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Meanwhile, in Switzerland… Some interesting news updates 🇨🇭

Reporting live from Switzerland, here is a random collection of recent news headlines which struck us as odd. But then again, it may be just us and you consider this kind of news to be no big deal.

Japanese lovebirds increasingly get married in the Swiss Alps

Delighted to feel like Heidi and Peter, many couples from Japan decide to get hitched in the Swiss Alps. Top destinations, including Grindelwald, have seen more marriage activity in recent years.

Wedding in Switzerland

There's a shelter for newly separated husbands

While tourists are getting married in the Swiss Alps, a number of newly separated Swiss fathers are looking for shelter and help after a marital breakdown. Recently, they have been finding a warm bed and compassionate ears from a pilot project in Erlenbach on the shores of Lake Zurich: Meet the "Männerhaus".

Erlenbach at Lake Zurich
Copyright Roland zh/Wikimedia Commons

A man was denied Swiss citizenship after 30 years of residence

In 2020, this news made the rounds internationally as it shows how rigorous (and detailed) Swiss citizenship tests are. It is the case of an Italian citizen who has lived in Switzerland for 30 years - 26 years of which in the town of Arth. When asked a specific question about the local animal park, he was not aware that bears and wolves share an enclosure. This prompted the authorities to deny their Italian resident Swiss citizenship, a decision that was later overruled by the Swiss Federal courts.

Tierpark Goldau - Bear and Wolf
Copyright Tierpark Goldau/Wikipedia

Google Street View finds God in Switzerland

Dare we say more? It's obviously a UFO, duh! On the other hand, only God knows why a discovery like this can go viral online...

Interesting news updates - Google StreetView finds God in Switzerland

Swiss grandmothers go Manhattan

If you want to be hip in Manhattan, the only solution is to be kitted out by a Swiss granny. Manhattanites are turning to Swiss company Ikou Tschüss for gear handmade by senior alpine ladies.

A sock subscription for the lazy

According to a global study, Switzerland ranks 10th in terms of the number of patents issued. That's good news! Or is it?

As long as you consider a sock subscription a valuable contribution to a society's well-being, then maybe Switzerland is on the right track. But if such a decadent yet genius business model encourages laziness, we might have a problem.

Bright colored socks with business shoes

What's your take on these Swiss news updates?

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 Swiss Travel Communicators. Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.

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