Information about Switzerland

Multilingualism, the political system, cultural diversity, impressive landscapes and the people make Switzerland what it is. Here you will find an overview of the websites you can visit to get to know Switzerland better in general, as a business location or as a holiday destination.

View of a part of the Lake of Lucerne taken from a steamer
At the heart of Switzerland, the Lake of Lucerne is bordered by the original three Swiss cantons, Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwald as well as Lucerne. © Swiss Image/Thomas Senf

Becoming acquainted with Switzerland

Information on the Swiss people, culture, leisure, geography, the environment, the educational system, the economy, Swiss politics and history, along with photos, films, dossiers, and much more in eight languages.

News about Switzerland

You will find news and information about Switzerland in ten languages destined for those interested in Switzerland and for Swiss abroad at the multimedia Newsportal of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG).

The news portal on Switzerland

Travelling to Switzerland

Discover the tourist destinations, accommodations, transportation possibilities, and events taking place in Switzerland, all in 15 languages.

The official tourist portal on Switzerland

Investing in Switzerland and importing into Switzerland

Thanks to its innovative strength, its political and economic system, the outstanding infrastructure, and the high quality of life, Switzerland is an attractive and competitive business location.

Investing in Switzerland

Importing into Switzerland

Finding Swiss authorities

Information and links to the Swiss authorities on federal, cantonal, and communal levels

Last update 26.06.2023


+41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33

365 days a year – around the clock 

The Helpline FDFA deals as central contact point with matters relating to consular services.

Fax +41 58 462 78 66

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