Explore Switzerland’s Canton Of Vaud From Your Living Room

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 528

Unfortunately, it is not possible to travel to Switzerland at the moment. But what if you can bring a little bit of Switzerland to your home? Sounds like a plan? Well, you can now take a virtual tour of one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland- Canton de Vaud. Located in Lake Geneva, the stunning location is known for its pristine valleys and snow-covered Alps. And the good news is, you can now discover and learn more about Canton de Vaud from the comfort of your home using the new interactive virtual experience.

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How Does It Work?

The virtual tour uses 3D technology to give visitors an immersive experience with some of Vaud’s most breathtaking sites. Soar over the breathtaking Peak Walk on Glacier 3000, the Kuklos in Leysin, the Lavaux vineyards and the Chasseron cliffs. Admire Lausanne Cathedral, Joux Lake and Château-d’Oex.

Dive into the heart of the Roman arenas of Avenches and the natural expanses of the Grande Cariçaie. And, the journey does not end there! Board one of the ships of the CGN, cruise in front of Chillon Castle or take a walk on the lakeside promenades of Morges and Nyon. Thanks to the new interactive portal, there are so many stunning destinations that can be discovered from the comfort of your lounge.

How Can You Take The Tour?

You can start the virtual tour with Google Chrome browser. Then click the download button in the banner at the top of the page. Alternatively, click here for the virtual tour.  The tour can be taken in 2D or 3D modes. 2D is the default mode, but those who have a computer with a polarised display can view a 3D version of the tour.

What Else?

Meanwhile, there are numerous virtual tours being offered for those who want to explore the world from the comfort of their couch. From pyramids, to beaches, museums to monuments; all this and more is being offered to make sure that people don’t miss out on the experience of travelling. But we have come across some weird virtual tours that we can’t help but log into. Here are a few:

1. Blow Bubbles

A couple in South Florida have put a bubble camera in their backyard that gives you a live feed on your device. All you have to do is log onto the website and click on the button that says ‘bubbles’. Once you do, Andie and Mike’s (the creators) bubble camera will give you a live feed of the bubbles being blown in the backyard. Just click and play! 

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2. Hang Out At An Iconic Carribean Bar

If visiting the British Virgin Islands was on your cards this year, then fret not. Not only this live cam will take you there, but it will also give you the view from one of the most iconic bars on the island.  The Soggy Dollar is an iconic one that has turned 50 this year. You can log in to the web cam and tune in to some Carribean music and experiment with some cocktail recipes.

3. Watch The Grass Grow

A resident of Colorado had initially decided to put a camera to track the life of his garden and the grass that was growing and getting dry. Now, it is a live feed! Being in a different time zone, if you can’t sleep one night then you can simply put in some soothing music and watch the grass grow and see if it is greener on the other side?

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Also read: The 5000-Year-Old Tomb Of Queen Meresankh III In Egypt Is Now Offering A Free Virtual Tour

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