Switzerland Travel Guide

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The paradox of Switzerland pitches rustic friendliness against high-tech urban efficiency. While the crude harmony of cowbells echoes in the velvet mountain pastures of the Berner Oberland, digital screens tick off beef futures in Zurich. Switzerland is a haven of private banking, serious shopping, major music festivals, fabulous art collections, palace hotels, state-of-the-art spas, and some of the finest gastronomy in the world. This home of William Tell, birthplace of the Red Cross, and one of the world's oldest democracies also boasts extraordinary scenery—lakes and valleys, craggy peaks.

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