How to quickly integrate and make friends in Switzerland

How to quickly integrate and make friends in Switzerland

Switzerland is not exactly an easy place to settle in and make new friends. Foreigners and expats living in Switzerland often talk about their difficulties to socially integrate. If you haven’t grown up here and made friends in school and

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Each canton its own dialect

Each canton its own dialect

There are 26 cantons in Switzerland. 20 of them in German-speaking Switzerland, including the half cantons. Each canton has its own dialect, which results in quite a variety. To help you keep track, here are the dialects based on their

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The ultimate guide to finding an apartment in Switzerland

The ultimate guide to finding an apartment in Switzerland

Are you thinking of moving to Switzerland? Or do you already live in Switzerland but want a new apartment? Then you will be confronted with the same problem as the Swiss: finding a new apartment takes time and patience. Because

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Everything you need to know about the tax system in Switzerland

Everything you need to know about the tax system in Switzerland

Nobody likes to do it, but it’s still necessary. Paying taxes. On an international scale, taxes in Switzerland are fairly moderate. Note, however, there are considerable differences between the various cantons and municipalities. The Swiss tax system distinguishes between Swiss

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Stay informed and use Swiss German newspapers and radio stations

Stay informed and use Swiss German newspapers and radio stations

The press landscape in Switzerland is diverse. On the one hand because of the trilingualism of the country, on the other because Swiss people consume more printed media than, for example, watch TV. Quite different from the south of Europe,

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Why I chose Switzerland: public transport ist magnifique!

Why I chose Switzerland: public transport ist magnifique!

Switzerland is known for many things. One of them is that everything works well. And that you practically don’t need a car to get around. Because Switzerland has an excellent public transport network consisting of train, tram, bus and boat.

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How expensive is it to live in Switzerland?

How expensive is it to live in Switzerland?

Switzerland is a European and worldwide hub for finance, engineering and life sciences, that means that there are fantastic, well paid jobs for foreigners in many Swiss cities. But that comes with a price. In fact, Zurich is rated as

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A Quick Guide to Switzerland‘s Amazing Lakes

A Quick Guide to Switzerland‘s Amazing Lakes

Water, water, everywhere… Switzerland is definitely a country where you won‘t die of thirst.  Although its land mass is only 0.4% of Europe, Switzerland is the source of 6% of the continent‘s fresh water reserve. Some of this water comes

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Typical Swiss – chocolate, banking and watches …?

Typical Swiss – chocolate, banking and watches …?

People say that different countries have different customs. The Swiss, too, have some typical quirks and behaviours that make them immediately identifiable to others. How do you recognize a typical Swiss?   1. The Swiss people are multilingual In Switzerland,

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