Switzerland is full of surprises. Beyond stereotypes, we show you what is so special about the Swiss and their little country.

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Switzerland vs. World by Riverboom

"Switzerland vs. The World" is a canny series of photographs

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How does Switzerland stack up against the world? This series of photographs by Lausanne based photographer, Claude Baechtold, is ingenious...
Scary cat ladders in Switzerland

14 unusual cat ladders we've spotted in Switzerland

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Swiss cats have some guts! Most live outdoors - and when they want to come indoors, they have to negotiate a scary cat ladder...
Awkward Swiss Situations

You can’t make this up! 7 shocking Swiss experiences…

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I moved from Zimbabwe to Switzerland and had my fair share of shocks and awkward experiences. Here are seven incidents that you simply can’t make up...
The Naked Swiss Book

7 things I learned from reading "The Naked Swiss"

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For the past years, I've heard a lot of clichés about the Swiss: they are boring, rich and xenophobic. It's a good thing I got my hands on The Naked Swiss...
Mr and Mrs Switzerland - Interesting Stats about the Swiss

35 interesting statistics about the Swiss

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According to our romantic beliefs, the average Swiss is either a Heidi or a Peter type. Statistics paint a slightly different picture...
SAC Monte Rosa - Stunning Switzerland Architecture

7 examples of modern Swiss architecture

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Switzerland is generally regarded to be at the forefront of modern architecture. In my opinion, the limited space and genuine respect for natural...
Tram Warning Signage in Switzerland

How not to climb a mountain (and other no-no's about Switzerland)

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We sometimes forget that our missions is to keep our dear readers out of harm's way. Alas, we have dug deep to identify the top no-no's in Switzerland...
Swiss Quirks

Here are 17 common quirks that make the Swiss so unique

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If you've been around Switzerland, you may have noticed that it's a special place to live. But like any other country, Switzerland has its perks and quirks.
The Swiss Stare

Some thoughts about this thing called the "Swiss Stare"

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As part of growing up in Canada, I learned about staring and how rude it is. Years later in Zürich, my expat students complained about the Swiss Stare...