Must-knows about Switzerland’s topography

  • Switzerland is located in Central Europe.
  • Its bordering countries are Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Liechtenstein.
  • There are excellent train connections between Switzerland and other European countries.
  • Train traveling is what we recommend in Switzerland too: it’s safe, quick, and a great way to see the Swiss Alps.
  • Switzerland is a small country, but traveling times in the mountains shouldn’t be underestimated.

Switzerland map with main towns

This map shows Switzerland’s location in Europe and the surrounding countries. The main tourist towns are displayed too. Zoom in for details and links to each of our town guides.

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Page author: AnnikaSince early childhood I've been visiting Switzerland during my holidays and I just fell in love with the country. I spent many summers in the Bernese Oberland, which still feels like my second home, and then started to explore other areas. Traveling, hiking and photographing in the Swiss Alps are my absolute favorite activities.