Switzerland is a relatively small country surrounded by more larger countries. Switzerland is officially the Swiss Confederation and is a sovereign state in Europe. The city of Bem is the seat of the federal authorities. It was founded in 1291 and consist of an area of 15,940 sq miles. Explore Switzerland holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. It is a beautiful country and fun visits can be had. You have the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn to see.