Creased by the Swiss Alps, portraying the nature in its most beautiful form, Switzerland is a small multi-cultural, multi-lingual country located in central Europe. The principal language of Switzerland is German followed by French and other languages. The five countries - Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein - share the border with this scenic place. It is a focal point of international air, road and rail traffic and easily accessible from major European cities and centres within few hours.
Switzerland's main international airports of Zurich and Geneva are among the most modern airports in Europe. They are served by the leading airlines of nearly 100 countries. Smaller international airports are located in Basel, Berne and Lugano.
Switzerland is also served by fast reliable inter-European rail services from at least a dozen countries. Daily rail services operate from major cities in Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, France, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Scandinavia, and the Benelux countries. Most trains offer dining cars, bars and a wide range of other amenities and - for night journey - comfortable sleeping compartments.
For travellers arriving by roadways, Switzerland is linked to Europe's extensive motorway network. Even Cross-border travel is trouble free, with the minimum of delay and formalities.