St John’s Convent with Carolingian Wall Paintings in Müstair, Switzerland

onastery of St John in Müstair, Switzerland

The convent of St John’s in Müstair in Graubünden is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed site mostly visited for its magnificent Carolingian and Romanesque frescoes, the most important cycle of figurative murals in Switzerland. Also worth seeing are the Carolingian architecture of the church and Holy Cross Chapel, the oldest multistory fortress in the … Read more

Save with the Zürich Card on Transportation and Top Sightseeing

Zurich Tram at Night

The ZürichCARD is a cheap transportation travel card and sightseeing savings pass that allows visitors to save money when visiting Zurich in Switzerland. Visitors to the lovely but very expensive Swiss city Zurich can enjoy big savings on transportation tickets and admission fees to top sights by using the Zürich Card. The Zürich Card is … Read more

Visit the Swiss National Museum of History and Culture in Zurich

Globe in the Swiss National Museum in Zurich

The Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum Zürich) is the largest culture and history museum in Switzerland and a top sightseeing attraction in Zurich. The Swiss National Museum in Zurich (Schweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich) is the largest and most important depository of cultural and historical items in Switzerland. The museum’s permanent displays include sections on Swiss history, furniture, … Read more

Visit the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum of Swiss Rural Architecture

Half-timbered house in theBallenberg Swiss Open Air Museum

The Ballenberg open-air museum in Switzerland has more than 100 rural houses in a huge park with farm animals and traditional industry demonstrations. The Ballenberg Freilichtmuseum is a fantastic day-trip destination near Brienz in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. In a 66-hectare park, over a hundred rural Swiss dwellings have been relocated. Many traditional … Read more

Visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Meiringen, Switzerland

Sherlock Holmes Museum in Meiringen, Switzerland

The small Sherlock Holmes Museum in Meiringen near the Reichenbach waterfalls is dedicated to world’s most famous fictional detective. Meiringen in the Haslital near Interlaken in Switzerland has been a pilgrimage site for Sherlock Holmes fans ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle killed off the famous fictional detective at the nearby Reichenbach Waterfalls. A small … Read more