Switzerland is a small mountainous country located in central Europe. German, French, Italian, and Rumantsch are the four official languages of the country and are spoken in the different cantons. Switzerland is well-known for the Alps, watches, clocks, cheese, and chocolate. Click below to learn about the Swiss culture.

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Switzerland contains 13 cantons (also known as regions). Each region has its own unique characteristics and ways of life. Ticino has an Italian flair, Zurich is top of leisure and pleasure, and Aargau is well-known for its art and culture. There is a canton for every lifestyle. Click below to learn more about Switzerland's cantons and geography.

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Watch as sled dogs cross the resorts of Leysin, les Mosses and Diablerets and finish the race in Gryon. A great event for these adorable dogs and their mushers. TansAlp Vaudoise is the first sled dog competition reserved for pure breeds: Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds and Greenland Dogs.

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zurich

Zurich is a global center for banking and finance. It's located on the north end of Lake Zurich. The central Altstadt reflects its pre-medieval past.

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lucerne

Lucerne is a compact city with well-preserved medieval structures. It sits in the middle of scenic snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne.

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grindelwald

Grindelwald is a village located in the Bernese Alps. The mountains make it one of the most popular destinations for holidays with tons of activities.

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When it comes to cuisine and places to stay, options are endless in Switzerland. Cheese, chocolate, potatoes, and bread are mouthwatering, plentiful and a part of many dishes. Some recommended dining and lodging pairings are Le Dezaley and Youthhostel Zurich hotel, the Old Swiss House and Hotel Alpha Lucerne, and Bistro Memory and Hotel Jungfrau Lodge.

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