Baden, Switzerland

Baden is a health resort town in Aargau canton, Switzerland, about 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Zürich. Located at an altitude of 381 m (1,250 ft) above sea level, Baden covers 13.17 sq km (5.08 sq mi) and has a population of 18,000 people (2011 estimate). The name Baden means “baths”. It refers to […]

Regensberg, Switzerland

Regensberg, not to be confused with Regensburg in Germany, is a small village in Dielsdorf district, Zürich canton, Switzerland. This lovely village, set on a hill surrounded by vineyards, covers 2.39 sq km (0.92 sq mi) and has a population of less than 500 people (2011 estimate). It is about 617 m (2,024 ft) above […]

Frauenfeld, Switzerland

Frauenfeld, the capital of Thurgau canton, is a small city in northern Switzerland. It covers 27.4 sq km (10.6 sq mi) and has a population of 23,000 people (2011 estimate). The city is located on the River Murg, to the west of Lake Constance, at 417 m (1,368 ft) above sea level. More on Frauenfeld […]

Brienz, Switzerland

Brienz is a small village on the east side of Lake Brienz, in Bern canton, Switzerland. The village covers 48 sq km (18.5 sq mi) and has a population of 3,000 (2011 estimate). More on Brienz The local industries in Brienz are wood carving and violin making. There are shops in the village that sells […]

Emmental, Switzerland

Emmental is the valley in west-central Switzerland formed by the basins of the River Emme and River Ilfis. The name Emmental means “Emme Valley” in German. This predominantly farming part of Switzerland is renowned for its beautiful landscape. More on Emmental The Emmental encompasses the districts of Burgdorf, Trachselwald and Signau, all within the canton […]