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
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.
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
Thun is a city in the canton of Berne and is often called the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. With a population of 90,000 „Ihwohner“ (en: inhabitants), Thun is the eleventh largest city in Switzerland. The town is perfect for
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
The charming town of Biel in canton Berne is the largest bilingual city in Switzerland. Walking through the streets and listening to the chatter in both Swiss German and French lends a unique pleasant atmosphere to the town. Hallo/Grüezi and
The most famous five rings of modern times are not Greek; they are Swiss. In 1915, the chairman of the then IOC, Pierre de Coubertin, declared Lausanne to be the home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). In 1994, the
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.
St. Gallen, in Swiss German „Sanggalle“(en.: St. Gallen) is the capitol city of the canton of St. Gallen. Due to its location in the Lake Constance four-country region (Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein), the city is a good basis for