Munich, Salzburg, Lucerne, Bern

Germany has long been a country of fascination, though the country itself is a fairly recent creation in Europe. From the noble heights of the Holy Roman Empire to the lows of WWII and the Nazi regime, the industrious people of Germany have emerged stronger than ever. This is a land that produced religious revolution, scientific and technological breakthroughs, and masterpieces of art and music—all while retaining a rich and unique cultural heritage. A landlocked, mountainous country, Switzerland’s geographical position in central Europe and studied neutrality have given it the access and political stability to become one of the world’s wealthiest countries.