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The most expensive hotel room in the world costs $83,200 a night at the Royal Penthouse Suite in Geneva at Hotel President Wilson.
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In Switzerland, the citizens can challenge any law passed by the Parliament if they can gather 50,000 signatures against the law within 100 days.
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In 1802, there was a war in Switzerland called Stecklikrieg that was fought out with wooden clubs because Napoleon took away their weapons.
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A Swiss jeweler made a $68 million ring that was made entirely out of diamonds.
Switzerland’s Gotthard Tunnel is considered the longest in the world. With 57 km in length, it is also the most expensive tunnel which took 17 years to complete.
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Swiss law prohibits owning pets unless you have two of them. Switzerland judges isolation for animals as abuse.
Zurich has the most expensive coffee in the world, costing an average USD3.65 in the Coffee Price Index 2016. Switzerland was also the origin of instant coffee Nescafe in 1938.
The Swiss Alpenhorn was used as a call to battle or warning of fire in high mountain districts of Switzerland. It was first used to play tunes at the end of the 18th century.
Tobogganing was a sport invented in Switzerland in the late 19th century and was created in 1885 by a group of vacationers from England.
The World Wide Web was invented in Switzerland in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee.
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A sculpture of a giant three-legged chair is located in Geneva, Switzerland and is called “The Broken Chair”. It symbolizes opposition to land mines.
The Sonnenberg Tunnel in Lucerne, Switzerland can house up to 20,000 people as a fallout shelter and serves as the world’s largest nuclear bomb shelter.