Useful Information about Switzerland

Discover Switzerland

map of Switzerland

Its central position in the middle of Europe makes land-locked Switzerland an ideal meeting & incentive destination in Europe. Thanks to the ease of accessibility offered by most of the airline companies, you can travel comfortably and direct to Switzerland. Not to be forgotten are the unique Swiss natural wonders, the beauty of the landscape and the variety of cultural attractions with the four different languages in the various regions and cities. The short distances within our country mean that a variety of regions can be covered in one visit: from breath-taking glacial, mountainous scenery to palms and vineyards in Mediterranean surroundings. Countless international event and meeting planners are aware of the fact that a successful event is marked, among other things, by varied scenery, good infrastructure and a high standard of service and social commitment. Switzerland can offer these criteria the whole year round.

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Swiss International Airlines: SWISS
Airports: Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lugano, Sion, Saanen-Gstaad and St.Moritz
Many of Europe’s main transport routes go across Switzerland. An extensive and well-built road network takes you comfortably and safely to the most remote places.

Europe 6° O – 11° O/ 46° N – 48° N


Lake village of Brissago 196 m in Canton Tessin

Dufourspitze (Monte Rosa) 4,634 m in Canton Valais

Jura – Middle land – Pre-alps – Alps

Berne, 123,000 inhabitants

Zurich, 400,000 inhabitants

Zurich, Berne, Geneva, Basle, Lucerne, Lugano, Lausanne and St. Gallen

Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein

Direct democracy, foundation of the Confederation 1 August 1291: settlement from 4000 B.C.

26 Cantons (administrative regions)

4 language regions: German 60 %, French 30 %, Italian 8%, Romansch 2%

7.9 million inhabitants, Catholic 46%, Protestant 44%, other world religions 10%

Swiss Franc (CHF); Stock Exchange Zurich SMI & SPI
Payment in Euro is possible, change given mostly in CHF. Cash in CHF and all other currencies can be imported and exported without restriction.

Banks open: Mon – Fri. 9.00 – 17.00
Shops: Mon – Fri 9.00 – 12.00 / 13.30 – 18.30 h / Sat. until 16.00/17.00

Central European Time: summer & winter GMT + 1 hour.

220 Volt, AC , Adapters are available in most hotels.

Switzerland is a holiday destination for every season with a continental climate.
In mountainous regions good hiking boots, warm clothing, sun and rain protection are imperative