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The Picturesque Switzerland
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Switzerland: A Land of Wonders
The most beautiful mountains of the European Alps
The Picturesque Switzerland
Unfurl The Earth's Paradise - Switzerland
Vacations - Swiss Riviera
What Are Some of the Must-see Places in Geneva, Switzerland?
Where to go when you travel to Switzerland
Zermatt: Peaks, Prowess And Pleasure In A Swiss Ski Resort

Unfurl The Earth's Paradise - Switzerland   by Neel Anderson

Yummy-milky chocolaty droplets on tongue and delicious morsels melting in mouth are amazingly remembering nothing but the tiny European place-Switzerland. Prosperous with chocolates, gorgeous holiday spots and lavish hotels Switzerland is the ultimate name of retreat. If you are longing to spend your holiday with an utmost pleasure and adventure, Switzerland satisfies all your desires. This extremely celebrated spot of honeymooners is blessed with some splendid scenic beauties of the world. The country offers an endless variety of attractive places to travel. The countryside of the place is like a magnet that attracts billions of travelers for a cool drive.
Switzerland is the magnificent souvenir of nature, rich with some stylish cities and busy with highly urban lifestyle. Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne, Lugano, St. Moritz, Basel and Geneva are some places able to give its visitors the feeling a paradise while staying on earth. It's an ideal spot of adventure gifted with skiing, hiking, mountain trekking and lots more activities. 

The cultural and lingual multiplicity of the landlocked mountainous country is the essence of Switzerland responsible for its exclusive identity. It's the best known financial institution of the world is successfully tempting newly wed couples to experience its fine cheeses and chocolates, watch making industry, beautiful landscapes and the brilliant public network.

Interlaken, Jungfrau Region, Bernese Oberland, Swiss Alps, Switzerland, Europe
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Glacier Express in Winter, practice excursions in the Peaks, the Special Tours of Switzerland undergone by Switzerland Rail Adventure, staying at some of the best hotels in Switzerland are the wholesome brief of major Switzerland tours. To explore this majestic experience needs a wonderful stay in a desired location. All the hotels are centrally located provides the mostly required facilities to offer the tourist a superb meaning of accommodation. You are also offered to unfold the historic old cities, beautiful Lake of Geneva, traditions and accounts of Switzerland. A pinnacle of the Alps - the world illustrious Matterhorn - reaching high into the crisp-the Alpine sky is also included within your trip.
Hikers on a Rock at Gornergrat Look Towards Liskamm and the Gorner Glacier, Zermatt, Switzerland
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The name of Swiss Alps Resort quite obviously comes in your uncovering of Switzerland. It offers an amazing range of holidays and some of the most celebrated scenery of the world. From mountains and lakes, from sunshine and snowcaps, a peaceful traffic-free village, an Inghams summer holiday, the busy social holidays in cosmopolitan towns, and walking holidays are all obtainable during your Switzerland travel. 

The organized, just-so precision of Swiss towns is raged by the lofty grandeur of the landscapes. Switzerland may be neutral but definitely not tasteless at all. Now a days the intermingling of German, French and Italian elements has created a vigorous national culture, and the country's alpine landscapes have enough zing to refresh the most cynical traveler.

A trip to Switzerland is no more an expensive and pricey one. Several tour operator feature unique opportunities pertaining to Switzerland tourism, that you are not likely to find anywhere else. International flights are there in every now and then in your hospitality and service. The representatives of hotels in Switzerland are available at the airport to guide you with great meekness and generosity.


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Switzerland's Allure   by E Cho


Swiss chocolates, Swiss watches, Swiss Alps and even the Swiss banks... Switzerland has a unique cultural as well as professional flavor that people from all over the world want to experience. The country's neutral stand on world disputes and affairs propels their mystique as well as their richness. Known to be good natured, welcoming, and open minded you would certainly enjoy interaction with the Swiss if you were to try. When George Bernard Shaw used a Swiss soldier as the protagonist in Arms and the Man, he showed the very same feature of this proud people.
Once you set foot in Switzerland, finding a language to communicate with the locals is not a tough job with four official languages; German, French, Italian, and Romansh. If you were to speak in your mother tongue, you'll most probably find someone to speak it within your radius since it is a country of diverse culture.

Swiss culture is heavily influenced by its neighbors, with each canton or state practicing the standards denoted by the language spoken. In French speaking cantons, you'll notice that Edith Piaf's melodies are no strangers to their homes, and their food is enriched with their selections of antique wine. In Italian speaking cantons, you'll find that drinking cappuccino at the local cafes is heavenly. While in the German speaking ones, you'll realize that a lot people are more reserved and take pride in polishing their German cars and their 'infallible engine'.

View of Zurich, Switzerland from Hotel Zurich
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Switzerland, the Unique

The first wrist watch to be ever sold was manufactured in Geneva by the famous Patek Philippe & Co. Chocolate was first manufactured in Europe by Cailler - a Swiss factory - in 1819. Cailler was later on acquired by no other than the famous Nestlé. If you've been told that chocolate is bad for you, then it certainly isn't harming the Swiss that have a life expectancy of 83. Although Swiss chocolate is famous, almost half of it is actually consumed by the Swiss themselves, so if you're craving the exquisite taste, do it before it's too late!
Cheese Stall Outside Cheese Shop on Via Pessina, Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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Swiss banks maintain a neutral position to protect connections with its clients. The banks operate under the sometimes controversial conduct of banking secrecy; a tradition picked on in the Middle Ages and still in effect; so if you've got a thousand or two to hide from the Mrs. you'll probably find Swiss banks a safe haven for your World Cup trip money.

