A patchwork quilt of farmland covers much of Switzerland’s Central Plateau. It’s also the most densely populated region of the country.
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The southernmost canton in Switzerland, Ticino is the only one where Italian is the sole official language
Findel Glacier weaves a sinewy trail near Fluhalp in southern Switzerland.
Highways cut through the bucolic countryside in the canton of St. Gallen, in Switzerland’s northeast.
A boat motors its way out of a channel in Altenrhein in the canton of St. Gallen.
The low hills and fertile valleys of the canton of Aargau in northern Switzerland make for prime farmland.
Thal Nature Park
Tinges of color herald autumn in Thal Nature Park, tucked into the catchment area of Basel, Bern, and Zurich cantons.
The small spa resort town of Bex (pronounced “bay”) is famed for its Mines de Sel, Switzerland’s only operational salt mines.
Switzerland’s “chocolate box” image—white-capped mountain peaks set against cloudless blue skies, quaint chalet villages, and flower-filled meadows—is justly earned. Here, snow blankets the Swiss village of Belalp near Blatten in Valais.
A narrow bridge connects Werd Island in Lake Constance with the Stein am Rhein mainland in northern Switzerland.