Switzerland has its heart beating to the rhythm of diversity
With its 26 cantons as member states that make up the Federal state, four national languages are spoken in Switzerland (German, French, Italian, Romansh). Despite its small size, Switzerland has one of the most striving economies in the world, is home to eleven world heritage sites (UNESCO) and has a leading role in scientific innovations.
Being one of the few direct democracies in the world, Switzerland has long held a tradition of military neutrality and has thus gained a reputation of being « the capital of peace ». One of the biggest humanitarian organizations, the International Committee of the Red Cross, was founded in Switzerland in 1863, by Henry Dunant.
With its indisputable role in the banking world, watchmaking, cheese and chocolate industries, Switzerland has already produced some of the world’s biggest brands: Nescafe, Nestlé, Rolex, ABB, UBS, Novartis and Lindt, among many more.
Stunning landscapes surround every inch of Switzerland: the breathtaking mountain peaks leave no eye unturned, the picturesque lakes and rivers leave no sense untouched. Winter and summer sports all find their place in this small country!
For a full feel of the Swiss atmosphere, why not visit some of the nearby towns and sites? Mount Salève provides an impressive view of Geneva during all seasons. Or, visit Chamonix, home to the world famous Mont-Blanc. For the lovers of chocolate, why not visit the chocolate factories and see how this wonder gets to be made? Don’t forget the cheese factories!
In themselves, Swiss towns have much to offer to all curious minds: Berne (the capital), Lausanne, Montreux, Zurich, Lucerne, Fribourg, Basel and many others each have their own unique flavour for you to discover.
But be careful: just like its chocolate, once you have tasted some of Switzerland, you will want more and keep coming back. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!