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5 Regions to Experience Switzerland’s Alpine Flora

Switzerland is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe-the Alps cover more than half of the country’s terrain. Safe to say, the Swiss know a thing or two about the benefits of high-altitude living-the feelings of well-being that come with days spent exploring both Alpine wilderness and the plants that thrive there.

Backpacking through Switzerland should definitely be on your radar for both reasons. Not only will you experience the country’s wild landscapes and flora, but you’ll also get a look at the cultivation of these same plants. More than one hundred farmers grow alpine herbs that thrive naturally in the unique soil and climates throughout Switzerland. Here’s how to explore five of these fertile regions on foot. Read more…

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