Switzerland has an area of 41,285 square kilometres (15,940 square miles). The productive area – that is, the area without the lakes, rivers, unproductive vegetation and no vegetation at all – covers 30,753 square km (11,870 square miles).
It measures 220 kilometers (137 miles) from north to south and 350 km (217 miles) from east to west.
The Jura, the Plateau and the Alps form the three main geographic regions of the country.
Switzerland has a population of 8 million. Population density is high, with 193 people per square km (500 per square mile) of the productive area in 2008. In the agglomerations, which cover about 20% of the total surface area, the density is 590 per square km (1528 per square mile).
Switzerland at a glance
Please note that Switzerland remains with the Swiss franc, usually indicated as CHF. While Switzerland is not part of the European Union and thus is not obliged to convert to the Euro, many prices are nonetheless indicated in euros so that visitors may compare prices.
Merchants may accept euros but are not obliged to do so. Change given back to the client will most likely be in Swiss francs.
The Swiss franc comes in the following denominations:
5, 10, 20, 50 Cents and 1, 2, 5 Francs
10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 Francs
Day 1: Arrival in Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Proceed TO Interlaken
The perfect way to start your holiday arrive Zurich & connect to the train station from just below the airport & board the train that will take you to Interlaken. On arrival into Interlaken make your way to the Hotel & relax for the rest of the day. Enjoy the salubrious environs & walk along the long promenades. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Excursion to Jungfraujoch
Enjoy a delightful breakfast and board the famous Jungfrau train and travel to Kliene Scheidegg via Lauerbrunnen. Reach the beautiful Swiss snow peaks Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe which is the highest station of Europe. Get panoramic views over the borders of Switzerland on the Sphinx vantage terrace ? 3571 m. Tour on the history & construction of the Jungfrau Railway at the Alpine Sensation. See the impressive ice sculptures, 30 metres under the surface of glacier at the Ice Palace. Enjoy the fun Snow activities like the summer skiing & snowboarding, sledge & zip line & also have a unique shopping experience at Top of Europe. Dive into the fascinating world of chocolate. Visit the Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven at 3,454 metres above sea level offering selection of Lindt’s finest chocolate. Enjoy a hot meal in one of the 5 restaurants there.You may also explore the range of international restaurants. Return back to Interlaken.
Day 3: Full Day Tour of Mount Titlis
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and take an exciting morning tour of Mount Tiltis. Board your train and travel to Engelberg from where you will board a gondola that drives up to the Trubsee. Continue your journey to Mount Tiltis on Tiltis Rotair cablecar, the world’s first revolving gondola. While in the cable car, admire the majestic glaciers of the Central Switzerland’s highest mountain. Also visit the glacier cave and enjoy a ride on the Ice Flyer Chairlift.The Ice Flyer chair lift sweeps you smoothly and safely over crisp, virgin snow fields and icy depths.Immerse yourself in the sweet world of chocolate at the Chocolate Shop which is located on the 3rd floor of the Titlis mountain station. Enjoy a pizza at the highest Pizzeria in the world and much more. The ice flier is a big hit with the family.With loads to do at the peak, more than half a day is a must. Return back to Interlaken later in the afternoon or early evening and spend the rest of the time at any of the restaurants dotting the city or just walking along the lake. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 4 Departure from Interlaken
Today early morning, check-out from your hotel. You will need to take a train to from Interlaken to Zurich Airport (Flaghafen). Once you reach Zurich Airport, check-in to catch your return flight back home.
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