Culture of Switzerland
The peculiarity of the Swiss Confederation isthat in this European country get on the representatives of different nationalities, and official languages exist three. And the Germans, the French and the Italians, and people from other countries have introduced in their culture of Switzerland, unique features, will allow to generate the unique customs and habits.
On the roof of Europe
One of the main attractions of a smallSwitzerland are huge mountains. Alps occupy the greater part of the country, and historians have discovered that in Neolithic inhabited the foothills of the local people first. Prehistoric pile houses in which they lived - one of the objects protected by UNESCO in Switzerland. The oldest settlements are located near Zurich. Miley and Zug.
Another historically important object is inTicino town. Bellinzona castles complex was built on a rocky peak in the IV century on the site of ancient Roman fortifications I century BC Fortress repeatedly kept the enemy siege and passed from hand to hand, and today about the culture of Switzerland and its historical past here tells exposition Bellinzona.
The legacy of the monks
Culture in Switzerland - it and its numerousmonasteries built in large and small cities and villages. The mountainous terrain makes it especially attractive landscapes of Switzerland, and the old walls of monasteries look at this as if descended from the paintings of the famous artist.
Monastery of St.. John in Graubünden village included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a well-preserved object, built in the VIII century on the orders of Charlemagne. The construction of the frescoes of the XI century, performed on various biblical themes.
Festivals & Fairs
There is a cult of tourists in Switzerland,who arrive to go skiing, to wander through the ancient streets, take a look at the famous Swiss banks and taste the most delicious in the world of chocolate. For the entertainment of guests and residents organize their own entertainment festivals and fairs, where you can get acquainted with the culture of Switzerland. The most famous and popular festivals:
- The February Balloon Festival in the city of Crans-Montana.
- Carnival in Basel in March.
- April off winter in Zurich.
- Spring daffodils festival in Montreux.
- "The sample of cheese" in September in Hasliberg.