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Romansh - RhB Train

The seven flavors of the Romansh language

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Graubünden happens to be the only officially sanctioned, trilingual state in which the Romansh language holds the official status. You would think that...
Swiss Office Taboos - Microwaving Cheese Fondue

10 Office Taboos in Switzerland

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If you want to succeed at your new job in Switzerland, there are a number of office taboos you should avoid. Did you think showing off your hairy legs...
Asterix in Switzerland

7 Things Asterix Got Right About Switzerland (and 4 he didn't)

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When Asterix and Obelix visited Switzerland in 50 BC, they experienced culture shock. After interviewing experts in Swiss culture, banking, and tourism...
The Long Goodbye Roestigraben

The Long Goodbye

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Today, a Swiss company sent me a letter that was just 5 sentences long, plus the closing. In my former home...
Liricas Analas

Demystifying Romansh, Switzerland's fourth language

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In Switzerland’s mountainous East, roughly 62’000 people speak Romansh. By comparison, this segment equals only 0.9 percent of the Swiss population...

Spend a Night at Zürich Museums

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47 museums in Zürich will open their doors for a special night of cultural events! Whether you are interested in art and culture, crazy about science and technology or just fancy a romantic ferry ride, I am sure that will find something you enjoy at Zürich’s museums…
ASO Youth Program - Swiss Roots - SwissCommunity

Discovering Roots: Youth Programs for the Swiss Abroad

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Several hundred students flock to Switzerland each year to get a taste of their second home country. Coming from all corners of the world, these youth with Swiss roots will spend two weeks with a Swiss host family while attending a full-immersion language program...

A Primer on Swiss Street Food

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Walking down Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich or Luzern on a busy day of shopping can really work up an appetite. What do you get when you don’t want to sit down at a restaurant? Street food!
Willi Schmid (via Fergus Miller)

Willi Schmid - A Hero of Swiss Cheese

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I have known Willi for about 5 years now. He makes about 20…