Switzerland is beautiful country in the center of Europe, with 8 million habitants. The country consists out of 26 cantons, small provinces. Switzerland has no less than 4 official languages, German, French, Italian and Romansh. The Swiss usually speak very good English too.
Ranked first in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, Switzerland is a very attractive country to visit. It’s known for the Swiss Alps, a group of mountains spread across the south part of the land. The mountains go up to 4.500 meters and are accessible for tourists. Take a walk on the Jungfrau summit and Mount Titlis for example, or go up by train.
Switzerland has a temperate climate, with snow on one side and bright likes on the other side of the country. Lake Geneva in the west is one of the largest lakes in Europe. Geneva is worth visiting too, as the city hosts the most international organisations in the world. The UN headquarters is there, as is the Red Cross and the CERN research center.
The capital of Switzerland is Zürich, again located next to a big lake. Zürich is one the financial centres of the world, with many museums and art galleries as well. The city is found by Romans, prehistoric settlements are still preserved and open to visit.
Another notable city is Lucerne, with the famous Chapel Bridge, a 204 meter long wooden bridge. The bridge is built in 1333, making it the oldest covered bridge in Europe. The Church of St. Leodegar and the Lion Monument are worth mentioning too.
And that’s just a couple of nice things Switzerland has to offer. There is much more, for example the country has a lot of spa’s and wellness centers too. Because of its compact size, you can easily travel around from place to place in Switzerland. Zopfi Travel has both mini vans as large coaches available for your trip through this lovely country. Contact us for more info.
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Surprising Switzerland, the rich heart of Europe!