Zurich Old Town
View of Zurich Old Town. Photo by Pamela E. Grimaud

Making the Most of Switzerland

Art & Culture

Top Museums – on mySwitzerland.com
Museums.ch – the platform of Swiss Museums
Swiss National Museums – National Museum Zurich, the Castle of Prangins in Vaud, and the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz, as well as the collections’ center in Affoltern am Albis. Permanent and temporary exhibitions present Swiss cultural history from its beginnings to the present.
Swiss National Library – Swiss National Library in Bern

Radio Swiss Music Streams

Radio Swiss Pop/Classic/Jazz web player

Social Networking

Glocals – for expat and international locals

Business Networking

Swiss Chapters – British Swiss Chamber of Commerce
SACC – Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, Zurich

News and Information

swissinfo – International branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation
CH.ch – Government website for easy answers about life in Switzerland
The Local – Switzerland’s news in English
Le News – News about Switzerland in English
expatica.com – News and info for the international community
Xpat Xchange – Expat info at your fingertips

Lost Pets / Pet Care and Services

STMZ – Switzerland-wide online databank and support service that works with vets, animal protection agencies and local cantons to return lost pets to their owners. Also provides useful links to cantonal offices for animal welfare; vets, hospitals and emergency services; as well as local services  dedicated to caring for animals. Also, for lost pets call: 0900-357-358 (SFR1.95/min from a fixed line) or found pets call: 0848-357-358 (local tarif from a fixed line) or for info relating to animal services call: 0900-357-357 (1.95/min from a fixed line).

Property Search

Homegate – real estate portal to find your perfect home

Hiking and Alpine Sports

Swiss Alpine Club
Switzerland Mobility – Swiss-wide hiking trails online and app


MySwitzerland.com – government tourism website
Lonely Planet
Fodor’s Guide

Transport in Switzerland

SBB/CFF/FFS – Swiss Rail network
Swiss International Air Lines – SWISS Air
Procap – For people with disabilities living and travelling in Switzerland
Search.ch – map of Switzerland with a route planner


Meteo Swiss – local weather forecasts

Switzerland from Abroad

ProHelvetia – Swiss Arts Council – promoting exhibitions abroad
swissworld – Government website: Discover Switzerland

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