Rapperswil is Switzerland’s City of Roses

Rapperswil - City of Roses in SwitzerlandEver since my childhood, Rapperswil has found ways to capture my attention. Back then, it was those fun visits to the kids' zoo or adventurous climbs up the castle walls. Later, it was the meandering through alleys and strolling along the lake.

Rapperswil - City of Roses in SwitzerlandAnd by now, Rapperswil has become our favorite destination for a quick getaway! It is where we "dive under" for a few hours to soak up some sun...

Rapperswil - City of Roses in Switzerland

 

Rapperswil's Rose Garden

The beginnings of Rapperswil's love affair with roses goes way back, as two of these majestic flowers are part of the municipal coat of arms. However, only since 1913 do visitors get to enjoy the beauty of actual rose bushes.

Rapperswil - City of Roses in SwitzerlandIt was no simple feat to find space in this Medieval town, but the dedication paid off: The rose garden sits at the foot of the castle, nestled between the lake and the vineyards.

Rapperswil - City of Roses in SwitzerlandIn 1958, the city decided to plant yet more rose bushes in order to pay tribute to its coat of arms. Today, no less than 15'000 rose bushes offer visitors delights for the eyes and noses - and for plenty of photo opportunities!

Rapperswil - City of Roses in Switzerland
Rapperswil - City of Roses in Switzerland
Rapperswil - City of Roses in Switzerland

 

More Information

- All about Rapperswil's roses
- Rapperswil Tourism offers guided tours of the rose gardens (in German). The roses here bloom through October.

Rapperswil - City of Roses in Switzerland

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