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    An Amazing and beautiful place. Switzerland is one of the few countries to remain completely isolated from both World Wars is Switzerland. This is quite possibly the ultimate destination when it comes to picturesque Europe, with its central plateau rolling hills and large lakes surrounded by the Alps and the Jura Mountains, and one of the most stable modern economies in Europe. It is a preferred location for investments due to the high degree of bank secrecy, which has a great many foreigners starting their own famous Swiss bank accounts that you always see mentioned in movies and novels.

    Switzerland is one of those places that you simply have to go back to over and over to experience fully. Every city has its own unique feel, and every part of the country contains some hidden spec of majesty that you might have missed the first time. From hiking to skiing to camping or just pure and utter relaxation at one of the many resorts, there is plenty to do for every level of traveler, regardless if they are a first-timer or a veteran. From the outdoor sports capital of Switzerland at Interlaken, to the mountain resorts at Zermatt and the mighty Matterhorn, or the Swiss wine country near Lausanne, or the throbbing nightlife of Zurich, Switzerland has literally dozens of opportunities just waiting for the adventurous soul.

    Choosing what to do in Switzerland means deciding what time of year you want to come. Summertime is best reserved for such activities as hiking, camping, and enjoying the temperate weather, the beer festivals, the wine tastings, and the great outdoors. Winter, on the other hand, means experiencing some of the most pristine skiing conditions on the planet, and some of the best resorts in the Alps. Either way, you're in for a treat, but it would be a lie to suggest that either season is better than the other. For the ultimate experience, multiple trips should be taken.
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    Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps.
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      • Pilatus railway
        15.73 Km from Switzerland
      • Swissporarena
        24.63 Km from Switzerland
      • Swiss Life Arena
        25.77 Km from Switzerland
        Swiss Life Arena is an arena in Luzern, Switzerland. It is primarily used for ice hockey and is the home arena of HC Luzern Lakers. Swiss Life Arena holds 5,000 people. It is named for the Swiss Life insurance company.
      • Meggenhorn Castle
        26.04 Km from Switzerland
        Meggenhorn Castle (German: Schloss Meggenhorn) is a castle in Meggen near the Swiss city of Lucerne. It was built in 1868/70 by Edouad Hofer-Grosjean from Mulhouse and in 1926 equipped with a Welte Philharmonic Organ. It is surrounded by vine yards and is considered to be the municipality's symbol. Today, it is mostly used as a tourist attraction and reception venue. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
      • Lucerne Festival
        26.34 Km from Switzerland
        The Lucerne Festival is a summer music festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.It was founded in 1938 and, since 2004, it has taken place at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre designed by Jean Nouvel. The two resident ensembles of the festival are the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Strings, which had most recently been led by the Italian conductor Claudio Abbado until his death.In addition to the performances, the Lucerne Festival Academy was founded by the composer Pierre Bou...
      • Alpineum
        27.39 Km from Switzerland
        The Alpineum is a museum and diorama of the Alps in Lucerne, Switzerland.
      • Jungfrau Park
        29.96 Km from Switzerland
        Jungfrau Park is an amusement park located near Interlaken, Switzerland. It opened as the Mystery Park in 2003, and closed in November 2006 due to financial difficulties and low turnout. The park was designed by Erich von Däniken, and consisted of seven pavilions, each of which explored one of several great "mysteries" of the world. Von Däniken opened the theme park to present his interpretations of unsolved mysteries involving extraterrestrial life that he believes took place around t...
      • Heimwehfluhbahn
        32.81 Km from Switzerland
        The Heimwehfluhbahn (DIH) is a funicular at Interlaken in the Swiss Canton of Berne. It runs to the top of the nearby Heimwehfluh hill at an altitude of 680 metres (2,230 ft) above sea level. The funicular provides access to the hilltop restaurant, an observation tower, an O gauge model railway, a children's playground and two bobsleigh runs.
      • Sursee Stadthalle
        40.68 Km from Switzerland
      • Spiez Castle
        43.58 Km from Switzerland
        Spiez Castle (German: Schloss Spiez) is a castle in the municipality of Spiez of the Swiss canton of Bern. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011.

