«Schwingen»: the Swiss answer to wrestling

«Schwingen” is a special variant of wrestling and probably the most traditional sport in Switzerland. Even more typical than skiing. “Schwingen” is also called “Hoselupf”, which means literally translated trouser-lift, which comes from the fact that you used to grab

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5 Swiss clichés that are guaranteed not to be true!

5 Swiss clichés that are guaranteed not to be true!

No matter where you go, as soon as you drive to another country or just to another city in your own country, the good old clichés stick to you. Clichés are omnipresent. Every country has them, and every tourist fights

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The interesting development of Swiss German

The interesting development of Swiss German

From Moin (in Northern Germany) to GrĂĽĂźgott (in Southern Germany), GrĂĽessech (in Berne), GrĂĽezi (in Zurich) to Servus (in Austria), the German language has many forms. What is usually called SchwiizerdĂĽĂĽtsch in contrast to High German (the standard written German

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Swiss proverbs: Insight into the Swiss people’ s soul

Swiss proverbs: Insight into the Swiss people’ s soul

If you want to learn something about a foreign culture, you should take a closer look at the proverbs of the respective language. They reflect the mentality and customs of a country and give deep insights into how the folk

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Chalanda Marz or the end of winter in the Engadin

Chalanda Marz or the end of winter in the Engadin

The beauty of Switzerland is its diversity due to the different language regions. The Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland is often forgotten. No wonder, the region in GraubĂĽnden accounts for less than 1% of the total Swiss population. But from GraubĂĽnden comes an

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The best Santa Claus sayings in Swiss German

December 6 is Saint Nicholas Day in Switzerland. Then, together with his helper “Schmutzli” he visits all the children to see if they have been well-behaved. If you have children, we have compiled the best Santa Claus sayings in Swiss

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The tastiest Swiss Chrimas cookies recipes

The tastiest Swiss Chrimas cookies recipes

Christmas is just around the corner. And what would Christmas be without delicious cookies, or as we say in Swiss German “Guetzli”. Do you know what “Spitzbuäbä”, “Brunsli” and “Mailänderli” are? No? These are some of the most popular Christmas

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