Switzerland is a very sophisticated country, very wealthy and enjoys a mountainous landscape. Switzerland is a famous ski resort, as well as being famous for its cheese, chocolate and watches. There is plenty to be done in Switzerland, including sightseeing. There are a lot of historical buildings and pathways for you to explore, as well as more scenic areas, such as the mountains. Hotels in Switzerland are of a high quality, from luxury options, to family options, to simple options. Bed and breakfasts are becoming increasingly popular, however there are many other board basis as well.
With over 50,000km of marked trails, hiking is an activity not to be missed. There are also many mountain sports that you can enjoy, such as climbing, ice-climbing, snowboarding, deep-snow skiing and glacier walking. Cycling can also be done and you can choose between easy and challenging routes. Bike hire is available so you do not need your own. Lake cruises and ferry trips are also available and give you the perfect opportunity to take in sights around you. The theatre is a popular stop, with many productions put on most nights. Europe's highest ever cable car can be found in Switzerland at the Little Matterhorn in Zermatt. Once you have reached the top, you can then ski back down to the bottom on one of the longest ski runs in Europe. There are many health resorts to enjoy to help you relax and enjoy your holiday that much more.
Swiss cuisine is very varied and includes many different ingredients, such as cheese, meat and wine. A service charge is included in restaurant bills and a further tip is not necessary. Most of the towns and resorts in Switzerland have nightclubs where you can listen to music and dance the night away. Cinemas, theatres and an orchestra can also be found in the main cities. Some bars and restaurants put on entertainment for you as well. Zurich is the best place for nightlife, with bars and nightclubs staying open until late. Shopping in Switzerland is good, with many chocolates and cheeses available, as well as clothing, crafts and usual department store finds.
Switzerland has varied weather thanks to the ranges of altitude. The highest peaks are snow covered throughout the year, with the lower points being fairly dry. The summer temperatures can reach around 25°C in July, however the summer is when you will also see the most rainfall. The valleys tend to be bright and sunny in the summer and misty and foggy in the winter, with temperatures as low as -3°C.