Many iconic glaciers at natural World Heritage Sites across the planet could disappear by the end of the century, according to a new report that analyses the impact of carbon emissions and rising temperatures.
The Jungfrau-Aletsch Region was chosen as the first Alpine UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2001. At its heart lies the mighty rock massif of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and the glacial landscape around the Great Aletsch Glacier.
In 2009, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle were declared world heritage sites for their unique urban planning, designed to facilitate watch production. Giving extra cause to celebrate, a request has been made to add mechanical watchmaking to the UNESCO list of intangible world heritage.
Switzerland has more than four centuries of watchmaking history and by far the most number of watch and parts manufacturers in the world. Despite this, visitors are often surprised to find only a handful of worthwhile museums dedicated to the craft most closely associated with the Swiss national identity.
The Plan of St Gall, which dates back to approximately 825AD, is now on public display for the first time.
From rain-soaked jungle to snow-capped peak, these railroads know exactly how to crank up the likes.