Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country in Europe. It is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It was formerly a part of the Holy Roman Empire.
During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Italian Renaissance also spread up north into Switzerland, which then influenced individuals like the scholar Bombastus. Several Swiss mercenaries also were employed by Pope Sixtus IV during his pontificate; in the following years, these troops became the foundation for the Papal Guard that was used by the Borgia during the Italian Wars, eventually becoming the modern-day Pontifical Swiss Guard.
By the time of World War II, Switzerland joined neither the Allies or Axis Powers. Switzerland was nonetheless drawn into the conflict, and the Assassin Brotherhood used a cabin in the Swiss Alps as a base to train, supply and lead local Maquis cells in their conflict with the Germans.
After escaping from Abstergo Industries' facility in Rome in September 2012, Lucy Stillman planned to bring her Assassin team to the cabin; however, roadblocks set up at the Italy-Switzerland border forced the group to travel to Monteriggioni instead.
In 2017 in the capital city of Geneva, the Assassin owned and operated Vetulus de Montanis Ltd was investigated by both ex-Erudito hacker My'shell Lemair and Templar Black Cross Juhani Otso Berg only for them to be subsequently attacked by the Instruments of the First Will. On 28 July, the Assassin Tomo Sakagawa tracked the Templar Maxime Gorm's last known location as Switzerland. On 4 October, Tomo began posing as "Dr. Florent Carpentier" and met with Dr. Nathalie Chapman in the Clinic des Rameaux located on Lake Léman, where the amnesiac Elisa Adler was under the alias "Elisa Bouvyer". On 30 October, Chapman reveals that she knew who Tomo was all along, and that Chapman herself is an Assassin and planned to kill Maxime. She then drives Tomo to secret bunker holding an Animus Omega inside. Tomo then relives the memories of Alekseï Gavrani. On 2 November, Hajime Shimada, Tomo's friend arrived in the country and discussed with Tomo how Assassin Boris Pash came into contact with an Apple of Eden, and the need to find Maxime. Tomo then relived the Kennedy Assassination. On 11 November in Geneva, Tomo and Elisa talk together, Elisa reveals she has been using an Animus as part of her treatment, while Tomo cautions her against it saying she should visit her parents. The next day on Lake Léman, Dr. Chapman returns home only to find the scene of an altercation. The Adlers are dead, alongside a seemingly dead Tomo. On 15 November, Tomo awakens in Chapman's bunker now controlled by Hajime.
- Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy (first appearance)
- Assassin's Creed: Initiates (mentioned only)
- Assassin's Creed: Uprising
- Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies
- Assassin's Creed: Bloodstone