Typical Bern = typical Switzerland?

Typical Bern = typical Switzerland?

Through the eyes of a tourist Switzerland is like a bouquet of flowers. While foreign nationals are quickly taken with the colours, the scent, the crisp freshness of each single flower, a Swiss likes to dig until he finds a

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Typical Zurich – metropolis, rivalry and the “Zürischnurre

Typical Zurich – metropolis, rivalry and the “Zürischnurre

Clichés make our lives easier. We are all familiar with typical national idiosyncrasies. However, people are often accorded characteristics that are completely inappropriate and far from reality. Switzerland is a country that stands for wealth, cleanliness and a bourgeois attitude.

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How to find an apartment in Switzerland

How to find an apartment in Switzerland

The right time to move As you may have found out already, there are certain things you need to know when moving to Switzerland. One of them is how to go about finding accommodation. There are generally three big moving

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Telephone, Internet and Television in Switzerland

Telephone, Internet and Television in Switzerland

Mobile phone in Switzerland: „Es Natel“ In Switzerland, a mobile phone is called a „Natel“ or sometimes, much to the amusement of many English speakers,  „Handy“, which is the same name that is used in Germany. Before we go more

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What type of permit do I need to stay in Switzerland?

What type of permit do I need to stay in Switzerland?

First and most importantly, anyone who stays in Switzerland for more than three months must have a residence permit. A residence permit, also known as a foreigner’s ID card, is issued by the Cantonal Migration Office responsible for your place

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