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Switzerland (German: die Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansh: Svizra), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

Capital: Berne

Population: 7581000

Area (sq. km): 41290

Languages: de-CH,fr-CH,it-CH,rm

Currency: Franc (CHF)

Domain: .ch

Phone code: 41

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Attractions in Switzerland

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Zermatt (français. Praborgne) is a municipality in the district of


The Lindenhof in the old town of Zürich is the historical site of t


The Kapellbrücke ('Chapel Bridge' in German) is a 204 m (670 ft) lo


The Üetliberg (also spelled Uetliberg, pronounced Шаблон:IPA in Zür


Grindelwald is a municipality in the district of Interlaken in the

Château de Gruyères

The Castle of Gruyères (in french: château de Gruyères), located in th

Jet d'Eau

The Jet d'Eau, or water-jet, is a large fountain in Geneva,

Rhine Falls

The Rhine Falls (Rheinfall in German) are the largest plain waterfalls

Château de Chillon

The Chillon Castle (Château de Chillon) is located on the shore of


The Gornergrat (English. Gorner Ridge; 3,135 m) is a rocky ridge of

Castillo de Castelgrande

Castillo de Castelgrande is a tourist attraction located in

Three Castles of Bellinzona

The Three Castles of Bellinzona are a group of fortifications located


Grimentz is a village in the district of Sierre in the Swiss canton of

Kunsthaus Zürich

The Kunsthaus Zürich houses one of the most important art museums in


The Zytglogge tower is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland.

Kunstmuseum Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the largest and most significant public


The Schilthorn is a 2,970 metre high summit in the Bernese Alps in

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Hotels in Berne

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Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern

starting $342

Best Western Hotel Bern

starting $126

Hotel Bären am Bundesplatz

starting $131

Hotel Savoy

starting $208

Hotel Kreuz Bern AG

starting $142

Hotel Metropole

starting $90