PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Let’s travel to Switzerland and see amazing photos from there!

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What is the first thing you think of when you think of Switzerland? The mighty Matterhorn mountain. It’s an icon for Switzerland. Above, is one of the best photos I have seen of this mountain, and thanks to Pixabay for this amazing photo. Follow along now as we learn more about this beautiful country.

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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

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grizzly bear beside river and trees
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The climate is temperate, but varies with altitude. Switzerland has cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters and cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers.

Switzerland is known for its mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) but it also has a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes. The highest point is Dufourspitze at 4,634m while Lake Maggiore is only 195m above sea level.

brown house under blue skies photography
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photo of two red trains
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Is Switzerland very expensive?

Switzerland is rated the most expensive country in the world to visit, with Geneva and Zurich being two of the ten most expensive cities to live in. And because visiting Switzerland so expensive, it’s easy to see why so many people skip over the country and wait until they are older and (hopefully) wealthier.

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Do they speak English in Switzerland?

English is quite widely spoken across Switzerland as a whole, with around two thirds of the total population estimated to be able to speak some English. Tourists should be able to get by fine with just English. … Switzerland actually has four official languages – German, French, Italian and Romansh.

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What is Switzerland famous for?

8 Things Switzerland Is Most Famous For

  • Famous Lindt Chocolate Box. Want to try some Swiss Chocolates? Click Here: Swiss chocolate
  • Swiss Fondue Pot Filled With Yummy Melted Cheese. Click: Fondue pot
  • The One Franc Coin – Swiss Currency.
  • The Swiss Army Is Very Well Trained.
  • The Famous Swiss Army Knife. Click here to see the knives: swiss army knife
  • Rolex Watches Are The Top Brand In Switzerland. See Rolex: Rolex
  • Swiss Trains Can Go Almost Anywhere.
  • The MatterhornSwiss Alps. Click: Matterhorn
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Which part of Switzerland is the most beautiful?

InterlakenThe Interlaken area of Switzerland is by far one of the most breathtaking areas in the country. The region comprises Lake Thun, Lake Brienz, and the cities that dot the lakes or sit between them, like the city of Interlaken.

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Switzerland Travel Donts

As a rule Swiss do not like noise and dislike others make jokes about them. Do not address someone by their first name until invited to do so. Use surnames and titles instead. Do not give expensive or extravagant gifts which can be viewed as tacky or bribery.

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Beginning next Monday, April 12th, we will start: 10 days of a mini course: “DEVELOPING YOUR EYE FOR BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY” ! A special tip every day – for 10 days. Don’t miss it.

Published by 123photogo

I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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