UNESCO – La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
UNESCO – La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning

Switzerland in images

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Cultural Switzerland

You can see my house from the Moléson!

After an easy ascent with the funicular to Plan-Francey and an initial geological panorama, this excursion will take us through the tectonic folds and thrust faults to the village of Lessoc, majestically positioned on its impressive alluvial fan, which marked the southern edge of the Gruyère paleo-lake 17,000 years ago.

Geological excursion Château-d'Oex


With geodata-news swisstopo wishes to address users who are interested in digital data containing spatial reference or those who work with geodata.

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Historical pictures of the Swiss Alps

The collection of terrestrial images of the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo contains more than 50'000 shots. These images are now available online on the LUBIS viewer, swisstopo's information system for aerial photographs, and on the HEIG - Vaud's "smapshot" participatory platform.

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Did you know that there are 53 embarkation points for public boats or ferries in the canton of Bern?


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