Deep in the heart of Europe you can find the dazzling country of Switzerland, a land of steep mountain ranges, deep lakes, and modern cities. Switzerland is bordered by Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and tiny Liechtenstein, holding this small yet heavily populated country deep in the belly of the continent.
Switzerland is divided into three main regions: The Alps, the Swiss Plateau, and the Jura. The Alps are the highest mountain range found entirely within Europe, boasting mountains that are well over 15,000 feet (4,800 meters) tall. The Jura is another mountain range, much less grandiose than its neighbor, but beautiful, nonetheless. The majority of the population lives on the Swiss Plateau, where the country’s major cities can be found.
A fascinating fact: Switzerland has not been at war since 1818, maintaining “armed neutrality.” This makes Switzerland an excellent country in which to hold peace talks and conferences.
Surely, the Swiss Alps are calling your name. Go up to a summit and ski your way down, enjoying all the incomparable vistas along the way.
Relish in some of the best chocolate in the world, as well as some stellar beverages in the large cities of Zürich and Geneva. Definitely spend some time in the museums, which hold some of the most important artwork in the world.
Fly into any of the major cities, then plan your route from there. There are busses, taxis, and metros to get you around the busy streets. Farther out you would be wise to take a train, giving you the most scenic views of the gorgeous landscapes.