Biel: largest bilingual city in Switzerland

Biel: largest bilingual city in Switzerland

The city of Biel in the canton of Bern is the largest bilingual city in Switzerland. The two languages, which can be heard in every street, give the city its own, friendly flair. Hallo/Grüezi and bonjour, auf Wiedersehen and au

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Swiss Guard: in the name of the Pope

Swiss Guard: in the name of the Pope

Switzerland may be a small country, but its inhabitants have always been very brave in warlike conflicts. The Roman historian Tacitus attests that the Helvetians are a very combative people. The Confederates proved this especially in the 14th century: in

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Jassen: THE Swiss card game

Jassen: THE Swiss card game

Jassen is probably the most widespread and most popular card game in Switzerland and is even considered by many to be the national game. There is no English translation for Jassen, that’s why we just use the Swiss German term.

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«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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The dream of studying in Switzerland

The dream of studying in Switzerland

More and more graduates are choosing Switzerland to complete their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Today we want to take a closer look at this phenomenon. What is the motivation for young people to study in Switzerland? Why study in Switzerland?

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Switzerland’s unique political system

Switzerland’s unique political system

Every country has its own political system, and Switzerland’s political system is something very special worldwide. Switzerland is neither a purely parliamentary nor a presidential democracy. It is based on the so-called directorial system. This system of government is characterised by

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With these tips you easily learn Swiss German – fun guaranteed!

With these tips you easily learn Swiss German – fun guaranteed!

If you don’t feel like cramming vocabulary and declining verbs, there are many entertaining alternatives for learning Swiss German. In this article you will find tips on how to learn Swiss German in a fun and playful way. Everything is

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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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