Newly Swissed Top 5 in 2011

Top 5 Most Popular Posts in 2011

It’s been a great year for us at Newly Swissed, and we are looking forward to top it once more in 2012! Not only have we grown our team in terms of numbers and diversity, but we have attracted more than 50’000 unique visitors from all over the world...
Harderpotschete Interlaken Switzerland

Harder Potschete is a New Year's tradition from Interlaken

The ghosts of the past are alive and well in Interlaken. For over 50 years, the town has been celebrating the Harder Potscheten – a New Year’s festival...
Swiss 20 franc bill

Money, Money, Money - Everything about the Swiss bank notes

When many people think about Switzerland, they likely think of three things: Cheese, chocolate and banks. And with banks, we are really talking about money...
How Swiss Samichlaus Santa Works

Samichlaus - My first hand encounter with Swiss Santa

My first Santa welcoming was last year, in the Städtli of Greifensee. It was a very cold night and Samichlaus was there with his...
Gornetgrat Glacier, Zermatt. Switzerland

10 Statistics About Switzerland You Should Know

German speaking people love statistics. With 63.7% of the Swiss population speaking German, there is always a flurry of numbers to be read in newspapers, heard on the radio or seen on television. I thought it would be interesting to post a few lesser known numbers, so here are 10 more interesting Swiss statistics...
Ferrari on a Swiss Freeway

What it takes to hit the road in Switzerland

It’s been two years since I moved from the US to Switzerland, and one of the biggest changes in this transition is that I don’t own a car and haven’t driven at all. A carefree life for two years! It’s an unbelievable achievement for an Ohioan who used to commute, run errands, and travel by used-but-my-own Mazda...
Tales from the Armoire - Bern

Tales from the Armoire - A Multi-Part Series on Finding Identity through Family History (Part 1)

We here at Newly Swissed are very excited to introduce you to Jean-Francois’ exclusive series! Based in the SF Bay area, Jean-Francois has explored his Swiss roots extensively and is now letting us join him on this fascinating journey. You might have heard of French King Louis XVI, right? Read on…
Zurich Christmas Market - Main Station

Swiss Millionaire Creates World's Most Expensive Car

What Swiss businessman (and millionaire) Ueli Anliker calls the…
Zurich Christmas Market - Main Station

How to Survive Swiss Cheesy Winters? With Fondue Chinoise!

The winter holiday is around the corner, and Glühwein (hot red wine) and raclette are spraying their irresistible mixed odors. Fondue chinoise...