A small, super expensive and super beautiful multi-lingual country in central Europe, it has far more influence than most nations of a comparable size. And it is not just the Swiss Banks, for better or worse Swiss influence exists today, its famed cuisine such as fondue, local democracy, chocolate, Swiss army knives, neutrality, John Calvin and much of the Protestant reformation. And can anybody forget to mention the Alps? and beautiful valleys? So far I have yet to visit the best places but made a start in 2013 with a long weekend in Zurich.

Zurich, Winterthur and the Rhine Falls
Weesen, St Gallen and Winterthur