As a reader of Newly Swissed, you are among the first to find out about a surprising revelation by the Swiss village of Ried! This is no joke, but apparently, they had long suspected to be the origin of Obama's distant relatives prior to their moving to the Alsace region in the 18th century! So, based on intensive research by […]
About Dimitri Burkhard
As the founder, editor and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of the Swiss Travelwriters Club.
Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.
Entries by Dimitri Burkhard
The temperatures were as hot as ever but the thunderstorms stayed away. Germany won the quarter-finals and tens of thousands of World Cup fans hit the streets partying. There were more air shows than one could count, including helicopters doing loops and fighter jets playing soccer (one jet was the "ball" while the others were the […]
It is no secret that Switzerland has more bureaucrats than milk cows. Given that it is illegal to mow your lawn on Sundays, there are a handful of things in the grey zone that are actually legal in Switzerland. Here is a random list of things that seem like they might be illegal but are actually legal […]
Switzerland is moving in a new direction by utilizing one of their most valued asset in wholly new ways... Cow trekking, anyone? I have never actually ridden a cow, but I know that they can be quite moody. Either way, I have learned that an entrepreneurial farmer in Switzerland is essentially subcontracting his cows to you […]
While researching German language schools in Zurich, we realized that there are different approaches and models, resulting in various quality levels...
So I stumbled upon a cool blog called A Nation a Day, which features a soccer fan from a different nation each day during the World Cup. Below is the photo of Swiss fan "Andy", taken on June 16 after Switzerland beat Spain. At this point, I cannot wait to see the picture of a […]
"May I use your handy?" If you have lived in Switzerland long enough, you will have undoubtedly come across this question... It is a perfect example of a Swiss anglicism, or short: Swinglish"!
Switzerland's not too distant future sees no more physical mail whatsoever. Even though Swiss Post already offers a scan-to-inbox service today, it is still a luxury for most households. But as subscriber rates increase and mail delivery becomes increasingly expensive due to fuel and labor costs, this service is set to expand. Europe's increasingly privatized […]
You would not expect an expansive Chinese garden in a small country like Switzerland. However, crouching behind a massive wall in the Seefeld neighborhood is a hidden gem that should be on anyone's list of Zürich sightseeing spots! Touted as one of the highest ranking temple gardens of its kind outside of China, it was […]