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Switzerland Travel Guide
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Switzerland is a small country in the middle of Europe. The Alps cross Switzerland from West to East, separating the northern plateau region (swissgerman speaking) and the western french speaking part from the southern italian side. In the south-east, you might hear some Romansch (the 4th official language) spoken in a couple of valleys. There are a lot of lakes and rivers and stunning mountain sceneries. Many small old preserved cities. It has about 7 million inhabitants. They can appear a bit cold at first, but very friendly indeed and they'll usually try to help you! (an old tradition used to be that every inhabited chalet would show the swiss flag, also meaning that hospitality would be offered to any "lost" traveller). Almost everybody speaks German or French and English. It's a rich country, so it's quite expensive to travel around!
General interesting ressources can be find at www.about.ch (independant website) and www.swissworld.org (supported by Confederation)
Top Things to See and Do
winter sports (ski, snowboard and so on), (mountain-)hiking (moutains cover the two thirds of the country, you should at least try to sneak around one of the famous peaks... every region has one of them), water sports (27 "big" natural lakes, some high up in the mountains), festivals (each city has its openair and music week, etc.), shopping (!), rule the wolrd (or at least you could get a try at UN, WTO or the WEF in Davos).
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Regular meetings are now organised in Zürich (see mila77) and very frequent ones in Bern.
Edited by: brusi03b on 13.06.2009 gillfinland on 11.03.2009 playschool on 06.07.2008 clementbraud on 03.08.2007 playschool on 11.06.2007 bernieman on 09.06.2007 astroprincess on 05.03.2007 playschool on 22.06.2006 maplefanta on 25.05.2006 playschool on 31.03.2006 playschool on 03.10.2005 scout87 on 31.08.2005 zyto on 27.08.2005 danton on 24.08.2005 tobateksingh on 05.08.2005 jones on 10.01.2005 scout87 on 21.12.2004 geraldine on 30.08.2004 kakerlake on 09.06.2004