All posts tagged cantons

Lake Uri
May 29, 2011, 9 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 ...