The HollywoodAtlas version of Switzerland, as well as Bavaria, Austria, Northern Italy, and other regions in or near the Alps -- in fact, ''any'' place in Germany is also frequently part of YodelLand in the HollywoodAtlas.

A quick guide:

Scenery:
* The Alps:
** The Matterhorn
** High and unreachable sharp mountain peaks with dangerously narrow and unstable pathways
** Expensive ski resorts
** Edelweiss (makes up some 80-90% of all non-generic flowers in YodelLand)
** Avalanches
** Weather: either sunny and freezing cold or severe blizzard
* The valleys:
** Peaceful evergreen pastures with goats and/or cows
** Large, half-timbered houses
** Avalanches
** Weather: either sunny and warm or romantic snowfall
* The Black Forest (which isn't part of any of the aforementioned regions)

Appearance:
* Men:
** Lederhosen (often inaccurately depicted in places where they have never been traditional, e.g. most of Germany and ''all'' of Switzerland)
** Tyrolean hats (little green felt hats with a tuft of fur in the band) or {{Oktoberfest}} hats
** Huge, twirly or funny-looking moustaches
** Monocles or glasses
** Gray beards (if they're past 55)
** Brushy handlebar mustaches
* Women:
** Long blond hair (usually in braids)
** Dirndl dresses (cf. Lederhosen for inaccurate geographical/cultural application)
** Aprons
** Often overweight and with GagBoobs
* General:
** Tall and slender (if they're young) or short and stocky (if they're old)

Professions:
* Bankers (Male)
** GOLD
** They're sometimes gnomes
* Cheesemakers (Male)
* Chocolatiers (Male)
* Clock/watchmakers (Male)
* Woodcarvers (Male)
* Cow/goat/shepherds (Usually children; more often male than female, but females do appear occasionally.)
* Alpinists (or guides) (Male)
* Ski resort owners (Male)
* Innkeepers (Male)
* Beautiful blonde-braided [[MsFanservice girls in cleavaged]] [[{{Meido}} Bavarian tavern wench]] dresses (like in {{Oktoberfest}}) (Female)
* Waitresses (See above)
* Spies ({{Badass}} if male, [[FemmeFatale beautiful and seductive]] if female)
* Hunters (or more commonly, poachers).

Cuisine:
* Cheese
* Chocolate
* Fondue (may be either chocolate or cheese)
* Brandy
* Beer (especially around {{Oktoberfest}})
* Schnitzel, usually wienerschnitzel
* Sausages
* Dark rye bread
* Strudel

Wildlife:
* Goats
* Cows with big clanking bells
* Sheep
* Saint Bernard dogs (usually [[SaintBernardRescue with brandy casks around their necks]])
* Gulls
* Ibexes (always aggressive against whomever)
* Groundhogs
* Mountain wildflowers, especially edelweiss.

Misc. culture:
* [[CaptainObvious Yodelling]]
* Swiss army knives with 293,487,569,234,756 blades, including absurd/funny ones
* Extremely precise Swiss watches
* Cuckoo clocks, though they weren't in fact invented in Switzerland or anywhere else in the Alps.
** Invented in the Black Forest, which is usually lumped together with YodelLand, so it's not that a bad mistake.
* Alphorns and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranz_des_Vaches Ranz des Vaches]]
* Rustic carved wooden bears
* WilliamTell
* Dancing the laendler

Cultural values:
* Neutrality
* Hospitality
* Prosperity
* Pedantism

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Never shown :
* Geneva
** Headquarters of the [=WHO=], the [=WTO=] and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
** The CERN research institute and its Large Hadron Collider
** Speaks ''French''.
* Switzerland's eventful military history
** The famous Swiss pikemen of TheLateMiddleAges and TheRenaissance
* Switzerland's major role in the Reformation
** Huldlrych Zwingli and John Calvin
* Any place in Lower Austria, including {{UsefulNotes/Vienna}}.
* The rivers and the traffic on them
** Rhine (Rhein)- originates in Switzerland long before it reaches the Loreley. In centuries past, it could flood up to a third of the whole country of Liechtenstein.
** Aare - surrounding the old part of Bern on three sides.
** Danube (Donau) - The one mentioned in the title of ''The Blue Danube''. (Originates in the Black Forest and flows through Austria, but neither through Switzerland nor through the Alps.)
** Several others providing good opportunity for heavy ship traffic, both tourism and freight. While references to Switzerland and Austria having navies may seem jocular (neither has a coastline), both countries maintain a number of patrol boats on the rivers and larger lakes, kept by the army and police force respectively.

