Sonnenstube (sun porch), as the canton of Ticino is nicknamed in German-speaking Switzerland, thanks to more than 2,300 sunshine hours it receives every year compared to 1,700 for Zurich, for example, is Swiss southernmost canton, bordering with Italy, which attracts millions of tourists from abroad and Swiss residents as well, because of its mild climate, so different from other Swiss Alpine regions.
Chocolate, cheese and watches, rich history and traditions, stunning nature and beautiful architecture, where centuries old and new blends effortlessly together, financial stability and prosperity and so on and on – Switzerland is rich in so many things it’s hard to count, but its main treasure, without a doubt, is the Swiss Alps.
The following list of all Swiss cantons placed in order of their accession along with their coats of arms, capitals, the territorial and population size, short interesting information about them and official languages.
Switzerland is the only Federal semi-direct democracy under multi-party parliamentary directorial republic in the world. Thus, the Swiss Confederation, as it is officially known, is a federation that consists of cantons.
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Swiss Alps and on the shores of crystal blue Lake Lucerne, entwined by an equally blue ribbon of the river Reuss, this beautifully idyllic place, full of intricately decorated houses with centuries-old ornaments, towers and spires, which are proudly rising in the blue skies similarly to neighbouring mounts Pilatus and Rigi, without a doubt justifies the claim of being the most beautiful city in Switzerland. Continue reading “Interesting things about Lucerne and top 15 places to see while you are there”
In the list of a great many of things that make Switzerland a unique country, its currency – Swiss Franc, without a doubt, holds a special place. And this place is rightfully deserved. After all, you won’t find another country in the world whose currency had to battle down 860! other existing inside the country to become the national currency.
The city with the best quality of life in the world, as well as the wealthiest city in Europe, according to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, the financial, scientific and cultural Swiss capital, Zurich is a truly stunning city, located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich and surrounded by majestic mountains, blue lakes and lush green meadows.
Beautiful, scenic, stunning, exquisite, marvelous, thrilling and simply breathtaking – Switzerland is a place that will leave nobody indifferent or unaffected. Thus, it comes as no surprise that this country is constantly on top of all kinds of ratings, from the most visited to the most picturesque, and is number one honeymoon destination for newlyweds. Actually, it’s number one destination for lots of people as it is able to offer plenty of things for everybody.
Switzerland, officially known as the Swiss Confederation, is a breathtakingly beautiful and at the same time astonishing country. A barely visible spot on the world map, that has got its own distinctive face, a crucially significant place in the globe’s community and has left an equally vivid trace in the world history.
Being not only one of the biggest but also one of the most breathtaking Alpine lakes, Lake Geneva hides a lot of interesting facts most probably you were not aware of.