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Space Teds’ Adventures Around Europe World Cup research. Switzerland. Done By: Iva Kabakchieva 6 th grade Dimitar Blagoev Primary, Bulgaria. Where is it?. Switzerland. Landlocked alpine country in Western Europe Over 7 million people 4 national languages

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Switzerland

Space Teds’ Adventures Around Europe

World Cup research

Switzerland

Done By: Iva Kabakchieva

6th grade

DimitarBlagoev Primary, Bulgaria



Switzerland1
Switzerland

  • Landlocked alpine country in Western Europe

  • Over 7 million people

  • 4 national languages

    • Swish German, French, Italian, Romansh


Currency
Currency

10 francs 1 franc 1 franc (reverse)

  • Swiss Franc (CHF)

    • 1 U.S. Dollar = 1.2268 Francs


Economy

ECONOMY

Economy

  • Strong economy in banking and finance

  • Tradition of political and military neutrality


The alps
The Alps

  • Greatest mountain range system of Europe

  • Stretching from Austria in the East to France in the West




Interlaken1
Interlaken

  • Very popular in winter for skiing and snowboarding

  • Jungfrau Top Ski Region

    • 3 ski resorts interconnected

  • Also offers breathtaking views, hiking, mountain biking, and a point of relaxation


Hiking in the alps
Hiking in the Alps

  • More than 22,000 miles of well-kept trails

  • Criss-cross through meadows, forests, glaciers, and magnificent views of towering peaks

  • At bottom in Interlaken, offers chance for rest and snacks



M rren1
Mürren

  • Mountain village in middle of Alps, free of public cars, home of highest altitude ski resort

  • Population 450

  • Home of famous revolving Piz Gloria Restaurant, made famous by James Bond movie


Lauterbrunnen
Lauterbrunnen

  • Small town that lies in the Lauterbrunnen Valley

  • The Lauterbrunnen valley also provided the pictorial model for J.R.R. Tolkien’s sketches and watercolors of the fictitious valley of Rivendell

  • 300 meter high Staubbach waterfall


Staubbach waterfall
Staubbach Waterfall

  • 300 M high (900 ft)

  • Has inspired painters, poets, and writers over the centuries

  • Goethe wrote a poem based on his 1779 visit, making the lake famous in the late 18th century


Swiss food
Swiss Food

  • Most commonly known for

    • Swiss cheese

    • Swiss chocolate

  • Also include basic bread, dairy, meat, fruit


Swiss chocolate
Swiss Chocolate

  • Heinrich Escher, mayor of Zurich, was introduced to chocolate in Brussels in 1697 and brought it back home, where it was discreetly consumed at feasts, until the Zurich Council banned it in 1722 as unfit for virtuous citizens.

  • The first chocolate shop in Switzerland opened in Bern in 1792.


Swiss chocolate fun facts
Swiss Chocolate – Fun Facts

  • Swiss eat more chocolate than anyone in world

    -2001- averaged 12.3 kg per person

  • 80% milk chocolate

  • 10-12% plain chocolate

  • 3-4% white chocolate

  • Dark chocolate is on the rise

  • All production must be in Switzerland to be “Swiss chocolate” (cocoa beans, paste, butter, sugar, milk)

    • Otherwise declared on package


Food

Breakfast

Bread (zopf), butter, marmalade or honey, cheese, cereal, milk, tea

Lunch

Sandwich or birchermüesli (oat flakes, water, cream, honey, sugar, lemon juice, apples)

Dinner

Bread, cheese, dried meat



Swiss army
Swiss Army

  • Every male citizen must do military service

    • Starts at age 20 and ends at 42

    • Soldiers keep their arms at home


Football

Football is the most popular sport in Switzerland. The Swiss Football Association was formed in 1895.

The country played host to the 1954 World Cup and 2008 European Championship.

Football

Swiss national footbal team 2014


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