May overlap with {{Oktoberfest}}, given the German influence in the region, or with NorseByNorsewest due to [[CriticalResearchFailure confusing Switzerland with Sweden]]. The Spanish-speaking people make the latter confusion because in the language both countries names ("Suiza" and "Suecia" respectively) are way more similar. Same goes for Russians ("Shveytsariya" and "Shvetsiya").

See UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} for a more nuanced depiction. Also see WilliamTelling.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Advertising ]]

* Often depicted in Ricola commercials.
** Which more of a kindo of SelfDeprecation, since Ricola is a Swiss product.
* Invoked in [[http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/heidi-klum-got-milk this Heidi Klum photoshoot]].
* ''Any'' Milka commercial is situated there. Milka ''is'' Swiss, so that's reasonable.
** Interestingly it was invented by a swiss chocolatier in Austria and is produced all over the world but not in Switzerland who prefer Lindt and Suchard with Germans in particular that love Milka.
* St. Ives health-and-beauty products
* Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix
* Extremely frequent in milk or milk product commercials in the aforementioned countries.
* Toaster Strudel

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' -- Japan was forced violently and hilariously out of his ''Literature/{{Heidi}}''-inspired conception of the country, as its AnthropomorphicPersonification is a [[TheGunslinger Gunslinger]] [[RichBitch Rich Son Of A Bitch]]. Which in some official pin-up art is depicted with soldier attire of yesteryear. You wanted to know how Switzerland managed to remain neutral in most of the most recent wars? Now you know.
** Said Rich Son of a Bitch's little sister, however, plays it more or less straight. She's gentle, polite, soft-spoken, and used to have long hair in braids. And the two are nigh inseparable.
** Cranked UpToEleven [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USL3qh6bv6I&feature=related in the anime.]] [[Funny/AxisPowersHetalia It has to be seen to be believed.]]
** Alluded again in recent sketches, which have [[http://himaruya.blog61.fc2.com/blog-entry-1280.html Switzerland dressing up as Wilhem Tell]] and [[http://himaruya.blog61.fc2.com/blog-entry-1282.html#more Liechtenstein posing as Tell's son]]
* ''Anime/SoraNoWoto,'' [[spoiler: though weirdly enough, the setting's a post-apocalyptic Japan.]]
* ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'', and how. To be fair, it's based on a novel that ''thrives'' on YodelLand (see below).
* ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose'', in which an amnesiac girl who once was the SoleSurvivor of an accident travels through pre-WorldWarTwo Switzerland with her boyfriend, both searching for her past and running away both from a StalkerWithACrush and ThoseWackyNazis. ''Alpen Rose'' is actually [[spoiler: a lullaby that she has struck on her mind, apparently the only real proof of who she is.]]
* While probably one of the overall best depictions of Germany in any anime, Berlin in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' has a few streets that invoke a Yodel Land style. Even considering that in the timeline Berlin was destroyed and rebuild, it looks very out of place to anyone who actually has been to Berlin or northern Germany.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* {{Goofy}} as WilhelmTell. It was set in YodelLand, and there were lederhosen, cheese, hats with feathers, an alpenhorn, and fondue.
** Some excerpts from it - in German, though [[http://www.khalisi.com/comics/goofy/german/album15.html]] [[http://www.khalisi.com/comics/goofy/excerpts/tell.html]]
** Also DonaldDuck has been WilhelmTell once with the Beagle Boys as the enemy and Scrooge [=McDuck=] as a not-so-rich-anymore cheese sealer. The famous apple shoot is of course included, but is a bit unsual, since with three nephews there are also three apples to be shot at one time.
* ''{{Asterix}} in Switzerland'' anachronistically depicts "Helvetia" with many Swiss stereotypes: fondue, cheese with holes, [[SwissBankAccount secret banking]], a "United Tribes" building, yodeling over alphorns, the invention of the cuckoo clock, and a FlowerFromTheMountaintop. There is also a subverted attempt at WilliamTelling.
* Franchise/TheDCU's [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction United Nations-chartered organization]] ''ComicBook/{{Checkmate}}'' is based in the Swiss Alps, in a medieval castle known only as "The Castle."

