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

Although Switzerland is a small country, its culture is diverse and, at times, surprisingly quirky. Here are five wacky traditions you may have not known about — until now.

Seven beers to try in Switzerland
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Seven beers to try in Switzerland

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?

From Les Arses to Poo-ee: 11 weird and wonderful Swiss place names
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From Les Arses to Poo-ee: 11 weird and wonderful Swiss place names

Have your say: What are the most important Swiss French words to know?
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Have your say: What are the most important Swiss French words to know?

‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?

‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland not part of the European Union?
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EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland not part of the European Union?

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

After 600 years of night watchmen, Lausanne gets first watchwoman

After 600 years of night watchmen, Lausanne gets first watchwoman

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

EXPLAINED: What is Switzerland’s heroin distribution programme?
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EXPLAINED: What is Switzerland’s heroin distribution programme?

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

Cannabis: What are the rules in Switzerland?
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Cannabis: What are the rules in Switzerland?

Röstigraben: What is Switzerland’s invisible language and culture barrier?
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Röstigraben: What is Switzerland’s invisible language and culture barrier?

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

18 interesting facts about Romansh, Switzerland’s fourth official language
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18 interesting facts about Romansh, Switzerland’s fourth official language

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?

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

Six things the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us about Switzerland
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Six things the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us about Switzerland

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

EXPLAINED: Why are cows so important in Switzerland?
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EXPLAINED: Why are cows so important in Switzerland?