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  • Troy S
    Basel, Switzerland146 contributions
    Kids of all ages will love this place even if you don't understand the language you will understand what's happening and they do offer a English online listening program
    Written April 7, 2021
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  • Brian K
    1 contribution
    Its a quick trip. Paid parking, go with the minimum time since you'll only need about 30 minutes. You can walk across the top of the dam, see the bungee jumping area, and then back relatively quickly. Small gift shop, and you can descriptions of the power plant below the dam. Bungee jumping is only on weekends, and they have rock climbing (with a harness) on the dam as well.
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • yns_10
    Sydney, Australia1,482 contributions
    A lovely park of camellias of some 500 varieties which was established in 2005. Entry is often free.
    Written June 6, 2019
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  • anthonyruk
    London, UK158 contributions
    Slides and indoor pool currently closed, with thermal outside pool closed from 05/09 for 2 weeks, so that was a shame, but the setting is spectacular and we had an amazing afternoon in the most spectacular setting.
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • r0landbrunner
    Zurich, Switzerland1,768 contributions
    the central main square of Locarno is famous for the film festival held here, but even without festival it is always a great place to stroll accross and sit on one of the many restaurants and bars along the cobblestone square. Out of the tourist season, Locarno is a rather sleepy place - and the square even more enjoyable to visit.
    Written November 4, 2020
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  • CAAbcfc
    Zurich, Switzerland236 contributions
    The whole experience starts in Locarno with boarding the Madonna del Sasso funicular followed by a cable car and then an open chair lift. Tickets for the whole stretch cannot be bought at the Locarno funicular station - that is a separate ride and the cable-car and chair lift are on a combined ticket purchased at the Orselina base station (SBB half fare rail ticket reduction applies). The travel experience holds the usual attraction but is much the same as any other similar mountain ascent with the difference being the truly spectacular and varied 360 degree views from the specially constructed platform. Really well worth the experience but there is no way Covid social distancing is or can be observed in either the packed funicular or the cable car and no visible checks were made.
    Written October 1, 2021
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  • Kevin H
    Zurich, Switzerland1,170 contributions
    Worth spending an hour or two here especially if it is pouring with rain outside! Interesting pieces by some well known artists.
    Written April 28, 2021
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  • r0landbrunner
    Zurich, Switzerland1,768 contributions
    There is an excellent exhibition of Swiss architect Mario Botta and his sacral buildings in Switzerland and around the globe at the moment. Definitely worth the visit.
    Written April 21, 2018
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  • HectorFromBerne
    Berne333 contributions
    This church is nothing outstnding, but has some nice wall frescoes, and an interesting tombstone just outside its entrance, with an equally interesting monument just across its square. But its history is more interesting than its present appearance.
    Written October 22, 2020
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  • simon p
    London, UK143 contributions
    Interesting building, museum and architecture but shame nothing was in English. The exhibition on the reformation would have been interesting if we could read it all.
    Written August 21, 2020
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  • solarbowl
    Zurich, Switzerland14 contributions
    beautiful lake views from the sculpture park in Orselina.
    the park is a perfect spot for picnics.
    free public WC
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • Manuela L
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
    Lovely little church near the mountain near the lake; the chapelle is dedicated to San Michele de Locarno, and is nice to visit.
    Written November 1, 2018
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland25,634 contributions
    From the village of Magadino with its train, bus and boat stop one walks in an easterly direction, past a marina, towards a bridge, which takes one north to the 'Bolle di Magadino', where the rivers Ticino and Verzasca form one of Europe's very rare deltas by a lake. It is a protected area of international importance, especially as a rest stop for migratory birds.

    After crossing the bridge my wife and me walked along straight lanes with rows of trees on both sides towards the Ponte Fiume Ticino bridge at Quartino and then back by the tamed stretch of the river Ticino towards the delta proper. En route we encountered bikers, there was a fitness parcours, an apiary and a herd of Scottish Highland cattle, also meadows with mainly bladder campions and meadow sages.

    The more exciting part is closer to the lake and the delta proper with side arms of the river, with reed beds, ponds and pools. The main trees here are White Willows and Grey Alders. To enjoy this area it is important to take some insect repellent along, since this also a paradise for mosquitoes. After some heavy rains one might also feel better in boots.

    There are observation towers and especially for bird watchers binoculars will be very much appreciated. Typical birds here are different types of ducks, egrets, grebes, heron, coots, but also kingfisher, robin, marsh harrier, hoopoe, swallows and chaffinches.

    In swampy areas one will see the methane bubbles ('Bolle' in Italian), which have given the nature reserve its name. There are several information boards in Italian, German and English with pictures and maps. Access to the Verzasca river part of the nature reserve is from the village of Gordola. We ended our hike at Magadino, where we had started.
    Written February 4, 2021
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