Switzerland Travel Advice

Switzerland Travel Advice

General travel information for Switzerland Continent: Europe Geographical location: Central Europe, Western Alps Highest elevation: Dufourspitze (4634 m above sea level) Longest river: Rhine (375 km in Switzerland) Form of government: Federal Republic System of Government: Directory system Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh Neighboring countries: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Liechtenstein Capital: Bern Area: Approx. 41,285 […]

Switzerland Animals

Switzerland Animals and Plants

Which plants can be found in Switzerland? Since the climate in Switzerland is very different depending on the region, different plants also grow there. Above all, there are many tree species to be found in Switzerland. A third of Switzerland is covered by forests. Conifers can be found in the higher elevations and deciduous trees […]

Switzerland cheese

Switzerland Food

Eating in Switzerland What do the Swiss like to eat? There is no supra-regional Swiss cuisine, the regions are too different for that. So you will either find something typical regional or something international, which we would also find here. However, the chocolate bar is very typical for Switzerland. All Swiss know this one. What’s […]

Switzerland in World War II

Switzerland History

The early days People lived in the area that is Switzerland today as far back as the Paleolithic Age. Cro-Magnon people lived mainly in what is now the Jura Mountains region. The Cro-Magnon man belongs to Homo sapiens. This is us! It was named after the place where it was found in France, where the […]

Swiss Guard

Switzerland Traditions

What is the Basel Carnival? You surely know Carnival or Mardi Gras or Mardi Gras. Carnival is said in the south-west of Germany and that’s what it is called in Switzerland. However, Carnival in Basel only begins on the Monday after Ash Wednesday. And she always starts with the Morgestraich and that is very early […]