Switzerland at a glance -
it has so much in its favour...

 

 
 
 
  • ·        Magnificent, varied scenery in the heart of Europe – both in summer and winter

    ·        High-quality service with motivated commitment and a willingness to serve

    ·        Exemplary hospitality in hotels and restaurants

  • ·         E xcellent value for money

    ·         Safe, clean and punctual – one of the most stable democracies in the world.

    ·         Varied, multi-lingual culture

    ·         Short distances and transfer times – 4 international airports and numerous regional

    ·          airports.

     

 
 

 

The Executive Events team looks forward to working with you. We will gladly put together a tailor-made concept for the region of your choice.

Useful Information about Switzerland:

Its central position in the middle of Europe makes land-locked Switzerland an ideal meeting & incentive destination in Europe. Thanks to the ease of accessibility offered by most of the airline companies, you can travel comfortably and direct to Switzerland. Not to be forgotten are the unique Swiss natural wonders, the beauty of the landscape and the variety of cultural attractions with the four different languages in the various regions and cities. The short distances within our country mean that a variety of regions can be covered in one visit: from breath-taking glacial, mountainous scenery to palms and vineyards in Mediterranean surroundings. Countless international event and meeting planners are aware of the fact that a successful event is marked, among other things, by varied scenery, good infrastructure and a high standard of service and social commitment. Switzerland can offer these criteria the whole year round.

 

 
 
 
The Swiss National Flag
 

 
 
Getting here
 
Swiss International Airlines: www.swiss.com
Airports: Zurich, Geneva, Basle, Berne, Lugano, Sion, Saanen-Gstaad and St.Moritz

Many of Europe’s main transport routes go across Switzerland. An extensive and well-built road network takes you comfortably and safely to the most remote places.
We will gladly organise your transfers or our friendly staff will meet you personally at the airport.
 
 

Position

 

Europe 6° O - 11° O/ 46° N - 48° N

 
 

Surface Area

 

41,293 sq.km

 
 
lowest point
 

Lake village of Brissago 196 m in Canton Tessin

 
 
highest point
 

Dufourspitze (Monte Rosa) 4,634 m in Canton Valais

 
 

Rural areas

 

Jura - Middle land - Pre-alps - Alps

 
 
Capital
 

Berne, 123,000 inhabitants

 
 
largest town
 

Zurich, 400,000 inhabitants

 
 
most important towns
 

Zurich, Berne, Geneva, Basle, Lucerne, Lugano, Lausanne and St. Gallen

 
 
bordering countries
 

Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein

 
 
State system and foundation
 

Direct democracy, foundation of the Confederation 1 August 1291: settlement from 4000 B.C.

 
 
Cantons & languages
 

26 Cantons (administrative regions)
4 language regions: German 60 %, French 30 %, Italian 8%,

Romansch 2%

 
 
Inhabitants & Religion
 

8 million inhabitants, Catholic 46%, Protestant 44%, other world religions 10%

 
 
Currency & Finance
 

Swiss Franc (CHF); Stock Exchange Zurich SMI & SPI www.borsalino.ch
Payment in Euro is possible, change given mostly in CHF. Cash in CHF and all other currencies can be imported and exported without restriction.

 
 
Banks & Shops
 

Banks open: Mon - Fri. 9.00 - 17.00

Shops: Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.00 / 13.30 - 18.30 h / Sat. until 16.00/17.00

 
 

Time

 

Central European Time: summer & winter GMT + 1 hour. www.greenwichmeantime.com

 
 
Electric voltage
 

220 Volt, AC , Adapters are available in most hotels.

 
 
Climate/Weather/Clothing
 

Switzerland is a holiday destination for every season with a continental climate www.meteoschweiz.ch
In mountainous regions good hiking boots, warm clothing, sun and rain protection are imperative.