Fresh air, beautiful varied countryside, Alpine pastures. Also famous for clichés such as cheese, delicious chocolate, the banking world, watches and cuckoo clocks and Heidi and Peter. The beautiful chalets are also typically Swiss; picturesque, wooden holiday homes with character. In winter they are wrapped in snow, and in summer their fronts are decorated with flower baskets.
In total Switzerland counts 1000 waterfalls and glaciers and about 1600 lakes. Famous lakes include Lake Geneva, the Boden Lake and Lago Maggiore. For nature lovers a holiday cottage in Switzerland is a good choice.
The Alps take up sixty percent of the land in Switzerland. The Belvilla holiday homes are mainly located in this region. Another thirty percent of the countryside is taken up the hilly highlands Mittelland and ten percent by the Jura highlands. It's not surprising to find numerous winter sport areas in a country where sixty percent of the countryside consists of Alps.
The largest ski area is the 'Portes du Soleil'. This border crossing ski region (France and Switzerland) is considered as one of the largest ski regions in the world. The landscape alternates between mountain tops, glaciers, valleys, lakes and passes and Alps villages. After a day of outdoors activity, it's great to come home to your own holiday cottage.
The Aletsch glacier in Wallisis is really impressive, at 115 km² it is the largest glacier in Switzerland and also part of the Unesco World Natural Heritage. Towns like Bern are well known for their culture and history (historic centre is on the UNESCO world heritage list), along with Lucerne and Geneva.