Under the gaze of the Alps and the Jura mountain range, nature is everywhere in Switzerland and is the main theme of any trip to this country. Whether on a road trip or a scenic train journey, visitors will find towns and villages straight out of a fairy tale, the grandeur of its forests, rivers and lakes, and places where history lives side by side with the present and the past. Rivers, valleys, meadows and mountains cover the country's entire surface, but it's to the south that lovers of high peaks head, where huge snow-capped peaks with breathtaking views abound. Other dream spots include the Staubbach waterfalls in the village of Lauterbrunnen, beautiful lakes such as Davos and Bachalpsee, and the lush forests of the Rhine Valley. On the other hand, the medieval heart of cities such as Bern, Lucerne and Lausanne hark back to the country's rich historical past. You can also visit Geneva, home to the United Nations and the Red Cross and famous for its geysers. The capital, Zurich, is also a beautiful city with one of the world's most famous shopping promenades, Bahnhofstrasse, as well as numerous museums and art galleries. If picture-postcard scenery and historic cities are not enough for you, remember that Switzerland is the land of cheese and chocolate, so you can enjoy a traditional cheese fondue or raclette, or visit the world's best master chocolatiers. Language won't be an excuse when packing your suitcase: depending on the region you visit, people will speak French, German or Italian, and most will speak English too. However, as food and accommodation are not cheap, the cost of travelling to Switzerland is a major concern. Don't let the cost of accommodation stop you from visiting this amazing country. People Like Us is the perfect solution for finding affordable accommodation. We are one of the largest, safest and most reliable home exchange platforms in Switzerland. There are thousands of home listings with friendly and helpful local hosts all over the country for you to browse. Sign up, chat with them and exchange your homes today.