For several hundred years, tourists have come to experience Switzerland and its impressive nature of the high alps, raging rivers, large lakes and waterfalls and various cities with their unique range of art and culture.
Four languages in Switzerland
Switzerland has always been multicultural and exciting. The country has four official languages, two confessions and understood in a clever way to provide citizens and tourists the experience of a well-functioning country with a sense of quality and order.
In the 18th century, Switzerland was one of the goals for young nobles’ educational travels through Europe. They were more attached to the country’s history and cultural monuments than the nature, landscape and street life.
H.C. Andersen in Switzerland
The greatest among the travelling poets who visited Switzerland was the Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen. In his travel books and fairy tales he tells about his experiences in Wallis, at Lake Lucerne and the Jura mountains. H. C. Andersen managed to visit 22 of the 23 cantons in Switzerland.
The poet’s praise of travel experiences helped getting Swiss tourism to flourish in the 19th century.
Luxury in Switzerland
Upper class tourists from Europe and abroad were frequently holidaying in Switzerland and luxurious hotels were promptly built to accommodate and serve them. The landscape was made accessible and the guests got to know not only the nature but also the daily life, culture, traditional folk costumes and parties of Switzerland.
Amazing opportunities in Switzerland
What today leads many to visit Switzerland is the pristine stunning scenery, the many cultural relics and a wealth of exciting activity offerings both during winter and summer seasons. These activities are mountain hiking, biking, river rafting, balloon rides, snowboarding and much more.
For people who want to live and work in Switzerland, the attractions are surely the pleasant climate, the vast cultural offerings, combined with a comfortable tax and consequently higher disposable income for consumption.