Located in central Europe, Switzerland is a wonderland for nature and chocolate lovers alike. Famous for its high peaks and dazzling likes, this expensive country is a great destination and has so much to offer.

I lived in Geneva from 2017 to 2019 while I worked for the United Nations there, so I traveled my fair share throughout the country.

Have you visited Switzerland? How did you find it? Let me know in the comments below!

WELCOME TO Switzerland!

Basic facts

  • Population: 8.7 million
  • Currency: Swiss franc (CHF). Check the current exchange rate here.
  • Language: Switzerland is so diverse there are 4 official languages (French, German, Italian and Romansh).
  • Territories: the country is divided into 26 states known as ´cantons´.
  • Main cities: Bern (capital), Zürich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne.
  • Fun fact: Switzerland features more than 7000 lakes!

Things to do

Visit the capital city of Bern and say hi to the bears!

Explore Geneva and the surrounding lake Léman

Eat plenty of chocolate and Gruyère cheese


If you´re into food and or chocolate, welcome to your food heaven!

When it comes to chocolate, Switzerland is a paradise. The country is renowned for it and there are various brands you can´t go wrong with. My favorite was Läderach but other good ones include Lindt, Toblerone, Nestlé or Sprüngli.

In terms of cheese, the country is famous for the Gruyère, Emmental, Tête de Moine or Vacherin varieties. The delicious fondue is typically made of some of these.

Good to know when travelling to Switzerland

  • Switzerland is one of the most expensive countries on Earth, so plan accordingly to minimize your spending!
  • Depending on which Canton you’re in, locals might speak French, German or Italian or even Romansh!

More about Switzerland…

Get inspired by my trips around the country and read my travel-related blog posts!


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