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Top Choice Library in St Gallen

Stiftsbibliothek

St Gallen’s abbey library is one of the world’s oldest and it's Switzerland's finest example of rococo architecture. Along with the rest of the Benedictine monastery, founded by St Gall in 612, the library forms a U…
Top Choice Museum in Basel

Vitra Campus

Showcasing the works of the adjoining, eponymous high-end furniture manufacturer, Vitra Campus comprises the dazzling Vitra Design Museum (of Guggenheim Bilbao architect Frank Gehry fame), the Vitra Haus and new-in-…
Top Choice Mountain in Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch

Two million people a year make the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station at 3454m. The train that chugs up from Kleine Scheidegg ramps up the drama as it delves into Eiger's icy hea…
Top Choice Castle in Bellinzona

Castelgrande

Rising dramatically above the Old Town, this medieval stronghold is Bellinzona’s most visible icon. Head up Salita San Michele from Piazza Collegiata, or take the lift, buried deep in the rocky hill in an extraordin…
Top Choice European in Basel

Restaurant Stucki

Under the tutelage of chef Tanja Grandits, this long-lauded restaurant remains one of Basel's finest – dining here is an absolute treat. The signature Aroma Menu, featuring the likes of juniper honey mountain lamb a…
Top Choice Fusion in Ascona

Ecco

Super-chic Ecco flaunts two Michelin stars and dining here is an event. Chef Rolf Fliegauf runs the stove and works wonders with carefully selected seasonal ingredients to create dishes that are richly aromatic, edi…
Top Choice Waterfall in Rheinfall

Rheinfall

Ensnared in wispy spray, the thunderous Rheinfall might not give Niagara much competition in height (23m), width (150m) or even flow of water (700 cu metres per second in summer), but Europe's largest plain waterfal…
Top Choice Chateau in Montreux

Château de Chillon

From the Montreux waterfront, fairy-tale Chemin Fleuri (Floral Path) – a silky smooth promenade framed by flowerbeds positively tropical in colour and vivacity – snakes dreamily along the lake for 4km to the magnifi…
Top Choice Area in Bern

Berner Altstadt

Bern’s flag-bedecked medieval centre has 6km of covered arcades and cellar shops and bars descending from the streets. After a devastating fire in 1405, the wooden city was rebuilt in today’s sandstone. Bern’s clock…
Top Choice Museum in Vevey

Chaplin's World

Opened in 2016, this engaging museum celebrates the life and work of iconic London-born film star Charlie Chaplin. Split between the neoclassical Manoir de Ban – the Corsier-sur-Vevey mansion where Chaplin spent his…