:43 to 18:43 depending on the time of the year.
Heimwehfluh
You can take a cable car from the Interlaken West station to reach the mountain of Heimwehfluh. This is a fun place to visit in Interlaken for the whole family as you can enjoy a plethora of activities at the top. The summit also has an adventure playground where your kids can run around while you enjoy a delicious meal at the Panorama restaurant.

This restaurant offers 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks, the glittering Lake Thun and the foliage of the forests. Heimwehfluh even offers fast sledging activities for people of all ages. You get the opportunity to sledge down a forest path, fastened to a rail, at the speed of your choosing. The place is open from April to October. 

Highlights:

A 100-year-old cable car ride

Panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Thun 

Adventure playground with an abundance of activities to keep the kids occupied 

Sledging run, down the forest path at a speed of your choosing 

Model railway shows 

Location:
Heimwehfluh Str. 60, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

Entry Fee:
No entry fee 

Timings:
Daily; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Schynige Platte
Schynige Platte, a small mountain ridge and a viewpoint are another of Switzerland's most attractive tourist destinations. Based out in the Bernese Highlands, this has three peaks - Gumihorn (6886 ft), Tuba (6811 ft), and Geiss (6781 ft). Well, Geiss is the nearest peak to the viewpoint. Right at the viewpoint, you will be at an altitude of 7000 ft and can enjoy the serene and natural beauty around.

The area is well known for its hotels and resorts ever since 1893. You can enjoy a comfortable stay here and enjoy the views around. The railway is one of the significant modes of transport here. And guess what? Its railway is one of the highest among the lot.

If the weather is beautiful, do not forget to catch a glimpse of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, which surrounds Schynige Platte. You can also view the town, Interlaken and the beautiful lakes, Thun and Brienz. 

Schynige Platte railway is one of the primary modes of commutation here. It starts from Wilderswil, where it connects with Bernese Oberland railways from the town of Interlaken.

The terminus station is at the height of about 6453 ft. Just south-west of this station you will find a hotel and restaurant. The Schynige Platte botanical ground will offer you a variety of flora that grows in the mountains of Switzerland.

The place is famous for its picturesque terrains and has loads of trails leading to the various spots from the station itself. Love trekking or hiking, then you will fall in love with the place. The mountains, lakes, cattle with bells around their neck and beautiful surroundings will leave you mesmerized. Good food and fine hotels will add to your experience further.
Seilpark (Adventure Park Interlaken)
Seilpark Interlaken is a ropes adventure park which contains nine rope courses of varying heights and difficulty. This makes it a fun tourist place in Interlaken for people of all ages, experience and proficiency. There are a total of 120 different types of challenges at a height range starting at the ground level and going up to 20 metres above the ground.

The adventure activities include walks on wooden bridges, Tarzan swings and ziplines. The younger kids can also take a Butterfly Walk without a harness and enjoy the views.  

Highlights:

9 adventure courses of varying difficulty

Wooden bridges, Tarzan swings and ziplines 

Location:
Wagner Strasse, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

Entry Fee:
- Adult: CHF 42 or Rs. 3,094
- Children under 16: CHF 31 or Rs. 2,284

Timings:
- June: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- July & August: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- April, May, September, October: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- Winter: 10:00 AM (on demand)
Iseltwald Dorf
If you are looking to enjoy an authentic Swiss village experience when in Switzerland, you might want to spend a couple of days in Iseltwald Dorf. The stunning natural beauty of the village has landed it a place in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

When here, you can spend your days in a leisurely manner, walking along the Lake Brienz, hiking up to the many waterfalls and riding on the local railways! Iseltwald Dorf is one of the less touristy places to see in Interlaken which offers the best of the quintessential rural Swiss charm! 

Highlights:

Boating in the Lake Brienz 

Hiking up to the Giessbach waterfalls 

Visiting the alpine gardens at Gundlischwand

Riding the local train as it makes its way through the Swiss Alps 

Hiking up to peaks like Schynige Platte 

Trekking along the Lake Brienz 

Location:
Iseltwald, Switzerland
Top of Europe ICE MAGIC
If you happen to be in Interlaken between December and February, you can easily choose to spend a day ice skating at the literal Top of Europe. It is one of the most popular tourist places in Interlaken and for a reason! When here, you can spend time honing your skills at any one of the three practice ice rinks or try your hand at the main ice rink if you feel up to the challenge.

