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All you need to know about this amazing country: its unique history, mountainous geography and mild climate; how to travel around and what to see; its vibrant cultural scene, sports and leisure opportunities, great cultural diversity and high quality of life.

Points of interest in Switzerland

If you only have a few days to visit Switzerland, you should not miss:

The Matterhorn in Zermatt, Valais, is Switzerland's most famous landmark and considered by many true mountaineers to be the peak of all peaks.

Zurich is Switzerland's biggest city and first financial center. It offers recreational activities that range from a visit to the lakeside in the very heart of the city, to the exclusive Bahnhofstrasse:s one of the best places to shop in Europe.

Bern - a medieval town and a UNESCO World Heritage site - is worth seeing - cathedrals, Zytglogge (Clock Tower), the BearPark, the River Aare, parliament buildings/Federal Square, - all these and much more make the Swiss Capital a real highlight for tourists.

Lucerne's Water Tower, part of the famous Chapel Bridge, made completely out of wood, is Switzerland's most photographed monument. Lucerne's other attractions include the Lion monument, the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne KKL, and the Swiss Museum of Transport.

Geneva's 450 feet high Jet d'Eau fountain is one of the city's most famous landmarks and on a clear day people can even admire the Mont-Blanc mountains in the background. The flower clock, the United Nations Building and the thirty museums and galleries are other interesting points of interest.

Lugano, also called "the little Rio" because of the shape of Mount San Salvatore, is known for its laid-back attitude, beautiful landscape, mild climate and good food. The Italian speaking region of Switzerland includes other well-known cities, like Locarno, Bellinzona and Ascona.

The Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region was inscribed in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 2001 because of its uniqueness, variety and beauty. It offers outstanding examples of alpine mountain formation and the evolution of glaciers.

Wishing you a very nice stay in Switzerland!

 

This is just a selection: Switzerland offers loads of other fascinating and beautiful places to visit. Please refer to a travel guide to get a more comprehensive picture of what to visit, according to your personal interests.