Switzerland Map: why holiday there?
A Cog Railcar grinds up the steep incline of Mount Pilatus, near Lucerne in Switzerland.
One of Europe’s best organized but totally cool countries, Switzerland is an oddity that demands a visit, and not just in wintertime.
Tourists will find car-free, super-eco towns at the feet of humongous mountains, adrenalin activities galore from zorbing down hillsides encased in rubber balls to wild canyoning and dramatic windsurfing on perfect lakes, chocolate-box villages, vibrant cities buzzing with entertainment, good – though rich and heavy – food and a transport system that is second only to the Japanese in timekeeping and reliability.
Switzerland is also extremely safe – though a touch heavy on the surveillance – and most locals speak several languages including English.