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[[folder: Fairy Tales ]]

* A fairy tale called [[http://duress.tripod.com/hansi.htm "Hansi and the Nix"]] is about a young cowherd named Hansi, who likes yodelling. He encounters [[{{Elementals}} a water spirit]] [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent or freshwater mermaid]] he calls Nixie. The two fall in love over the course of the summer, but then fall comes and Nixie doesn't want to come up to the surface anymore because it's too cold for her. So Hansi agrees to live with her...and starts to miss all the classic aspects of YodelLand: his favorite dairy cow, the cheese he made from the cow's milk, mountain flowers, etc. To make him happy (and thus remove any motivation for leaving the lake), Nixie brings him one thing...and [[MovingTheGoalposts then he gets wistful for another]]. [[spoiler: So one night, to put an end to that, she brings down Hansi's entire village. And they lived HappilyEverAfter under the lake.]]

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/TheThirdMan'' references this trope.
** And the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' parody ''The Third Mouse'' does it, too.
* The ShirleyTemple movie ''Literature/{{Heidi}}'', and the distant sequel ''Courage Mountain'' with Noely Thornton and a very young Charlie Sheen.
* The SoBadItsGood British sci-fi movie from 1969 ''Film/MoonZeroTwo'' (later seen on MST3K) had a scene where the villain's Bikini Girls were too busy playing with the whole-wall TV set to pay attention to the game of Monopoly they were supposed to be playing with their boss. One of them was setting the screens to show typical Swiss scenery, an alpine meadow filled with typically Swiss cows. The boss ordered them to turn the wall off...
--> Girl: But I've never been to Switzerland!
--> Boss: The only thing worth seeing there are the banks.
* Many ''Film/JamesBond'' movies end up in Yodel Land:
** Most of the action in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' takes place in Switzerland, much of it at ski resorts.
** A small part of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' also takes place in Switzerland (to which country he follows Goldfinger by car.) Much of the movie actually avoids this trope, however, taking place in Goldfinger's metallurgical plant, hardly part of the typical image.
** Parts of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' take place in Switzerland
** In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', we see a very stereotypical Vienna.
** In ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' a performance of ''{{Tosca}}'' takes place in Austria.
* Creator/LaurelAndHardy in ''Swiss Miss''.
* Most of the action in the original ''ThePinkPanther'' takes place at a Swiss ski resort.
* The Creator/TimBurton version of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' practically declares all of Germany YodelLand by placing the city of Düsseldorf there.
* Most of ''FeuerEisUndDosenbier'' (a German movie, mind you) takes place somewhere that's not quite clear whether it shall be Switzerland or Austria, although it's two hours of walking distance uphill from an infamous Austrian ski resort.
%%* ''Film/ThirdManOnTheMountain''
* Partially subverted in the 1978 film ''Film/SilverBears''. It's set in Lugano, in the Italian speaking part Switzerland (a fact noted by a character). But the plot revolves around banking and money laundering.
* Many German or Austrian ''heimatfilme'' take place here, and is no less stereotypical and clichéd than non-German productions.
* Invoked InUniverse by Ophelia's costume in ''Film/TradingPlaces'':
-->'''Coleman:''' Let me see, you would be from Austria. Am I right?\\
'''Ophelia:''' No, [[NorseByNorsewest I am Inga from Sweden]].\\
'''Coleman:''' Sweden? ...but [[{{Oktoberfest}} you're wearing Lederhosen]].

