The capital of Switzerland is not Zurich: If choosing one country on earth to be a park, it would definitely be Switzerland.
D.G. Wander has come to Switzerland, a country with beautiful scenery this time. Although Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, the capital of Switzerland is actually a relatively unpopular name: Bern. Switzerland has the beautiful Alps and unique natural landscapes. It is not only a ski resort in winter, but also a paradise for mountain climbers in summer. However, the unique Swiss have certain personalities that may surprise you!
瑞士 / Switzerland
2021 人均 GDP / 2021 GDP per capita：USD$ 93,720（3nd in the world）
總人口數 / Population：880萬 / 8.8 M
官方語言 / Language：德語、法語、義大利語、羅曼什語 / German, French, Italian, Romansh
首都 / Capital：伯恩 / Bern
國土面積 / Area：41,285km²
Bern's Old Town, a World Heritage Site: Dating back to the Middle Ages!
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First, Bern, the capital of Switzerland, was named after the "bear". It is one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in the world and has been listed as a world cultural heritage by the United Nations. Because Switzerland is a neutral country, it survived World War II and was not affected by the war, and the old town of Bern is intact. These buildings can be traced back to the 12th century and have a history of nearly 900 years, but a fire in 1405 destroyed most of the buildings in Bern, which is a pity! Most of the existing houses were rebuilt after being miserable, but still retains the appearance of the Middle Ages, combined with the functions of the modern city, so that the old town of Bern has the style of coexistence of ancient and modern.
The most budget-conscious citizens: Is it because their ancestors were poor?
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It is rumored that the Swiss are the most "considerable" citizens among European countries, and they have absolutely nothing to do with "luxury and waste"; from another point of view, their attitude towards life is more pragmatic. Because the ancestors had to overcome the difficulties of surviving in the high mountains and lived a life of scarce resources, they developed a diligent and practical national character for hundreds of years. In 1985, Switzerland held a referendum on whether to increase the number of annual holidays. This is good news for the common people of any country, but I didn't expect it to be rejected!
In 2002, a referendum on a similar issue was held on whether to reduce the average working hours per week from 42 hours to 36 hours. There are a lot of workaholics! Today's Switzerland has become the world's leading country in terms of economy, education, living and other indicators. Although it is not related to the word "poverty", they still have their own perseverance and continue to live a pragmatic and cost-effective life.
If choosing one country on earth to be a park, it would definitely be Switzerland.
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If you want to choose a country in the world that looks the most like a park, Switzerland should be the best choice. Switzerland has the title of "World Park". There are mountains, lakes, forests and canyons. The unique natural landscape has become a major feature of Switzerland. The picturesque Jungfrau in the Alps has attracted many writers and artists, leaving behind a lot of artistic creations; the Rhine Falls is the largest waterfall in Europe. There is a hydroelectric power plant in the 19th century, and every year on August 1st, the Swiss National Day, there is a wonderful firework show; the spa resort Leukerbad, which was discovered as early as Roman times, has 65 thermal spas, and has a very developed local tourism industry.
Rare and classic designs: essential selection of Swiss watch models for collectors.
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瑞士的鐘錶業可追溯到16世紀，現已成為全球高級鐘錶主要生產地之一。其特點包括：精湛的工藝、嚴格的質量控制、創新的設計、高度的專業化和保值性。瑞士的鐘錶製造商非常注重品質和工藝，對質量控制非常嚴格，並經常推出具有創新性的設計和功能。瑞士高級鐘錶因其品質、工藝和設計而被視為一種投資，且能在未來保持其價值，是全球高級鐘錶愛好者的首選之一。其中有幾款因稀缺性或是經典的設計，而較具保值性的瑞士鐘錶，如百達翡麗（Patek Philippe）的Nautilus、積家（Jaeger-LeCoultre）的Reverso，以及寶珀（Blancpain）的Fifty Fathoms，都是許多收藏家的精選錶款。
Switzerland's watchmaking industry can be traced back to the 16th century and has since become one of the main global producers of high-end watches. Its key characteristics include exquisite craftsmanship, strict quality control, innovative design, high specialization, and value preservation. Swiss watchmakers pay great attention to quality and craftsmanship, enforce strict quality control measures, and frequently introduce innovative designs and functionalities. Swiss luxury watches are considered an investment due to their quality, craftsmanship, and design, and can maintain their value in the future, making them the top choice for high-end watch enthusiasts worldwide.Some Swiss watches are considered valuable by collectors due to their scarcity or classic design, such as Patek Philippe's Nautilus, Jaeger-LeCoultre's Reverso, and Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms. These are all highly sought-after timepieces.
This country is very focused on appointments. Everything must have a plan.
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In Switzerland, it is almost always necessary to make an appointment for everything. For instance, going to restaurants or hospitals. The Swiss are very particular about the use of time. Everyone is a master of time management. They want to have plenty of time to prepare and get things done perfectly, so pre-planning is particularly important. They also pay attention to precision and efficiency. When meeting with friends, you can't just decide on the date first, even if the time and minutes are pre-arranged, they sometimes send a notification to the calendar on the other phone. In Switzerland, everyone is an "appointment freak"!
Waiting for buses, shopping without queuing? The amazing alternative culture in Switzerland.
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Such an efficient Swiss does not have to queue for rides and shopping? ! I really want to admire the habit of the Swiss not to line up. The time management just mentioned that they like to maximize the value of time to the limit. Of course, queuing is a "waste of time". In their perception, queue jumping is the norm, and all those who will queue are tourists. Hence the invention of the unique "Swiss sidestep" They slowly squeeze forward along the edge of the tourist line, moving to the front of the line to take a good position. However, in order to avoid disputes, post offices and banking institutions will still issue number plates to solve the problem of first-come, first-serving.