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Area: 41 284 km²
Capital: Bern
Population: 8,000,000 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Availability: No special safety risks.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
May, June and September are the best months to travel to Switzerland. This will avoid the long cold winter and mass tourism.
January, February and March are the best months for a skiing holiday in Switzerland.

German (Swiss German), French, Italian and Romansh are the official languages ​​in Switzerland. In addition there include Serbo-Croatian, Albanian, Portuguese, English and Spanish spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not required.

Immunization (vaccination)
Before visiting Switzerland, you do not need vaccinations.

Money and Money
In Switzerland, paid with the Swiss franc (CHF).

Traffic and route
In Switzerland you have to drive on the right side of the road.
For driving on all motorways in Switzerland is a toll sticker is required.
The toll sticker valid for cars, motorcycles and trailers, each with a total weight of 3500 kg.
The vignette is available at one of the ANWB stores and the Swiss border.

In Switzerland, sometimes an adapter is needed.

Tap water
The tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Switzerland can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Switzerland, visit Abyznewslinks .

Websites ending in .ch from Switzerland.
Official website of Switzerland: myswitzerland.com .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Switzerland.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Switzerland.

Public and school holidays
The national holiday of Switzerland falls on 1 August.
All other holidays in Switzerland can be found at Beleven.org .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Switzerland can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Switzerland can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube, Beleven.org, Waarbenjijnu.nl, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.