Switzerland

Home of four offical languages, chocolate, cuckoo clocks, yodeling and cheese!

OFFICIAL NAME:
The Swiss Confederation
POPULATION:
8,414,258
CAPITAL:
Bern
AREA:
15,940 square miles (41,284 square kilometers)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:
German, French, Italian, Romansch
MONEY:
Swiss franc (CHF)

Great Outdoors

Switzerland is home to beautiful landscapes. They range from the snow covered Alps and passes in winter to the wild flower covered hills and clear blue lakes in the summer. There is a never ending opportunity of outdoor activities to try out. In the winter there is skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and sledding, to name a few. And in the summer there is hiking, biking, climbing and many lakes to visit. The beautiful landscape of Switzerland offers something for everyone - from the ski tourer to the sightseeing visitor. There is also a boundless amount of good food and historical sites that can be found from town to town, easily accessible by the Swiss railway.