Book Description: This diverse guide celebrates the best that Switzerland has to offer. Exploring the country’s attractions for winter sports enthusiasts as well as avid climbers and hikers, this travel companion highlights the Matterhorn, the Eiger, the Piz Palü, and a variety of secluded mountain trails, providing a host of numerous challenges. With the country claiming the highest railway line in Europe, the glorious panoramic views of the majestic Alps are displayed in detail along with the picturesque towns and castles scattered among some of the highest peaks in the continent. The medieval character of Montebello, Schloss Tarasp, and the famous Benedictine abbey of St. Gallen with its library bursting with literary treasures are all captured in detail, along with the modern, cosmopolitan, and indeterminately chic atmosphere of elegant St. Moritz and the lakeside cities of Zurich and Geneva. The country’s famous exports are also investigated, commenting on how Swiss cheese and chocolate are manufactured with the same painstaking, skillful precision as the legendary Swiss watch. The unspoiled scenery, spruce towns, and age-old customs of this beautiful country grace this array of images, proudly depicting symbols of Swiss prosperity along with centuries of culture and tradition.