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
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.
For many hundreds of years yodelling, the typical Swiss art of singing, has been as much a part of the Swiss Confederation as cheese and chocolate. What is behind this old tradition from the Swiss mountains? The great diversity of
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
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
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
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
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
Autumn is wine season. In all wine regions of Switzerland the traditional wine festivals take place from the end of August on. A great opportunity to taste Swiss wine and get to know different regions of Switzerland better. We have
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.