Switzerland offers a unmatched density of cultural, urban and natural experiences in a very small area. Breakfast on a snow-capped mountaintop, lunch by a palm-lined lake shore, an afternoon snack in historical surroundings and dinner in the middle of a vineyard: anything is possible in Switzerland. You can choose from idyllic lakeside seminar rooms, a location at 3,454 metres above sea level with stunning views of the mountains, an historic castle or congress centres built by top architects. Switzerland offers a wealth of unusual locations for events.
Lake Geneva Region
Zurich | Geneva | Basel | Bern | Lugano
GMT +1 (winter and summer)
Schweizerdeutsch (Swiss German) | French | Italian
(English is widely spoken at touristic sites, hotels and restaurants)
Weather and Seasons
Climate: Mediterranean cool winters 3°C to 14°C, warm summers 15°C to 29°C, winters and summers are cooler in mountain regions
A rather small country in size, located in the very heart of Europe, Switzerland is stunningly diverse: 4 national languages, diverse landscapes, cultures, mentality, religion, food and much more.
Switzerland also offers huge diversity in meeting and conference delivery. Cosmopolitan cities such as Zurich, Basel (Pharmaceutical Hub) and Geneva offer superb air access, whilst smaller, regional cities such as Bern or Lucerne can be quickly and easily accessed utilising the country’s hugely efficient public transfer network.
Notable new developments include The Circle; a brand new development seconds away from Zurich airport, featuring two Hyatt Hotels and a Conference Centre offering 5,000 square metres of function space, with a capacity of 1,500 guests theatre style and 970 guests classroom style in the main Convention Hall!
This is the country of sophistication and simplicity, reliability and punctuality, exciting winter and summer sport activities, diversity of experiences within the same excursion. Whatever you are looking for, Switzerland is a chocolate box bursting with the most varied and delicious flavours!
For wine lovers, the Ticino and Valais regions offer the finest vine grapes grown in the most spectacular vineyards setting. The mountain highlife is world renown with Zermatt, St Moritz, Interlaken, Gstaad, Verbier and more. The Jungfrau Mountain and Schilthorn, a James Bond filmsetting, are a favourite for the visitors from all over the world.
When you think of Switzerland, think of Welcome Swiss and enhance the success of your event. Try a vintage car rally, an ‘Orient Express like’ train journey through spectacular landscapes or venture into neighbouring Italy, France or Germany. For the really adventurous, maybe a Glacier experience, panoramic helicopter flights or hot air balloon ride over the ravines - the list is endless.
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