Switzerland

The City of Basel in Switzerland

Basel Switzerland, 860 feet a/s, the old Basilea of the Romans, is safely enthroned upon the stately banks of the Rhine, where that majestic river, dividing the town into two sections, known as Klein-Basel and […]

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The story of Geneva

Geneva, when seen for the first time, should be seen from the Lake. To arrive at the railway station and be conveyed through featureless streets in a tour bus is merely but to gain an impression […]

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Lucerne

Lucerne (1437 feet a/s) is situated at the northwest end of the famous lake of the same name, at the issue of the blue-green river Reuss. Owing to its privileged position it pulsates from spring […]

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Basel Switzerland

Basel makes its first historical appearance in the fourth century as Basilea, a Roman post, which rose to importance on the decay of the neighboring Roman city of Augusta Rauracorum, the site of which is […]

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Lausanne

The population of Lausanne in 2015 was 133,897 of which 18% are of French origin, followed by the Portuguese 17%, the Italians 11%, and in equal place, the Spanish and citizens from countries of the […]

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Bern

Bern Switzerland (or Berne) occupies an elevated position 100 feet above the River Aare, which almost surrounds the city.  The river itself is 1,500 feet above the sea level at this point.  The city of […]

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Edelweiss, the flower of Switzerland

The Edelweiss, Leontopodium alpinum, about which so much romance has been woven, and which is commonly believed to grow only in places almost unapproachable even to the hardiest mountaineer, is just not true. Those who […]

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Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen (1332 feet a/s), whose well preserved medieval buildings give the town the unmistakable stamp of a Swabian town of the empire. It well deserves the name of “Nuremberg of Switzerland.” The Romanesque Cathedral (1100 […]

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Solothurn

Solothurn, canton of northwest Switzerland extending from the fertile Aare River lowland across the high, parallel ridges of the Jura Mountains to the Birse River valley.  The complex shape of the canton results from purchases […]