Why is Bern the ‘capital’ of Switzerland?
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Why is Bern the ‘capital’ of Switzerland?

It is smaller and less cosmopolitan than Zurich and Geneva. So how did Bern — also called Berne — end up being the political centre of Switzerland?

KEY POINTS: What you need to know about golden visas in Switzerland
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KEY POINTS: What you need to know about golden visas in Switzerland

How the Covid crisis led to a boom in Swiss beer production
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How the Covid crisis led to a boom in Swiss beer production

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about getting a Swiss work permit
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EXPLAINED: What you need to know about getting a Swiss work permit

How public transport passengers in Switzerland can get compensated for delays
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How public transport passengers in Switzerland can get compensated for delays

Eight revealing statistics about Switzerland’s foreign residents
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Eight revealing statistics about Switzerland’s foreign residents

Why does Switzerland use ‘CH’ and what does it mean?
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Why does Switzerland use ‘CH’ and what does it mean?

How much do university graduates earn in Switzerland – and who earns the most?
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How much do university graduates earn in Switzerland – and who earns the most?

EXPLAINED: Five things you need to do when you move to Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: Five things you need to do when you move to Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about retiring in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about retiring in Switzerland

What are the most popular names for adults in Switzerland?
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What are the most popular names for adults in Switzerland?

Women in Swiss military can finally wear women’s underwear
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Women in Swiss military can finally wear women’s underwear

‘An epidemic of the unvaccinated’: Switzerland alters vaccine rules amid pandemic’s ‘fourth wave’
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‘An epidemic of the unvaccinated’: Switzerland alters vaccine rules amid pandemic’s ‘fourth wave’

What names do foreign nationals give their babies in Switzerland?
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What names do foreign nationals give their babies in Switzerland?

Nine maps that help you understand Switzerland today
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Nine maps that help you understand Switzerland today

REVEALED: The most popular baby name in each Swiss canton
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REVEALED: The most popular baby name in each Swiss canton

Are the Swiss really unfriendly – or are foreigners to blame?
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Are the Swiss really unfriendly – or are foreigners to blame?

How immigration boosts the entire Swiss economy
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How immigration boosts the entire Swiss economy

An essential guide to Swiss work permits
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An essential guide to Swiss work permits

Can cross-border workers buy property in Switzerland?
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Can cross-border workers buy property in Switzerland?

Everything that changes in Switzerland in August 2021
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Everything that changes in Switzerland in August 2021

Seven strange Swiss superstitions foreigners should know about
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Seven strange Swiss superstitions foreigners should know about

French-speaking Switzerland: Seven life hacks that will make you feel like a local
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French-speaking Switzerland: Seven life hacks that will make you feel like a local

Top tips for watching the meteor shower in Switzerland
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Top tips for watching the meteor shower in Switzerland

‘The probability of seeing a falling star is great’: How to watch Thursday night’s meteor shower in Switzerland
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‘The probability of seeing a falling star is great’: How to watch Thursday night’s meteor shower in Switzerland

MAPS: The best commuter towns when working in Zurich
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MAPS: The best commuter towns when working in Zurich

What am I allowed to do in my backyard or apartment courtyard in Switzerland?
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What am I allowed to do in my backyard or apartment courtyard in Switzerland?

Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?
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Why do so many Swiss prefer to rent rather than buy their own home?

Why Switzerland is one of the safest destinations for travel this summer
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Why Switzerland is one of the safest destinations for travel this summer

EXPLAINED: How foreigners can access assisted suicide in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: How foreigners can access assisted suicide in Switzerland

Travel: What documents do tourists need to visit Switzerland?
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Travel: What documents do tourists need to visit Switzerland?

MAPS: The best commuter towns when working in Geneva
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MAPS: The best commuter towns when working in Geneva

How to save money on childcare in Zurich
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How to save money on childcare in Zurich

Property: In which Swiss cantons are homes the cheapest – and the most expensive?
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Property: In which Swiss cantons are homes the cheapest – and the most expensive?

