Majestic mountains, green woodlands, crystal clear lakes, roaming vineyards, breathtaking landscapes and enchanting cities - Switzerland has it all. Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rome and Madrid at its doorstep, as all are within an hour’s flight.
Switzerland’s population of 7.1 million is divided into 3 main regions with French, German or Italian being respectively the main language.
As the year progresses, the weather begins to warm up and the trees and flowers bloom with life. Summer always brings a lot of sunshine with temperatures typically between 20 - 25 degrees centigrade.
Swiss people like to make the most of the summer months by enjoying the great outdoors. A lively cafe culture can be enjoyed in most Swiss villages, towns and cities, where people while away the hours at a lakeside cafe, enjoying a superb cappuccino and watching the cosmopolitan population at work and play.
Switzerland in the summer also offers the chance to breathe clear mountain air while walking through wonderful rural fields full of Alpine flowers. As night descends, you can enjoy dining under the bright stars at an outdoor restaurant where you can sample a worldwide range of cuisines.
Winter is perhaps the season most closely associated with Switzerland. It is the time of year when the ski slopes rapidly fill with enthusiasts from all over the world enjoying the superior quality of the “pistes”. Indeed, it is hard not to enjoy learning to ski in this perfect environment!