Period IV

Vevey, Fête des Vignerons 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Grandeur of Switzerland

What does  “the grandeur of Switzerland” mean?  The many Grand Hotels, the mountain landscape, the lakes,  the beautiful cities or (direct) democracy? All true, but the real treasure and grandeur of the country are its people and Swiss civil society.

From the late Middle Ages onwards, in a process over the centuries, the citizens  created a well-functioning state of four languages, and various religions, cultures and economic regions.

The area of present-day Switzerland has always been an integral part of the European trade system and of European political, cultural and economic developments.

The Fête des Vignerons in Vevey symbolises the commitment of the citizens.

This Fête is not an exception, but the rule. The Fête des Vignerons shows the grandeur of the country and the centuries-old commitment of its citizens.