Typical Bern = typical Switzerland?

Typical Bern = typical 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

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This is why Switzerland is famous for its chocolate

This is why Switzerland is famous for its chocolate

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

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Typical Zurich – metropolis, rivalry and the “Zürischnurre

Typical Zurich – metropolis, rivalry and the “Zürischnurre

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.

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All about the money: What is the Swiss franc?

All about the money: What is the Swiss franc?

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

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Living in Germany and working in Switzerland

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

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The Swiss National Day on 1st August

The Swiss National Day on 1st August

So you have decided to learn Swiss German? Learning about a language involves more than just understanding the words; it is always good to know about the culture and traditions of the country whose language you are learning. If you

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The National Swiss Wrestling Championship

The National Swiss Wrestling Championship

Wrestling in Switzerland In „dr Schwiiz“ (en.: Switzerland), wrestling is also known colloquially as “Hoselupf“ (en.: trouser lift). This is a special form of wrestling unique to Switzerland. One of the differences is that the wrestling takes place within a

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The Dream of Studying in Switzerland

The Dream of Studying in Switzerland

More and more high school graduates come to Switzerland to get their Bachelor or Master degree. In this article, we take a closer look at the attractions of Switzerland as a place to study. Why do young people want to

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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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Hola-re-di-hi – Yodelling in Swissgerman

Hola-re-di-hi – Yodelling in Swissgerman

For hundreds of years, yodelling, the typically Swiss art of singing, has been as much a part of the confederation as chocolate and cheese. What’s behind this old Swiss mountain tradition? And how can you learn Swiss German from yodelling

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