Switzerland: a photographic guide

Switzerland: a photographic guide
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Renowned and revered for its landscape, the landlocked nation of Switzerland wows its fair share of tourists.

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In fact over 105,000 Australians visited in 2012 making it one of Europe's most popular destinations.

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It is also one of the old continent's most mature countries with a formal alliance of the Swiss Confederacy dating back to 1291, some 722 years ago.

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This history plays out in the quaint villages that cling to mountainsides and dot the nation's 1500 pristine, which are estimated to contain 6% of the continent's fresh water stocks. 

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Such a varied & wild environment has led Lonely Planet to dub Switzerland – better known for its clocks, chocs & cheese – as a winter and summer sports paradise with iconic household names of the Matterhorn, St Moritz &
Zermatt conjuring a playground of outdoor pursuits.

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Meanwhile the cities of Zurich, Geneva & Basel offer some of the best standard of living in the world according to the Mercer Quality of Living Index as well as immaculate avenues of designer shopping & a cosmopolitan cafe culture.

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For those wanting to sample all that Switzerland has to offer, Insight Vacations has a 14-day Country Roads of Switzerland itinerary starting from $4165.

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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