Located in central Europe, Switzerland is bordered by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, and France. A small country, Switzerland's very name conjures up images of chocolates, cheese, watches, bankers, and snow-capped mountains. The region has developed a huge lodging industry offering accommodations such as hotels, Switzerland vacation homes and vacation rentals in Switzerland. Since Switzerland is in the middle of the Alps, outdoor opportunities like hiking or skiing are better here than anywhere else. Only one drawback: Switzerland vacation homes are not the cheapest of places to stay.
The four different parts (German speaking, French speaking, Italian speaking and Romanic speaking) of the country all have a very distinct atmosphere which makes it an adventure to explore. Switzerland is nature's playground and offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. The Alps and the Jura slopes are great places to reserve Switzerland vacation homes for skiing. Hiking, mountaineering and ski mountaineering, paragliding and hang-gliding, water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, rafting, and canoeing are some of the outdoor activities that you can undertake on Switzerland vacations.