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Switzerland


Switzerland, well known country in the heart of Europe.


Country Info


Famous for Alps and delicious chocolates, Switzerland is surrounded by many federal states in Europe - Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. The country supports a strong tradition of political and military neutrality along with international co-operation, and is home to many international organizations. Switzerland is famous for its natural beauty, earning it the epithet of “Playground of Europe”. Switzerland has varied temperatures at various different places.


Switzerland offers loads of activities for everyone starting from snowboarding to snow rafting, paragliding to hot air ballooning and water skiing to angling. This city smells sweet because of being the city of the world famous Swiss chocolates. Switzerland is the camping paradise alongside the wonderful Swiss lakes. Switzerland is the venue for major music events such as the music festivals in Montreux and Lucerne and the film festival in Locarno. This country possesses first-rate museums with collections of international arts, national and local arts and industrial developments, such as watches and textiles.


Major Cities


The cities of Switzerland display a range of architecture from the medieval to the modern period.


Zurich - Switzerland’s most populous city is Zurich, which is famous for its financial institutions. Shops on "Bahnhofstrasse"- the excellent art galleries - just add stars to this lively and vibrant city. Lake Zurich offers endless opportunities for swimming, sunbathing and picnicking.


Geneva - it is indisputably one of Switzerland's most privileged cities on account of its extraordinary location. The luxurious mansions, the harbor and the fountain, will overwhelm you. View the sparkling shores of the lake, set against a backdrop of lush vegetation and wooded mountains. Rolling vineyards, castles, chalets, quaint villages and the beautiful city of Geneva surround Lake Geneva.


Lausanne - the beautiful town overlooks the splendid Lake Lausanne. The city has many streets and squares alive with beauty and action. At every nook and corner here, there are small packets of delight lined for your eyes.


Tourist Attractions


Jungfraujoch- One of the most beautiful destinations, it will give you the best views of the alpine peaks closely. The three famous giant peaks include the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau literally meaning ogre, monk and virgin respectively. The Jungfrau is the highest peak standing tall and majestic at 4158 m. The network of trains also culminates at the Jungfraujoch, which is the highest train station in Europe.


Schilthorn- this is a very famous restaurant located at a height of 2,970 meters. The revolving restaurant completes a turn in 55 minutes in which it provides you the scintillating view of massifs of mountains and spectacular scenery. The restaurant has caught the public fancy due to its unusual location and because of being featured in a James Bond movie, “ On Her Majesty's Secret Service”.


Mt. Titlis - The peak has a height of 3020 m. Mt. Titlis is a popular tourist destination providing an array of adventure sports. You can also take a ride in the cable car, going to the peaks of Mt. Titlis.


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