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This series of photographs is offering a short journey around Switzerland, a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, bordering with France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy.
Switzerland (the Swiss Confederation) consists of following 20 cantons (states) and 6 half-cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserhoden*, Appenzell Innerhoden*, Basel Landschaft*, Basel Stadt*, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Nidwalden*, Obwalden*, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug and Zurich (*=half-canton).
From each canton I’ll post 2 photos and from each half-canton 1 photo, total 46 photographs.

Sankt Gallen

The Canton of St. Gallen is located in the north east of. It is bounded to the north by Lake Constance. To the east lies the Rhine valley. Over the Rhine are Austria and Liechtenstein. To the south it is bounded by the cantons Graubünden , Glarus and Schwytz. To the west lie the cantons of Zürich and Thurgau. The capital city is St. Gallen.

Photo shows the view from village of Amden to town of Wesen, Walensee, the River Linth Plain and the Glarus Alps in the background. Village of Amden (908m a.s.l.) located on a terrace above the north shore of the Walensee. The municipality of Amden is a mixture of tourist and alpine pasture villages. It consists of the village of Amden and the settlements of Fli and Betlis as well as the vacation village of Arfenbühl.

In this area is also located the Seerenbach Waterfall, with 303m the highest waterfall in Switzerland.

The River Linth is starting in Glarus Alps near the Klausen Pass and flowing from there north through the Glarus valley to Walensee. It leaves Walensee at Weesen and flows from there as Linth Channel through the Linth Plain into the Lake Zurich of which it is the main tributary.

The small historic town of Weesen on the shores of the Walensee also belongs to the small holiday region of Amden-Weesen in the canton of St. Gallen. The two locations of Amden and Weesen complement one another with their summer and winter attractions and combine an Alpine idyll with a southern beach atmosphere.

The Walensee is one of the larger lakes and the deepest lake (105m deep) in Switzerland, for about 2/3 of its surface in the Canton of St. Gallen and for 1/3 in the Canton of Glarus. The three main rivers leading to this lake are the Seez, Murgbach, and Linth. The latter continues its course from Walensee to Lake Zurich.

Amden is located 189km east from Bern, 67km southeast from Zurich and 86km southwest from St. Gallen.

You can see more photos from Switzerland on my website www.mrsphoto.net/1-PhotoAlbum/3.1-Switzerland.htm

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