Switzerland, the ‘Playground of Europe,’ earned its sobriquet from a book in 1870, written by Leslie Stephen after his extensive travels through this gorgeous land of mountains, lakes, and verdant pastures. The title sticks true today too as the great Swiss outdoors is all about hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, and invigorating swims.
What makes this landlocked country so breathtakingly beautiful is possibly its strategic location between the Swiss Plateau and two mountain ranges, the Alps and Jura. Switzerland never runs out of awe-inspiring scenery and is probably one of the most photographed countries on the planet. The rural countryside scattered with small scenic towns perched on high mountains or on the banks of the quintessential lake provides the perfect setting for some of the best photo ops.
Cities too are not short of places to point your camera at with some majestic architecture such as Lausanne‘s cathedral, Zurich‘s Grossmunster or Bern‘s charming medieval town. The country which ranks extremely high on the economic index is one of the richest and most developed in the world. Zurich, Geneva, and Basel sit at the top of the rankings in the world’s best cities to live in, with Zurich occupying the second spot. Zug, Switzerland’s tax haven is a magnet for the affluent, while the distinctive culture of the Swiss is showcased in the central gem, Lucerne.
Swiss cuisine is multifaceted with each region having its own distinct gastronomy based on the climate and language of the region. Velvety chocolate and delicious varieties of cheese rank high on the menu while top-quality wine is ever at hand to quench that thirst. Wine is probably Switzerland’s best-kept secret as the country is not generally associated with wine. One of the most probable reasons for Swiss wine not being known on the international circuit is that the Swiss drink almost all the wine that they produce, with just 1% being exported to Germany.

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