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Transcript of SWITZERLAND
Switzerland is a small country where tourist attraction are located close to each other and can be reached quite easily.
It is home to beautiful mountain resorts, lakes, forests, castles, museums, ancient and modern architecture making this country an excellent tourist attraction.
Neighbouring Switzerland is France, Italy and Austria, making Switzerland's location ideal for tourists traveling through Europe.
The capital of Switzerland is a city called Bern.
It is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2,
Population is approximately 8 million people.
It is one of the richest countries in the world and has the highest wealth per adult of any country in the world.
Four National languages: German, French, Italian and the Romansh. However, English is also well spoken in the country.
It is the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office.
4 seasons of Switzerland
Spring (from April to May)
After a long and rigourous winter, temperatures rise and the nature takes place everywhere..
Summer (from June to September)
Summer in Switzerland is a wonderful time to explore the outdoors. Days are very long – the sun sets around 10.30pm in July – and temperatures are warm, yet not excessively hot.
Autumn (from September to December)
Decline of summer, colder climate gradually sets in. Vegetation turns into thousands of colours, contrasting with the freshly snow-capped mountains. Midway through Autumn, in early October, the weather tends to get warmer again, a phenomenon know as the
. A last spurt of heat before a cold, long winter..
Winter (from December to March)
While winter is the coldest season, it is also the sunniest, particularly in the mountains. And, honestly, it is a great time to travel to Switzerland. Pack your ski gear and warm layers, and you’re on for the time of your life!
The Jungfrau Region
Chateau De Chillon, Montreux
Swiss National park, Zernez
Fasnatch Spring Carnival, Zernez
The City of Geneva
The Matterhorn, Zermatt
The Rhine Falls
Swiss cuisine combines influences from the German, French and North Italian cuisine. However, it varies greatly from region to region with the language divisions constituting a rough boundary outline.
Swizz chocolate: The invention of milk chocolate by Daniel Peter as well as the development of conching(fondant chocolate) by Rodolphe Lindt were closely connected with the rise of Swiss chocolates renown.
Most Swiss chocolate is consumed by the Swiss themselves (54% in 2000), and Switzerland has the highest per capita rate of chocolate consumption world wide (11.6 kg (25.6 lbs.) per capita per annum).
Transport in Switzerland
There are 4 international airports in Switzerland- Altenrhein Airport, Althenrhein. Belp airport at Berne, Geneve-cointrin Airport at Geneva, Zurich-Kloten Airport at Zurich
There are 8 direct flights from Mumbai to Switzerland
The airfare of a round trip from
Mumbai to Zurich
where as, airfare from
Mumbai to Geneva
for a round trip costs around
Switzerland's fully integrated public transport system is one of the most efficient in the world. The Swiss think nothing of coordinating schedules with only a few minutes' leeway between arrivals and departures.
Missing a connection through a late arrival is rare.
Visitors who are planning to use public transport on inter-city routes are strongly advised to consider one of the Swiss Travel Passe
Boat: Lakes covered include Geneva, Constance, Lucerne, Lugano, Neuchâtel, Biel, Murten, Thun, Brienz and Zug, but not Lago Maggiore. Railpasses are not valid for cruises offered by smaller boat companies.
Cars and motor cycles
Buses and trams.
Cable cars and cog railways to get to the high peak mountains
Hotels: Most expensive hotels: Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland – Royal Penthouse suite --$65,000/night
Budget hotels: Olympia hotel, zurich- rs.4700/night
Camp sites: caravans cost from 30 euros- 60 euros depending on the campaigning site.
Youth Hostels: around 2500/night
On the farm (Agrotourism): experience Swiss nature to the max and stay in a hayloft, 200 farms throughout the country offer this adventure to tourists. It’s an especially great opportunity for kids, who’ll get the chance of a lifetime to cuddle with some irresistibly cute farm animals that’ll almost make them forget the family cat
The Jungfrau Region offers spectacular scenery to bewitch the eye.
The white peaks of three towering mountains-the Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger-contrast with the green valleys and meadows in this Alpine wonderland. Enjoy the fresh mountain air while visiting this place
The town of Montreux is located in the heart of the Swiss Riviera on the shores of Lake Geneva. Walk by the lakeside and explore the Chillon Castle, or take a tour of the tower, courtyards, dungeons, and rooms of this eleventh-century castle, the most frequently visited historical building in Switzerland where its numerous rooms house weaponry, frescoes, and furniture. The castle can be reached by walking along the lakefront or taking the train or trolley bus
The Swiss Natural Park is 169 square kilometres of mountains and woodland. It is home to a variety of wildlife such as large red deer, chamois, ibexes, and marmots. Walk around its trails and admire its breathtaking views.
