Country of the Week: Switzerland

From the beautiful mountains to the clean air, there's much to explore when it comes to visiting the lands of the Swiss. Look into the little things that set this country apart from the rest and make it a special place for travelers across the globe
Other title(s): Confoederatio Helvetica, Swiss Confederation
Continent: Europe
Capital: Bern
Most populous city:: Zürich
Current political leader: President: Ueli Maurer
Currency: Swiss franc (Fr, CHf, SFr)
Language(s): Romansh, French, German, Italian
National Costume: Swiss men wear trousers or breeches, a smoked shirt, a long-sleeved jacket or/and a vast, a headgear, dark woolen tights or stockings, and shoes. Swiss women wear colorful smocked dresses with puffed sleeves and tight ribbon crest tops, aprons, lace bonnets or other offbeat headdresses, stockings, shoes, and embroidered bags.
Major Religion(s): Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim
Famous landmarks: Bern Minster, Grindelwald, Rhine Falls, Zytglogge, Chapel Bridge, Matterhorn
National Symbol: Flag: A fully red flag with a white cross shape in the middle; Coat of arms: an adaptation of the national flag onto a shield; Flower: Edelweiss
Movies filmed in Indonesia: Heidi, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, The Bourne Identity, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Angels and Demons, The Spy Who Loved Me, Goldeneye
Famous people: Alberto Giacometti, Anna Göldi, Louis-Joseph Chevrolet, Roger Federer, Claude Nicollier, Phil Dalhausser
Climate: The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity. Depending on the altitude the temperature range may vary. It is highly recommended to visitors to pack a sweater, good walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a compact umbrella and/or a light raincoat.
Popular festivals: Paléo Festival, Basler Fasnacht, Montreux Jazz Festival, International Balloon Festival, Festichoc