Switzerland

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Culture

Culture

  • Folk art is kept alive in organizations all over the country. In Switzerland it is mostly expressed in music, dance, poetry, wood carving and embroidery.
  • In the field of literature Switzerland produced a number of very well known writers. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was from Geneva. Other writers include Gottfried Keller, Hermann Hesse, Friedrich Dürrenmatt and Max Frisch.
  • The Swiss have a long tradition of watchmaking, and are the incontested leader in luxury watches, with brands like Audemars Piguet, Baume et Mercier, Breitling, Chopard, Franck Muller ect.
  • While winter sports are enjoyed throughout the country, football and ice hockey remain the most popular sports. Curling has been a very popular winter sport for more than 30 years. The Swiss teams have won 3 World Men's Curling Championships and 2 Women's titles. The Swiss men's team skipped by Dominic Andres won a gold medal at 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. In April 2009, Switzerland hosted the 2009 IIHF World Championship for the 10th time.
  • Swiss cuisine bears witness to many regional influences, including from Italian, French, and German cuisine, and also features many dishes specific to Switzerland. Switzerland was historically a country of farmers, so traditional Swiss dishes tend to be plain and made from simple ingredients, such as potatoes and cheese.
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    Source: www.wikipedia.org