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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Typical Basel – Bebbis, Fasnacht and Sports

Typical Basel – Bebbis, Fasnacht and Sports

The question of who is a real Basler is not easy to answer. There is actually no such thing as a real Basler. In the city city on the Rhine, people refer to themselves as «d Bebbi». And these Bebbi

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Banking in Switzerland

Banking in Switzerland

Switzerland is well known for its banks and money. For many years now, the country has been a popular place for financial investments and foreign accounts. This is due in part to the confidentiality that the banks offer their clients.

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Why is Swiss German a dialect and not a language of its own?

Why is Swiss German a dialect and not a language of its own?

If you ask why Swiss German is not a language of its own, but rather ‘mere’ a dialect, you are also asking about the difference between what is termed a language and what is a dialect. This requires some clarification.

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Why is “CH” the country code for Switzerland?

Why is “CH” the country code for Switzerland?

According to the International Organization for Standardization, “CH”, Switzerland’s country code, stands for “Confoederatio Helvetica”. This is Latin for „Helvetic Confederation“. Where does the abbreviation “CH” come from? You have to look back a long way into the country’s history

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When do I even need a motorway vignette in Switzerland?

When do I even need a motorway vignette in Switzerland?

Motorway vignette in Switzerland A motorway vignette for driving on Swiss motorways is obligatory for all vehicles with a total weight of up to 3.5 tons. If this weight is exceeded, for example by trucks, a heavy goods vehicle tax

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Is speaking Standard Swiss German enough to live in Switzerland?

Is speaking Standard Swiss German enough to live in Switzerland?

Switzerland’s linguistic diversity Switzerland is certainly one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. The diversity of the landscape, it’s history, cultural background and linguistic diversity make this country an unusual place. There is no other place in the world

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Living in Germany and working in Switzerland

There are thousands of cross-border workers in the Lake Constance and Breisgau region who choose to combine the best of two worlds: they live in Germany and work in Switzerland.  Salaries are higher in Switzerland and taxes and social security

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