Multicultural and Cosmopolitan Switzerland News

Discover.swiss

Photo/Bild: discover.swiss.

On 18 June discover.swiss launched its service platform. This organisation enables the Swiss tourism industry to make optimal use of digital possibilities. The tourism industry can launch destinations and service providers quickly, cheaply and efficiently. The tourism players can also share data, take advantage of new digital opportunities and optimise products and services. By the … Read more » “Discover.swiss”

The Röstigraben

Fête de Vignerons 2019, Vevey (Vaud). Photo/Bild: TES.

The 26 cantons that makeup Switzerland have always been religiously, linguistically and economically different. However, after 1848 (and after the Sonderbundskrieg of 1847) religion is no longer a matter of political dispute. The language borders are a serious dividing line, however, especially between the Romandie (six (mostly) French-speaking cantons in western Switzerland, and the (mostly) … Read more » “The Röstigraben”

Multilingual Switzerland

Bild/Photo: Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz 1997-2002.

“Les langues ne sont pas neutres. Elles incarnent des cultures, elles imprègnent les mentalités, elles engendrent des affinités, elles aiguillonnent des susceptibilités, elles expriment des sensibilités, elles traduisent des manières de raisonner, de penser, de vivre et elles influencent et déterminent même la conception que les citoyens ont du rôle de l’État par rapport aux … Read more » “Multilingual Switzerland”