Switzerland is a land of soaring peaks, tumbling waterfalls, sparkling lakes, quaint rural houses, and cows grazing contentedly in in their verdant meadows. Towns offer picture-perfect medieval town centres with colourful parades and festivals. Trains wind through the mountains connecting the towns like clockwork. 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.
Liechtenstein is a German-speaking, 25km-long principality between Austria and Switzerland. It’s known for its medieval castles, alpine landscapes and villages linked by a network of trails. The capital, Vaduz, a cultural and financial centre, is home to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, with galleries of modern and contemporary art. The Postmuseum displays Liechtenstein’s postage stamps.