Blending the scenic beauty, refined culture, and gastro delights of France, Italy, and Germany, Switzerland embodies the European touch. A country famed for its rich chocolate, pocketknives, privatized banks, cheese and neutrality, travelling here presents much more than what is typically expected. Alpine peeks and flower-laden mountains invite adventure seekers around the world. Having invented skiing, the Swiss are ahead of the adventure curve to say the least. For the cultural explorer, cohabiting cultures and four official languages have resulted in a varied offering of cultivated character. Come for the big nature, stay for the cosmopolitan cities and remote villages.