An Overview of Switzerland for Travelers

The official name of Switzerland is the Swiss Confederation.

If you are considering visiting Switzerland, you should know something about the country.

An Overview of Switzerland for Travelers

Switzerland is uniquely positioned in Europe because it sits on the crossroads of many routes.

Although not as important in modern times, the geographic position explains the odd situation where the official languages of the country are German, Italian and Romansch.

French is widely spoken in the west and English is prevalent throughout the country.

There is no language unique to Switzerland…Switzerish perhaps.

Switzerland is a very modern country rating at or near the top of all living standards in the world.

Literacy rates are near 100 percent, 25 percent of adults hold diplomas from higher education and religious freedom is guaranteed.