Welcome to Travels Through Switzerland. Our
site provides information on Swiss cities and regions which will in most cases include accomodations, calendar of events, sightseeing and much more. This will help your clients choose an itinerary, making things easier for you.
The name "Switzerland" is derived from Schwyz, one of the three small states that founded the Confederation.
The foundation of the Swiss State was laid in 1291, when the people of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden, on the shores of Lake Lucerne, united in a defensive league against the mighty House of Hapsburg. Other cities and districts anxious to maintain their independence joined the league. In 1815 the Republic of Geneva was one of the last cantons to agree to join. In 1979 the new Canton Jura was formed, which was formerly part of Berne. Today, there are 23 cantons, three of which are divided into half-cantons.
Switzerland's capital is Bern.
ONLINE NEWS FROM Switzerland
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Swiss Embassy - Washington, D.C.
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