Switzerland is full of surprises. Beyond stereotypes, we show you what is so special about the Swiss and their little country.

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Cheese Fondue Vending Machine in SwitzerlandKristine Strazdina

15 more photographs that scream “Only in Switzerland!”

From fondue vending machines to flag tossing competitions, some things exist only in Switzerland. Here are some of the best photographs...
Swiss Flag Tossing Competition - Jodlerfest Lachen

17 interesting facts about the Swiss flag

Let's "square" away the most interesting fact about the Swiss flag: it's the only national flag that's square instead of rectangular!
Roger Federer 2012

Roger that! Here's how Roger Federer embodies Switzerland’s values

From quality to hard work and wealth, Switzerland's greatest sporting icon embodies the very essence of the country he represents...
Switzerland vs. World by Riverboom

"Switzerland vs. The World" is a canny series of photographs

How does Switzerland stack up against the world? This series of photographs by Lausanne based photographer, Claude Baechtold, is ingenious...
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland

14 unusual cat ladders we've spotted in Switzerland

Swiss cats have some guts! Most live outdoors - and when they want to come indoors, they have to negotiate a scary cat ladder...
Awkward Swiss Situations

You can’t make this up! 7 shocking Swiss experiences…

I moved from Zimbabwe to Switzerland and had my fair share of shocks and awkward experiences. Here are seven incidents that you simply can’t make up...
The Naked Swiss Book

7 things I learned from reading "The Naked Swiss"

For the past years, I've heard a lot of clichés about the Swiss: they are boring, rich and xenophobic. It's a good thing I got my hands on The Naked Swiss...
Mr and Mrs Switzerland - Interesting Stats about the Swiss

35 interesting statistics about the Swiss

According to our romantic beliefs, the average Swiss is either a Heidi or a Peter type. Statistics paint a slightly different picture...
SAC Monte Rosa - Stunning Switzerland Architecture

7 examples of modern Swiss architecture

Switzerland is generally regarded to be at the forefront of modern architecture. In my opinion, the limited space and genuine respect for natural...