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There is a saying regarding tires in Switzerland: “Von O bis O”, meaning that winter tires should be on cars from October to Easter (Ostern). Actually there is no law obliging people to have winter tires on their cars. However should you be found guilty of causing an accident because you do not have the proper tires on your car, you will face hefty fines and up to 3 years in jail. Winter tires are officially tires with a minimum profile of 1.7 mm, but car associations recommend a profile of 4 mm. They really start to show their effect when temperatures start to head below of 7°Celsius (pretty soon then). If you are travelling abroad beware that Germany, Austria, France

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Switzerland is well-known throughout the world for its high quality medical services, spending 10% of

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Mandatory insurance Healthcare, vehicle insurance (certain E-bikes included), unemployment and invalidity insurance, mandatory pension contributions, social

What you need to know before you choose your health insurance Soziale Krankenversicherung – even harder

If you've been living in Switzerland for any length of time you've come across this

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If you are a parent, you might have already known one of the unfortunate "joys"

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You know the feeling – that sensation of building exhaustion, frustration, stress, and overwhelm. With

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Step by step! Here is another Holiday Wellness Tip to keep your spirit healthy and

One of the greatest pleasures of living here is that we are surrounded by great

Sunny autumn days are invitations for hiking in the glorious mountains of Switzerland. However despite

Climb Mount Pilatus on September 29th on the first "Pilatus Hike"!

With its special shape, its fjord-like arms and bays and its distinct landscapes, Lake Lucerne

We love when our members actively suggest insider tips. Here are some great hiking ideas

Yesterday's massive snow dump has probably got many reaching for their ski/snowboards, here are the

When the sun shines everyone heads to the lake to bask in all its glory,

With summer here and school holidays close to starting many of us will be spending

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