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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Tram Warning Signage in Switzerland

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

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

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"

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...
Quiz Set 1 - Matthias Neuhaus, Switzerland

Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan (they're actually quite alike)

5365 kilometers. That's the distance between Switzerland and my beautiful hometown of Almaty in Kazakhstan. And if you were to compare...
Swiss Restaurant Mark - Sternen

Why are so many Swiss restaurants called "Sternen"?

Sure, restaurant signs are a common thing around the world. But the historical background of such signs is slightly different here in Switzerland...
Swiss Air Lines Roundabout Kloten

Here are 25 unmistakable signs that you are turning Swiss

Some come to Switzerland for an au pair year. Others have an expat contract for several years. Whatever the duration, everyone has a breaking point...
Swiss 20 franc bills

More things you'll never hear a Swiss person say

The Swiss have a healthy culture of debate, which is the foundation of a direct democracy. But there are some things you'll never hear a Swiss person say...
Swiss Passport

This Swiss citizenship interview is questionable, no? (Editorial)

Recently, the case of a 25 year old has surfaced in the media. Despite having spent her entire life in Switzerland, having attended the Swiss...
Things you will never hear a Swiss person say

17 things you’ll never hear a Swiss person say

"Let's talk about my salary." Not! We would almost bet money that you will never hear a Swiss person utter this sentence - or the following 16 phrases...