A landlocked country in Western
Europe, Switzerland is bordered
byGermany, Italy, France, Austria and Liechtenstein with
French, German and Italian the countries main linguistic and cultural areas.
Probably best known for the Swiss Alps, winter sports and breathtaking snow
capped landscapes, the northern part of the country has great hilly, open
landscapes with pastureland, large lakes and forests. This is also where the
largest cities are found. The weather varies with the terrain with glacial
conditions in the Alps and a near Mediterranean climate in the south.