Known the world over for its ability to produce coveted watches and divine chocolate, Switzerland also produces endless types of cheese. Furthermore, it is abundant in glass-like lakes, towering mountains and sophisticated cities and uniquely in Europe, it has four official languages - German, Italian, French and Romansh - which also helps add to its varied appeal.

TIME ZONE: Summer: GMT +2 hours, Winter +1 hour | CURRENCY: Swiss Franc (CHF). credit cards widely accepted and ATMs regularly available. | LANGUAGES: There are four official languages - German in central and eastern areas, French in the west and Italian in the south and Romansh mainly in the southeast (especially the canton of Graubunden). English is widely spoken. |