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Famous Places to Visit

Leysin
Country: Switzerland

The small village of Leysin, now a popular winter and summer resort, occupies a sun-drenched mountain terrace with views across to the Dents du Midi and down onto the Rhone valley. Lying at an altitude of 1,260 m (4,135 ft), Leysin enjoys an unusua ...

Regensberg
Country: Switzerland

The attractive wine-growing village of Regensberg lies on a minor road off the highway running between Zurich and Waldshut, via Dielsdorf. Set on a hillside amid vineyards, it is one of the best-preserved medieval villages in Switzerland. Its main ...

Grunerlokka
Country: Norway

The former working class district of Gr?nerlokka has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years. It is made up largely of apartment blocks dating from the end of the 19th century, which were under threat of demolition. But repeated propos ...

Mandal
Country: Norway

Mandal owes its fortunes to the timber trade in the 18th century. But its boom years were shortlived and with the transition from sail to steam, around 1900, one in four inhabitants departed for America. Yet, despite mass emigration, floods and fir ...

Karasjok
Country: Norway

The Sami capital is Karasjok (Kar?sjohka in Sami). It is the seat of the Sami Parliament, Sametinget, opened in 1989. Its new building was inaugurated by King Harald in 2000. The architects, Christian Sundby and Stein Halvorsen, used elements from ...

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