Each canton its own dialect

Each canton its own dialect

There are 26 cantons in Switzerland. 20 of them in German-speaking Switzerland, including the half cantons. Each canton has its own dialect, which results in quite a variety. To help you keep track, here are the dialects based on their

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The ultimate guide to finding an apartment in Switzerland

The ultimate guide to finding an apartment in Switzerland

Are you thinking of moving to Switzerland? Or do you already live in Switzerland but want a new apartment? Then you will be confronted with the same problem as the Swiss: finding a new apartment takes time and patience. Because

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Everything you need to know about the tax system in Switzerland

Everything you need to know about the tax system in Switzerland

Nobody likes to do it, but it’s still necessary. Paying taxes. On an international scale, taxes in Switzerland are fairly moderate. Note, however, there are considerable differences between the various cantons and municipalities. The Swiss tax system distinguishes between Swiss

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Drinking beer in Switzerland – it’s all about the local breweries

Drinking beer in Switzerland – it’s all about the local breweries

Switzerland is not particularly known for its beer culture. The Germans are. Or the English. With 54.3 litres of beer (2017) per person per year, the Swiss drink almost half as much beer per year as the Germans with 101.2

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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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Arriving in Switzerland

Arriving in Switzerland

How beautiful is Switzerland? As one of the most beautiful regions on this planet, Switzerland offers more than many might realize. From the majestic peaks of the Alps, to the numerous lakes and streams that provide 6% of Europe with

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Moving from the US to Switzerland

Moving from the US to Switzerland

If you are planning on moving to Switzerland from the United States, you will want to be well prepared. It is very important that you take the time to learn about the area and the culture, the language, and the

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How expensive is it to live in Switzerland?

How expensive is it to live in Switzerland?

Switzerland is a European and worldwide hub for finance, engineering and life sciences, that means that there are fantastic, well paid jobs for foreigners in many Swiss cities. But that comes with a price. In fact, Zurich is rated as

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A Quick Guide to Switzerland‘s Amazing Lakes

A Quick Guide to Switzerland‘s Amazing Lakes

Water, water, everywhere… Switzerland is definitely a country where you won‘t die of thirst.  Although its land mass is only 0.4% of Europe, Switzerland is the source of 6% of the continent‘s fresh water reserve. Some of this water comes

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Typical Swiss – chocolate, banking and watches …?

Typical Swiss – chocolate, banking and watches …?

People say that different countries have different customs. The Swiss, too, have some typical quirks and behaviours that make them immediately identifiable to others. How do you recognize a typical Swiss?   1. The Swiss people are multilingual In Switzerland,

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