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What is the longest and deepest tunnel in the world?
Gotthard-Basistunnel (Switzerland-Italy). Tunnel da basa dal Son Gottard) is a railway tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland. With a route length of 57.09 km (35.5 mi),it is the world's longest and deepest traffic tunnel and the first flat, low-level route through the Alps.
Where did the House of Habsburg originated come from?
Swabia. Habsburg dynasty is a royal dynasty whose members became the hereditary rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, and held authority over the largest realm in Europe during the Renaissance. The Habsburgs originated in Swabia, a duchy of southwestern Germany. In 1246 they took control of the duchy of Austria.
How many cantons form the Swiss Confederation today?
26. Since Middle Ages Switzerland grew from a union of 3 cantons into one of 26.
What is the name of this mountain?
Matterhorn. Sometimes referred to as the Mountain of Mountains, the Matterhorn has become an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps and of the Alps in general. Since the end of the 19th century, when railways were built in the area, the mountain has attracted increasing numbers of visitors and climbers. Each year, numerous mountaineers try to climb the Matterhorn.
Where is the longest stairway in the world?
In Switzerland. The longest stairway in the world runs along the tracks of Niesen funicular near Bern, Switzerland. The stairway is 11,674 steps long. Built in 1907, it is currently closed to the public (with the exception of Niesen Stairway-Run event organized every year in June).
Switzerland is a member of
United Nations. Switzerland has been a neutral country since the Vienna Congress of 1815 (after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte). It barely joined the United Nations in 2002 thanks to a 52 % majority vote in countrywide referendum.
The USA was formed by 13 colonies. How many Swiss cantons established the Confederation?
3. The eldest free Swiss cantons were Schwyz (that gave its name to the whole nation), Uri and Unterwalden. In 1291 they signed an eternal union – Federal Charter of 1291.