Traditional carved wooden spoons hang from hooks in the Tsermon mountain pasture chalet in Gruyeres, on July 31, 2013. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) #

Traditional carved wooden spoons hang from hooks in the Tsermon mountain pasture chalet in Gruyeres, on July 31, 2013. (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) #

Pani Jurek’s Inventive Test Tube Chandeliers Are Inspired by Chemist Marie Curie

Pani Jurek’s Inventive Test Tube Chandeliers Are Inspired by Chemist Marie Curie

Switzerland+Fashion | swiss2

Switzerland+Fashion | swiss2

Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook or Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter. The ridiculously ornate rococo interior of Asamkirche (also known as the Church of St. Johann Nepomuk) in Munich is crammed with winged cherubs, swirling frescoes, and fiddly...

Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook or Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter. The ridiculously ornate rococo interior of Asamkirche (also known as the Church of St. Johann Nepomuk) in Munich is crammed with winged cherubs, swirling frescoes, and fiddly...

Die Tracht ist für die Appenzeller Trägerinnen und -träger das schönste Kleid und gehört aufgrund der aufwändigen Herstellung in Handarbeit zu einer der schmucksten und vielgestaltigsten Trachten in der Schweiz.

Die Tracht ist für die Appenzeller Trägerinnen und -träger das schönste Kleid und gehört aufgrund der aufwändigen Herstellung in Handarbeit zu einer der schmucksten und vielgestaltigsten Trachten in der Schweiz.

Large Antique Swiss Folk Art Painting of Helevetica Shield - $180.

Large Antique Swiss Folk Art Painting of Helevetica Shield - $180.

ORTISEI - Alto Adige, Italy

ORTISEI - Alto Adige, Italy

Swiss Guard at the Vatican- Recruits to the guard must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training with Swiss military and can obtain certificates of good conduct.Recruits must have a professional degree or high school diploma, must be between 19 and 30 years of age,and at least 5 feet 8.5 in. tall.

Swiss Guard at the Vatican- Recruits to the guard must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training with Swiss military and can obtain certificates of good conduct.Recruits must have a professional degree or high school diploma, must be between 19 and 30 years of age,and at least 5 feet 8.5 in. tall.

Image detail for -Wooden Plates, Wooden Dishes, Hand Carved Wooden Spoons, Hand carved ...

Image detail for -Wooden Plates, Wooden Dishes, Hand Carved Wooden Spoons, Hand carved ...

William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century Swiss illustrated chronicles. It is set in the time of the original foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the early 14th century. According to the legend, Tell—an expert marksman with the crossbow—assassinated Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of Habsburg Austria positioned in Altdorf, Uri.

William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century Swiss illustrated chronicles. It is set in the time of the original foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the early 14th century. According to the legend, Tell—an expert marksman with the crossbow—assassinated Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of Habsburg Austria positioned in Altdorf, Uri.

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