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Switzerland Travel and Tourism

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Switzerland , officially the Swiss Confederation , is a landlocked alpine country of roughly 7.7 million people in Western Europe with an area of 41,285 km². Switzerland is a federal republic consisting of 26 states, called cantons. Bern is the seat of the federal authorities, while the country's economic centres are its three global cities, Geneva, Basel and especially Zürich. Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product, with a nominal per capita GDP of $67,384. Zürich and Geneva have respectively been ranked as having the second and third highest quality of life in the world. Switzerland is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. The country has a long history of neutrality—it has not been at war internationally since 1815—and hosts many international organizations, including the Red Cross, the World Trade Organization and one of the U.N.'s two European offices. It is not a member of the European Union, but it is part of the Schengen Agreement. Switzerland is multilingual and has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. The country's formal name is in German, in French, in Italian and in Romansh. The establishment of Switzerland is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291; Swiss National Day is celebrated on the anniversary.

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Weather in Switzerland - Berne
Weather in Switzerland Switzerland is a small but extremely beautiful country that is located in Central Europe, known for its snowy Alpine mountains. It has many lakes and some of the highest mountains ranges in the world. The country is located on a high altitude and due to this Weather in Switzerland exhibits a wide variety. The depression created in Eastern Europe and Atlantic causes an inconsistent Weather in Switzerland. The country experiences a stabilized weather when it is not affected by cyclone. Summers are pretty warm during the midday while the winters are very cold with cloudy skies. Based on the climate in Switzerland, the country is divided into four climatic regions: Canton Ticino, The Alps, Central or Swiss Plateau, Jura...

Cruises to Switzerland - Berne
Cruises to Switzerland The highlight of Switzerland's popularity lies in its natural beauty. This tiny, landlocked European country had always known as a 'neutral state' that offered a political stability and peaceful social structure. The main icon of Switzerland is the Alps. This mountain range showing off its towering snow-capped peaks and thickly forested slopes is spread across this country. Its beauty is accentuated by the fact that water bodies located in between. This entire region is dotted with snow-white glaciers, crystal clear rivers and serene blue lakes. The best way to enjoy the haunting beauty of the place is by taking Cruises to Switzerland. As this gifted country is rich in water bodies, you can find plenty of boat compa...

Religion in Switzerland - Berne
Religion in Switzerland Switzerland has no official state religion, though most of the cantons (except Geneva and Neuchatel) recognise official churches, in all cases including the Catholic Church and the Swiss Reformed Church. These churches, and in some cantons also the Old Catholic Church and Jewish congregations, are financed by official taxation of adherents. Christianity is the predominant religion of Switzerland, divided between various Protestant denominations (42.5% of the population) and the Catholic Church (41%). Immigration has brought Islam (4.3%, predominantly Albanians mostly from Kosovo) and Eastern Orthodoxy (1.8%) as sizable minority religions. The 2005 Eurobarometer poll found 48% to be theist, 39% expressing belief in a ...

Mountaineering in Switzerland - Berne
Mountaineering in Switzerland Switzerland is one of the greatest tourist destinations in Europe. It is blessed with glorious natural and architectural heritage. It is popular for its magnificent landmarks, and delectable cheese, Swiss watches and Swiss chocolates as well. Tourists can enjoy several activities in Switzerland and indulge in them as much as they would want to. Activities like shopping, sightseeing, nightlife, winter and summer sports and various excursions top the list. If you are adventure lover, you may enjoy various adventure sports here such as skiing, hiking, snowboarding, diving and Mountaineering In Switzerland. The Swiss Alps can be called as the paradise of Mountaineering In Switzerland. The entire Alpine region offers a g...

Sailing in Switzerland - Berne
Sailing in Switzerland Sailing in Switzerland is one of the interesting activities, housed here. Switzerland is often called 'the city of Lakes'. There are several streams, rivers and lakes in Switzerland. They form white and blue ribbons across the landscape. The Rhone River and the Aare River are the main rivers in Switzerland. The river cruises offer the most wonderful trip along the peaceful water.Some of the popular lakes in Switzerland are Lake Geneva, Lake Lucerne and Lago di Lugano. These sites offer tourists good options for Sailing in Switzerland. Tourists don't want to miss the opportunity of sailing in this beautiful lake. They cherish the experiences of peace and serenity in the lake areas. The Lake Geneva has 65 beaches that...