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Famous Places to Visit

La Chauxde-Fonds
Country: Switzerland

If Le Locle is the birthplace of the Swiss watchmaking industry, La Chaux-de-Fonds may be regarded as its cradle. The largest town in the canton of NeucHotel, La Chaux-de-Fonds lies in the Jura at an altitude of 1,000 m (3,280 ft). Introduced to th ...

Bernina Pass
Country: Switzerland

At an altitude of 2,328 m (7,638 ft), the Bernina Pass (Passo del Bernina in Italian) is the highest point on the ancient route from St Moritz to Tirano, over the border in Italy. The pass marks the boundary between Romansh-and Italianspeaking Grau ...

Krimmler Wasserfalle
Country: Austria

In the northwestern part of the Hohe Tauern National Park (p278—81), on the border between the provinces of Salzburger Land and Tyrol, are the famous Krimmler Wasserfalle, the waterfalls of the Krimmler Ache, the stream flowing from the glacier o ...

Villach
Country: Austria

The town of Spittal is dominated by the Goldeck peak (2,142 m/7,028 ft). The history of the town began in the 12th century, when Count Ortenburg founded a church and a Spittal or hospice on this site. The town owes its Renaissance character to the ...

Kon-Tiki Museet
Country: Norway

The world watched with interest when Thor Heyerdahl (1914—2002) and his five-man crew sailed across the Pacific in the fragile balsa-wood raft, Kon-Tiki, in 1947. Over the course of 101 days the raft covered 8,000 km (4,970 miles) from Peru to Po ...

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