Cultural Information Switzerland

Official Travel Website

myswitzerland.com

Federal Travel Website

travel.state.gov

Common Cuisine

  • Raclette 
  • Birchermüesli
  • Zürcher Geschnetzelte
  • Berner Platte
  • Mässmogge

 

 

Music

  • Remady & Manu-L
  • Steff la Cheffe
  • DJ Antoine
  • AirVox
  • Ira May

Switzerland Top Charts

Who's Who?

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who, as of July 2013, is ranked World No. 5 by the ATP. Many commentators and former and current players regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time.

Katerina Alexandre Graham is a Swiss-born American actress, model, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her role of Bonnie Bennett on The CW television series The Vampire Diaries. Graham has worked for Mary Kay company in 2002.

Simon Ammann is a Swiss ski jumper, and double Olympic Champion at both 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics. Ammann was born in Grabs, Switzerland, to Margit and Heinrich Ammann and raised in Unterwasser, Switzerland.

Ernesto Bertarelli is an Italian born Swiss billionaire and entrepreneur. Together with his extended family, Bertarelli was ranked 83rd in the 2011 annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people compiled Forbes magazine,the family's wealth was most recently estimated at US$14.8 billion by Bloomberg.

Politics

The Federal Council is the seven-member executive council which constitutes the federal government of Switzerland and serves as the Swiss collective head of state.

Johann Schneider-Ammann is the Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research

Simonetta Sommaruga is the Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police

Didier Burkhalter is the Vice President for 2013; Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf  is the Head of the Federal Department of Finance

Ueli Maurer is the President for 2013; Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports

Alain Berset is the Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs

Doris Leuthard is the Head of the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

Recommended Readings

  • Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich
  • The Expats by by Chris Pavone
  • Swiss Watching: Inside Europe's Landlocked Island by Diccon Bewes
  • This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

Television and Films

Cultural Activities

  • See the Seven Springs the sources of the Simme River
  • Stroll along the sleek storefronts of the Bahnhofstrasse
  • Visit Old Town (Altstadt)
  • Visit Zurich West the city’s contemporary town

Recommended Websites



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