For many hundreds of years yodelling, the typical Swiss art of singing, has been as much a part of the Swiss Confederation as cheese and chocolate. What is behind this old tradition from the Swiss mountains? The great diversity of
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.
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,
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
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
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
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