Switzerland holidays. Holiday rentals and tourist information

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Switzerland is known for many things, chocolates and watches being the most noted when it comes to goods. Although Switzerland is one of the smallest countries of the world, it is also one of the richest. In addition to that, Switzerland is also known for its banks and political neutralism. If you are a tourist, keen on visiting Switzerland, many of these factors may not interest you but the scenery and products might.

Switzerland is borded by four countries; Italy, Germany, France, and Austria. It is also known as the land of Alps as Switzerland is wholly located in Alps. For many tourists visiting Switzerland, Alps is the single most reason for their visit as it offers world's most breathtaking scenery. When you go to Switzerland, you do not have to make an extra effort to see the Alps, as you are literally living and walking on top of them.

Places not to miss include Chillon Castle, one of the most magnificent castles in Switzerland, consisting of 100 buildings and having roots back to the 11th century.

Skiing is one of the most favorite sports in Switzerland. Many people visit for the excellent skiing conditions and events. Zermatt is popularly known as one of the main and best skiing attraction in Switzerland. It is located at the bottom of Matterhorn, a place well noted for peaks of Alps. Although skiing fans take the maximum advantage of enjoyment at Zermatt, people who are not interested in skiing can also enjoy the scenery, food, and the city.

Built in 1891, Geneva Jet D'eau is one of the most famous fountains of the world and one of the prominent land marks of Geneva as well. This is also known as one of the tallest fountains in the world, projecting water over 140 meters.

Whilst in Geneva, the Swiss Transport Museum is worth a visit. The museum houses many exhibits including planes, locomotives, ships etc. and it probably is the best place to witness fine Swiss craftsmanship.

Apart from the famous tourist attractions and pastimes, Switzerland has many other things to offer. First of all, be sure to enjoy Swiss chocolates and indulge in the variety of flavors and sizes for Switzerland is world renowned for its highest quality chocolate production. There are many chocolate factories around the country where you can take a tour and see how your favorite candy is produced. In addition to that, allowing yourself the luxury of wearing Swiss watches is a must. So make sure you allocate a portion of your travel budget to experience and purchase the world's best watches.

Travelling by train around Switzerland is easy due to its much advanced and widely established railway system. If you are travelling through Europe to get in to Switzerland, you could either drive or use the train. But remember that many tourists from around the world will need a separate visa to enter Switzerland from any other European country. Driving your way through the alps can be an awesome, once in a life time experience, however special care needs to be taken because the roads can be extremely wet and are twisty.

Summer is much less crowded in Switzerland and is the ideal time to visit for that walking or cycling holiday. Also the mountain passes are open before the heavy winter.