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52 Man-made Structures- Other 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.

Kloster Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen
Kloster Allerheiligen, SchaffhausenKlosterstrasse 16, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Kloster Allerheiligen is a former Benedictine monastery in the Swiss municipality of Schaffhausen in the Canton of Schaffhausen. The church Münster Allerheiligen is the oldest building in Schaffhausen and houses also the Museum zu Allerheiligen. Today the convent houses the Museum zu Allerheiligen, an art museum and a natural history museum, the monastery garden, and the buildings of the former convent, including the library.

Kloster Kappel
Kloster KappelKappelerhof 5, 8926 Kappel am Albis, Switzerland

The former monastery dating from 1185, centrally situated between Zurich, Zug, and Lucerne, offers a magnificent view of the alps. It was completely refurbished in 2012 with a focus on preserving the historic building style. 79 functional rooms, all with private shower/WC. Numerous utility rooms, and ample space to retreat to a quiet corner within the large compound. The impressive Klosterkeller restaurant and cosy monastery café with panorama terrace offer homemade specialities, freshly prepare

Kunsteisbahn Margarethen
Kunsteisbahn MargarethenIm Margarethenpark 10, 4053 Basel, Switzerland

Patinoire des Vernets is an arena located in Geneva, Switzerland. It is primarily used for ice hockey and is the home arena of Genève-Servette HC. Opened in 1958, it has a seating capacity for 7,135 people. The arena hosted the 1962 FIBA Champions Cup final in which Dynamo Tbilisi of Georgia defeated Real Madrid 90–83. The 1976 and 1984 finals of the same competition were also hosted at the arena. Patinoire des Vernets also hosted the 1991 cup winners cup final.

Landwasser Viaduct
Landwasser Viaduct7477 Filisur, Switzerland

The Landwasser Viaduct in Filisur is one of the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage railway line operated by the Rhaetian Railway. Images of the viaduct have gone around the world, only a few have already seen the historic building on site. It spans the Landwasser between Schmitten and Filisur, in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.

Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular
Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicularViale Francesco Balli 2, 6600 Locarno, Switzerland

The Locarno–Madonna del Sasso funicular, is a funicular railway near the city of Locarno in the Swiss canton of Ticino. The line links a lower station in the city center with the pilgrimage site of the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso and the municipality of Orselina. It forms part of the route to the summit of nearby Cimetta mountains.

MesseplatzMessepl., 4058 Basel, Switzerland

The exhibition center is located in the center of Kleinbasel in the Rosental district of the city of Basel. It forms the economic center of Kleinbasel, as the halls of the Basel sample fair are located on it and the Messeturm Basel with the Hotel Ramada Plaza on the narrow eastern side. The tower and hotel stand on the site of the Hotel Admiral, which was demolished in 2001. Until it was officially named in 1974, the Messeplatz was part of the Clarastrasse leading to the Mittlere Brücke.

MittelallalinMittelallalin, 3906 Saas Fee, Switzerland

The highest underground funicular in the world, the metro alpin, leads to the Mittelallalin. At 3500m, the highest revolving restaurant in the world affords close-up views of the giant peaks of the Alps. Next door, visitors experience the world of glaciers firsthand in the world’s largest ice pavilion. Twenty kilometers of well-groomed summer pistes on the Fee Glacier, ski lifts, spectacular views of the highest Valais peaks, as well as the warm summer sun, make for unforgettable summer skiing.

Muri Abbey
Muri AbbeyMarktstrasse 4, 5630 Muri, Switzerland

The Muri Monastery is one of the most important cultural monuments in the canton of Aargau. Built over centuries, it has a Romanesque crypt, a Gothic high choir and octagonal Baroque central building. In 194,1 The canton of Aargau handed the monastery over to the Parish Muri. It is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours.

ParadeplatzParadeplatz, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Paradeplatz is a square at the Bahnhofstrasse in downtown Zürich, Switzerland. It is one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in Switzerland and has become synonymous with wealth and the Swiss banks, being the location of the headquarters of both UBS and Credit Suisse. The site of the square lay without the medieval city walls, and was incorporated into the town with the construction of the new ramparts in 1642. During the 17th century.

passage de Monetier
passage de MonetierRue du Perron 19, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

Passage de Monetier is the former secret passage of Geneva, used as a part of a more complex system of hidden passages for unnoticed soldiers transfers and civilians escape. This monument dating from the 14th century. It is located in the old town, which it crosses right through. This historic passage is about 100 meters long in a zigzag way.

