Welcome to the House of Switzerland
When it comes to political co-determination by citizens, Switzerland is the undisputed world champion. More than one third of all referendums ever held at national level worldwide have taken place in Switzerland. The historical origins of direct democracy in Switzerland are just as interesting as the continuing topical nature of citizens’ rights themselves.
Discover and learn more about Switzerland’s facts and stories thanks to the House of Switzerland presented by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.