Dreaming of a life in Switzerland? Take the plunge! Expats give their best advice for embracing the Swiss lifestyle.
Welcome to Switzerland! We’ve put together a short taster guide on some of the stuff people moving to Switzerland need to know, plus a few great tips so you can begin exploring this incredible, jaw-droppingly beautiful country. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a great place to start.
Practical info about getting around Switzerland
Read on for our Swiss banking tips compiled in partnership with UBS.
Settling into Zurich
Zurich is Switzerland's biggest city, with a population of around 380,000, rising to around 1 million for "greater Zurich" around the lake. Zurich is in the German-speaking part of Switzerland but you'll find most people speak enough English here for you to get by. The main tourist office is at Zurich's Hauptbahnhof train station. Below are our top tips for getting started in when you move to Zurich.
Your essential starting block to life in Zurich - with top tips on the best things to do see and do in the city
Here's our guide to some of the best places to eat like a local, pick up a juicy burger, splash the cash or enjoy a great view.
News and events
A survey by banking giant HSBC claims that expats living in Switzerland have the worst social life out of the 39 global destinations for overseas workers.
If you’ve been living in Switzerland over the past year, your ears must have been plugged with melted Gruyère not to know that the issue of immigration has been hotter than a freshly fried rösti.
We love Switzerland and its pristine nature. And there’s no doubt about it: the country wouldn’t be the same without its idiosyncratic rules.