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Switzerland - an actual myth. Here you will find more contrasts than anywhere else. An amazing variety of landscapes, architecture, language and culture make this country a special little world, in Europe in pocket format.
Switzerland - the classic tourist country, where in a small space concentrated natural beauty and outstanding works of human hands. Beginning of international tourism put the British, attracted here by high mountain peaks and breathtaking panoramas.
Switzerland is located in the area of 41293.2 square meters. km. that is 1 / 9 part of Germany and half of Austria. The country is bordered by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France. Approximately 60% of the territory covered by mountains with thirty peaks, most of which are located in the Berner Oberland.
Somewhere in another country, you have to do multi-day trip to experience the natural and climatic contrasts - in Switzerland, you will succeed for a couple of hours! Try it yourself ...
You arrive in Zurich or Geneva - in both cities pulsing with life, both marked by elegance and harmonious combination of evidence and characters of two millennia of European history and culture. Live a colorful mosaic framed by lakes and rivers! Any tourist who first arrived in Switzerland will be amazed by this beauty.
Then you keep the path to romantic Bern, the youngest city in the country, producing, however, the most "medieval" impression. Then - Interlaken, a central point of the "golden pass" - a favorite way of many generations of tourists with end points in Lucerne, on the shore of Lake Firvaldshtedskogo, or in Montreux on Lake Geneva. And finally - to the highest railway station in Europe - Jungfraujoch (3454 m above sea level). It is theoretically possible, if not this, then the next day to continue your journey through the Alpine passes and tunnels transalpine roads through Lotschberg, Simplon and St.Gotthard, along surrounded by palm trees, lakes, sun terrace, Switzerland, Ticino - Lago Maggiore and Lago di Lugano.
Traveling from the European urban civilization in the realm of eternal snow, and then south, almost African band - in less than 48 hours is only possible in Switzerland!
Romanesque and Gothic monuments you will find, in particular, in Basel, Geneva, Lausanne. Preserved Renaissance castle, Castello di Montebello, - one of the tourist attractions.
A wealth of baroque - Monastery Einsiedeln, Engelberg, churches Kreuzlingen and Arlesheim. The main attractions are the famous baroque cathedral in St. Gallen and the monastic library, under the protection of UNESCO. Cultural excursions in Switzerland, each of the big cities has its own theater and symphony orchestra.
From the musical theaters, the most famous opera house is in Zurich, the fame earned Grand Theatre in Geneva and Basel City Theatre.
Summer - time for numerous festivals, the most famous of which are held in Lausanne, Zurich, Lucerne and Montreux. In Switzerland - 600 museums, most important of which Landesmuseum in Zurich and art museums in Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich.
A clear articulation of the landscape and the large differences in height make a trip to Switzerland favorable at any time of year.