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17 Notable Architectures to explore in Switzerland


Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita GDP. It ranks at or near the top in several international metrics, including economic competitiveness and human development.

Aigle Castle
Aigle CastlePlace du Château 1, 1860 Aigle, Switzerland

The Château d’Aigle is a historic castle with medieval origins and strong roots in the local wine industry. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

Augusta Raurica
Augusta RauricaGiebenacherstrasse, 4302 Augst, Switzerland

The best-preserved ancient theatre north of the Alps. Augusta Raurica is the perfect excursion destination – for the whole family, for your school or for groups who wish to take a guided tour. This Roman archaeological site and an open-air museum in Switzerland located on the south bank of the Rhine river

Château Saint-Maire
Château Saint-MairePlace du Château, 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland

Château Saint-Maire was built from 1397 to 1425 by the Bishops of Lausanne to serve as their fortified residence. It is now serves as the seat of the cantonal government, the Council of State of Vaud. And also a Swiss heritage site of national significance.

Chillon Castle
Chillon CastleAvenue de Chillon 21, 1820 Veytaux, Switzerland

Chillon Castle is an Island Castle which is situated in the eastern end of the lake on the shore between Villeneuve and Montreux. Chillon is amongst the most visited castles in Switzerland and Europe.

Escaliers du Marché
Escaliers du MarchéEscaliers du Marché, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland

The Escaliers du Marché is the covered stairs leading up from the bottom of Mercerie Street to the cathedral square in Lausanne, Switzerland. The date of their construction is unknown. The current staircases, in wood, covered, built parallel to very sloping paving, date from 1717-1719.

Kaiseraugst4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland

Agusta Rourica is a Roman archaeological site and is an open-air museum in Switzerland, which is located on the south bank of the River Rhine, about 20 km east of Basel near the villages of Inst and Casuurg. This is the site of the oldest known Roman colony on the Rhine. Augusta Raurica, or Colonia Agusta Rourer, was founded around Louisiana Munatius Planckas, around 44 BC, around the relatives of a local Gaelic tribe, Raurasi, Helva.

Lausanne Cathedral
Lausanne CathedralPlace de la Cathédrale, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

The Cathedral of Notre Dame of Lausanne is a church located in the city of Lausanne, in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It belongs to the Evangelical Reformed Church of the Canton of Vaud. The cathedral was consecrated and dedicated to Our Lady in 1275.

Lavaux Vinorama
Lavaux VinoramaRoute du Lac 2, 1071 Rivaz, Switzerland

The Lavaux Vinorama is a tasting center that offers a selection of over 250 wines made from the finest grape varieties. It’s the perfect place to stop and learn more about the riches of this wine-growing region.

Palais de Rumine
Palais de RuminePlace de la Riponne 6, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

This Florentine neo-Renaissance-style building was constructed in 1904 in Place de la Riponne, in the historic center of the city of Lausanne. It housed facilities such as the library of the University of Lausanne, and scientific and artistic collections belonging to the Canton of Vaud.

Prangins Castle
Prangins CastleAvenue Général Guiguer 3, 1197 Prangins, Switzerland

The majestic castle of Prangins near Nyon is the only Swiss National Museum in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. . It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. There is also displays relating to Swiss history, as well as temporary exhibitions and cultural events.

Rolex Learning Center
Rolex Learning CenterRolex Learning Center, 1015 Ecublens, Switzerland

The Rolex Learning Centre is the campus hub and library for the École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Designed by the winners of 2010 Pritzker Prize, Japanese-duo SANAA, it opened on 22 February 2010.

Romainmôtier Priory
Romainmôtier PrioryChemin Derrière-l'Eglise 1, 1323 Romainmôtier, Switzerland

Romainmôtier Priory is a former Cluniac priory in the municipality of Romainmôtier-Envy in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is entered on the Swiss inventory of the cultural property of national and regional significance.

Sauvabelin Tower
Sauvabelin Tower1018 Lausanne, Switzerland

This tower was built of wood, principally Douglas fir obtained from local forests. It was built in 2003: you can view the Lausanne conurbation, Lake Geneva, and the three geographic regions of Switzerland.

The Olympic Museum
The Olympic MuseumQuai d'Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland

The museum is the largest archive of the Olympic Games in the world with more than 10,000 artifacts.

Viadotto elicoidale
Viadotto elicoidaleBahnhof, 7743 Brusio, Switzerland

Brusio helical viaduct is next to Raiffeisen Brusio and is located in the District of Bernina, Grisons, Switzerland.It has a length of 0.18 kilometers. It was a key structure of the World Heritage-listed Bernina railway. And it is also considered to be one of the architectural highlights of the Rhaetian Railway.

Villa "Le Lac" Le Corbusier
Villa "Le Lac" Le CorbusierRoute de Lavaux 21, 1802 Corseaux, Switzerland

Villa "Le Lac" Le Corbusier is a residential building on Lake Geneva in Corseaux, Switzerland designed by Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

Yverdon-les-Bains Castle
Yverdon-les-Bains CastleLe Château, 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Yverdon-Les-Bains Castle was built by Peter, Count of Savoy in the 13th century as a defensive construction and a stately residence. The castle is today a multi-purpose cultural center, housing a regional museum, a theatre, various conference rooms, and the oldest public library of French-speaking Switzerland, founded already in 1763.

Map of Notable Architectures to explore in Switzerland