You can also try your hand at soft hockey at the soft hockey rink and if you are here with kids, you can watch them skate through the dedicated children's ice skating rink. Apart from these, ice magic also has a heated tent, Winter Lounge with food stands, musical entertainment and the Swiss Chalet Restaurant. 

Highlights:

One ice skating rink, three practice rinks and a children’s rink 

Soft hockey, curling and musical entertainment 

Winter Lounge with food stands and a Swiss restaurant 

Heated tent for lounging 

Location:
Höhematte, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

Entry Fee:
Prices start from CHF 7 or Rs. 515

Timings:
Daily; 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Schlosskirche
Schlosskirche is perhaps one of the oldest buildings in the town. This ancient castle church, built in the year 1133, is one of the must-visit tourist places in Interlaken if you admire history. Around the time of its construction and a long time afterwards, the place was in use as a monastery.

Today, however, what remains of the building is used as a convent which has been converted into a private castle. When here, you can enjoy a tour of the place and admire the simplistic architecture along with its beautiful stained glass artistry. It also has a small garden at the front where you can take pictures!

Highlights:

An almost 900-year-old castle church with a rich history 

Beautiful stained glass windows that are remnants of Interlaken's past 

Handsome stone exterior 

Medieval clock tolls every hour, creating a rustic atmosphere

Location:
Lindenallee 10, 3800 Interlaken, Switzerland
Unspunnen Castle
Unspunnen Castle can definitely be counted amongst the top places to see in Interlaken when you are in the town. This 12th-century castle stands at a noteworthy height, towering the town of Interlaken. Although it is mostly in ruins today, you can still make out a considerable extent of the original structure. You can choose to hike up to the castle or bring your car. 

The area beneath the castle becomes particularly lively during the Unspunnenfest. It can be described as a festival which is held by the local population where people come to participate in traditional Swiss competitions. The festival takes place once every 12 years and the most recent one took place in 2017.

Highlights:

Medieval castle dating back to the 12th century 

Ruins overlook the entire city of Interlaken, offering stunning views 

Site of the 12-yearly Unspunnenfest, a festival where traditional Swiss games are played

Location:
3812 Wilderswil, Switzerland

Timings:
Open 24 hours
Burgseeli
If you travel northwards along the Brienz Lake, you will reach a relatively small, quieter lake which has not been discovered by many tourists yet. Burgseeli offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Alps along with solitude and privacy.

You can spend your time here by taking pictures, enjoying a packed lunch or taking a dip in the water. The lake has special zones where you can go swimming. These areas are known to have warm waters that can reach temperatures of 26 degrees, making for a perfect swimming experience. You can also bring your little one with you as the place has a playground and a barbeque point along with a restaurant. 

Highlights:

Stunning natural beauty and unhindered views of the Alps

Sections for swimming with warm water 

A playground with a variety of rides for the kids 

Sunbathing and barbeque area 

Location:
Burgseeli, 3805 Ringgenberg, Switzerland

Geneva

The Geneva Water Fountain (Jet d'Eau)
Geneva’s most treasured tourist spot is the Geneva Water Fountain, better known as the Jet d’Eau, one of the tallest fountains in the world. The Geneva Water Fountain was not originally designed to be a tourist attraction, though. Its creation as a hydraulic plant during the 19th century was to meet the city’s rapidly growing water requirements.

It was observed that due to the shutting of the valves, the water pressure increased dangerously and risked serious damage to the turbines. A valve was created to ensure the release of said pressure, eventually leading to the birth of this unmissable wonder!

Highlights:
This iconic creation is one of the first things you’ll notice from your plane as you fly into the Geneva airport. It is also visible from countless other vantage spots in the city, including the peak of Salève Mountain. The fountain sprays water about 140 meters into the air, making it one of the most prominent features on the face of the city. 

Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Location: Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland
St. Pierre Cathedral
Dating back to the 12th century, The Cathedral of Saint Pierre is perched atop the hill on which Old Town sits. This Romanesque-style cathedral was built over a span of 100 years and has gone through several renovations since then. Its present Neoclassical architecture is inspired by the 18th century. Besides the rich history that the church has seen, it also affords a stunning panoramic view of the city’s sprawl, including the massive Jet d’Eau.  

Highlights:
Although a lot of the church’s interior was destroyed during the many renovations, one altarpiece from the 15th century still remains. It now rests inside Musée d’Art et d’Histoire. If you’re a history enthusiast, a trip to the St. Pierre Cathedral holds countless surprises for you.

Timings:
- 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM every day
- 12:00 PM to 05:30 PM on Sundays

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Location: Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
L'horloge Fleurie (The Flower Clock)
Home to over 6,500 flowers and plants, the Flower Clock, better known as L’horloge Fleurie, features the world’s longest second hand, which measures 2.5 meters in length! Built in 1955, this giant clock is redecorated multiple times a year to represent each season.

This scientific marvel is surrounded by floral beauty and lush greenery. Besides being one of the most famous places to visit in Geneva, the clock also commemorates Switzerland’s premium watch industry. A visit to this clock is like travelling to another time altogether! 

Highlights: The clock sits near the edge of the Garden Anglaise, and is hooked up to a satellite connection, which means it always shows the accurate time! The floral arrangements around the clock change every season. 

Timings: Open 24 hours every day

Location: Quai du Général-Guisan 28, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Reformation Wall
Facing the famous Parc des Bastions, the Reformation Wall is an international monument erected in the memory of the people and events of the Protestant Reformation in Geneva. 

Highlights:
The monument features brilliant statues of some major Reformation figures of the 16th century, including John Calvin and John Knox, William Farel, and Théodore de Bèze. The Wall also features the motto of the city of Geneva, i.e. “Post Tenebras Lux” (After darkness, light), which was inspired by the Calvinist philosophy.

Since Geneva played an integral part in the Reformation, the wall is dedicated to all those who were a part of the movement. There is also a celebration of the Reformation that takes place every year on the first Sunday of November. It is now one of the famous tourist places in Geneva.

Timings: Open 24 hours every day

Entry Fee: No entry fee 

Location: Prom. des Bastions 1, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
One of the most visited tourist places in Geneva, the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent offers you a rare insight into the history of “The Humanitarian Adventure”. 

Highlights:
One of the most prestigious organisations on the planet, the Red Cross Museum also informs you about the current scenario and hurdles of humanitarian action. Striving to defend human dignity, reduce natural threats, and restore family relations, the museum uncovers their innovative take on humanitarian history with an interactive chronology spanning 150 years! 

Timings: Open from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, every day except Monday

Entry Fee: Starting from CHF 15 / INR 1,100 per person

Location: Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland
Jardin Anglais (English Garden)
Spanning over about 25,000 sqft., Jardin Anglais also called the English Garden is home to the monumental L’Horloge Fleurie. 

Highlights:
Designed to mimic a quintessential English Landscape Garden, the garden also houses beautiful floral arrangements which change every season! Switzerland is heralded for its extraordinary watch industry, and the Flower Clock built inside the garden pays a symbolic tribute to the same.

The garden also consists of three busts to honour some of the most celebrated Swiss painters and sculptors, which is another work of art by itself. Yet another notable feature of the garden is the bronze ‘Fontaine des Quatre Saisons’ (Four Seasons Fountain).

If you’re visiting the Jardin Anglais, you do not want to miss grabbing a quick bite or a cuppa at the Bateau Genève, which is really just a glamorous boat, offering you delicious meals that you can savour with the surrounding view. But don’t just take our word for it. Go see it for yourself.

Timings: Open 24 hours every day 

Location: Quai du Général-Guisan 28, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Bains des Pâquis
This is not like one of your regular ‘beaches’. Located right on the iconic Lake Geneva, Bains des Pâquis is a public swimming bath, which also doubles as a lively social spot for the public. If you’re visiting during the summer, you’ve owe yourself a relaxing swim here.

