In this article on the history of Switzerland, we will take a brief leap through the most important events in history to the Switzerland of today. At the end of this article you will have a good overview of the
Wilhelm Tell is the Swiss national hero and a legendary freedom fighter from Central Switzerland. The poet Friedrich Schiller wrote the famous play of the same name in his late creative period. Mentioned since the 15th century, he became a
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
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 Graubünden accounts for less than 1% of the total Swiss population. But from Graubünden comes an
Switzerland is not exactly an easy place to settle in and make new friends. Foreigners and expats living in Switzerland often talk about their difficulties to socially integrate. If you haven’t grown up here and made friends in school and
Chienbäse is one of the traditional Fasnacht events in Switzerland. It takes place in Liestal, the capital of the canton of Baselland. Nearby Basel is well known for its lavish Fasnacht , which is said to form the base of the
Switzerland may be small, but it has always been a nation of warriors. Even Tacitus, the Roman historian, asserted that the Swiss were a very militant people. They were to prove this particularly in the 14th century at the Battle
You may have heard of the Swiss national hero William Tell and the legendary apple shot. This story can give you an insight into the heart of Switzerland’s cultural history as well as its language. Swiss German – Politics vs.