Switzerland is located at the centre of Europe and is a country of great versatility: historic towns, Mediterranean coastal landscapes, alpine mountain regions, business hubs and four different languages.

Are you looking for a city break combined with the countryside? A break with bathing, hiking and good accommodation? Christmas shopping and fun on the pistes? Or culture and culinary delights? All of these are possible in Switzerland! It is a country of great diversity.

The cities are best explored on foot – meandering through the old towns of Bern or Zurich is a wonderful experience. Basel has an impressive art scene, Lucerne's Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) is just crying out to be crossed, and the Olympic city of Lausanne is great for exploring at any time.

The Swiss mountains are simply breath-taking. There are few other places with such accessible mountains that can also be admired from a distance. All of the Swiss mountains are wonders to explore – the Piz Beverin in the canton of Graubünden, the Matterhorn – Switzerland's landmark – in sun-blessed Valais, the Rigi in central Switzerland or the unique trio comprising the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps, to name but a few. Alternatively, why not visit the Swiss sun trap, Ticino, and enjoy its southern Swiss flair?

Although Switzerland is landlocked, this is soon forgotten due to all the magnificent lakes. Summer is wonderful for swimming throughout the country.

Another advantage of Switzerland is that it can be easily explored using public transport. As you travel by bus or train through towns, fields and forests, the beautiful scenery is definitely something to be enjoyed – superb and unique!

The diversity of Switzerland is also reflected in its people. Switzerland is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, tolerant and open. And once you have visited this small country, one thing is certain. You are bound to want to stay a little longer. And yes, there really is much more to Switzerland than just chocolate, clocks, cheese and pocket knives. It is an absolute haven for travellers!

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