Beautiful Switzerland is the model of successful multiculturalism. In country of around 8 million inhabitants where German, French, Italian and Romansch (a nephew of Latin that survives in the east) are all official languages, you glide quickly and easily from one language, canton or culture to another via stunning Alpine scenery on the swish intercity trains. Life is good in Switzerland.
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Along with the snow-capped mountains and harmonious living, there is an edgier side to Switzerland. Zürich is hip, Basel is a vibrant student town and the Latin slice of the country has a joie de vivre in abundance. An evening in the bars and clubs of Zürich West or Basel’s student hangouts will soon show you what young Switzerland is about, as the party continues until the early hours with people from all corners of the world. If the relentless party scene gets too much for you, just head out of town and enjoy some fresh air in the mountains; perfect for skiing in the winter, hiking and biking in the summer.
Swiss cuisine is much underrated. After its world tour during the 1970s, fondue has come home and you will not find better cheese anywhere in the world. Fine chocolate, great local wine and top international chefs are all on your doorstep here. And it all tastes a little better on the shores of one of the many startling lakes that dot the country, or up in the breathtaking Alps.
Learn German in Switzerland with ESL and you can easily explore all of the country, and beyond. France, Germany, Austria and Italy are all easily reached within a couple of hours from any part of Switzerland. But then why would you want to leave? Return to introduction...