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      • Lucerne
        Aside from being the spot where William Tell allegedly demonstrated his archery skills by nearly decapitating his son (and, fortunately, hitting a carefully balanced apple instead), Lucerne has few claims to fame that stretch beyond picturesque, old-world beauty and a truly striking location.

        In travel, of course, location is everything, and most people who drop in on this town do so with the intention of strapping on their hiking boots or kitting up their mountain bike before heading for the hills. Lucerne has plenty of its own charms, though, most of them in the pure ‘Swiss village-ness’ of it all. The impressive Chapel Bridge has become a symbol of Lucerne, though the version you’ll find now is a replacement for the original, which burnt down in 1993. Inside the delicate wooden struts of the structure you’ll find images of 12th century life in Lucerne, a charming taste of local history.

        Elsewhere you’ll find most eyes are on the mountains: Lucerne has its own glacier gardens, alpine flower garden and boat tours that head to the base of the nearby mountains and provide impressive, close up panoramas. Mount Pilatus is so close to the town that it seems to almost hover over the center, and can be ascended by breathtakingly steep cog railway for still more intense panoramas. If you do manage to avoid the draw of the mountains for a day or two, Lucerne’s compact old town is a maze of delicate passageways that seem to have changed little over the years, as well as being home to an artistic bent – many of the walls are coated in color, with local artists depicting anything from rural scenes to offbeat, colorful modern art.

        Whether you see the city as another semi-urban gateway into the glorious Swiss Alps, or you’re here for the place itself, Lucerne certainly has plenty to offer given its modest size. If you enjoy a sense of history blended with a difficult to match small-town, old-world feel and plenty of snowy peaks, you’ll find Lucerne the perfect spot.
        Lucerne, Switzerland
      • Interlaken
        Traditionally the site of a convent for the Augustinian Canons, it’s hard to remember that the city has been a tourist destination for the Swiss for longer than most modern travelers have known of tourism. Today, Interlaken stands as one of the most visited destinations in Switzerland, and between the beauty of the surrounding mountains, the Aare River, or the Thun and Brienz Lakes, it’s easy to see why Interlaken has been such a popular destination for hordes of travelers over the years. A major headquarters for backpackers throughout the year, Interlaken sits in the Bernese Highlands region of the country, and the Bernese Oberland Alps are one of the most-visited regions of mountains in the world.

        However, the town itself is relatively small, meaning that you can walk or bike around the entire city without any fear of getting lost, making it the perfect getaway for a relaxed vacation where you can simply unwind in a centralized location of magnificent beauty, heading out each day into the surrounding regions for some of the most beautiful hiking, biking, and adventure destinations known to man.

        Day trips out of Interlaken are extremely popular, and there are plenty of hiking and biking opportunities, or even the chance to take boat trips out on the lakes. Beyond that, visitors can try out paragliding, bungee jumping, river rafting, sky diving, rock climbing, and more. The town is also a major souvenir spot with the favorites being the Swiss watches, Swiss Army knives, and Swiss chocolate. It’s the perfect combination of Swiss ingenuity and adventure.

        Keep in mind that this is a major destination, which means trips need to be booked out months in advance, and prices aren’t exactly the cheapest. Still, it’s the perfect place for an Alpine adventure, and while it’s not necessarily as laid back as other locations, the sheer beauty surrounding more than makes up for dealing with larger crowds.
        Interlaken, Switzerland
      • Thun
        Thun belongs to the canton Bern. It's located on the Thuner lake at the effluent of the river Aare.
        Thun is presumed to be the door to the Bernese Oberland. The most important transport links to the Bernese Oberland go through Thun.
        Thun, Switzerland

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      Graphic showing average weather in Switzerland in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan -10 124 14 48.8
      Feb -8.6 98 16.5 38.6
      Mar -4.4 112 24.1 44.1
      Apr -0.4 120 31.3 47.2
      May 4 127 39.2 50
      Jun 6.6 161 43.9 63.4
      Jul 8.1 177 46.6 69.7
      Aug 7.6 161 45.7 63.4
      Sep 4.6 123 40.3 48.4
      Oct -0.2 115 31.6 45.3
      Nov -5.2 100 22.6 39.4
      Dec -9.1 138 15.6 54.3

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