Swiss Food: Healthy is Cheap

Swiss food is quite simple, and the daily intake for an average Swiss is balanced and rich in vegetables, fruits, and bread. It is probably healthy because of the ludicrous prices on restaurants' menus; you can pay as much for a sandwich at a fast food joint as you would for a feast in other European countries! 

Interestingly enough though, the people in Zurich and Geneva, where the cost of living is fourth and sixth highest in the world respectively, have excellent purchasing power making the high prices negligible for the locals, even if not for tourists.

Tourist Lodging

For a tourist visiting Switzerland, renting a room might prove to be less costly than eating out, since accommodation rates are competitive. Houses in Switzerland are run-of-the-mill except for the local's fondness of growing flowers in pots and keeping their doorsteps clean.

Ski till you Drop

There is skiing to be had in Switzerland, even a child will tell you that, but the sunniest plateau in the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers skiing by the night as well. The fun is not just limited to the said resort though, night time skiing is a craze elsewhere too. Locals take pleasure in skiing and hiking, it would be wise to take their heed, however; be advised that they've been born on those slopes, so baby steps are the key.

Switzerland makes a perfect vacation spot yet can hit your wallet pretty hard. If you're planning to pay the Swiss a visit, make sure to pack your food and adventurous spirit for those along.


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Vacations - Swiss Riviera   by Jay Bauder

The Swiss Riviera is located on the shores of Lake Leman stretching from Geneva which is 99 km to the south and Montreux to the north east. With an abundance of sailboats dotting its shores, Lake Leman is the biggest fresh water lake in Western Europe and a pearl for travelers visiting Switzerland.
Most of French-speaking Switzerland is so appealing because it barely registers on the package tour circuit. You can swap a bus full of Japanese tourists shopping for cuckoo clocks in Lucern for a hillside of blooming narcissi or a wine village with spell-binding views and a deep blue-green gleam along Lake Leman.

Make your first glimpse of the Swiss Riviera, a playground for the rich and famous, from the window of a Panoramic train as it descends the snow-capped Alps upon French-style farmhouses adorned with terraced vineyards just beside you and Lake Leman.

Lake Leman possesses such grace with its calm azure waters and graceful swans patrolling underneath the medieval Chillon Castle. However, Chillon's history is no fairytale. 

Waterfront Pavement Cafes, Lucerne, Switzerland
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During Switzerland's witchcraft purges, dozens of women were tortured here while many others were incarcerated. Lord Bryon, who visited in 1816, wrote an epic poem about Francois Bonivard, the prisoner chained in the dungeons of Chillon.

Steep mountains and vineyards terraces mirror in the crystal clear waters of the lake, providing a feeling of complete harmony and relaxation. Discover the unique terraced vineyards of the wine growing village of Lavaux which represents the culture of the region. Why not take a stroll along exceptional landscape away from the road traffic and into ever changing colors of the over 50 vineyards alongside Lake Leman.
Chateau De Chillon, Lake Generva, Montreux, Switzerland
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Montreux is one of those places that seem to hold a certain tantalizing magic. With a sought after and mild microclimate, Montreux is spectacularly located at the shores of Lake Leman with the afternoon sunshine streaming across the lake. Visitors can marvel at a wide variety of well kept tropical plants lining the scenic ten km lakeside walk.

Lake Leman's summers are definitely Riviera-like, reaching a sweltering 95 F in mid July. Be sure to cool off at one of the many beaches and regattas in the summer months, surrounded on all sides by the Swiss and French Alps. Relatively speaking, winters can be quite mild, which explains the terraced vineyards and infamous banana and palm trees along the lakeshore.

Take a day trip on a classic Pullman rail car to the medieval village of Gruyere where you will witness cheese making demonstrations the traditional way. In the afternoon, enjoy Nestle's Callier chocolate factory located in Broc where you can indulge in the taste of pure chocolate heaven.

In high summer, ferries ply between the lakeside villages, spending much of your time afloat on the lake. Ferries also go to such areas as Geneva bound for Yvoire and Lausanne bound for Evian (source of the famous bottled water) in France. Such cultural attractions as the Nestle food museum and farmers markets open along the shores every Saturday to shoppers.

Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Shania Twain and Freddy Mercury all owned homes in Montreux and neighboring Vevey. Charlie Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life in Vevey, with a statue of him along the lakefront. One can only bask on a terrace at sunset and marvel at the huge expanse of green land and presence of mountains beyond.
While the Swiss Riviera is in some ways passe these days, new luxurious wellness centers have sprung along its shores to entice visitors to come rest and play. Come relax at such wellness centers as the Amrita Wellness Center at Le Montreux Palace, the Givenchy Spa at Le Mirador, the Puressens Spat at Hotel Trois Couronnes in Vevey and La Reserve Hotel and Spa in Geneva. Switzerland is renewing its spa reputation and millions have been spent to create everything you could possibly need to de-stress, detox, lose weight, tone up and bring mind and body back to optimal health.

It's quite easy to understand why once you catch a glimpse of the ambling quai des fleurs among the neighboring towns and villages you will never want to leave its beauty. You'd never tire of the ever changing panorama of lakes, alpine pinnacles, and twinkling villages. 

Chateau de Chillon on Lake Geneva, Chillon, Vaud, Switzerland
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Best of all, within a half-an-hour you can be high in the mountainous Alps enjoy various winter sports.

The people of the Swiss Riviera are very International. Don't worry if your French is a little rusty, as they are English friendly (among Switzerland's four national languages) and are happy to answer your questions. Make the Swiss Riviera your ideal spot for your next vacation at any time of the year.


About the Author - Jay is the web owner of Rental Cars, a website that provides information and resources on rental cars, vacations, airfare, hotels, and travel. You can visit his website at: Discount Hotels.

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