Switzerland is a small country known for its ski resorts, picturesque landscapes and superb standard of living. Swiss chocolate, cheese, and also magnificent watches are well-known for the whole world. Each of the cities of Switzerland is worth a visit. Bern is famous for a large number of attractions located here, excellent shopping conditions. Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, is the business and industrial center of the country. Cosmopolitan Geneva, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is also famous. In the summer in Switzerland, you can stay in a small hotel and enjoy the local beauty. Fans of outdoor activities love to go hiking in the mountains, offering a magnificent view.
Switzerland is a breezy clean air, incredible meadows of greenery, snow-capped mountains, and lakes of unique blue. Holidays in this small and beautiful country are also unique because here you can see at the same time a meticulous Germany, a friendly Italy and a charming France. In Switzerland, there are German, Italian and French cantons, whose inhabitants represent the culture of each of these countries and speak all three languages in a quiet manner.
Bern is the capital of the country. It is unlike any of the European capitals. An old part of the city with beautiful medieval architecture, carefully guarded by the locals, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The business center of Switzerland is the German-speaking Zurich. Today, Zurich is not only a city of banks, insurance companies, and advanced industries, but also the center of Europe's leading art centers. There are so many museums in Zurich that it will take several days to review their exhibits. The most important is the Craftsman Guild House, the Museum of Fine Arts, the National and Historical Museums. Zurich Opera House is open for opera lovers.
Once in the French-speaking part of the country, it is sometimes difficult to say at once whether Switzerland is or France. The atmosphere in Geneva is reminiscent of Paris: gentle French-speaking, familiar architecture, cozy streets, and small cafes. Only the banks that are met on every step of the way bring you back to reality: you're still in Switzerland. A landmark in Geneva is the 140-meter-high Jet d'Eau Fountain. Also worth visiting are the English and Botanical Gardens, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the Red Cross, the Town Hall, the Palace of Nations, St. Paul's Cathedral.
After a leisurely stroll through the old streets, you can go to a Swiss restaurant and try a traditional dish - fondue (cheese, vegetable, fish), Swiss cheese soup, casserole with potatoes and eggs. Swiss cuisine is a harmonious blend of French, German and Italian cuisines. Swiss prefer dairy products, vegetables, and spices. Swiss wine is a great complement to fondue, macaroons and, of course, delicate chocolate. By the way, the prices for meals in restaurants and cafes are quite high.
Holidays in Switzerland are cozy and comfortable. This country is the perfect place to forget about everything in the world and simply enjoy the tranquility, the splendor of the surrounding countryside, enjoying every moment of life.