Located in central Europe, Switzerland is home to part of the Alps, as well as many different ethnic groups and official languages. Germans make up the majority with 65 percent of the population, while the French and Italians make up 18 percent and 10 percent, respectively. A trip to Switzerland is like traveling to Germany, Italy, and France all at once! For example, at lunchtime you can indulge in wiener schnitzel and beer at a German-owned biergarten, and for dinner you have the option of enjoying fine Italian merlot with pasta at a granite grotto. Switzerland is known as a summer and winter sports paradise, with Alpine peaks reaching more than 13,123 feet (4,000m) and many picturesque lakes that are perfect for outdoor activities.
German, French, Romansch, and Italian
Most of Switzerland has a central European climate, with summer daytime temperatures between 64-82 degrees Fahrenheit (18-28 degrees Celsius) and winter daytime temperatures between 28-45 degrees Fahrenheit (roughly 0-7 degrees Celsius).