Jassen: THE Swiss card game

Jassen: THE Swiss card game

Jassen is probably the most widespread and most popular card game in Switzerland and is even considered by many to be the national game. There is no English translation for Jassen, that’s why we just use the Swiss German term.

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Swiss proverbs: Insight into the Swiss people’ s soul

Swiss proverbs: Insight into the Swiss people’ s soul

If you want to learn something about a foreign culture, you should take a closer look at the proverbs of the respective language. They reflect the mentality and customs of a country and give deep insights into how the folk

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The best Santa Claus sayings in Swiss German

December 6 is Saint Nicholas Day in Switzerland. Then, together with his helper “Schmutzli” he visits all the children to see if they have been well-behaved. If you have children, we have compiled the best Santa Claus sayings in Swiss

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The tastiest Swiss Chrimas cookies recipes

The tastiest Swiss Chrimas cookies recipes

Christmas is just around the corner. And what would Christmas be without delicious cookies, or as we say in Swiss German “Guetzli”. Do you know what “Spitzbuäbä”, “Brunsli” and “Mailänderli” are? No? These are some of the most popular Christmas

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The most beautiful Christmas markets in Switzerland

The most beautiful Christmas markets in Switzerland

The Advent season is the most beautiful time of the year. Christmas is just around the corner, lights are shining everywhere and people are looking forward to the upcoming holidays. It is also the time of the Christmas markets, which

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“Schweizerpsalm” – how Switzerland got its own anthem after all

“Schweizerpsalm” – how Switzerland got its own anthem after all

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.

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