Living in Switzerland - a guide for expats and international local residents

If you are moving to Switzerland, or indeed already living here, then read on to discover essential information and top tips about living in Switzerland and life in the expat community

SWITZERLAND PARKS, swiss flag in the snow
Marcus Gyger / Switzerland Tourism - BAFU Parc Jura vaudois
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Bern - Munster Aare
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Moving to Switzerland guide

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.


Settling into Zurich

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11 tips for when you first move to 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.

Josef restaurant Zurich

Food in Zurich

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.

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