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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

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 ...

Attractions and sights

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

Travel and accommodation

Guide to Switzerland