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In David Drake and S.M. Stirling's ''TheGeneral'', the Halvardi [[FantasyCounterpartCulture are Swiss barbarian analogues]].
** "The Ambassadors of the Free Canton of the Halvardi!"
** "the eastern mountain tribe"
** "[their] hair was mostly blond, and both sexes wore it in long braids that fell to their waists on either side"
** "A shaman capered before them, waving a ... ceremonial wooden house with a small jeweled bird within..."
** Note: Halvardi = "Helvetia", which is very Swiss.
** it's also a type of cheese.
* OlderThanRadio: Johanna Spyri's ''Literature/{{Heidi}}'' series, also because (or although) it is Swiss-made itself.
* Creator/IanFleming, creator of ''Literature/JamesBond'', harboured a genuine love for the Germanic parts of the Alps (and for winter sports, in a time when they were an elitist pastime reserved for the moneyed travelers.) Not only did the literary Bond visit the region on several occasions, he was a Yodel Lander himself, being half-Swiss! ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' reveals that Bond's mother, Monique Delacroix, was Swiss, and that both parents died while mountain climbing in France.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The "Cliff Hangers" game on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' invokes this trope, with a little man in lederhosen and a hat with a feather climbing a mountain to very yodel-y music.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'', Annie is assigned as a courier to an agent in Switzerland only to have the mission go wrong and force her to go on the run from the police with [[BadassIsraeli Eyal Levin.]]


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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' ventures into this area with the song "Edelweiss" and the yodeling-heavy marionette song about the lonely goatherd (which is also danced as a Ländler).
* The city of Merano, South Tyrol (currently Italian, "used to be Austrian") sometimes is a setting in the musical ''Theatre/{{Chess}}''.[[note]]In RealLife, the World Chess Championship match between Karpov and Korchnoi, that was part of the inspiration for the musical, was held in Merano in 1981; a tournament held there in 1924 is responsible for the naming of the Meran Variation.[[/note]] Sometimes Merano isn't included, because the musical seems to be so completely rewritten for each production that there's very little that's canon.
-->"It's living your life in a show by RodgersAndHammerstein!"
* ''Music in the Air'' incorporates some elements of this, though there's hardly any mountain climbing and the middle of the show is set in the big city of Munich. (The failed 1951 revival relocated the show from Bavaria to Switzerland.)

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[[folder: Theme Parks ]]

* [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] literally built a replica of the Matterhorn as one of their attractions, the Matterhorn Bobsleds. In addition to a thrilling ride to meet the AbominableSnowman, climbers frequently scale the mountain's sides and yodelers will entertain guests below.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* "Switzerland" is a bonus in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee''. Don't attack, take no damage.
* The town of Spielburg in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' is very much this.
* Hildegard von Krone from the SoulSeries hails from the fictional European Kingdom of Wolfkrone, which is German-speaking (hence her name), has an Alpine look (complete with giant cuckoo-clock/carousel monument) and appears to be located between Germany and Switzerland, according to the [[AllThereInTheManual artbook]] released for ''V''.
* Switzerland appears as one of the national rally championships in ''VideoGame/RallyTrophy''. The trope is played more realistically than usual, but there's still some minor stereotypes involved, given the game's love for AffectionateParody humour. Also, expect lots of SceneryPorn while rallying.
* ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire'' has an alpine base, [[spoiler:which holds the original world leaders, who are about to be [[KillAndReplace killed and replaced by clones]]]].

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In the ''MakingFiends'' episode "[[http://www.the-n.com/theclick/?titleId=22220 Toupee]]", Mr. Milk has a fantasy song sequence where he imagines being a Swiss Banker that mostly consists of this trope.
-->I could...
-->Count Swiss francs while I yodel
-->Eat fondue with the locals
-->Work with clients overseas
-->Keep a safe filled up with cheese!
* Uter from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a prime example of a Yodellander.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' sketch (and song) "Schitznelbank" is an example of this (overlapping with {{Oktoberfest}}).
* Heinrich von Sugarbottom of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' fame is clearly a Yodel Lander. Up to and including chocolate in a fondue-style kettle.
* In ''RubyGloom'', the gang gets a visit from Yodellander twins Uta and Gunther in the episode "Ubergloom". German fans were quite upset, as they didn't expect this show to resort to such stereotypes.
* The Disney animated film ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' takes place in a medieval version of this.
** Also, ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', despite the original story taking place in Italy, wears lederhosen and a Tyrolean hat.
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} "Hey look, Materhosen!"]]
* Sven Hoek from ''TheRenAndStimpyShow''. His name and accent, however, suggest Scandinavia.
* The sausage cult (yes, really) in the ''RockosModernLife'' episode [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "Schnit Heads"]] wears lederhosen and views any foodstuffs other than schnitzel (even pizza ''with sausage on it'') as an abomination.

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