Commonly known as the 'town of roses'. This place will leave you speechless!

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A fairy-tale town

As if it were making way between the forests, the town of Rapperswil-Jona appears on the mountain by the banks of Lake Zurich, and at a few kilometres from the city, which is well linked by bus and tram: this town used to be two villages years ago separated by the Swiss canton but they decided to join due to their small size. Now, they make a perfect photograph of what Swiss civilization used to be, as an enclave around a castle that stands out on the highest point of the mountain. History tells us that this was how the villages used to defend themselves upon the arrival of invading armies. The small town goes down as far as the shore of the lake where you'll find all kinds of roses, and every scent or colour that you can imagine. So many, in fact, that the city is commonly known as 'the city of the roses'. The famous Knies Children's Zoo is also situated here which comes from the circus of the same name.

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