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Augusta Raurica
Augusta Raurica is, together with Aventicum (Avenches), the most beautiful Roman archaeological site in Switzerland. The 71 panoramic views presented here, from a dozen different starting points, cover only a part of the site, which has many other surprises in store for you.
Laufen
Laufen, a small German-speaking town, refused to become part of the new canton of Jura in 1974 and 20 years later, having become an exclave of the canton of Bern, decided to join the neighbouring canton of Basel-Landschaft. Its old town is listed in the Swiss inventory of protected sites, as are more famous places such as Murten and Estavayer-le-Lac.
Laufenburg (CH/D)
Laufenburg is a strange little town on the Rhine River: the left bank is Swiss, the right bank German. The town has been split in two since 1802, following the Treaty of Lunéville, which granted the left bank of the Rhine to the French Republic. At the time, Switzerland had been invaded by Bonaparte's France and had become a short-lived Helvetic Republic under French rule. The bridge connecting the two banks is closed to traffic, but allows pedestrians to go freely from one country to the other.
Schaffhausen
Here we are on the stairs that climb through the vineyards to the impressive fortress of Munot. You can also go up by less steep paths but this is the most spectacular approach to the fortress.
Stein am Rhein
Stein am Rhein once derived its wealth from trade, when transport was by ship wherever possible. It was the only passage to sail from the Rhine to Lake Constance. The city has retained its exceptional architectural heritage from this past wealth and nowadays is a place where crowds of tourists flock, especially during summer. But it's a must-see!
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