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The climate of Basel: when to go to Basel

The climate of the city of Basel is a continental climate, but due to its location Basel enjoys the warmest and less foggy and less rainy climate in Switzerland. The average minimum temperatures are normally below zero in the months ...

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Basel: the second largest city in Switzerland

Basel is the second largest urban area in Switzerland (166,000 inhabitants, 700,000 the urban area) and is also the capital of the canton of the same name. Located along a bend in the Rhine River in northwestern Switzerland, bordering France ...

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The climate of Bern: when to go to Bern

The climate of Bern is characterized by a pre-Alpine continental climate, with rather abundant rainfall especially in the summer months. The average minimum temperatures are normally below zero between the months of December and February, reaching a minimum of -3.6 ...

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Bern: a medieval historic center of great beauty

Bern (about 130,000 inhabitants), is the federal capital of Switzerland. The city stands at 540 meters above sea level, overlooking the Alps. The historic center is located in a meander of the Aare river which surrounds the old town on ...

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Zurich: one of the cities with the highest quality of life

Zurich is the main city in Switzerland, as well as being the capital of the canton of the same name. The city, which has 370,000 inhabitants that exceed one million with the urban area, is at an altitude of over ...

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The climate of Zurich: when to go to Zurich

The climate of Zurich is continental-alpine, characterized by cold winters and mild summers. As in all of Switzerland, rainfall is quite abundant especially in the summer months. The average minimum temperatures are normally below zero in the months between December ...

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Zermatt: famous ski center on the slopes of the Matterhorn

Zermatt with the Matterhorn peak in the background, Switzerland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Zermatt is a famous Valais holiday resort. This renowned ski resort is located at the bottom of a valley (Mattertal) at the foot of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa group in the Valais Alps (Walliser Alpen) in southern Switzerland, ...

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The climate of Zermatt: when to go to Zermatt

Valais is characterized by a pleasant, very dry and particularly mild climate until late autumn. The climate favors Zermatt, located at over 1,600 meters above sea level, thanks to its position facing south, protected from the wind and guaranteed snow ...

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The climate of Lucerne: when to go to Lucerne

The climate of the city of Lucerne is continental-alpine, characterized by a rainy season corresponding to the summer and late spring months, and by a drier season during the autumn and winter months. Temperatures are cold in winter and mild ...

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Lucerne: an enchanting city on Lake Lucerne

Lucerne (60,000 inhabitants) is a beautiful town in central Switzerland, the capital of the canton of Lucerne, overlooking the Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee). The city is set in a beautiful landscape of water and mountains, on which stand the Rigi mountains ...

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St. Moritz: the most fashionable tourist resort in Switzerland

St. Moritz, Grisons, Switzerland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

St. Moritz is probably the most famous and worldly tourist resort in Switzerland. The town is located in the upper Engadine in the canton of Grisons, in south-eastern Switzerland, near the border with Italy, and stands along the lake of ...

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Switzerland power plugs and sockets, telephones

SWITZERLAND: DOCUMENTS If you are a European citizen, to visit Switzerland you only need a personal identity card valid for expatriation or a personal passport. Children and minors must have their own passport / identity card. For citizens of other ...

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How to get to Switzerland. Flights to Switzerland

HOW TO GET TO SWITZERLAND: FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS Switzerland maintains regular air connections to almost all the capitals of Europe. The most important airport in the country is Zurich. The other international airports of Switzerland are Geneva Airport (Geneva International ...

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Matterhorn: the most spectacular mountains in the Alps

Matterhorn (Cervino), Switzerland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Cervino-Matterhorn (4,478 meters), called monte Cervino in Italian, Mont Cervin in French and Matterhorn in German is one of the most famous and photographed mountains of Europe. The Matterhorn is located in the Central Alps, on the border between ...

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The climate of Switzerland: when to go to Switzerland

Switzerland has a mixed alpine and continental climate characterized by great variability with abrupt and sudden changes in weather conditions and an abundant rainfall particularly in summer months. The factors that affect the climate of the country are the altitude, ...

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Switzerland tourist attractions: what to see in Switzerland

Matterhorn (Cervino), Switzerland. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The tourist attractions of Switzerland are par excellence the green pastures, the alpine lakes and the majestic mountains of the Alpine chain. In this country, natural attractions are undoubtedly the main reason for a visit. The direct contact with nature, ...

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Switzerland: nature, pastures, mountains and glaciers

Switzerland (Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft/Confédération suisse/Confederazione Svizzera/Confederaziun svizra) is a federal state located along the Alps north of Italy and divided into 26 cantons. The country is bordered to the north by Germany and France, to the east by Austria, Liechtenstein and ...

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