How can I have my foreign qualifications recognised in Switzerland?
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How can I have my foreign qualifications recognised in Switzerland?

Switzerland to remove United Kingdom, India and Nepal from Covid variant list
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Switzerland to remove United Kingdom, India and Nepal from Covid variant list

Reader question: Can you drink in public in Switzerland?
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Reader question: Can you drink in public in Switzerland?

What childcare options do I have in Zurich?
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What childcare options do I have in Zurich?

Why Switzerland celebrates its National Day with bonfires and brunch
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Why Switzerland celebrates its National Day with bonfires and brunch

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt hops towards victory in German golden bunny trademark case

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt hops towards victory in German golden bunny trademark case

Throwing sausages and smoking children: Switzerland’s five weirdest festivals
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Throwing sausages and smoking children: Switzerland’s five weirdest festivals

These are the friendliest – and least friendly – cantons in Switzerland
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These are the friendliest – and least friendly – cantons in Switzerland

Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Switzerland?
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Can I have a barbecue on my balcony in Switzerland?

An essential guide to being unemployed in Switzerland
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An essential guide to being unemployed in Switzerland

Eight unwritten rules that explain how Switzerland works
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Eight unwritten rules that explain how Switzerland works

How to save money on childcare in Switzerland
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How to save money on childcare in Switzerland

Employment, wages and housing: How immigrants trail the Swiss in these crucial categories
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Employment, wages and housing: How immigrants trail the Swiss in these crucial categories

EXPLAINED: How applying for social benefits could see your Swiss work permit cancelled
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EXPLAINED: How applying for social benefits could see your Swiss work permit cancelled

EXPLAINED: What can I deduct from my tax bill in Switzerland?
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EXPLAINED: What can I deduct from my tax bill in Switzerland?

Swiss bureaucracy: Ten tasks you can do online in Vaud
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Swiss bureaucracy: Ten tasks you can do online in Vaud

Travel: How to save money while visiting Switzerland
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Travel: How to save money while visiting Switzerland

Reader question: What should I do if I lose my Swiss residency permit?
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Reader question: What should I do if I lose my Swiss residency permit?

What is actually ‘cheap’ in Switzerland?
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What is actually ‘cheap’ in Switzerland?

EXPLAINED: Why you need ‘legal protection insurance’ in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: Why you need ‘legal protection insurance’ in Switzerland

Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders
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Hotel Arbez: Inside the historic hotel straddling the Swiss and French borders

Entry, masks and nightclubs: What are the rules in some of Switzerland’s favourite holiday destinations?
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Entry, masks and nightclubs: What are the rules in some of Switzerland’s favourite holiday destinations?

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland always neutral?
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EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland always neutral?

What damage do tenants have to pay for in Switzerland?
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What damage do tenants have to pay for in Switzerland?

Which Swiss credit cards are the cheapest?
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Which Swiss credit cards are the cheapest?

Switzerland: Winterthur to impose 30km/h speed limit across entire city
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Switzerland: Winterthur to impose 30km/h speed limit across entire city

Travel: What documents do Americans need to visit Switzerland?
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Travel: What documents do Americans need to visit Switzerland?

How to stop advertising cold calls in Switzerland forever
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How to stop advertising cold calls in Switzerland forever

Why parking spots in downtown Zurich are disappearing
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Why parking spots in downtown Zurich are disappearing

Swiss car insurance: Why do foreigners pay higher premiums?
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Swiss car insurance: Why do foreigners pay higher premiums?

Reader question: Under what conditions can I return a purchase to a store in Switzerland?
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Reader question: Under what conditions can I return a purchase to a store in Switzerland?

‘The pleasure of punctuality’: Why are the Swiss so obsessed with being on time?
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‘The pleasure of punctuality’: Why are the Swiss so obsessed with being on time?

