“Schweizerpsalm” – how Switzerland got its own anthem after all

“Schweizerpsalm” – how Switzerland got its own anthem after all

Imagine you are sitting in a full football stadium and the national anthems of both teams are being played. And both anthems sound exactly the same. Unimaginable? Copied from the English – or shall we say stolen? Not in Switzerland.

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Stay informed and use Swiss German newspapers and radio stations

Stay informed and use Swiss German newspapers and radio stations

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,

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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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The Alphorn – a Swiss Cultural Tradition

The Alphorn – a Swiss Cultural Tradition

Its a part of Switzerland like chocolate and cheese (“Schoggi und Chäs”) and whoever has been lucky enough  “luusche z döfre” (en.: hear it) the melodic tones of an alphorn can understand why this unique instrument is so much part of

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Festivals and holidays in Switzerland

Festivals and holidays in Switzerland

Like every other country in the world, Switzerland has a reputation which is often somewhat cliched. The world believes that the Swiss are punctual, they are neutral and they make good “Chääs” and “Schoggi”. All true of course, but did

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Some tips on how to learn Swiss German through play

Some tips on how to learn Swiss German through play

This article is for people who don’t enjoy learning Swiss German by drilling vocabulary. We’ve put together some ideas on how to learn Swiss German in a more playful manner. Music as a key to your success Language and music

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