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Rapperswil

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Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland, located at the east side of the Lake Zurich.Tourist attractionsThe town's main sights are concentrated in the Altstadt of Rapperswil and can be seen while strolling through the medieval alleys. The main sights of Rapperswil are its rose gardens, Rapperswil Castle, the reconstructed wooden bridge to Hurden with its bridge chapel Heilig Hüsli located at Seedamm, the Kapuzinerkloster (Capuchin's monastery), the remains of the Middle Ages fortifications located on Lake Zürich, Lindenhof hill, Herrenberg, Engelplatz, Hauptplatz, Bühlerallee and Fischmarktplatz at Rapperswil harbour.Rapperswil is often referred to as the "town of roses" (Rosenstadt) because of its extensive displays of roses in three designated parks. No less than 15,000 plants of 600 different kinds may be viewed between June and October. There is also a rose garden in the town center, accessible to blind and disabled people.
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Historic Site
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
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Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil
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Castle
Schloss Rapperswil
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Liebfrauenkapelle
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Thermal Spa
Alpenbad Hinwil
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Water Park
Alpamare Pfaeffikon
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Natur- und Tierpark Goldau Goldau
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Architectural Building
Kloster Einsiedeln Einsiedeln
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Specialty Museum
The Polish Museum
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Spa
Perle Day Spa
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Parish Church of St. John
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Brewery
Bier Factory Rapperswil (Brewery & Taproom)
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Museums in Rapperswil

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Specialty Museum
Stadtmuseum Rapperswil-Jona
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Elsener Messerschmied AG
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Enea Baummuseum
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Parks in Rapperswil

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Rapperswil Rose Gardens
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Rapperswil

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Historic Site
Capuchin Friary
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