What will Switzerland’s Covid-19 pass allow you to do?
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What will Switzerland’s Covid-19 pass allow you to do?

Q&A: What you should know about travelling abroad from Switzerland right now
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Q&A: What you should know about travelling abroad from Switzerland right now

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland debating naturalisation – and what does it mean for you?
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EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland debating naturalisation – and what does it mean for you?

IN DETAIL: Which Covid measures will the Swiss government decide to relax on Wednesday?
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IN DETAIL: Which Covid measures will the Swiss government decide to relax on Wednesday?

EXPLAINED: How to get a visa to retire in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: How to get a visa to retire in Switzerland

EXPLAINED: Why are major Swiss cities so expensive?
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EXPLAINED: Why are major Swiss cities so expensive?

How to get an English-speaking therapist in Switzerland
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How to get an English-speaking therapist in Switzerland

‘Suspicious of the unknown’: Is it difficult to make friends in Switzerland?

‘Suspicious of the unknown’: Is it difficult to make friends in Switzerland?

Unmarried couples: How can I visit my partner in Switzerland?
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Unmarried couples: How can I visit my partner in Switzerland?

Everything that changes in Switzerland in June 2021
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Everything that changes in Switzerland in June 2021

EXPLAINED: What cross-border workers should know about taxation in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: What cross-border workers should know about taxation in Switzerland

Why is Switzerland rated poorly by its international residents?
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Why is Switzerland rated poorly by its international residents?

‘A feeling of belonging’: What it’s like to become Swiss

‘A feeling of belonging’: What it’s like to become Swiss

Why are Zug and Schwyz home to the most millionaires in Switzerland?

Why are Zug and Schwyz home to the most millionaires in Switzerland?

What will summer look like in Switzerland in 2021?
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What will summer look like in Switzerland in 2021?

What’s the best way to make money on your investments in Switzerland?
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What’s the best way to make money on your investments in Switzerland?

How much can it cost you to change apartments in Swiss cities?
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How much can it cost you to change apartments in Swiss cities?

Everything you need to know about the cost of living in Switzerland

Everything you need to know about the cost of living in Switzerland

Have your say: Tell us about getting citizenship in Switzerland
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Have your say: Tell us about getting citizenship in Switzerland

Which Swiss canton has the most millionaires?
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Which Swiss canton has the most millionaires?

Why freedom of movement a ‘sticking point’ in Swiss-EU talks

Why freedom of movement a ‘sticking point’ in Swiss-EU talks

Naturalisation through marriage: How your partner can obtain Swiss citizenship
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Naturalisation through marriage: How your partner can obtain Swiss citizenship

How much does health insurance cost in Switzerland?
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How much does health insurance cost in Switzerland?

Why dancing is banned on public holidays in Switzerland
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Why dancing is banned on public holidays in Switzerland

Everything that changes in Switzerland in April 2021
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Everything that changes in Switzerland in April 2021

Chocolate, painkillers and cheese: The emergency pack Switzerland wants you to have (no, really)
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Chocolate, painkillers and cheese: The emergency pack Switzerland wants you to have (no, really)

Everything you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland
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Everything you need to know about health insurance in Switzerland

Can foreigners buy property in Switzerland?
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Can foreigners buy property in Switzerland?

Swiss German town votes to go French

Swiss German town votes to go French

EXPLAINED: Why ‘simplified’ Swiss naturalisation is actually not that simple
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EXPLAINED: Why ‘simplified’ Swiss naturalisation is actually not that simple

EXPLAINED: What changes in Swiss tax law in 2021?
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EXPLAINED: What changes in Swiss tax law in 2021?

14 mistakes foreigners make on moving to Switzerland

14 mistakes foreigners make on moving to Switzerland

The pros and cons of working in Switzerland
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The pros and cons of working in Switzerland

I thought I was Swiss? How being mistaken as a national can put you on the road to citizenship
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I thought I was Swiss? How being mistaken as a national can put you on the road to citizenship

How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works
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How Switzerland’s direct democracy system works

Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system
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Ten things you need to know about the Swiss political system

Reader question: What does being ‘successfully integrated’ in Switzerland mean?

