Bordering France, Germany and Italy, Switzerland offers a cultural mix of all three countries. Recognised as a summer and winter sports haven, Switzerland is an ideal place to visit all year round. Famed for its ski slopes, food and multiculturalism, Switzerland is a fantastic destination to experience central Europe. Four languages are spoken across Switzerland and, coupled with the country’s interesting and diverse history, there are also a multitude of cuisines, shops, spas and other ways to relax.
Skiing and more in Switzerland
Switzerland has a huge variety of activities and events throughout the year. From skiing, to dining, shopping and culture, as well as the diverse towns and cities, Switzerland has something to offer everyone. The city of Gruyeres is famous for its cheese, Neuchatel for its fountain, and the towns of St Moritz and Zermatt for their dramatic mountains.
Mountain biking, hiking, trekking and a range of indoor sports are popular in Switzerland, but it is probably best known for its winter sports, particularly skiing. Rail tours, visits to the stunning lakes and walking holidays are also popular. Check out Switzerland ski holidays with lastminute.com for more ideas.
The Swiss climate is considered to be temperate, but varies dramatically in certain regions. In the Alpine regions, it is very cold and snowy in winter, while southern Switzerland has a more Mediterranean style climate.
NFood and drink in Switzerland
There are a wide range of cuisines for visitors to Switzerland. Fondue (melted cheese usually served with bread) is a popular sharing dish and ideal for those looking to escape the cold of the winter months in the Alpine region.
Taking its cue from its neighbours, Switzerland is also famous for its pasta dishes and its German sausages, as well as wines from the neighbouring Rhone-Alpes region, particularly the Cotes du Rhone wines, or from the Swiss valleys themselves. In addition, don’t forget one of Switzerland’s most famous exports – its famous chocolate, which is some of the highest quality in the world and makes a fantastic souvenir - if it gets back home!
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With a wide range of cultural and historical places of interest, as well as fantastic cuisine and its links to other parts of Central Europe, you will be planning your next Swiss visit before you even get back. Just a short flight from the UK could see you experiencing this stunning country for yourself. Book your Switzerland holiday with lastminute.com and get a great deal.