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
Soon it is time again for the best time of the year, the big summer holidays are just around the corner. And so the questions of all questions arise: where are we going on holiday this summer? It doesn’t have
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,
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.