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Ah, Switzerland! One of the most gorgeous places on Earth and a top destination on many a traveler’s bucket list. However, aside from epic mountains, delish chocolate, and an affinity for clock-making, how much do we really know about the country? 

Our team at Bored Panda has compiled a list of impressive photos of the beautiful landscapes, interesting architecture, and culinary delights that you can find in Switzerland, all to give you a fresh perspective on life in the country. Scroll down to check them out, and be sure to upvote your fave pics! However, don’t blame us if you feel inspired to book a flight…

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The Cat That Guided Me Down The Mountain When I Got Lost In Grindelwald, Switzerland

The Cat That Guided Me Down The Mountain When I Got Lost In Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Mountain Finder Device In Switzerland

Mountain Finder Device In Switzerland

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is genius, I want to go right now to have a go

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The Cream I Ordered With My Coffee At A Swiss Cafe Was Served Inside Of A Chocolate Treat

The Cream I Ordered With My Coffee At A Swiss Cafe Was Served Inside Of A Chocolate Treat

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Yours truly is actually quite a huge fan of Switzerland. I spent a year living there when I was a very small child. I ‘blame’ that wonderful experience for my enduring love for the mountains, hiking, snow, gorgeous landscapes, giant chess sets (hi, Parc des Bastions!), and wild nature. Some of my earliest and most vivid memories are from going on walks in the mountains with my tiny little boots.

So, I genuinely understand the fascination with the country. To me, Switzerland represents freedom, nature, and beauty. But I’m a bit biased!

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I'm Visiting Switzerland For The First Time - I Got To Have Dinner With These Two

I'm Visiting Switzerland For The First Time - I Got To Have Dinner With These Two

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Entrance Of An Underwater Observatory In Lake Zug (Switzerland). I Took The Photo During The Weekend, Reminds Me The Truman Show

Entrance Of An Underwater Observatory In Lake Zug (Switzerland). I Took The Photo During The Weekend, Reminds Me The Truman Show

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

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Switzerland had a population of around 8.9 million people in 2024 and boasts four official languages (Romansh, French, German, and Italian). The country’s GDP was a jaw-dropping $800.6 billion in 2021, according to the World Bank. Switzerland, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, has a very high-tech economy and a powerful banking sector of world renown.

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The View From Our Balcony In Switzerland

The View From Our Balcony In Switzerland

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Hiking In Switzerland

Hiking In Switzerland

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol, the yodeling sound from that one game on The Price is Right started playing in my head when I saw this photo.🤣😂

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#9

Swiss Rail Police Just Gave Me A Biscuit For Pushing My Bike On A Platform Rather Than Riding It. I’m Enjoying This Initiative

Swiss Rail Police Just Gave Me A Biscuit For Pushing My Bike On A Platform Rather Than Riding It. I’m Enjoying This Initiative

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Some of us automatically think of high-quality cheese and chocolate, as well as hand-crafted clocks and watches when we think of Switzerland; however, that's only the tip of the iceberg. The country's main exports include machinery, equipment, chemical and pharmaceutical products, watches, textiles, and apparel, as well as raw materials, food, vegetable oils, and fuel. 

#10

The Toiletries At My Hotel In Switzerland Included A Rubber Ducky

The Toiletries At My Hotel In Switzerland Included A Rubber Ducky

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I had this I'd have to run a bath straight away

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The Edge Of The Knife In This Swiss Restaurant Was Shaped To Show Off Many Of The Peaks Found In The Swiss Alps

The Edge Of The Knife In This Swiss Restaurant Was Shaped To Show Off Many Of The Peaks Found In The Swiss Alps

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#12

When I Went To Switzerland And Happened To Look Exactly Like This Random Wood Statue

When I Went To Switzerland And Happened To Look Exactly Like This Random Wood Statue

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Alas! Not everything is great in this Alpine paradise. It’s this same powerful banking sector that has earned Switzerland a reputation for corruption and secrecy. It's a reputation that the Swiss have been trying to shake off for a while now.

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A 2018 study conducted by the Tax Justice Network, an independent international advocacy group, found that the country was the most corrupt in the entire world, with the United States coming in second place.

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The Skill Of Swiss (Especially Ticinesi) PostAuto Drivers Is Impressive

The Skill Of Swiss (Especially Ticinesi) PostAuto Drivers Is Impressive

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing! It took me a few seconds to understand what I was looking at. :)

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The Children's Playground At The Airport In Zürich, Switzerland Is A Miniature Airport

The Children's Playground At The Airport In Zürich, Switzerland Is A Miniature Airport

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A few years after that, in 2022, the Tax Justice Network changed its ranking. The US rose to first place in the financial secrecy index, with Switzerland taking the silver. In third place that year you'd find Singapore, followed by Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Japan, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, the British Virgin Islands, as well as Guernsey.

