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CultureShock! Switzerland by Max Oettli

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“Inside the Museums infinity goes up on trial.”

—Bob Dylan

 

 

 

 

 

PERCEPTIONS

Most people think of chocolate and watches when they think of Switzerland and, indeed, apart from the mountains, these are probably Switzerland’s best-known products and a considerable source of revenue and employment.

Chocolate

Historically, cocoa beans started being imported into Europe in the 18th century. Chocolate houses sprang up, where the beans were laboriously ground into a paste and thence made into a drink with milk and sugar.

This fashion of preparing ...

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