Switzerland, officially called the Swiss Confederation, is a relatively small European country that draws many tourists each year to its cities, and also its beautiful mountains. You may have downloaded some Switzerland wallpapers that showcase these majestic sights, and want to find out for yourself what this beautiful country has to offer. If you do, I believe you are unlikely to be disappointed by its cultural heritage.
The Swiss national identity is not a single ethnic race, but is made up of four main distinct cultural groups. What unifies these groups together is the fact that they exist together in the same geographical location. This fact has probably been a contributing factor to the fact that officially the country has remained neutral in many conflicts of the last century. Most of the land of Switzerland in fact, belongs to the Alps. Its citizens mainly live on the plateau. It has two major cities, Zurich and Geneva, which have a place in the world stage, as centers both of culture, and of finance. Geneva is probably most famous for the Geneva Convention, an international agreement about the rights and wrongs of armed conflict. It was officially founded in 1291, on August the first, which the Swiss celebrate as their national day. Surprisingly, for many people that go to visit there, Switzerland is not part of the European Union and so does not use the Euro as its currency; instead it uses the Swiss Franc.
The cuisine of Switzerland reflects its multicultural origins. It has many different popular dishes. However, three in particular are to be found quite commonly in it restaurants are fondue, raclette and rosti. Switzerland does have its own wine producing regions, though not as big as France’s. These include Valais, Vaud and Geneva. So whether you visit Switzerland for its food, drink skiing, or other reasons, you are highly likely to be satisfied that the promise of a good time that you saw on those Switzerland wallpapers you downloaded was fulfilled.