Be sure to visit Basel, Switzerland's second largest city for the Fasnacht Spring carnival. Its world-famous three-day carnival features participants in colourful costumes and masks parading in the streets. The carnival starts on the Monday after Ash Wednesday, and cafes and bars are open all night as confetti, sweets, and flowers are thrown
Hugging the shores of lovely Lake Geneva, this city is the third biggest in the country. You can find the world's tallest fountain, enchanting museums, and fine restaurants here. For those with a turn towards alternative arts, Geneva is a place not to be missed
The most famous peak in the Alps, the Matterhorn in Zermatt stands 4,478 meters high. Mountaineers flock to this town to conquer this technically difficult peak, and Zermatt also offers skiing and beautiful views. There are also non-skiing activities, best restaurants and lots of energetic nightlife for visitors to enjoy
A famous playground of the wealthy, St. Moritz is a winter resort which offers skiing and a variety of summer and winter sports as well as mud and mineral baths and mud therapies. Savour caviar and truffles in some of the resorts' fine restaurants or spa treatment at the Health Spa Centre. This town is also known for its active and expensive nightlife.
Near the lakeside city of Lucerne stands Mt. Pilatus, a 2,120-meter-tall mountain. Tourists can take a cable car to reach its top and enjoy the thrilling view. It is also a great venue for walking with numerous trails, and the visitors here can witness the spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps
An Irish monk founded St. Gallen in 612 AD. What was once a medieval centre has now grown into the seventh largest city in Switzerland, and this old town has a lot of picturesque buildings, with carved balconies, colourful murals, and relief statues. The large twin-towered cathedral has remarkable ceiling frescoes and stucco designs.
Situated near the town of Schaffhausen, Europe's largest waterfalls, is a magnificent natural wonder. Near the falls is the medieval castle, Schoss Laufen, which houses a restaurant, a youth hostel, and shops. On Swiss National Day, 1 August, the Rhine Falls is host to fantastic display of fireworks which attracts thousands of tourists.
•Melted cheese with bread cubes. The bread cubes are picked up on the fork and swivelled in the melted cheese, which is served in a traditional ceramic fondue pot called ‘caquelon’
•Melted cheese served with "Gschwellti" (jacket potatoes), cocktail gherkins and onions as well as pickled fruit.
One could quite easily explore Switzerland travelling from cheese dairy to cheese dairy.
The soft and melting
cheese. The aromatic
. The full-flavoured
, famous for its big holes. The world-famous
. Or the Te
Te de Moine
which is shaved into decorative rosettes. All of these - and their round about
450 other cheese siblings
- make a fondue, a raclette, an afternoon snack platter a culinary experience
Adventure Sports in Switzerland
Ice Diving- Les Mosses
Sign posted snow trails
Skiing and snow boarding
The Manor is a very large department store. They have everything you're looking for, including groceries. You can buy Swiss chocolate here on the ground floor, as well as Swiss souvenirs on the first floor. A trip to Geneva is not complete until you've bought some Swiss
Manor at geneva
Swiss watches:Well, after the chocolate, maybe watches are the most symbolic item of Switzerland
Switzerland is famous for its chocolate industry and quality. There are millions of kinds, you cannot try them all, but buy as much as you can carry. ;-)
A must for every traveller: A Swiss Army Knife A few facts about it: - The knife the soldier gets in the army isn't red but silver, and doesn't have a cork screw (which is one of the most important tools on a good pen knife!). To get a original look out for makes like Victorinox
The Geneva Festival
Fêtes de Genéve (Geneva Festival) runs late July to early August and is one of the city’s annual events that brings people from all over together. Set in Geneva, Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan city, this festival highlights music of all kinds—classical to country, rock to reggae with over a hundred different concerts. Complete with fireworks and the chance to sample local food, this is truly a summer event not to miss!
The Pfäfers hot springs in the Tamina gorge near the Bad Ragaz canton has been known for centuries (since 1535 when the doctor, Paracelsus, wrote of its virtues) to aid with ailments. The old spa in the romantic gorge is open to visitors but those wanting to experience its therapeutic mineral springs can stay in the luxurious surrounding hotels.