<map lat='46.927758623434435' lng='8.26171875' zoom='7' view='0' float='right'/> Switzerland is a country in Western Europe.
In Switzerland people speak three different languages, depending on the area you are hanging around: German in the north and east, Italian in the south and French in the western part of the country. There is a large percentage of foreigners, as well as many tourists. Most people will be able to understand some English.
Hitchhiking is quite doable in Switzerland, especially in the mountain regions and small country roads, where it is quite common to pick up wanderers and hitchhikers. It's also quite easy to get lifts with truck drivers from Germany to Italy and back. There are not that many service stations along the highways, and some are not open 24 hours.