Switzerland, or the Swiss Confederation, was founded more than 700 years ago. The oldest traces though go back more than 150,000 years. Surrounded by Germany, France, Austria, Lichtenstein and Italy, no fewer than four languages and dozens of dialects are spoken in Switzerland. Switzerland is also considered one of the richest countries in the world as well as one of the countries with the highest quality of life. So, it is no wonder that Switzerland is a popular subject for a variety of poster products, including framed art and canvas prints.
Traditions and culture in Switzerland
The first things that people think of when hearing of Switzerland are often rich people, pocket knives, Heidi and cheese. But Switzerland is much more than that. Switzerland has a very rich cultural life. Opera, theater, festivals, museums, medieval castles, cathedrals, churches, monasteries and abbeys – there is something for every interest. If you are the more adventurous and sportive kind, Switzerland has a lot to offer too. You can go hiking, cycling, climbing and in winter enjoy skiing or snowboarding. A poster or art print of one of the many beautiful old churches and cathedrals would be a great way to represent Switzerland in your home. Or how about a poster of one the many mountains covered in snow?
Nature in Switzerland
Switzerland encompasses a great diversity of landscapes. In the North you find open and hilly landscapes, large forests, large lakes like Lake Geneva and the biggest cities like Lucern, Bern, Zurich and Basel. In the South, among the high valleys of the Swiss Alps many glaciers and waterfalls are found, from which also originate many rivers. Switzerland is also home to hundreds of mountain peaks, the most famous are surely the Matterhorn and Jungfrau and Eiger. So, if you are looking for works that are nature-based, posters, framed art and art prints of Switzerland are the best choice for you!