The red façade of the Rathaus Basel that sits squarely on the city's central market square is hard to miss. Obviously the tower is the focal point, but the colorful and whimsical paintings on the front also stand out. The town hall of Basel, which is an architectural masterpiece from…View more
The Palais des Nations is home to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), which acts as the Secretary-General's regional office in Switzerland. UNOG is one of the busiest conference centres in the world, serving more than 8,000 events annually and serving as a hub for multilateral diplomacy. It is…View more
Located on Lake Geneva, south of Veytaux in the canton of Vaud Château de Chillon, Chillon Castle is an island castle, situated at the eastern end of the lake, on the narrow shore between Montreux and Villeneuve, it provides access to the Rhône Alpine Valley. Even in prehistoric ages, the…View more
The Swiss Parliament is located in the Parliament Building in Bern, which is considered the "heart" of Swiss democracy. Under its impressive dome, parliament sessions take place, and federal government and administrative offices are located in the west and east wings, respectively, in Switzerland. Bundesplatz, often known as Parliament Square,…View more
Bern Townhall (Rathaus Bern) houses the Grand Council of Bern, the Executive Council of Bern, and the Grand Council of the City of Bern. If the Bernese flag is flying over the city hall, that implies the politicians are holding a meeting inside. The "little brother of the federal building"…View more
The Zytglogge, also known as the 'time bell', is a major medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Since it was built in the 13th century, it has served the city as a guard tower, prison, clock tower, nerve center of urban life, and a civic memorial. The Zytglogge, Bern's most recognizable…View more
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