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Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

With its soaring mountains, hundreds of miles of spectacular walking trails and a wonderful picturesque charm, the Swiss Alps are the premier destination in Europe for those wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Population: Approximately 14 million across the Alpine region
  • Size of the Alpine region: 298,100 km²
  • Countries of the Alpine region: France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and Monaco.
  • Three highest peaks: Mont Blanc (4,810 m / 15,780 ft), Monte Rosa (4,634 m / 15,203 ft), Dom (4,545 m / 14,911 ft)
  • Popular food: Cheese fondue is one of the best known Swiss dishes and is particularly popular in the central Alpine countries.
  • Did you know: The Edelweiss, a symbol of the Alps, is just one of the 13,000 species of plants that can be found in the region. It has been traditionally used in folk medicine as a remedy against abdominal and respiratory diseases.
  • FCO link: FCO travel advice
  • World Travel Guide link: World Travel Guide / Switzerland
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