Herzlich Willkommen or Bienvenue to Charming Biel

Herzlich Willkommen or Bienvenue to Charming Biel

The charming town of Biel in canton Berne is the largest bilingual city in Switzerland. Walking through the streets and listening to the chatter in both Swiss German and French lends a unique pleasant atmosphere to the town. Hallo/Grüezi and

The Swiss Guard – a Melding of Tradition and Modernity

The Swiss Guard – a Melding of Tradition and Modernity

Switzerland may be small, but it has always been a nation of warriors. Even Tacitus, the Roman historian, asserted that the Swiss were a very militant people. They were to prove this particularly in the 14th century at the Battle

How can I learn Swiss-German most effectively? Part three: everyday usage

How can I learn Swiss-German most effectively? Part three: everyday usage

Learning a new language often invokes memories of dusty classrooms and endless memorising of vocabulary. It does not have to be like that; there are ways to learn a language more easily and effectively. What is the best way to