Population 7.9 million
Area 41,293 sq km
Languages German, French, Italian, Romansch
Currency Swiss Franc (Fr.)
Capital Bern (population: 131,791)
International phone code t+41
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Night-skiing, sledging and melted cheese in Switzerland
Rough Guides editor and adrenalin junkie Helen Abramson is charmed by night-skiing and scared witless by sledging in Adelboden, Switzerland. I sit looking out …03 Oct 2014 • Helen Abramson insert_drive_file Article
10 of the best GoPro videos
Since GoPro was founded in 2004, they’ve inspired photographers to capture the world from a new angle. Today there’s a huge range of small and versatile wa…03 Oct 2014 • Eleanor Aldridge insert_drive_file Article