Multicultural and Cosmopolitan Switzerland Newsletters

The Swiss Esperanto Rumantsch Grischun

Seventeen of the twenty-six Swiss cantons are German-speaking, four French-speaking (Vaud, Geneva, Neuchâtel, and Jura), one is Italian speaking (Ticino), three are bilingual French and German (Fribourg, Berne, and Valais) and one is trilingual Romansh, Italian and German (Grisons). Although Switzerland or its territory has been a multilingual country for a long time, many if … Read more » “The Swiss Esperanto Rumantsch Grischun”

The French-Suisse Relationship

The relationship between France and Switzerland has many facets. An estimated 200 000 French people work in Switzerland nowadays, and the most significant Swiss contingent living abroad lives in France. France is the fourth export country for Switzerland, while Switzerland is in the economic top ten for France. Also, there are many cultural, scientific, social … Read more » “The French-Suisse Relationship”

The British contribution

The development of tourism in Switzerland in the second half of the nineteenth century was mainly an English affair. Many famous and well-known personalities had already visited the Confederation in the eighteenth century, whether on their way to Italy and Greece or as scholars, writers, businesspeople or politicians. Many visitors wrote about the country, its … Read more » “The British contribution”