This is why Switzerland is famous for its chocolate

This is why Switzerland is famous for its chocolate

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...

Typical Zurich – metropolis, rivalry and the “Zürischnurre

Typical Zurich – metropolis, rivalry and the “Zürischnurre

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....

All about the money: What is the Swiss franc?

All about the money: What is the Swiss franc?

The Swiss franc is the currency of the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It is divided into 100 centimes. The currency symbol is Fr. and its ISO abbreviation is CHF. The abbreviation Rp is used for centimes. In...

Banking in Switzerland

Banking in Switzerland

Switzerland is well known for its banks and money. For many years now, the country has been a popular place for financial investments and foreign accounts. This is due in part to the confidentiality that the banks offer their clients....

Switzerland has cantons – and half cantons?

Switzerland has cantons – and half cantons?

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...

What is the official language of Switzerland?

What is the official language of Switzerland?

Due to its high quality of life and above-average wages, Switzerland is considered to be an attractive location. This is why many people aspire to relocate to this small Alpine country. In June 2004, the legal framework of the Swiss...

Why is Swiss German a dialect and not a language of its own?

Why is Swiss German a dialect and not a language of its own?

If you ask why Swiss German is not a language of its own, but rather ‘mere’ a dialect, you are also asking about the difference between what is termed a language and what is a dialect. This requires some clarification....

Emigration to Switzerland or Austria?

Emigration to Switzerland or Austria?

Your reasons to emigrate will determine where you should move to The situation in the country where the person wants to emigrate to must always be considered. In many cases, the question of which country (Switzerland or Austria) to go...

Do all Germans understand Swiss German?

Do all Germans understand Swiss German?

This is a question that cannot be answered either with a clear yes or a definite no. Some Germans can understand it quite well. Others do not understand a word – literally. Test your knowledge Let us pose a question:...

What kind of driving licence will I need in Switzerland?

What kind of driving licence will I need in Switzerland?

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...