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The Local Resident’s Card of the Valais municipalities provides an easy way to save money. Many cable car companies offer discounts to local residents, as does the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway on journeys in the Mattertal valley. The offers aren’t usually obvious at first glance, so it’s worth asking for clarification before you buy your tickets.  For example, some ski schools and thermal baths also offer discounts with a valid Local Resident’s Card. The Card is issued by the municipalities and must be renewed at the municipality every year. Fees for issuing and renewing the card vary by municipality. The fee charged for issuing the Card is often CHF 10, while renewal is generally free.

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On the Grand Tour of Switzerland, you’ll discover the country’s mountains, lakes, cities, sights and culture on one route.

Grand Tour of Switzerland

Culture and leisure time for locals and guests.

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A worldwide unique visitors-, study and congress center in Naters is the base camp of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. In the interactive exhibitions the visitor will experience with all its senses the property and immerse into the thrilling and varying sceneries of the Alps.

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Top places Switzerland

within a radius of about 3 hours 

St-Ursanne The green landscape of the Doubs river lends a certain splendour to this small medieval town, known as the “Pearl of the Jura”. Its unique sights include the collegiate church and cloister.
Creux Du Van, Noiraigue im Val-de-Travers This natural rock arena is a botanical paradise. Home to many wild animals, it is a focal point of telluric energy.
Museum Laténium, Hauterive The archaeological museum, perfectly integrated into its surroundings near Lake Neuchâtel, is home to treasures from the Celtic period as well as pile dwellings from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.
Madonna del Sasso, Orselina A place that stands out for its unique location and history as well as its artistic and spiritual richness.
Ascona The former fishing village is the lowest-altitude town in Switzerland. It has blossomed into an exclusive destination thanks to its colourfully painted houses.
Three Medieval castles, Bellinzona This medieval bulwark is unique in the Alpine region and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
Viamala Gorge, Thusis Carved into the rock thousands of years ago by glacier ice and the water of the Hinterrhein river, the Viamala Gorge bears the living traces of a fascinating history.
Trift bridge, Gadmen The Trift Bridge, which hovers over the glacier of the same name, is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps.
Jungfraujoch, Interlaken For over 100 years, the Jungfrau Railway has been travelling to Europe’s highest railway station, situated at 3,454 metres above sea level in the middle of the “Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch” UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bern Old town A stroll under the arcades of the old town, which features the highest church tower in the country, shows just how well the Swiss capital has preserved its historic features.
Martinsloch, Elm A fabulous natural phenomenon that creates a spectacle of sunlight. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona.
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne At the end of Lake Lucerne lies the city of the same name, with its well-preserved old town and the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, built in 1332.
Lake Oeschinen, Kandersteg One of the most famous mountain lakes in Switzerland invites you to swim, row and fish in the Jungfrau Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Water castle Hallwyl, Seengen On two islands at the end of Lake Hallwil lies one of the most famous moated castles in Switzerland.
Einsiedeln Pilgrims have travelled to this baroque monastery village with its 15th-century black Madonna for more than 1,000 years.
Avenches Once the capital of Switzerland, Avenches plays host to a unique Roman heritage with the amphitheatre as its starting point.
Wineyards of Lavaux With more than 800 hectares of vineyards, Lavaux is Switzerland’s largest contiguous wine-growing region. Its terraces, daringly built into the hillside, have been under UNESCO protection since 2007.
Zürich The cosmopolitan city on the waterfront combines creative and historical city life with countless events and diverse museums.
Basel The cultural city on the Rhine is defined by a beautiful old town, modern architecture and Switzerland’s highest density of museums.
UNESCO Biosphare Entlebuch Lucerne’s “Wild West” in the UNESCO Biosphere Entlebuch is surrounded by seemingly endless moorland landscapes, limestone pavements, and wild mountain streams.