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Switzerland - or officially the Swiss Confederation - is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Almost half of the country's area belongs to the Alps. The Dufourspitze in the Monte Rosa massif is the country's highest peak at 4634 meters. The capital, Bern, is one of the top ten cities with the highest quality of life in the world. It includes more than 100 fountains and has many points of interest with the Zytglogge clock tower, the baroque city hall and the Käfig tower. Switzerland is a major winter sports destination and an important banking and financial center. In addition, the country is known for its many lakes and quaint villages.

TOP 10 Switzerland

Basel is located on the Rhine in the north-west of Switzerland and is a melting pot of culture, history and business. As the third largest city in Switzerland after Zurich and Geneva, Basel offers an impressive mix of old and new. Not far from the borders with Germany and France, ...
Bern, the federal city of Switzerland, is picturesquely situated on a loop of the River Aare in the canton of Bern. Bern is known for its well-preserved medieval old town, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of particular note are the imposing Bundeshaus, where the Swiss government ...
Zurich is considered an exclusive banking center where only those who have come into wealth can live - but the Swiss city on Lake Zurich is much more than that. It's worth a visit just for the old town and its remnants of pre-medieval history, among which beautifully designed historic ...
Geneva is located in the south-west of Switzerland on the border with France and is known for its picturesque location at the western end of Lake Geneva, surrounded by the Alps and the Jura mountains. As the headquarters of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations and the Red Cross, ...

Country data Switzerland

Switzerland at a glance

LanguageGerman, French, Italian und Romansh
Area41290 km2
CurrencySwiss Franc (CHF)
Neighboring countriesGermany, Italy, Liechtenstein, France und Austria

Map Switzerland

Country borders and location of the capital

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