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
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
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
A little over 200 years ago, the troops of the anti-French alliance moved into Paris and sealed the end of the Napoleonic Empire and old Europe. Shortly thereafter, the Congress of Vienna took place under the leadership of the victorious
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.
Through the eyes of a tourist Switzerland is like a bouquet of flowers. While foreign nationals are quickly taken with the colours, the scent, the crisp freshness of each single flower, a Swiss likes to dig until he finds a
Whether it is dark chocolate, white or drinking chocolate, the Swiss love their „Schoggi“. So why does Swiss chocolate have the reputation of being the best chocolate in the world? Huge variety of different kinds of chocolate A variety
Clichés make our lives easier. We are all familiar with typical national idiosyncrasies. However, people are often accorded characteristics that are completely inappropriate and far from reality. Switzerland is a country that stands for wealth, cleanliness and a bourgeois attitude.
The Swiss franc is the currency of the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is divided into 100 centimes. The currency symbol is Fr. and its ISO abbreviation is CHF. The abbreviation Rp is used for centimes. In
There are thousands of cross-border workers in the Lake Constance and Breisgau region who choose to combine the best of two worlds: they live in Germany and work in Switzerland. Salaries are higher in Switzerland and taxes and social security