Jet d'Eau

Switzerland's Largest Fountain: Jet D'eau

Jet d’Etau Switzerland, is a huge fountain that is found in the city of Geneva. It is a French word that literally means water jet. It is among the city’s most famous landmark that is also featured on the city’s official tourism website. It was also the official logo when Geneva hosted the 2008 UEFA champions’ league. It is also among of the most famous fountains in the world that can reach a height of about 30 meters.

The first Jet d’Eau was installed in 1886 at the Usine de la coulouveniere. It was used as a safety valve for a hydraulic power network. The present one was installed in 1951. It was moved to its present location as a celebration of the federal gymnastics festival and to mark the 600th anniversary of the Swiss federation.

When in operation, 7000 litres of water are in the air. Every second, 500 litres of water are jetted to an altitude of 140 meters with the help of two pumps operating at 2400V.

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Rheinfall Schaffhausen

Treat Yourself At One Of The Best and Recording-breaking Tourist Sites in Europe; The Rheinfall in Switzerland

Are you venturing into the travel and leisure industry and hoping to create a great memory that will linger on? Rheinfall Schaffhausen, Switzerland will leave you in awe. Its the largest (450 ft wide and 75 ft high) waterfall in Europe located between Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen- Uhwiesen in northern Switzerland. The general waterfall ranges from 250 m3/s in winter 700 m3/s in summer. There are viewing platforms on both sides that offers you a spectacular view. The place is easily accessible by cars, bikes, trains and boat rides. Guided tours are available from Schloss Laufen town. The town has youth hostels, restaurants and the Rheinfall park. There are large parking lots.

The attractions are irresistible. There is a rock in the middle of the waterfall that gets illuminated by the big fireworks at night creating a very beautiful scene. All activities from boat trips, shopping, observing culture and enjoying the spectacular view of the Rhine falls and Worth Castle from the buildings sums up to a memorable tour!

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Chapel Bridge

The Picturesque Landscape Of Switzerland Which Will Simply Beguile You

In the city of Lucerne, in central Switzerland, across the Reuss river resides the wooden footbridge, named the Kapelbrucke, which now named as the Chapel Bridge. The name originates from the neighbouring St. Peter’s Chapel and it was built almost 682 years ago, in 1333, during the 17th century. The Chapel Bridge serves as the city’s virtue and also is one of the main tourist attractions of Switzerland. The oldest covered wooden bridge in Europe, its originality lies in the series of paintings created on them, which dates back to the 17th century, but unfortunately many of them were destroyed due to a conflagration of fire in the year of 1993.

The most iconic place of Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge Of Switzerland provides not only a covered bridge but also a diagonal path which avails the tourists of the benefit of strolling and viewing the panorama as per convenience. It’s often called the “water tower” since it’s positioned above the river and also during the year 1303 (when it wasn’t a bridge yet!) it was more of a use of lighthouse.

The Chapel Bridge possesses some very intriguing interior paintings. They belong to the time when artists had an innovative sense of painting. The paintings also represent Swiss history, mythology and other traditional pictures. It is believed that the painter of this bridge was a Catholic painter Hans Heinrich Wagmann. The main motive behind these artistic pictures was to promote the faith in Catholic Church. The paintings were created on wooden planks, especially maple wood. Every painting in the Chapel Bridge has an interpretation of what the picture depicts. Almost all the portions of the Chapel Bridge are umbrageous with the legends of Switzerland.

August 18, 1993 was indeed a horrific nightmare for the people of Lucerne and Switzerland as well. The Chapel Bridge was virtually demolished by a fire breakout and two third of the interior paintings were gutted. But within a short span of time, it was again reconstructed and opened publicly on April 14 1994, with an estimated cost of 2.1 million U.S.D.

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