Society

People

The main driver of demographic growth in Switzerland over the last few decades has been migration

Major events

Throughout the year, Switzerland hosts hundreds of festivals and sporting, cultural and political events. Roughly every 25 years, Switzerland holds a National Exhibition.

Language

Switzerland's national languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh – a multilingualism lived out in practice.

Traditions

Traditions and customs are an integral part of everyday life in Switzerland.

Religion

Switzerland is a Christian country. Around two-thirds of the population are either Roman Catholic or Protestant (Reformed-Evangelical).

Swiss cuisine

Swiss cuisine is as varied as its landscape – and yet you'll still find bread and cheese everywhere.

Culture

Thanks to its location at the crossroads of three major European cultures (German, French and Italian), Switzerland has a rich and varied arts and culture scene.

Sport and leisure

The Swiss are keen sports enthusiasts, especially outdoor pursuits.