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Photoessay: A paradise called Regensberg, a hill town near Zurich

Often referred to as the paradise on earth, there is no denying the fact that Switzerland is a country of unparalled beauty.  As mentioned in several of my previous posts, the country is dotted with several quaint towns that are replete with picture perfect landscapes and oodles of old world charm.  Most of these towns are easily accessible from Zurich and form for perfect day trips from the city.   The little hill town of Regensberg is one such town located just about half an hour from Zurich.

A town that epitomizes cottagecore vibes, Regensberg dates back to the 13th century and is known for its castle.  Situated to the north-west of Zurich, Regensberg lies on a elevation and on the eastern foothills of the Lägern ridge. Extremely well preserved, a visit to the town takes you back in time and is bowls you over with its irresistable charm and utterly beautiful landscapes. Here are some captures:

Town square in Regensberg
Town square in Regensberg
A water fountain in Regensberg
A water fountain in Regensberg
The path leading to the castle
The path leading to the castle

A major part of what remains of the castle is the imposing 21 m (69 ft) Rundturm or round tower.

The castle complex
The castle complex

The views from the castle complex are picturesque and offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

View from the hill town of Regensberg
View from the hill town of Regensberg

Grazing cows spotted from the hill town of Regensberg
Grazing cows spotted from the hill town of Regensberg

The town is dotted with traditional Swiss houses built in wood coupled with lovely gardens that add plenty of medieval charm.  The sense of calm and tranquility is unmissable as you take a wallk across this little town.

Traditional Swiss houses in Regensberg
Traditional Swiss houses in Regensberg

Flower lined window sills, brick laden roofs and old school chimneys form for a fairy tale like picture.

There are a few boutique shops and cafes in the town which is easily accessible from Zurich by train, bus and car.  To read more posts on Switzerland click here and here.

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