Renowned as a haven for summer and winter sports with its Alpine peaks and glistening lakes, Switzerland is where people first skied for pleasure.
Famous names evoke all the romance and glamour of the mountain high life, such as Zermatt, St Moritz, Klosters, Davos, Gstaad, Verbier and others.
Cities like Geneva (the most cosmopolitan), Zürich, Basel and Lausanne bustle with artistic activity and a busy nightlife. Behind the après-ski chic, lies a complex country of cohabiting cultures. It not only has four languages (Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansch), but the cultural variety to match.
You could be gorging on sausages over beer in a traditional Swiss restaurant one day and pasta over a glass of rustic merlot in a contemporary bistro the next. For guests who need a bit of healthy living try one of the country's thermal baths, from Yverdon-les-Bains to Scuol.
The grandeur of some of the finest churches, such as the cathedrals in Lausanne and Bern, contrast with sparkling but lesser-known treasures like the frescoes of Müstair or the abbey complex of St Gallen.
The list of enchanting towns is endless, from Lucerne with its covered bridge to Neuchâtel and its fountains and from Gruyères with its famous cheese, to Grimentz with its traditional timber houses and the sgraffito-blazoned buildings of the Engadine towns like Scuol and Zuoz.
Whether visiting the remotest Ticino villages or sampling the finest of Valais wines, you will find Switzerland bursting with unexpected delights.
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