The French, under Napoleon Bonaparte, are the only nation to conquer Switzerland.

The world's first portable cassette player called the stereobelt was tested for the first time in St. Moritz.

Legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life in Switzerland.

In 1989, British physician Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in Switzerland.

The widely used sans-serif typeface of Helvetica Fond originates from Switzerland and was created in 1957.

While catching a boat, Austrian Empress Sissi was killed by an Italian in Geneva in 1898.

Switzerland has no single head of state. Instead, it has a seven-member executive council, which serves as the Swiss collective head of state.

Switzerland and the Vatican State are the only two countries with a square flag.

James bond's mother is Swiss

The Swiss landscape ranges from 196 m above sea level in Ascona to 4634 m above sea level at Dufourspitze. These two spots are only 75 km apart.

The smallest vineyard in the world is located in Switzerland and belongs to the Dalai Lama. It is only has an area of 1.67 square metres.

Albert Einstein came up with his special theory of relativity and the famous formula E=MC2 in Bern, Switzerland, in 1905.

The international red cross was founded in 1863 in Geneva, where it still has its headquarters today.

In Switzerland, it's illegal to keep just one guinea pig. They must be kept in pairs. Like budgies, goldfish, horses and other "social animals".

Switzerland is abbreviated to 'CH' because of its Latin name, Confoederation Helvetica.

There are over 450 types of cheese in Switzerland.

Switzerland's land mass is just over 41'000 km².

There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. German, French, Italian and Romansh.

Switzerland has over 1500 lakes.

On average, the Swiss eat between 11 and 12 kg of chocolate each year.

The 1000 CHF note is the highest banknote in the world.