Category Archives: Switzerland

Arosa, Switzerland

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Grüzi freunde!

I got these two cards from Nancy from Switzerland! Thank you very much!

Nancy lives in Arosa a swiss tourist resort! On the cards you can see why it is such a nice place: snow in the mountains in the winter and green hiking weather in the summer! Imagine to live in this beautiful spot!

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Churfirsten Panorama, Switzerland

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Hey Frunde!

I got this nice postcard from Sara from Switzerland! Thank you very much Sara!
Switzerland is very near to Germany, but I have never been there yet. I would love to, though. Sara tells me that in her home, there are so many mountains. Just as you can see on the card. She also means that she would miss her mountains, when he would go to another country. I can imagine!! You know Heidi? It is a book by a swiss lady Johanna Spiry, telling that exact story: A girl who loves her mountains!

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Rheinfall, Switzerland

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Servus Spezeln!

A nice card from my friend Anja!! Thank you veryy muchimuch!
The name “Rheinfall” is a bit funny, as there is as german word “Reinfall” which means “failure”.

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Payerne, Swizerland

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Grüzi Freunde!

I got a nice card from Switzerland! Thank you Stefan!
This potcard shows the little city Payerne.
I think Swiss people are so lucky as Switzerland is a country with 3 national languages!! I would love to grow up bilingual or even trilingual! So great!

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Arbon am Bodensee, Switzerland

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Grüzi Freunde!

Here goes the third and last card from my father and my brothers trip! Danke vielmals ihr zwei 🙂

This card shows the little city Arbon in Switzerland. I love the Bodensee (Lake Constance). It is one of the most wonderful places in Germany/Austria/Switzerland.

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Basel, Switzerland

Sali Koleegän!

A great card from Switzerland! My first swiss one actually! I couldn’t believe it took me so long to finally get one from Switzerland! So thank you very much Hjördis!

Basel is witzerland’s third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel also has suburbs in France and Germany. In 2011, the Basel agglomeration was the third largest in Switzerland with a population of 500,600.

Switzerland is a multilingual country, which I think is pretty amazing when you think about how small it is. They speak Frensh, Italian and German in Switzerland. But for me as a native german speaker the German (it is called Schwitzerdütsch) the talk there is nearly not understandable. They do understand “german” German but no way you understand them.

Here are some facts about Switzerland:

  1. Switzerland’s climate is ideal, with no excessive heat, cold or humidity.
  2. Switzerland is also known as Confoederatio Helvetica, which explains the abbreviation CH.
  3. Switzerland has 26 cantons
  4. The Swiss currency is not the euro, but the Swiss franc (CHF).
  5. Switzerland has one of the lowest crime rates of all industrialised countries.
  6. Switzerland has a population of about 7.4 million.
  7. Foreigners account for 20% of the population.
  8. The number of elderly people is increasing: Switzerland has more centenarians per head of population than any other country in Europe.
  9. Many older people live alone or in retirement homes.
  10. People marry relatively late (men with 31 years and women with 28.7 years); divorce rate around 53 percent.
  11. The average number of children per woman is around 1.4; the average age of a woman at birth of first child is 29.
  12. Switzerland lags behind most Western European countries in many aspects of sex equality.
  13. There are large differences between men and women in the labour market.
  14. Far more women than men work part time. In 2006 nearly 58 percent of working women were employed part time, while the figure for men was just over 11 percent.
  15. Women did not gain the vote at federal level until 1971, and they are still underrepresented in political life.I send love!