Switzerland

Switzerland’s Gotthard Tunnel

Switzerland's Gotthard Base Tunnel is the world's longest and deepest train tunnel, stretching over 57 kilometers.

The Curious Case of the Swiss Accidental Invasion of Liechtenstein

Switzerland once accidentally invaded Liechtenstein in 2007, when Swiss soldiers wandered over the border during a training exercise.

Exploring the Majestic Beauty of Switzerland’s Rhine Falls

Switzerland's Rhine Falls is the largest plain waterfall in Europe.

The Silent Sundays of Switzerland: A Lawn Mowing Law’s Tale

In Switzerland, it's illegal to mow your lawn on Sunday because it causes too much noise

The Eight-Minute Flight: A Journey Between Switzerland and Germany

The shortest international flight in Europe takes only 8 minutes, between Switzerland and Germany.

Switzerland’s Enchanting Tradition: Sending Letters to Santa’s Magical Mailbox

Switzerland has a mailbox for sending letters to Santa Claus, and volunteers reply to each letter as Santa.

Kissing Cows: Switzerland’s Charming Tradition for Good Luck

Switzerland has a public display of affection known as "Kissing Cows," where cows adorned with flowers and bells are kissed by villagers to bring good luck and prosperity.

Switzerland: The Olympic Headquarters That Never Hosted

Switzerland is home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters, yet the country has never hosted the Olympic Games since the inception of the modern Olympics in 1896.

Unconventional Mourning: Switzerland’s Funeral Expressions

Switzerland has a tradition known as "Funeral Expressions," where mourners will stick out their tongues at the passing hearse to show their respect for the deceased.

Switzerland’s Unusual Pet Law: The Lonely Guinea Pig

Did you know that it is illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland? These social creatures are considered lonely and need a companion.