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
The question of who is a real Basler is not easy to answer. There is actually no such thing as a real Basler. In the city city on the Rhine, people refer to themselves as «d Bebbi». And these Bebbi
In Switzerland, tax is levied on the federal, cantonal and communal level. The federal tax is levied on your income, whereas the 26 cantons and approximately 2400 communes levy tax both on income and property. As is typical for Switzerland’s
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
The small town of Schaffhausen lies on the High Rhine in the middle of the canton of the same name and is known primarily for its Rhine Falls. More than 35,000 people live in this area of outstanding beauty. The Rhine
Lucerne, the capital city of the canton of Lucerne in Central Switzerland, is famous internationally for its tourist attractions. The city, divided in two „vome Fluss“ (en.: by the river) Reuss, is picturesquely situated on the banks of Lake Lucerne
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.