Breaking Out of the Box

Written on December 19, 2023 in Education in Switzerland

A look at the inspiration behind the establishment of a new business in Basel. The Happy Hedgehog is a big success with both kids and parents! Article by Darka Marie Steinmann There are many boxes in life; the ones that we put ourselves in, and the ones that others only feel too happy to push us…

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BERN – Bears, randy monks and some splendid country strolls! Bruce Anderson on Canton Bern.

Written on May 13, 2022 in History

Let’s start with a little bit of history: PART 1 In 1291, representatives of three cantons got together and formed an alliance that became known as the Waldstätte or ‘forest cantons.’ This group consisted of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. Today, Switzerland has 26 cantons, including Bern which is the country’s capital city, a canton and a superb…

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The What’s Up Network in Switzerland!

Written on April 23, 2022 in Education in Switzerland

…is an interconnected network of social groups in Switzerland. Emphasis is placed on meeting new people, events and having fun. There are no membership fees, members are known as ‘WhatsUppers’ and most use English as a first or second language. The network was established in June 2021 and currently has over 25,000 members. There are…

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Winter Blues? Nei! No! Nein!

Written on November 5, 2023 in Uncategorized

Five events that’ll get you off the couch and into the action this Winter. Our SwissMeUp Travel Writer ‘Phoebe Hosier’ has your winter plans sorted: Winter is upon us, heralding a dramatic shift – the Aare is quiet, the pop-up river bars closed and Marzili pool emptied.  As temperatures plummet to as low as 1…

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What exactly did Frau Tell do to her husband?

Written on August 31, 2022 in History

The revised story of Wilhelm Tell – Popular Swiss Folk Hero ‘Mum! You’ll never guess what Dad did at the market today!’ ‘Bought some turnips I hope?’ replied Frau Tell. ‘No! He forgot! He put an apple on my head and shot an arrow right through the middle and then he got arrested!’ If you…

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Giving things for Happiness