The picturesque mountains of Switzerland
attract as many tourists in summer as in winter, with the sunny promise of hiking in glorious wildflower meadows criss-crossed by streams, and in winter months the sharp cool air and adrenaline rush of skiing on some of the best pistes in the world.
Clean and efficient as well as naturally beautiful, Switzerland
is a very prosperous country known for producing watches and penknives, and of course for its varieties of cheese such as Emmental, and its fine chocolate.
The capital, Bern
, is a pretty medieval city which sits on the river Aare. However the cultural capital of Switzerland
is said to be Zurich
, a vibrant city with more than fifty museums and over a hundred galleries, with a young and dynamic nightlife.
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