Is that the faint sound of yodelling we hear? Forget the stereotypes of lederhosen, mountain goats and cuckoo clocks, the Switzerland of the 21st century is very à la mode – perfect for a luxury
holiday! Something for the linguists, in this incredible country there are four dialects at work (French, German, Italian and Romansh), creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere that’s totally unique. If this hasn’t got your sense of adventure
and curiosity whetted then don’t worry, there’s plenty more to tempt you.
slickers should consider Switzerland as its metropolitan side is bigger and more booming than ever. Its capital Bern, as well as the über stylish Zürich, are major players on the European city
scene. Both feature impressive feats of contemporary architecture, after dark destinations to die for and the very best in culinary spots among other fabulous attributes.
Those who like to get ahead of the game in art, food, fashion and even science are sure to love coming here as the zeitgeist of the country is superbly avant-garde. Exceptional innovations like the large hadron collider in C.E.R.N, the edgy galleries of Geneva and the gourmet dining destinations of Lausanne all show Switzerland as a futuristic European destination.
But let’s be honest, the adventurous
nature-lovers and sport
enthusiasts among you will be coming for the Eden-esq Switzerland of Heidi and Night Train to Lisbon, and there’s plenty of that to go around! Whether you want to sit among the Swiss meadows of wildflowers in summer, indulging in lakeside watersports
or donn your furs and whizz through the powder-like snow of the mountain resorts, Switzerland has ample provisions. In particular, Zermatt, St Moritz and Verbier are considered to be some of the continent’s top spots for winter sports
and eye-wateringly beautiful alpine scenery.
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
Invest in a Swiss Travel Pass which is not only super convenient as it covers unlimited travel by rail, bus and boat, but also offers free entrance to more than 500 museums and exhibitions!