Five Myths About Switzerland
Perceptions of Switzerland tied the set cliche: awesome chocolate, watches, men in funny hats, waving flags and singing yodel, gnomes of Zurich, the bureaucrats of the international level and all that jazz. But Harry Lime in the movie "The Third Man" big mistake when he said that over 500 years of its history, Switzerland did not think of anything more serious than the cuckoo clock. First, the cuckoo clock was not invented Swiss and Germans. Secondly, Switzerland received more Nobel Prizes and registered more patents per person than any other nation on earth. And, although the muesli and life insurance – not much of a reason to legend, think how many people on the planet Today they are used? Myth One: Switzerland – dear country. Of course, not cheap.
But over the last few years, the movement of exchange rates were so favorable that today, tourists can get money for their national 10-20% of Swiss francs more than ever before. Many travel agencies offer attractive package deals. Besides, why should necessarily be put in the most touristic places? In Switzerland, it is quite possible to find a hotel for 60 chf or well dine for 10 chf. And in addition to a lot of fun things that are almost or completely free of charge. 10 fun things in Switzerland can be done free of charge or for a nominal fee to swim at the boat down the river Aare in Bern Feel like a movie star and take a walk on the wild in the Bernese Oberland Lucerne walk in and listen to street musicians (of course, they will appreciate a small tip) Visit Swiss Historical Museum (Schweizerisches Landesmuseum) Zurich and learn more about Swiss history buy homemade ice cream in the Swiss-Italian town of Lugano, sitting on the shore of the lake, watching people stroll under palm trees Namyt gold in some turbulent flow in the Swiss mountains in winter to take the sleigh and move down the hill Feel yourself a prince or princess in a youth hostel Altenburg, a former castle taste wines at the vineyards in the canton of Vaud ride bike along Lake Constance Myth Two: Swiss banks harbored shadow capital.