All posts tagged cantons

Lake Uri
May 29, 2011, 14 Comments

There’s nothing the Swiss love more that compiling and tabulating statistics, especially when they are about Switzerland.

Canton puzzle

The Swiss canton challenge

December 20, 2010, 4 Comments

How well do you know your cantons? The 26 names maybe but their shapes and places on the Swiss map?

In Switzerland holidays really are still holy-days

May 14, 2010, 2 Comments

Yesterday was Auffahrt. At least it was in the German-speaking parts of Switzerland; elsewhere it was Ascension or Ascensione. Whatever you call it, i ...

Swiss air gets a little cleaner with today’s smoking ban

May 1, 2010, 4 Comments

When I first started visiting Switzerland ten years ago, every train carriage had a dividing wall a third of the way along: the smaller part was for s ...