Hip Guide to Switzerland


Hip Guide to Switzerland
Birthplace of the Red Cross, Switzerland is a land-locked country in Western Europe long known for its banking secrecy and neutrality. A very advanced and prosperous country, Switzerland is the heart of the Alps, with its major cities and population located on a large plateau. Switzerland has four official languages, German, French, Romansh and Italian. Switzerland has one of the highest standards of living in the world and has many cultural offerings for visitors. This is the home of the Lucerne Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Locarno International Film Festival.Whether you come for a quick visit or extended tour, you will find a wealth of information about destinations here. The Hip Guide to Switzerland offers the highlights of the country, and contains many tips for making your stay here more rewarding.The Hip Guide to Switzerland is your source for hotel reservations, tourist information, events, reviews, shopping and much more. Don’t forget to visit our Switzerland Photo Gallery! Bookmark this site, and visit whenever you need to find out what’s happening in Switzerland.THIS SITE IS INTERACTIVE! You can participate by adding your own reviews, comments, stories or event listings. Don’t forget to tell your friends about us!

Switzerland

From the Swiss Government for 2011:
Swiss public holidays

01.01. New Year’s Day
02.01. Berchtold’s Day
22.04. Good Friday
25.04. Easter Monday
02.06. Ascension Day
13.06. Whit Monday
01.08. National Day
25.12. Christmas Day
26.12. St. Stephens Day
31.12. New Year’s Eve

This list contains the Federal Holidays without mentioning the holidays that always are on a Sunday (e.g. Palm Sunday Easter Sunday, etc.).
Some cantons may have additional local holidays (e.g. Ash Wednesday, Labour Day, etc.)

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