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.
Switzerland is politically divided into several cantons and half cantons. There are 20 cantons and 6 half cantons in this country. But what is a half-canton and what is the differences between a “full” and a “half” canton? What is
The Swiss educational system is known for its many and varied educational opportunities. There are several different ways to go about it getting a good education and the responsibility for education lies mainly with the 26 cantons. Pre-school education As
The right time to move As you may have found out already, there are certain things you need to know when moving to Switzerland. One of them is how to go about finding accommodation. There are generally three big moving
Print is not dead! Newspapers are still a popular way to get „Wichtigi Nochrichte“ (en: important news) on politics, culture and sports. Which newspaper should you read? Decide which ones are for you after ready our handy guide to the
Chienbäse is one of the traditional Fasnacht events in Switzerland. It takes place in Liestal, the capital of the canton of Baselland. Nearby Basel is well known for its lavish Fasnacht , which is said to form the base of the
Something wonderful happens in Basel every year on Ash Wednesday; overnight, the dreamy charming city on the Rhine bursts into colourful and magical activity. At 4 am sharp, when most people are still in the land of dreams, the Morgestraich
The Swiss Confederation is made up of 26 full and half cantons. A canton is comparable to a state in the USA, Germany or Austria. For historical reasons, three of the 23 cantons are made up of two half cantons.
In this article we want to focus on the fundamentals of learning Swiss German. In other words, the key topic of this article is how beginners can learn Swiss German. Everyday, we get enquiries from absolute beginner who have no
In Switzerland, Basel is generally known as the country’s cultural capital. In addition to a number of museums and a variety of cultural events the city has a range of options for visitors of all ages. Basel – international flair