Switzerland’s unique political system

Switzerland’s unique political system

Every country has its own political system, and Switzerland’s political system is something very special worldwide. Switzerland is neither a purely parliamentary nor a presidential democracy. It is based on the so-called directorial system. This system of government is characterised by...

With these tips you easily learn Swiss German – fun guaranteed!

With these tips you easily learn Swiss German – fun guaranteed!

If you don’t feel like cramming vocabulary and declining verbs, there are many entertaining alternatives for learning Swiss German. In this article you will find tips on how to learn Swiss German in a fun and playful way. Everything is...

5 Swiss clichés that are guaranteed not to be true!

5 Swiss clichés that are guaranteed not to be true!

No matter where you go, as soon as you drive to another country or just to another city in your own country, the good old clichés stick to you. Clichés are omnipresent. Every country has them, and every tourist fights...

The interesting development of Swiss German

The interesting development of Swiss German

From Moin (in Northern Germany) to Grüßgott (in Southern Germany), Grüessech (in Berne), Grüezi (in Zurich) to Servus (in Austria), the German language has many forms. What is usually called Schwiizerdüütsch in contrast to High German (the standard written German...

Swiss proverbs: Insight into the Swiss people’ s soul

Swiss proverbs: Insight into the Swiss people’ s soul

If you want to learn something about a foreign culture, you should take a closer look at the proverbs of the respective language. They reflect the mentality and customs of a country and give deep insights into how the folk...

Chalanda Marz or the end of winter in the Engadin

Chalanda Marz or the end of winter in the Engadin

The beauty of Switzerland is its diversity due to the different language regions. The Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland is often forgotten. No wonder, the region in Graubünden accounts for less than 1% of the total Swiss population. But from Graubünden comes an...