Typical Switzerland

Colourful eggs?

Whats wrong with these eggs? Are they also colourful inside? Are this suppose to be eggs at all? YES - and they are regular hard boiled eggs. Normally they sold them only on Easter but now you can buy them all year around.

Swiss Books

Switzerland has produces many "typical Swiss books" - Your bookstore in Buchs has also wide selection - in English

On the train...

When you ask the people on the train if you can use the ( obviously) free seat near them: "Isch do no frei?" (is this place still free?) Well you never know :-)

Did you know?

You know the name of this bread, which you can buy at the end of the week? Its the famous  "Zopf" is a very special bread, typically served on Sunday for breakfast.

CH - Food

Here is an interesting link which explains Swiss Food and offers recipes.


"Grüezi" or "Hoi"?

“Grüezi” (hello) works any time of the day. It is crucial to use the correct level of politeness in Swiss German.


Whenever you meet a person who is senior to you, a boss or a teacher, you would use a polite greeting such as “Grüezi.” This also applies to people you have not met before, such as storekeepers or civil servants.

In fact, it is common even for strangers to greet each other: be it on the sidewalk, in the elevator, or as they pass each other on a hiking trail.


When it comes to friends, an informal “Hoi”, “Sali” or “Ciao” plus the name is the way to go! For instance, “Sali Birgit” or “Hoi Manfred.” In Liechtenstein all the people great with "Hoi"!!




Why "CH"

Why is Switzerland's car-sticker abbreviation "CH"? It means Confederation Helvetica - "Confoederatio" stands for "confederation", "Helvetica" derives from the Latin word "Helvetier", the name of the people who lived in the area which became later Switzerland.

What did you experience that is typical Swiss??