Switzerland is known for many things. One of them is that everything works well. And that you practically don’t need a car to get around. Because Switzerland has an excellent public transport network consisting of train, tram, bus and boat.
In Switzerland we speak Swiss German. Although it comes from High German, it is a dialect of its own. A German from Stuttgart may still understand us, but a German from Hamburg has no chance. Although High German is his
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
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.
EU driving licences, contrary to popular belief, are not valid everywhere. While tourists may drive a car in Switzerland with their EU driving licence for the duration of their stay, if you plan to move to the Alpine country, you
According to the International Organization for Standardization, “CH”, Switzerland’s country code, stands for “Confoederatio Helvetica”. This is Latin for „Helvetic Confederation“. Where does the abbreviation “CH” come from? You have to look back a long way into the country’s history
Motorway vignette in Switzerland A motorway vignette for driving on Swiss motorways is obligatory for all vehicles with a total weight of up to 3.5 tons. If this weight is exceeded, for example by trucks, a heavy goods vehicle tax
Switzerland’s linguistic diversity Switzerland is certainly one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. The diversity of the landscape, it’s history, cultural background and linguistic diversity make this country an unusual place. There is no other place in the world