Reader question: What does being ‘successfully integrated’ in Switzerland mean?

Renting in Switzerland: Can I pay less when my landlord renovates the apartment?

Renting in Switzerland: Can I pay less when my landlord renovates the apartment?

How much does it cost to become a Swiss citizen?
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How much does it cost to become a Swiss citizen?

How to apply for Swiss citizenship: An essential guide
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How to apply for Swiss citizenship: An essential guide

Quality of life: Which Swiss cities are the best to live in and why?

Quality of life: Which Swiss cities are the best to live in and why?

QUIZ: Do you know the secrets of paying lower Swiss taxes?
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QUIZ: Do you know the secrets of paying lower Swiss taxes?

What are the most popular baby names among foreigners in Switzerland?’

What are the most popular baby names among foreigners in Switzerland?’

EXPLAINED: Why is Geneva Switzerland’s coronavirus ‘hotspot’?

EXPLAINED: Why is Geneva Switzerland’s coronavirus ‘hotspot’?

Trash talk: What are the rules for garbage disposal in Switzerland?

Trash talk: What are the rules for garbage disposal in Switzerland?

‘It’s not the Wild West!’: Why this lakeside stepladder is causing a storm in Switzerland

‘It’s not the Wild West!’: Why this lakeside stepladder is causing a storm in Switzerland

Where do ‘quarantine cheaters’ live in Switzerland and how are they caught?

Where do ‘quarantine cheaters’ live in Switzerland and how are they caught?

Everything that changes in Switzerland in July 2020
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Everything that changes in Switzerland in July 2020

REVEALED: The most liked and disliked towns in Switzerland

REVEALED: The most liked and disliked towns in Switzerland

How prices in Switzerland compare to the rest of the EU

How prices in Switzerland compare to the rest of the EU

Congratulations Switzerland, you’re the world’s second freest country

Congratulations Switzerland, you’re the world’s second freest country

Why Switzerland always ranks as one of the best places in the world to live
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Why Switzerland always ranks as one of the best places in the world to live

Most residents in Switzerland still can’t afford to own a home, study reveals

Most residents in Switzerland still can’t afford to own a home, study reveals

Do foreigners living in Switzerland have lower quality of life?

Do foreigners living in Switzerland have lower quality of life?

Why you should hurry if you want to change your Swiss health insurance provider
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Why you should hurry if you want to change your Swiss health insurance provider

Flu season hits Switzerland: Should you get immunised?
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Flu season hits Switzerland: Should you get immunised?

No friends and sky-high costs: The downsides of Switzerland for expats

No friends and sky-high costs: The downsides of Switzerland for expats

How to navigate your way to a lower Swiss tax bill
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How to navigate your way to a lower Swiss tax bill

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss geography?

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss geography?

The seriously funny business of getting US expats in Switzerland to vote in the midterms

The seriously funny business of getting US expats in Switzerland to vote in the midterms

20 telltale signs you have gone native in Switzerland
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20 telltale signs you have gone native in Switzerland

11 sure-fire ways you know it’s spring in Switzerland

11 sure-fire ways you know it’s spring in Switzerland

Would you pass a Swiss citizenship test?

Would you pass a Swiss citizenship test?

43 habits you pick up living in Switzerland
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43 habits you pick up living in Switzerland

Essential reading: Six articles to help explain life in Switzerland
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Essential reading: Six articles to help explain life in Switzerland

Great salaries but ‘no human warmth’: Your views on living and working in Geneva
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Great salaries but ‘no human warmth’: Your views on living and working in Geneva

Readers tips: How to make friends in Switzerland

Readers tips: How to make friends in Switzerland