Switzerland is a gorgeous country absolutely blessed with natural beauty – from stunning lakes to snow-capped mountains, it’s a real haven for anyone who loves the outdoors. See Lake Geneva or Lake Maggiore, trek up the Alps, or simply take a city break to Bern, Zurich, or Lucerne – Switzerland has it all.
Outside of its beautiful scenery and amazing natural sights, a Switzerland holiday is one which promises lots of opportunities to try cheese and chocolate – a sure-fire way to improve any holiday. Switzerland is a beautiful place to visit all year round, but it does look exceedingly different depending on when you decide to travel. Switzerland speak four official languages (German, French, Italian, and Romansh), though you’d be hard pressed to find a large group of Swiss that don’t speak English proficiently.
Those wanting a break high on natural beauty will simply have to visit the Alps for a perfect Swiss holiday. To the east of the equally stunning Lake Geneva, you’ll see the unparalleled peaks rise towards the sky – offering both great summer hiking and world-class skiing and snowboarding in the winter months. The most accessible and tourist-friendly area is the Bernese Oberland in the Jungfrau Region, which is named after a huge triple-peaked ridge. Beyond this, you’ll find larger and more imposing ranges. One of note is found on the Italian border where the Matterhorn is the number one attraction.
If you want to see stunning Switzerland from a less elevated point then Lake Geneva could be a perfect holiday spot for you. With numerous hills and lakes to its north, it’s a haven of serenity and great peaceful walks. City breakers should travel to the capital of Bern, which has a unique mix of medieval magic, cobbled streets, and a great café culture. Zurich has a young urban population and the nightlife and food scene here are great reasons to visit, as well as the gorgeous Lake Zurich. Another city worth visiting is that of Lucerne, which represents all of what’s good about Switzerland on a smaller scale – with stunning scenery, mountains, a lake, and a fascinating history.
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