One of the nations in Central Europe is Switzerland (Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Svizra), a mountainous country across the north and south sides of the Alps, famous for its ski resorts, as St. Moritz, hiking trails, Swiss watches and chocolate. Its climate is generally temperate, with rainy, cold/snowy winters, and warm, humid summers, but it may vary greatly with altitude and depending on the regions. Find more information on the live weather cameras. All over the country, you will come across different types of landscapes, with picturesque villages and lakes, as Lake Lugano and Lake Geneva, where the Chillon Castle is located. The fact that this country is bordered by Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein may explain its four official languages — German, French, Italian and Romansh. Christianity is the predominant religion of the majority of the 8 million inhabitants.

As one of the world’s most developed countries, with finance and banking being key industries, Switzerland supports government transparency and civil liberties. It also offers a high quality of life standard, especially in Geneva and Zürich. Although Zürich is the largest and most famous city, Bern is the actual capital, where you can visit the Zytglogge clock tower. Basel, Lausanne (Vaud canton) and Winterthur are other major Swiss cities.

Other national landmarks are The Matterhorn Mountain, the Top of Europe building at Jungfraujoch and The Rhine Falls.

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