With four national languages, Switzerland is a wonderful mix of cultures. The country is filled with spectacular scenery and skiing and snowboarding opportunities abound – from the mountainous Jungfrau region to the famous Matterhorn mountain peak.

The country is anything but the sleepy image its picture postcard landscapes might inspire, with lively Lausanne on the banks of Lake Geneva and the annual Montreux Jazz Festival among the biggest draws. So, whether you want to source the country’s best cheese or chocolate, or enjoying the Alpine art of yodelling, use our map of Switzerland below to plan your trip.

Once you’ve seen the big sights, think about losing yourself in Bern, where the medieval street plan has remained the same for five hundred years or explore Geneva, known as both the city of peace and the smallest of big cities. Whichever you think best describes the city on the lake, you’ll find plenty to explore, from the Musée d’Art et Histoire, jewellery shops in the backstreets of the Old Town and the landmark jet d’eau.

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