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Places visited in Gland, Switzerland
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Meyrin, Switzerland

'Wandering the Immeasurable'

CERN's beautiful, bending sculpture is a tribute to the spread of knowledge.
Ecublens, Switzerland

EPFL Learning Center

University library shaped like a giant piece of Swiss cheese.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Barabas Hotel Luzern

Lucerne's central prison was converted into a tourist hotel with a bare minimum of changes.
Fribourg, Switzerland

Taxidermy Whale of Fribourg

This unique preservation is one of the only taxidermies in the world made with real whale skin.
Bodio, Switzerland

Gotthard Base Tunnel

The world's longest and deepest train tunnel.
Gland, Switzerland

Villa Rose

This secret Swiss fortress is disguised as a harmless pink house, complete with fake windows.
Erlach, Switzerland

St. Peter’s Island

The idyllic island where the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau spent “the happiest time of his life.”
Gland, Switzerland

Toblerone Line

This long line of cement defensive wedges is named after the famous chocolate bar for obvious reasons.
Zurich, Switzerland

Der Trauerautomat

An unusual vending machine designed to support mourners during funeral ceremonies at Zurich's largest cemetery.
Habsburg, Switzerland

Schloss Habsburg (Habsburg Castle)

An 11th-century fortress home to one of the most influential royal houses in medieval Europe.
Zurich, Switzerland

Oepfelchammer

A 200-year-old tavern challenges guests to finish a glass of wine while hanging from a ceiling beam.
Botyre (Ayent), Switzerland

The Bisses of Valais

Medieval irrigation channels built into the sides of mountains provided Valais with water for hundreds of years.
Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland

Frog Museum

150-year-old satirical tableaus made from stuffed frogs.
Vevey, Switzerland

La Fourchette (The Fork)

At 929 pounds and 26 feet tall, this stainless steel fork can only be used by the likes of King Kong.
Zurich, Switzerland

Cabaret Voltaire: the Dada House

One hundred years ago this small house in downtown Zürich became the birthplace of the Dada movement.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
Obergoms VS, Switzerland

Hotel Belvédère

A once-thriving hotel in the Swiss Alps couldn't compete with climate change.
Gruyères, Switzerland

H.R. Giger Museum

The bizarre visions of H.R. Giger, tucked away in a Swiss medieval city.