Tourism & Culture

Tourism is big business in Switzerland for good reason. With some of the highest mountains on the continent, bustling urban centres and colourful Swiss festivals, Switzerland boasts a unique array of things to see and do.

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Tourism today

Tourism is a key source of Switzerland’s income, although nowadays Swiss travelling abroad spend almost as much as foreign tourists coming here. ...

Historical development

Switzerland only became a tourist destination a century and a half ago, thanks largely to naturalists, the Romantics and outdoor enthusiasts. In ...

Customs and festivals

From Carnival to yodelling festivals, Swiss customs and traditions are as varied as each of the cantons in the confederation. The brassy ...

City and regional guides

While Switzerland is perhaps best known for its outstanding natural beauty, the country’s main urban centres offer a diverse and lively array of ...

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