All posts tagged William Tell

Homo helveticus
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October 3, 2011, 26 Comments

Last week I wrote an article for the Swiss edition of Die Zeit, one of the main German newspapers, about the typical Swiss man. 

Berner Rosen apples

Switzerland from A to Z

October 5, 2010, 7 Comments

A is for apple. Ever since William Tell shot one off his son’s head, the humble apple has been the unofficial national fruit.

Swiss Watching trivia, No 26: Postbus

August 26, 2010, 4 Comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHp4MNgAHmM] Switzerland’s trains may get all the press but the yellow Postbuses are the real icon of Sw ...

Swiss Watching trivia, No 1: National Day

August 1, 2010, 1 Comment

Swiss National Day   Switzerland’s birthday is traditionally celebrated on 1 August. Back in 1291 three men met in Rütli meadow beside Lake ...