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Recently Drove Through Southern Switzerland, From Geneva To Zurich, After Seeing A Picture Of The Lauterbrunnen Valley. Here Are A Few Pictures From The Trip

Recently Drove Through Southern Switzerland, From Geneva To Zurich, After Seeing A Picture Of The Lauterbrunnen Valley. Here Are A Few Pictures From The Trip

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Only In Switzerland

Only In Switzerland

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Glowing Matterhorn, Switzerland

Glowing Matterhorn, Switzerland

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1 month ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here's the view from my window (the Grand Muveran, not the Matterhorn). 1598455973889.jpg 1598455973889.jpg

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According to the Tax Justice Network, Switzerland “supplies 3.43% of the world's financial secrecy.” Meanwhile, Transparency International notes that “for decades, corrupt elites from across the world have used Swiss financial intermediaries and service providers to take advantage of legal loopholes that allow them to hide and launder their ill-gotten wealth.” However, the Swiss government is taking steps to tackle these issues.

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My Wife And I Are In Murren, Switzerland. One Of The Most Stunning Mountain Ranges I’ve Ever Visited

My Wife And I Are In Murren, Switzerland. One Of The Most Stunning Mountain Ranges I’ve Ever Visited

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Spotted On A Walk. I've Never Seen This Kind Of Thing Before. A Pflanzenhotel (Plant Hotel) In Switzerland. People Bring All Their Big Outdoor Plants To Enormous Greenhouses For The Winter

Spotted On A Walk. I've Never Seen This Kind Of Thing Before. A Pflanzenhotel (Plant Hotel) In Switzerland. People Bring All Their Big Outdoor Plants To Enormous Greenhouses For The Winter

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Swiss Police Saving A Swan That Was On The Highway

Swiss Police Saving A Swan That Was On The Highway

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"The analysis of past cases sheds light on the role of Switzerland as an important hub where corrupt foreign elites can easily find intermediaries to create and manage companies and trusts for them," Transparency International wrote in early 2024.

#22

Swiss Cliché

Swiss Cliché

The thing with Switzerland is that it actually, truly looks like that. It's not like there's the postcard shot and the rest of the place is completely different.

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely beautiful. I would love to be able to wake up to that view every morning.

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#23

A Cheese Vending Machine In A Mountain Village In Switzerland

A Cheese Vending Machine In A Mountain Village In Switzerland

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#24

Breakfast In Switzerland

Breakfast In Switzerland

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"For far too long, Swiss lawyers have been able to do so without due diligence and reporting duties to detect money laundering. Last year, the Swiss government proposed new legislation to extend anti-money laundering obligations to lawyers and other professionals and, while there is much room for improvement, this is welcome."

#25

A Public Refrigerator Where People Can Put Food Or Their Leftovers For Others. In Lucerne, Switzerland

A Public Refrigerator Where People Can Put Food Or Their Leftovers For Others. In Lucerne, Switzerland

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#26

Two Rivers Meet And Mix In Geneva, Switzerland

Two Rivers Meet And Mix In Geneva, Switzerland

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or meet and don't mix, more to the point. This is the Rhône flowing out of lake Geneva on the left, te Arve, fed by lots of tributaries coming down from the mountains, on the right.

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#27

Rainbows In Switzerland

Rainbows In Switzerland

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In this particular case, this won't be the first time that the Swiss authorities have tried to reform the system.

"This is not the first attempt to bring much-needed regulation to the sector. In 2021, following lobbying by the industry, the parliament watered down amendments to the anti-money laundering legislation during their final deliberations. As a result, lawyers and notaries were able to escape regulation," Transparency International stated.

#28

I Saw This Church In Switzerland

I Saw This Church In Switzerland

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that church is really praying to god to let them live, and not fall

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#30

A Friend Of Mine Went To Switzerland, I Received An Appropriate Picture

A Friend Of Mine Went To Switzerland, I Received An Appropriate Picture

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was the Matterhorn but I think it was supposed to change because it was going to be manufactured elsewhere.

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Have you ever been to Switzerland, dear Pandas? How was your experience? If you still haven’t traveled there, do you have plans to visit in the near future? What do you look forward to doing the most? We’d love to hear all of your thoughts on Swiss life, so if you have a moment, tell us all about it in the comments!

