Switzerland through Outside Eyes
It once took months to get to get to the new world. Today, we can move in a virtual instant. Whether you are Swiss or Canadian or American, that transition isn't always easy as foods and cultures must be explored and understood.
Here are just a few of our favorite blog sites that talk about old and new, here and there. These are fun and also educational. Something educational is not dull nor does it hurt. Enjoy.
We so enjoy leaning the latest trends in Swiss culture,, oddities and tourism, as well as tips on how to settle in Switzerland from our friends at Newly Swissed
From the author of Swiss Watching, Diccon Bewes
has an English eye for the land of the Swiss. Our Swiss Center President, Beth Zurbuchen met him in Bern and she'll be a forever fan.
Jean-Francois de Buren is retracing the two-year long voyage through the Americas of the 1850s of his Swiss Great-Great-Grandfather, Henri de Buren, naturalist, artist and explorer. Jean-Francois is a member of the Swiss Center's Board of Directors.
Follow the story on his blogsite The Grand Tour.My Brand New Swiss Life:
Grew up in Chicago (the Chicagoland area, which I have been told by new arrivals in Chicago "sounds like a theme park"). After college, most of my female friends moved to New York to have the single-girl-making-her-dreams-come-true-in-the-Big-City experience. For me it's Zurich. It's in Switzerland.A Blog about Life in Switzerland
tries to describe what Switzerland is really like through its various contributors. It's fun, it's real. You should read it.
Kiki is a 30-something year old Jersey Girl living in Switzerland. She is married to a Swiss man who says he's really an Aussie. Enjoy Kiki in Switzerland.One Big Yodel:
I’m an American writer who moved to Switzerland in 2006 and am still pondering the lack of cheddar in the land of cheese. (I also really miss deep dish pizza—always a Chicago girl at heart). . I'm currently at work on an international corporate soap opera--in other words, a memoir about my life abroad.
Blogger Kathy of TwoFools in Zurich
writes about her favorite things about Switzerland.And there is much more...keep reading.
Swiss Center Swiss Roots Art
Swiss art is certainly not confined to national boundaries nor to any specific art gallery.
You can explore the following website for a list of Swiss artists: Art Encyclopedia.
Or visit the Swiss Institute
in New York City or Paris.
For decades, Pro Helvetia has supported Swiss artists and the promotion of their work at home and abroad.
We'll do our part to explore the world of art from the world of Switzerland.
Buildings, film, music and more. Explore what your Swiss roots have to offer.
Swiss Center Swiss Roots Folk Art
Swiss immigrants, brought their folk art into the new world.
They also learned from others, particularly the Amish communities, and made an important contribution to the folk art of the US.
Swiss Center Swiss Roots Literature
Switzerland has a rich literary tradition in its four national languages.
Written in German, French, Italian, and Romansh, the extensive literature in Romansh dialect is little known outside Switzerland.
The Swiss Center of North America has two shelves dedicated to Romansh literature
We also have a unique and large collection of Heidi books. But there is so much more to Swiss literature.
Swiss Center Swiss Roots Music
Do you know this woman?
She has Swiss roots, but her musical world is deep into our pop culture as well as Broadway.
Learn more about some of today's musicians and their Swissness.
Swiss Center Swiss Roots Science
Our friends at Think Swiss
explain how Switzerland’s most important exports are machines, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and jewelry.
Leading companies in mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, bio- and medical technology, and computer sciences are headquartered in Switzerland.
But Switzerland has exported some amazing scientific minds including Mr. Thomas Zurbuchen the founding director of the University of Michigan's Center for Entrepreneurship.Click on.
Swiss Center Swiss Roots Holidays
St. Valentines--the American-English tradition has been adopted by the Swiss people.
On that day, people send Valentine cards and presents to their husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends.
St. Valentine is the saint of people in love and St. Valentines Day is February 14.Here's a look a few other Swiss traditions still celebrated.
Not all parts of Switzerland, especially in recent years, are always blessed with a white Christmas.
But it's a time of year when traditions are upheld, often even by those who are not actively religious.