There are also interesting events like poetry readings and music concerts that take place here. Come winters, we would recommend the much more comfortable sauna, Turkish baths, and massage services instead of a swim. 

Highlights:
After you’ve swam and sunbathed, you can also try some tantalising dishes to soothe your hunger pangs at the refreshment stalls. If you’re a foodie, you will definitely want to attend the Fondue nights here. The view from the Bath is pretty incredible too! Come for a swim, stay for the vibes. It is no wonder that Bains des Pâquis is one of the most happening places to see in Geneva. 

Timings: Open from 09:00 AM to 09:30 PM every day

Location: Quai du Mont-Blanc 30, 1201 Genève, Switzerland
Tavel House
Tavel House, locally called the Maison Tavel, is a unique history/culture museum which sits inside one of the oldest houses in the heart of Geneva! You can find stunning models of the mid-nineteenth century style of architecture here. 

Highlights:
Spanning five floors, the Tavel House building plays host to stunning architectural reflections of the early-fourteenth century. A testament to the architectural skills of the Swiss medieval era, Tavel House is one of the few houses in Geneva that have retained their original architecture and design.

The ground floor harbours some amazing exhibits of the resident building itself, along with the fascinating history of the Tavel family. The attic brings you the most talked-about exhibit in the museum - a gigantic architectural model of Geneva in the mid-nineteenth century, designed by Auguste Magnin and his team. Visit Tavel House to take a leisurely trip back to 19th century Geneva in all its details.

Timings: Open 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM every day except Monday.

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Location: Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, 1204 Genève
Parc des Bastions
Located in the heart of Geneva, Parc des Bastions is a lush green park, spreads across an area of 64,968 square meters. Parc des Bastions or Bastions Park is one of the most-visited places in Switzerland. The park houses the world-famous Reformation Wall, the Palais Eynard, a great up-scale restaurant, a playground for kids, former botanical garden and the first University of Geneva along with its library.

Visitors can reach the park from Place Neuve through a big wrought-iron gate. You will see a big black and white chessboard just behind the giant gate. The huge chessboard is always filled with people immersed in the game or posing with the huge pieces. Next to the chessboard, there is a famous restaurant, which was formerly a bandstand. You can find it inside a greenhouse brightened with dazzling chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, offering a range of tasty eating options.

Behind the Restaurant des Parc des Bastions, a big playground awaits you to play with kids. The green-coated adventurous area with its big trees as well the sandpit, the small fountain, are all you could demand in your summer holidays here. Apart from spending time with your kids and families, you can also check out several musical and cultural events that happen in the park.

Walking along the park, you will find the main attraction, a 100-metre long monument, Mur Des Réformateurs or Reformation Wall. It was built back in 1909 as a memorial of the protestants of the European reformation movement.
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (Art and History Museum)

The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire was built between 1903 and 1910 which resides fine art collection from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Over 1 million acquisition pieces of western civilization and culture from ancient times to the present era are preserved here. The masterpieces showcased here are the works created by the Italian, Dutch, Genevan, French, English and Swiss Schools.

The museum is abode to five floors that presents an array of applied arts, fine arts, and archaeology. It is located in the heart of the old town and is designed by the architect Marc Camoletti. Spread over an area of 700 square meters, this museum takes one through a journey of time. Historical objects, paintings, sculptures, musical instruments, and many other things can be seen here that well describe the evolution of art over the decades.

Every year many temporary exhibitions are also held on the premises of the museum. 
For the sake of visitors from the distinct parts of the world, distinct audio guides of French, German or English language are also available at the reception. The people who don’t want to opt for a guide can avail of the free fliers available in several languages at the museum.

One can visit the museum from 11 AM to 6 PM except on Mondays when the museum is closed. 
This place is designed quite spacious and modern. It can consume up to two to three hours for its exploration. Facilities such as lockers, free toilets, restaurants, Kid's playground, and others are also available in the premises of the museum. The entry is free for everyone at the museum.

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