Languages spoken in Switzerland
English is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and at tourist locations. There are 4 official languages in Switzerland: depending on which part of Switzerland you visit, you may like to practice your French, German or Italian, or even try a few words in the local Swiss dialect, Schwitzerdütsch.
German is by far the most widely spoken language in Switzerland. Most German speakers use the Swiss version, Schwitzerdütsch.
French is spoken in the western part of the country (Lake Geneva resorts and the Valais).
Italian is spoken in Ticino and the southern valleys of the Graubünden region.
Rumantsch is spoken by just 0.5% of the population in certain areas of the Graubünden.