#31

The Family Coach On A Swiss Train, They Are Equipped With A Small Play Area (A Slide On This One)

The Family Coach On A Swiss Train, They Are Equipped With A Small Play Area (A Slide On This One)

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#32

This House In Zurich Is Covered In Solar Panels

This House In Zurich Is Covered In Solar Panels

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Went To Switzerland And It Is The Best Country I’ve Ever Been. This Lindt Museum Was So Good. That Lake And Houses. You Guys Have A Really Good Country

Went To Switzerland And It Is The Best Country I’ve Ever Been. This Lindt Museum Was So Good. That Lake And Houses. You Guys Have A Really Good Country

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#34

You Know You're In Switzerland When Your "Going Home Drunk" Meal Is A Block Of Gruyère, Bought In A Vending Machine

You Know You're In Switzerland When Your "Going Home Drunk" Meal Is A Block Of Gruyère, Bought In A Vending Machine

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stop. My favorite cheese in a VENDING MACHINE? In a BLOCK? *grabs passport*

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#35

I Saw Some Posts From This Rainbow, So I Thought I'd Share The View From Merlischachen (Close To Lucerne)

I Saw Some Posts From This Rainbow, So I Thought I'd Share The View From Merlischachen (Close To Lucerne)

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#36

I Got The All-Clear To Travel Within Switzerland - An Empty Train With A Great View

I Got The All-Clear To Travel Within Switzerland - An Empty Train With A Great View

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's so perfect it could be mistaken for a picture/painting

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#37

One Word: Switzerland

One Word: Switzerland

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably all stacked there because they're not allowed to actually use the containers on a Sunday (too noisy) - or maybe that's just Germany.

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#38

Police In Switzerland Distribute Free Water Due To The Heatwave

Police In Switzerland Distribute Free Water Due To The Heatwave

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The Last Thing I Thought I Would See While Exploring The Canton Of Jura

The Last Thing I Thought I Would See While Exploring The Canton Of Jura

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Last thing you want to hear in the woods is that clicking noise

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In My Gymnasium There Are Period Products For Free, I’m Not Concerned By That But I Think It’s A Good Thing

In My Gymnasium There Are Period Products For Free, I’m Not Concerned By That But I Think It’s A Good Thing

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Some Houses In The Southern Part Of Switzerland (Ticino) Have Their Own Cable Car/Cog Railroad To Get Up The Steep Hills From The Street-Level Parking

Some Houses In The Southern Part Of Switzerland (Ticino) Have Their Own Cable Car/Cog Railroad To Get Up The Steep Hills From The Street-Level Parking

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

good to have a back up stair case if the power goes off

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#42

The Suspicion In That Look, Like Y’all Stole Something

The Suspicion In That Look, Like Y’all Stole Something

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The Police In Switzerland Are Teaching Children How To Cross A Roundabout

The Police In Switzerland Are Teaching Children How To Cross A Roundabout

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1 month ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't you have cycle safety training in the rest of the world? When I was a kid in the UK there was something called the Cycling Proficiency Test. Not run by the police (did it at cub scouts, I think) but the same idea.

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#44

At The Zurich Opera House, We (Singers) Have Free Ricolas On Stage Behind The Curtain

At The Zurich Opera House, We (Singers) Have Free Ricolas On Stage Behind The Curtain

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Drinking Water Facility For Dogs In Public Places In Switzerland

Drinking Water Facility For Dogs In Public Places In Switzerland

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#46

So There's A Giant Fork In The Middle Of Lake Geneva

So There's A Giant Fork In The Middle Of Lake Geneva

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#47

Swiss Porta Johns Are Wooden

Swiss Porta Johns Are Wooden

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lived here all my life. First time I see these. I'm used to the classic, blue/white "Toi Toi"s: BE_TOI_Fre...5705a8.jpg BE_TOI_Fresh_zoom-65d71125705a8.jpg

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Police Car In Zermatt

Police Car In Zermatt

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The thing is: Zermatt is a car-free town (apart from things such as ambulances, police an electric buses/taxis). And it's lovely! 💖

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#49

Vending Machines In Switzerland Sell Pregnancy Tests Called "Maybe Baby"

Vending Machines In Switzerland Sell Pregnancy Tests Called "Maybe Baby"

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1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

pork, pregnancy test and condoms. That vending machine has one heck of an evening planned.

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German: Fast Food On The Train Is Not Possible. Swiss: Hold My Hash Browns

German: Fast Food On The Train Is Not Possible. Swiss: Hold My Hash Browns

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