A variety of picturesque landscapes, soft climate and surplus of water sports and other entertainments have provided to Lake Constance an inexhaustible flow of tourists and vacationers especially in summer months.
Sonnenstube (sun porch), as the canton of Ticino is nicknamed in German-speaking Switzerland, thanks to more than 2,300 sunshine hours it receives every year compared to 1,700 for Zurich, for example, is Swiss southernmost canton, bordering with Italy, which attracts millions of tourists from abroad and Swiss residents as well, because of its mild climate, so different from other Swiss Alpine regions.
The city of Lausanne is located in the southwest of Switzerland and it is the capital of the French-speaking canton of Vaud. The proximity of France and its influence, grace, charm, ease, generally and atmosphere is beyond any words. Lausanne is one of the cultural centers of the country that stands on the northern coast of Lake Geneva. The city is famous for the majestic Gothic cathedral of St. Francis (1145 – 1275) towering over an old part of the city with its original houses and old bridges over the Flon and Louve rivers.
Zermatt is a resort town in Switzerland, the German-speaking population of the canton of Valais. The town of Zermatt is located at the upper end of Mattertal at an elevation of 1 620 m, at the foot of Switzerland’s highest peaks. Zermatt offers many options of rest in winter and in summer – mountain skiing and a snowboard, rest with children, photo tours and gastronomic travel. Huge choice of hotels, chalets and apartments allows easily organizing an ideal holiday.
Chocolate, cheese and watches, rich history and traditions, stunning nature and beautiful architecture, where centuries old and new blends effortlessly together, financial stability and prosperity and so on and on – Switzerland is rich in so many things it’s hard to count, but its main treasure, without a doubt, is the Swiss Alps.
The following list of all Swiss cantons placed in order of their accession along with their coats of arms, capitals, the territorial and population size, short interesting information about them and official languages.
Basel is a cosmopolitan, modern and “young” city in Switzerland that is located in the north of the country, on the river Rein, on the border with Germany and France. It is the third biggest city with population of 175,000 inhabitants in the country after Zurich and Geneva.
Switzerland is the only Federal semi-direct democracy under multi-party parliamentary directorial republic in the world. Thus, the Swiss Confederation, as it is officially known, is a federation that consists of cantons.
Interlaken is a Swiss town and municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern with the population of 5,000 people.
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Swiss Alps and on the shores of crystal blue Lake Lucerne, entwined by an equally blue ribbon of the river Reuss, this beautifully idyllic place, full of intricately decorated houses with centuries-old ornaments, towers and spires, which are proudly rising in the blue skies similarly to neighbouring mounts Pilatus and Rigi, without a doubt justifies the claim of being the most beautiful city in Switzerland. Continue reading “Interesting things about Lucerne and top 15 places to see while you are there”