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Where did the House of Habsburg originated come from?
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.
The USA was formed by 13 colonies. How many Swiss cantons established the Confederation?
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.
The highest peak of Switzerland is also the second-highest mountain in the Alps. What is it?
The Dufourspitze (4634 m above sea level) is the highest peak of Monte Rosa, a huge ice-covered mountain massif in the Alps. Dufourspitze is the highest mountain peak of both Switzerland and the Pennine Alps and is also the second-highest mountain of the Alps and Europe outside the Caucasus. It is located between Switzerland and Italy.
When was the Club of Rome founded?
The Club of Rome describes itself as an organisation of individuals who share a common concern for the future of humanity, and strive to make a difference. It consists of current and former heads of state, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe. Founded in 1968 at the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome, Italy, it has been based in Winterthur, Switzerland since 2008.
How many tunnels and bridges are on the road of the Glacier Express in the Swiss Alps?
91 tunnels and 291 bridges
9 tunnels and 152 bridges
15 tunnels and 48 bridges
121 tunnels and 86 bridges
The Glacier Express is an express train connecting railway stations of the two major mountain resorts of St. Moritz and Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. The train has the status as "the slowest express train in the world", covering 291 km or 181 mi, 91 tunnels, and over 291 bridges. .
Where was this photo taken?
In this incredible photograph we see the confluence of the Rhone and Arve rivers in Geneva, Switzerland. The river on the left is the Rhone, which is just exiting Lake Lehman. The river on the right is the Arve, which receives water from the many glaciers of the Chamonix valley before flowing north-west into the Rhone on the west side of Geneva, where its much higher level of silt brings forth a striking contrast between the two rivers.
The Swiss organization "Dignitas" helps with ...
Care of the terminally ill
Asylum to people sought by INTERPOL
Research on endangered animal species
In Switzerland, assisted suicide is legal in case of terminally ill patients. As of August 2015, approximately 300 British citizens had travelled to Switzerland from the UK to die at one of Dignitas' rented apartments in Zürich.
Where in Switzerland is the Museum of Polish History?
Polish History Museum was formed in 1870 in the beautifully situated castle from the thirteenth century on Lake Zurich, the initiative of Count Wladyslawa Plater
After what is the Jurassic period named?
a type of ancient lizard
a mountain range in Switzerland
a type of coal formed in that period
Latin for 'before mammals'
The Jurassic period is named for the Jura Mountains in between France and Switzerland, where many fossils have been found.