Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Holidays to Switzerland. Why Choose Switzerland?

Why go to Switzerland?

 Switzerland is a landlocked located in the Western Europe region of Europe.  Switzerland borders France to the west, Italy to the south, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east and Germany to the north.  The conveniently central location of Switzerland and neutral status has made this country the center of banking for Western Europe.  With many international corporations headquartered in Switzerland for tax reasons, Switzerland has become a preferred meeting place for conventions and international conferences – Geneva, for instance, is home of the United Nations.
Switzerland is not only a place for professionals, it is a stylish tourist destination that offer's some of the most beautiful, well-kept natural sites in the world.  Switzerland has some of the most enchanting, remarkably well preserved medieval villages in Northern Europe, whose character and charm suggest a style of life that slipped away many centuries ago.  From Lucerne with its covered bridge to Neuchatel and its fountains to Gruyeres with its cheese and Grimentz and traditional timber houses to the sgraffito-blazoned buildings of Engadine towns like Scuol and Zuoz, the beauty of this country is endless.

Switzerland's location in the middle of the Alp's allow's it to offers some of the best skiing in the world, with top ski resorts like Zermatt and celebrity studded St Moritz attracting the most visitors.  The ancient capital of Bern also provides opportunities for visiting the natural attractions while also offering elegant shopping and great nightlife.  Of course you must visit the larger cities of Geneva and Zurich.  Lake Geneva is the more cosmopolitan of the two while and Zurich is filled with lots of things to see and do.  The best time to search for travel deals to Switzerland is in the spring before the summer travel searson begins.  Try to book at least 60 days prior to your departure date to find the best travel deals to Switzerland.  Wherever you travel in Switzerland, you are sure to have a wonderful time.
Switzerland is Europe in miniature. Only 220 km from north to south and 348km east to west, it has nearly 100 spectacular mountains, many huge glaciers, lakes and rivers, rolling meadows, forests, beautiful fertile valleys, ancient cities, towns and villages all lovingly preserved, possibly the best integrated transport system in the world, and a climate that ranges from alpine to Mediterranean.

Switzerland is also a perfect place for those who seek peace and quiet. There are lots of trails and restful places to recover one's breath and enjoy the scenery. Indulge yourself and enjoy the good things in life in one of the spa baths or beauty centres.

Useful Information About Switzerland

Time difference: GMT + 1
Weather in Switzerland: The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity. From July to August the daytime temperature range is 18 to 28 °C (65° - 82° F) and from January to February the range is -2 to 7 °C (28° - 45° F). In spring and autumn, the daytime temperature range is 8 to 15 °C (46° - 59° F). Depending on the altitude the temperature range may vary. It is highly recommended to visitors to pack a sweater, good walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a compact umbrella and/or a light rain coat.
Currency: Swiss Franc CHF

Visa requirements: Holders of a valid EU and/or British Passport do not need a visa to enter Switzerland.

Health: No vaccinations are required to enter Switzerland.

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