Historical Switzerland?

Old Aug 9th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Historical Switzerland?

Any ideas for an historical sites - either roman history, or religious history - related in Switzerland, or nearby to Geneva?? Help would be appreciated!! Thanks!
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Old Aug 9th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Lausanne has a nice little Roman museum, and the cathedral excavations are really good, too.

For religious history, you should probably go to the Museum of the Reformation in Geneva.
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Chateau de Chillon in Montreux is 1000 years old.
It's amazing and just a bit more than 1-hour by train outside Geneva.
http://www.chillon.ch/en/
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Hi NicaZ,

Are you limited to Roman or religious history? How about the Iron Age? There is the incredible Latenium Museum in Neuchatel with some village reconstruction of the Iron Age culture that were there.

There's a nice Roman museum and some standing columns in Nyon.

Avenches has some Roman ruins.

And if you don't mind going as far as Basel, there are the Roman ruins of Augusta Raurica outside of Basel.

Have fun!

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Take the train to Sion - the two fortifications (fortified church and the castle) there are an excellent illustration to the struggle between the religious and secular authorities in the Middle Ages.

The church has a neat, quite unorthodox museum in it.
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