Pilatus Railway
Pilatus RailwayBrünigstrasse 2, 6053 Alpnach, Switzerland

The Pilatus Railway is a mountain railway in Switzerland and is the steepest rack railway in the world, with a maximum gradient of 48% and an average gradient of 35%. The line runs from Alpnachstad, on Lake Lucerne, to a terminus near the Esel summit of Pilatus at an elevation of 2,073 m, which makes it the highest railway in the canton of Obwalden and the second highest in Central Switzerland after the Furka line.

Place des Nations
Place des NationsPlace des Nations, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

Place des Nations is a big square situated in the heart of Geneva's international district, in front of the United Nations headquaters, famous for housing Broken Chair. It is specally proposed as a place to freely express any opinion - political, religious, personal or other. It is thus often full of people demonstrating or filing petitions.

PolybahnLimmatquai 144, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

The Polybahn, also known as the UBS Polybahn, is a funicular railway in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. The line links the Central square with the terrace by the main building of ETH Zürich, and from which the railway derives its name. Previous names for the line include the SBG Polybahn and the Zürichbergbahn. The line is owned by the banking group UBS AG and operated on their behalf by the municipal transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich.

Port-NoirQuai Gustave-Ador 87, 1207 Genève, Switzerland

Port Noir is located to the north of Geneva, in the municipality of Cologny. It is situated at the spot where Quai Gustave-Ador ends to let Quai de Cologny begin its journey out of Geneva into the town of Cologny. Port Noir serves as an important point in Geneva's history, as this is from where the Swiss armies of Fribourg and Soleure stepped into the city in 1814, and a year later it was amalgamated into the Swiss Confederation, on May 19, 1815. Sculptor Henry Koenig's beautiful creation, La Br

Promenade de la Treille
Promenade de la TreilleRampe de la Treille, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

The promenade de la Treille is a promenade located in the old town of Geneva in Switzerland . It is spread out between the mansions of rue des Granges, the Hôtel-de-Ville and the ramparts overlooking the Parc des Bastions . At the top of the promenade is the official chestnut tree whose first bud, regularly reported by the press, marks the arrival of spring.

Rigi Railways
Rigi RailwaysRigistrasse 2, 6410 Goldau, Switzerland

Mt Rigi watches over the eastern shore of Lake Lucerne and was one of the first mountains in the world to have a cog railway. First opened in 1871, the Mt Rigi rack train was originally pulled by steam engines. It was changed to electric, later on, but still today the route operates with nostalgic steam on special runs. There are actually two railways to the summit of Mt Rigi. The original Mt Rigi cog train from the shore of Lake Lucerne at Vitznau where the lake cruise boats stop.

Ritom funicular
Ritom funicularVia Funiculare 1, 6776 Quinto, Switzerland

The funicular - one of the steepest aerial cable cars - takes visitors to the spectacular Piora Valley, one of the most untouched areas of Ticino. It is an ideal starting point for many hiking and biking excursions, it offers great opportunities to admire the rich vegetation and the large variety of alpine flowers, lush green meadows where cows and horses graze peacefully, and to see the open sky reflected in the clear waters of several alpine lakes.

RotondohütteRotondohütte, 6491 Realp, Switzerland

The Rotondo hut is located at 2570 meters above the Witenwasserental and borders the cantons of Ticino and Valais. Every year around 3000 overnight guests and many day visitors enjoy their stay in our official hut. The hut is an ideal and popular starting point for mountain lovers of all ages. In summer, the area offers various hiking opportunities in the Uri Alps.

SchäflerSchäfler, 9057 Schwende District, Switzerland

The Schäfler is a peak in the Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden with a height of 1925 m. It is a popular excursion destination in the Alpstein region and is located high above the Seealpsee in the northern Alpstein chain. The Berggasthaus Schäfler offers wonderful views and delicious food. It can be reached from the Ebenalp via a simple and well-developed mountain hiking trail.

Seilbahn Rigiblick
Seilbahn Rigiblick8006 Zürich, Switzerland

The Rigiblick funicular is one of two funiculars within the city of Zürich. Seilbahn Rigiblick lies to the north-east of Zürich. It connects the station of Zurichberg Hill to the lower stations in the town, which further connects you to other transport facilities like the tram and trolleybus.

Map of Man-made Structures- Other to explore in Switzerland