A patchwork of languages and cantons, Switzerland is depicted by alpine peaks, legendary ski resorts, thick forests and lush green meadows, to which you can add meticulously preserved traditional villages and pleasant towns. While the countryside, which seems to have stepped out of a picture book, is clearly heaven for hikers, you don't have to be a hot-shot alpinist to admire Switzerland's treasures. Hop on board a cable car for a closer glimpse of the mythical Cervin; a train for a jaw-dropping journey up into the clouds to Jungfraujoch pass; a car to admire the magical Rhône glacier; or a boat for an unforgettable cruise on the four canton lake... Skiing is however the order of the day in the renowned resorts of Zermatt and St-Moritz! Townies will not be disappointed either and can choose from cosmopolitan Geneva, cultural Zurich or medieval Basle, which are just a few of the country's inviting cities. If you then add the prospect of wholesome food, fine wines and alpine meadow festivals... Well, Switzerland's reputation of staid may just have flown out of the window!