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Looking down on Zermatt

Switzerland

October 4th 2007
When you imagine the Alps, the first place that probably comes to mind is Switzerland. That's not surprising considering that about two thirds of the country consists of alpine and sub-alpine areas. Its snow capped peaks, deep valleys, and high green meadows make it one of the world's most beautiful countries. I've gotten around quite a bit in Switzerland, mostly by rail - which ... read more
Europe » Switzerland

Swiss Flag The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland... ... read more
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