Kussnacht lakeshore B August 8, 2011
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Kussnacht lakeshore B August 8, 2011

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Küssnacht 


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCssnacht


Küssnacht am Rigi is a district and municipality in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland, consisting of three villages: Küssnacht, Immensee and Merlischachen. It is situated at the north shore of Lake Lucerne and at the south shore of Lake Zug below mount Rigi - 1,797 m

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A: Kussnacht A August 8 2011

by Valentin Arfire, 100 meters away

Küssnacht From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCssnachtKüssnacht a...

Kussnacht A August 8 2011

B:

by Daniel Batrac, 230 meters away

C: Cross at Astrid chapel in Küssnacht Am Rigi, Switzerland

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 660 meters away

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Cross at Astrid chapel in Küssnacht Am Rigi, Switzerland

D: Commemorative panorama of Albert II of the Belgium's visit to the Astrid Chapel in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 660 meters away

Astrid of Sweden (Astrid Sofia Lovisa Thyra of Sweden; 17 November 1905 – 29 August 1935) was Queen o...

Commemorative panorama of Albert II of the Belgium's visit to the Astrid Chapel in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland

E: Kuessnacht Gesslerburg

by Thomas Schwarz, 780 meters away

Kuessnacht Gesslerburg

F: Kuessnacht Rot Kreuz Kapelle

by Thomas Schwarz, 1.3 km away

Kuessnacht Rot Kreuz Kapelle

G: Kuessnacht Tellskapelle

by Thomas Schwarz, 1.8 km away

Kuessnacht Tellskapelle

H: Kuessnacht St Martin Kapelle

by Thomas Schwarz, 2.3 km away

Kuessnacht St Martin Kapelle

I: Rigi Kulm perfect weather perfect view

by Alain Gutjahr, 4.1 km away

Perfekter Tag zum Wandern im April 2013

Rigi Kulm perfect weather perfect view

J: Sunrise at Michaelkreuz

by Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 4.2 km away

Early morning, while the first sunlight is peaking over the horizon, at  Michaelscross, a little chap...

Sunrise at Michaelkreuz

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