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Interesting Facts about Switzerland

The public order in Switzerland is sacred.

The public order in Switzerland must be respected, and penalties for its violation are astronomical. Noise is considered extremely rude, especially on Sundays, when is the time for rest and after 22.00 pm. It is forbidden, for example, to mow the lawn (mower) on Sundays or to close the car door too loud after 22.00. On Sundays one should not spread the laundry on the window or balcony, and the same applies to washing the car. Although Switzerland is extremely ecologically conservative, the disposal of metal and glass items on Sunday is prohibited, due to noise that they make.

Swiss Relationship to narcotics

If you see big machines in Zurich and you have no idea what they are doing, you should know that the Swiss government provides sterile syringes and needles through heroin addicts. This reduces the risk of drug addiction and prevents the spread of diseases that are transmitted by non-sterile needles. And marijuana-related rules are liberal - you can grab, consume and donate as much as you like, but in Switzerland, selling marijuana and hashish remains illegal. Liberal rules have led to the following statistics: 600,000 inhabitants consume 100 tons of hashish and marijuana, which is one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world.

Protection of animal rights

The Law on the Protection of Animal Rights is very strict, especially when it comes to "social" animals. For example, in Switzerland, you can't have just one sea pig. Since it's a social rodent, if you're planning to grow them, you have to get at least two. Even if you lose one sea pig  and you do not want to take another because of the shock and the sorrow, you will be able to provide all your remaining pigs with company by inviting a specialized company that rents pets for socializing. Otherwise, it is forbidden in Switzerland to throw fish from the aquarium to the toilet.

Denial of the Genocide

If you do not believe that the Holocaust is a historical fact, it is best to keep it for yourself, because although denial of the Holocaust is technically not illegal, the denial of crimes against humanity is, and this includes genocide. Switzerland is not the only country that has regulated this issue by law, but it is particularly strict and you can end up in prison.

Switzerland's Direct democracy

In Switzerland, direct democracy is in force and this is the only country in the world with a management system that gives citizens more power than representative democracy. If a citizen can collect 50,000 signatures against a law passed by Parliament, within 100 days of passing a law, he thus vetoes its adoption.

Sp what is legal in Switzerland?

In Switzerland, you can legally download music, movies, or series from the Internet, but you can not share them further. Prostitution is legal as well as assisted suicide. Nudism is all right, until you go naked for bareback, at least in some regions of the country, where you will be charged a fine of 100 francs for this.

Jet Supersonic speed

 

Pilots of the Swiss Army never run supersonic speeds (speeds higher than sound) during training. The reason lies in the fact that Switzerland is too small to achieve such a speed above its territory. If they want to test supersonic flights, Switzerland has signed an agreement with France allowing them to enter their airspace to achieve speed faster than sound.

Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons, each canton has its capital city.

Switzerland is not a part of the European Union.

Switzerland was not in the war since 1515.

Switzerland has more than 1,500 lakes.

60% of electricity in Switzerland is produced in hydropower plants.

The Gotard Tunnel, with its 57.1 kilometers, is the largest rail tunnel in the world.

At an altitude of 3,000 meters above the depth of 500 meters, "Titlis Cliff Walk", the largest hanging bridge in Europe, was opened in Switzerland.

70% of Switzerland is covered by mountains, an average altitude of 500-800 m

There are 74 mountains in Switzerland, with their peaks over 4000 m.

In Switzerland, there are more banks than dentists, every 1,600 Swiss come to one bank.

The font "Helvetica" was made in Switzerland.

Albert Einstein worked as an officer at the Swiss Patent Office when he proved his theory of relativity.

Of the total milk production in Switzerland (about 3.5 million tons per year), about half is used for the production of cheese.

Emmenthaler is a hard cheese, originally derived from Switzerland, and today its various varieties are produced all over the world. This cheese contains 45% fat. The Characteristics for the Emmenhtaler are large holes and aroma.

Switzerland has the highest consumption of soft drinks in the world!

Nestle is the largest food company in the world.

The Swiss Guard protects the Pope in the Vatican.

Switzerland is one of the world's largest watchmakers.

Switzerland has the second highest life expectancy after Sweden.

Switzerland is the world's leading consumer of chocolate. Average Swiss eat 23 kilograms of chocolate a year.

Facts about Switzerland

Population                         8'500'000

Capital                                Bern

Largest City                       Zurich

Calling Code                      +41 

Time Zone                          GMT + 1

Currency accepted            CHF - Swiss Franc 

Official Language              German

                                              French

                                              Italian

                                              Romansh

Places to see- Travel and Activities

  • Zurich Old Town

  • Mt. Pilatus

  • Bernese Highland

  • Lausanne

  • Grindelwald

  • Matterhorn

  • Mt. Titlis

  • Davos

  • Stanserhorn

Getting around -  All about Transportation in Switzerland and how to use it

Online Train and Tram Tickets Shop
Switzerland Guide App
app store
google play

The Zurich Card

For 24 CHF provides you with free Public transportation in the City, including Trip to Airport, for 24 Hours. Includes Access and Discounts at Museums, Restaurants and various Tourist Attraction

How to get from Zurich Airport to Zurich.

Zurich Airport is only 10 km (6 miles) away from the city center, so it is quick and easy to get there after your plane has landed. There are various ways of traveling from the airport to Zurich.

How to Travel from  Zurich to Interlaken

The best way to reach Interlaken from Zurich, and eventually Lauterbrunnen and Jungfrau Mountain, is by Train.

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