ABOUT US

Newly Swissed is the online magazine about Switzerland, founded in 2010. We are experts at making brands and stories come alive through content marketing.

We cover the latest trends in Swiss culture, design, events, oddities and tourism, as well as tips on how to settle in Switzerland.

The Newly Swissed Team of Writers

MEET THE TEAM

Dimitri Burkhard

Dimitri Burkhard

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Dimitri owns the strategic vision of Newly Swissed and loves discovering new trends.

He is passionate about architecture, design, gadgets, marketing, photography, social media and the outdoors.

Mamiko Burkhard

Mamiko Burkhard

Co-Founder, CEO

Mamiko is responsible for many of the photographs (and some quirky stories) on Newly Swissed.

As the CEO, she wants to help out other expats and people new to Switzerland by offering valuable information about career and life topics.

Christian Langenegger

Christian Langenegger

Community Manager

Business Strategist || Connector || Entrepreneur || Marketer || Writer || Optimist || Runner || Photographer || Wine Aficionado || Hobby Chef || TEDster

Alessandra

Alessandra

Contributor

Alessandra is a “kinda creative gal” who came from Milano to live in Lugano.

She loves vintage stuff, photography, street art and typography. She eats a lot of spaghetti and drinks coffee - all day long!

Andrew

Andrew

Contributor

Andrew is the world‘s foremost authority on the Latin jokes in Asterix comics. He is behind podcastpals.net, a leading podcast review site, and has written the first draft of a children’s story that has been called "the best book ever, including all the ones in the future."

He has never lost his bread in a fondue.

Anina

Anina

Contributor

Anina is a passionate dancer, model and actress. As a blogger, she is always on the lookout for fascinating new stories and experiences. #neverstopexploring

Bill

Bill

Contributor

An award-winning freelance writer, editor and photographer based in Neuchâtel and Volcano, Hawai‘i, Bill is frequently called upon to be "funny."

His stories have garnered him a select coterie of loyal readers and legions of others who couldn’t care less.

David

David

Contributor

David might appear to be a Beijinger, but his mind works in Swiss German and his red passport has a white cross on it.

Currently based in Beijing, David represents the Swiss abroad community. His interests are trains, Swiss fonts and design. And his wife loves it when he returns home with a bottle of Rivella Rot or Swiss yogurt.

Danielle

Danielle

Contributor

Danielle is a Basel based yoga teacher and published author.

She is passionate about sharing ways to wellness through yoga, lifestyle writing, wellness coaching, and Reiki healing. Her wish is to inspire the expat community to live happy and healthy.

Emmie

Emmie

Contributor

A translator by trade, Ellie is now notching Italian onto her list of languages.

When she is not writing to the sound of crickets, Emmie can most often be found chasing her boyfriend up and down mountains.

Heddi

Heddi

Contributor

Originally from Minnesota, Heddi is based in the Suisse romande. An avid runner and Swiss food blogger, she enjoys exploring Switzerland with her family.

Idit

Idit

Contributor

Idit a.k.a. kobrini is a documentary visual storyteller and photo enthusiast living in Basel.

She is passionate about documentaries, photography, film festivals, nature, home cooked meals and good coffee.

Indira

Indira

Contributor

An Indian citizen married to a Swiss, Indira is a published journalist based in Bern.

She is very enthusiastic about Switzerland’s culture and traditions and runs a jewelry booth at Bern’s artisans market.

Isabelle

Isabelle

Contributor

Isabelle is a Swiss native who works in copywriting by day and studies advertising by night.

She suffers from chronic Wanderlust and loves coffee.

James

James

Contributor

James Cole is a traveling banker, business man and hipster at heart.

He never gets tired of traveling and meeting new people. When this Asian food addict is not roller skating, you might find him doing yoga.

Jordan

Jordan

Contributor

Jordan grew up in the French region of Franche-Comté along the border with the Canton of Jura.

He is passionate about train travel and tourism, and he looks at Switzerland as a humongous playground and a fascinating set of regions to (re)discover.

Kristina

Kristina

Contributor

Kristina is a freelance writer living in Bern with her husband and her houseplants.

She enjoys contemporary fiction, yoga, cooking (but not baking!), and international travel.

Kristīne

Kristīne

Contributor

Kristīne is a Tourism Organisation and Management graduate from Latvia, currently living in Bern.

She is into travelling, photography, handicrafts and online marketing. She doesn’t spend the weekends home, and she will never say "no" to an invitation to go hiking in the mountains.

Lara

Lara

Contributor

Lara is a passionate food and lifestyle blogger based in Bern.

This city dweller/nature lover spends lots of time in the kitchen, too. Her dessert creations are sometimes baked, sometimes raw - but always delicious.

Melanie

Melanie

Contributor

Melanie is a passionate globetrotter who likes to return to Switzerland after her adventures abroad.

She loves diving and the outdoors and is a typical Gemini: Communicative, sociable and multi-faced (which explains her favorite animal, the chameleon!).

Mohan

Mohan

Contributor

Despite his background in economics, Mohan makes a living out of his hobby: Movies, movies and even more movies!

As chief film critic at the Swiss newspaper “20 Minuten”, Mohan always enjoys the latest releases.

Would you like to become part of the team? Don’t be shy, get in touch!

Nina

Nina

Contributor

Nina is a passionate wine journalist based in the heart of Lavaux. She is half Swiss and half New Zealander, holding multiple diplomas from Switzerland’s leading wine school.

Nina’s aim is to share her knowledge about the Swiss wine-scape, scenic vineyards and wines you need to taste in your lifetime.

Rajan

Rajan

Contributor

A chemical engineer by trade, Rajan is inquisitive by nature: He likes to explore and understand why things are the way they are!

He loves to research and work on sports projects, enjoys to unearth facts, and is a self proclaimed movie buff, traveler, random clicker and wannabe chef.

Sam

Sam

Contributor

Sam is a freelance communications consultant in Basel. She is the author of three books on self-development topics and considers herself to be a world citizen.

On her days off, Sam can often be found hanging out with the furry residents at the cat shelter in Muttenz.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Contributor

Steph moved to Switzerland from Brisbane, Australia, to be with her Swiss partner. Having lived in four countries altogether, she is always itching to travel and discover new places.

In between, she teaches English at her own language school, Camelot Courses.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Contributor

Sylvia loves traveling, foreign cultures and languages, and she takes pictures almost compulsively of any new experience or place.

She is always willing to share impressions, opinions or ideas with the people she meets.

Vanessa

Vanessa

Contributor

Vanessa is originally from Quebec, Canada. She has lived in Switzerland for a while and even knows how to speak in dialect.

When Vanessa is not researching stories in tourism or events, she is either teaching herself a new skill or is traveling around Switzerland.

Wesley

Wesley

Contributor

Wesley would never give up fishing, photography and traveling.

Also, he claims that cycling is a way of life (how very Dutch!). Wesley wants to help foreigners and “new Swiss” find their way around Switzerland.