1. Facts and figures about Switzerland
The capital of Switzerland is Bern, but the biggest city is Zurich. The country has 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites of which the entire Old Town of Bern is one. True to the stereotype, Swiss residents adore cheese and chocolate, consuming on average over 23kg of the former and just under 10kg of the latter per person per year (both are some of the world’s top amounts per capita).
And while Switzerland is only the world’s third-biggest producer of watches, it does produce 95% of all high-end watches (priced over CHF1,000). As you’d expect for an alpine nation, Switzerland boasts several sky-high spots, including Jungfraujoch, which is Europe’s highest railway station, and its highest-altitude town – Davos-Klosters – as well as some of the world’s steepest (and, we think, most incredible) gondolas and funicular railways.