Switzerland is a beautiful mountainous country located in Central Europe known for its clocks, watches and fabulous chocolate - many also travel here for the stunning lakes, quaint villages and picturesque cities bursting with medieval architecture.
Home to some of the highest peaks in Europe, inclduing the famous Matterhorn - Swtizerland is also home to over 7000 lakes and some of the longest tunnels in the world.Read More...
Situated between the glacier-fed lakes Thun and Brienz, Interlaken is the gateway to Switzerland’s Jungfrau region and one of the best known summer holiday resorts. The Hohematte, 700 yards long, is a pedestrian paradise of shops, hotels and sidewalk cafes, interrupted only by inviting gardens.
Switzerland’s capital city is built around a crook in the Aare River, where the town traces bback to the 12th century with medieval architecture preserved in the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Lauben offers six kilometres of arcades, one of the longest weather sheltered shopping promenades in Europe.
Lucerne lies on the shores of the Lake of Lucerne where the nearby foothills offer an impressive view of the ice-capped peaks of the Alps and the well-preserved medieval town centre dates back to the 8th century when a small monastery of the order of St. Benedictine was founded at the mouth of the River Reuss.
Set at the foot of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is a car-free world-class resort well known its magnificent mountain and glacier scenery. It offers excellent cuisine and a chic idyllic mountain atmostphere.
A world class ski resort located in the southern part of the Swiss Alps, it is known for its mineral springs and world class restaurants. Also a popular summer destination offering hiking, sailing and leisurely lake walks.
Seasons are clearly distinguishable with spring (March to May), seeing the meadows turn green, the trees blossom and temperatures are pleasant. Summers tend to be warm and may be humid at times, with months of July and August the best for high altitude walkers and cyclists. Autumn sees ripening fruit and the brilliant colours of the leaves changing. Winter has colder temperatures and snow, with late December to early April the high season for the ski resorts.
Currency Swiss Franc (CHF)
Language Switzerland has four national languages: German (63.5%), French (22.5%), Italian (8%) and Romansh (.5%). German is the most widely spoken, and 19 of the country’s 26 cantons are predominantly German speaking. French is mostly spoken in the western part of the country, Italian in the south, and Romansh in the canton of Graubünden. English is quite widely spoken throughout the country.
Weather The climate in Switzerland is generally temperate, but depending on the altitude the temperatures may vary.
Festivals and events There are numerous events and festivals held in Switzerland throughout the year including jazz, healther, arts and winter events.
Health There are currently no health requirements to enter Switzerland.
Notes *Please be aware that Health information is subject to change at any time and you should always double check these requirements at the time of booking and before travel.
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