Jaap van 't Veen's photos with the die Schweiz

Switzerland - Brig, Stockalper Palace

Switzerland - Brig, Stockalper Palace
The famous landmark Stockalper Palace (Stockalperschloss) dominates the city of Brig with its monumental architecture. It took twenty years (1658 – 1678) to built this monumental castle with its baroque architecture. The palace was the largest private bui…
Added on July  1, 2019

Switzerland - Saint Ursanne, Collégiale

Switzerland - Saint Ursanne, Collégiale
Saint-Ursanne (see: www.ipernity.com/doc/294067/47356382 ) is a charming old town on the banks of the river Doubs, considered being one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland with its medieval architecture.

The most important monument is the Co…
Added on June 28, 2019

Switzerland - Thun

Switzerland - Thun
Thun is a medieval city, located on the west end of Lake Thun. Already as early as 2.500 BC a first settlement arose on today's site of the city. The castle - towering above the old town - was built by the Dukes of Zähringen. It has a donjon (PiP 1), dati…
Added on June 14, 2019

Switzerland - Chillon Castle

Switzerland - Chillon Castle
The medieval Chillon Castle - located on a small rock island - on the shores of Lake Geneva near Montreux is considered being the most visited monument in Switzerland. The current castle is the result of several centuries of building, adaptations, renovat…
Added on March 29, 2019

Switzerland - Schaffhausen, Rhine Falls

Switzerland - Schaffhausen, Rhine Falls
The Rhine Falls is one of the most impressive and powerful waterfalls in Europe. The falls have a width of 150 meters and are ‘just’ 23 meters high. The capacity of flow is in summer about 600.000 liters per second and in winter about 250.000 liters.

Th…
Added on January 11, 2019

Switzerland - Saint-Ursanne

Switzerland - Saint-Ursanne
Saint-Ursanne is one of the jewels of the Swiss Jura. The medieval town is situated on the banks of the river Doubs at the foot of a rocky mountain ridge.

According to legend, the little town of St-Ursanne was founded at the end of the 6th century by th…
Added on September 21, 2018

Switzerland - Basel Minster

Switzerland - Basel Minster
The Basel Minster (Basler Münster) is a medieval cathedral, situated on a twenty metres high hill high above the river Rhine. The Romans already had a fortress on this hill. The bishopric of Basel was founded in 343, with a residence in Augusta Raurica.…
Added on July 23, 2018

Switzerland - Basel, town hall

Switzerland - Basel, town hall
When Basel joined the Swiss Confederation in 1501, the city wished to express this important step with a visible gesture. The Cantonal Parliament decided to replace the old town hall with a grander and more representative building in 1503. No expense was…
Added on February 19, 2018

Switzerland - Wildhaus, Churfirsten

Switzerland - Wildhaus, Churfirsten
Wildhaus is a rural village, whose houses are scattered in a broad valley between the Churfirsten (main image) and the Alpstein mountains (PiP). The village is located on the Wildhaus Pass between the Rhine valley and Unterwasser in Toggenburg. With an al…
Added on February  9, 2018

Switzerland - Matterhorn

Switzerland - Matterhorn
The majestic Matterhorn - king of mountains with a height of 4.478 metres - is the most famous landmark of Switzerland. Most probably this triangular pyramid shaped rock is the most photographed mountain in the world.

Its shape and free-standing positio…
Added on January 12, 2018

Switzerland - Ascona

Switzerland - Ascona
With ‘only’ 196 metres above sea level Ascona is Switzerland's lowest lying city. The town is located on the northern shore of Lake Maggiore (also called Lake Langen), at the mouth of the Maggia River. Ascona is famous for its old town, the South European…
Added on December  8, 2017

Switzerland - Muottas Muragl

Switzerland - Muottas Muragl
Muottas Muragl - on an altitude of 2.454 meters - is located high above the wide valley of the River Inn and the valley that leads to the Bernina Pass. It is without any doubt the most beautiful vantage point above the lakes, the villages of Upper Engadin…
Added on October 20, 2017

Switzerland - Bernina Pass

Switzerland - Bernina Pass
The main picture is showing the Lago Bianco (see also PiP) and the road across the Bernina Pass before reaching the highest point. I took this picture from the Diavolezza cable car.

The Bernina Pass (2.328 m) is a mountain pass in the Bernina Range of…
Added on October 16, 2017

Switzerland - Abbey Cathedral of St. Gallen

Switzerland - Abbey Cathedral of St. Gallen
The history of the monastery of St. Gallen (St. Gall) is dating back to the year 612, when an Irish monk named Gallus was on a preaching pilgrimage through Europe. He stumbled on a stone and dropped to a knee at the edge of the Steinach River, where he sp…
Added on October  6, 2017

Switzerland - Säntis

Switzerland - Säntis
The Sántis is with a height of 2.502 metres the highest peak in the Alpstein massif in northeastern Switzerland. It is a natural landmark in the region between Lake Walen and Lake Constance. The mountain towers above one of the most beautiful landscapes o…
Added on September 28, 2017