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Zürich
Zurich is beautiful! You could easily spend days here. Situated at the north end of Lake Zurich and just 15 minutes away from the international airport, the lake, a river and the distant peaks make the city a perfect combination of natural beauty, cosmopolitan charm and urban buzz. A quality-of-life study..................

Braunwald
Braunwald (1,256 m) is a car-free vacation resort located in the southernmost region of the Glarnerland (easy to reach within just approx. 90 min from Zurich). It’s located on a slightly sloped sun terrace, high above the Linth Valley at 1256 meters. Braunwald is surrounded by a fantastic panorama ..............

Northeastern Switzerland
Switzerland’s rural northeast (Ostschweiz in German) is not as mountainous as some other cantons, but compensates with lush green hills that are picture perfect. Bodensee (Lake Constance) is a big draw for summer recreation, while Stein am Rhein’s main square could .................

Basel
Basel is located at the elbow of the Rhine on the borders of France and Germany. Its special character, cosmopolitan and open-minded inhabitants, make Basel an easily comprehensible place. The town has the oldest university in Switzerland (1460), has many museums and theaters, and ..............

Lucerne
Lucerne is unique, you’ll love it! Centrally located, just an hour south of Zurich and Basel, it offers an incredible panorama which stretches from Mount Pilatus to Mount Rigi. Lucerne lies at the western end of Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) which is the geographical and spiritual heart of Switzerland. The city, as ............

Engelberg
Engelberg, surrounded by three mountain ranges, is the largest holiday resort in central Switzerland. High up in a valley, Engelberg offers the ideal conditions in which to get away from it all. Relax and rejuvenate yourself, or pump adrenalin to your heart’s content. It boasts a myriad of inviting places to ................

Swiss Knife Valley
Swiss Knife Valley, the Schwyzerland region, is located on the border of Lake Lucerne next to the Swiss Alps. Here, Switzerland was actually founded on the 1st of August, 1291, through the so-called “Rütli”-meadow. And here, the original Swiss Army Knife comes from. That’s why the valley is called .................

Bern
Bern is perhaps the most immediately charming city in all of Switzerland. The country’s political and diplomatic capital has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. In the summer months Bern has earned the title of “most beautiful floral City of Europe”. For all its political ..............

Biel - Bienne
Biel - or Bienne, in French - located between Bern in the south and Basel in the north, offers great experiences in a small region. The city of Biel borders Lake Biel and is the only city in Switzerland where there are two official languages: German and French. Even the streets are marked in ..................

Interlaken
Interlaken is the heart of Switzerland’s adventure activity scene, located in the center of the Bernese Oberland. The closeness of the mountains and the view of the three world-famous peaks Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau, equally add to the beauty of the area. Excursions to the highest railway ................

Grindelwald
Grindelwald is called “the glacier village in the Bernese Oberland”. In the heart of the wonderful world of mountains, the village is surrounded by impressive “four-thousanders” and forms the entrance to an intact landscape that promises not only recovery and relaxation but also adventure and ...............

Geneva
Geneva is truly an international city that belongs not so much to Switzerland as to the whole world! 38 percent of the population are foreigners and dozens of international organisations are based here, two of which are the United Nations’ European headquarters and the International Committee of the ...............

Lausanne
Lausanne resides on the hillside between Lake Geneva below and the woods above, surrounded by meadowland and vineyards, facing the Alps. Lausanne was officially named the Olympic Capital in June 1994, a unique and prestigious title awarded by the International Olympic Committee ...............

Vevey / Montreux
Vevey and Montreux are the main resorts of the so-called Swiss Riviera. The name describes the stretch of Lake Geneva roughly between Lausanne and Villeneuve and is one of the sunniest places in the country. Many writers, musicians and artists such as Charles Chaplin, Freddy Mercury (their statues ................

Valais
The Valais (Wallis in German) is in short a landscape of opposites; of steep rock faces and soaring Alps; of German and French, of northern and Mediterranean flair. It is a region of 4,000-metre peaks – first of all the world famous majestic Matterhorn - the twelve largest glaciers, and a multitude of Alpine ...............

Grison - Graubünden
Grison (Graubünden in German) is one of Switzerland’s biggest cantons and hosts many famous resorts, such as in the lower and upper Engadine area , the White arena (Flims-Laax-Falera), Arosa, and many more. These destinations are all famous for sports, and there is a lot to discover: 150 valleys ...............

Ticino
Ticino is the only Swiss canton in which the official language is Italian. The mix of Swiss tradition and Italian lifestyle gives this part of Switzerland a unique character. Ticino has a mild climate, spring arrives earlier and autumn lingers longer than in the rest of Switzerland. Ticino's flora is typical for ................

Liechtenstein
The principality of Liechtenstein is the world’s fourth-smallest country, only slightly larger than Manhatten. It does not have an international airport, access from Switzerland is by local bus. But don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ve arrived in Switzerland, even though the Swiss franc is legal currency and ..................