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Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Hi all!

I'm Finnish guy relocating from Finland to Switzerland and to work in Zug during this spring. Later on hopefully my girlfriend joins me when she finds job from Switzerland.

Currently searching suitable area and home to live in Switzerland.

Any nice to know tips & tricks regarding Switzerland will be appreciated.


MFG,

Tuomas
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Old 21.01.2013, 18:21
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Hi Tuomus and welcome to the forum. Where you live will depend on where you're planning to work, but in general the city centre areas are more expensive than being a bit further out.

A good book full of useful info is "Living and Working in Switzerland". You can get it via your local bookshop or Amazon. It gives you a good idea of what needs to be done before you move and once you've arrived.

Lots of info in the forum too, particularly in the sticky threads so have a read of those.
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Thank you.

My relocating should be quite well covered by my employer. But i think it will not hurt to study little bit by myself too.

I have ended up many times to this forum after googling things regarding my upcoming move and I noticed you have very good information here.

So I will promise to continue reading this forum.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Hi and welcome to the forum and soon to Switzerland too

Coming from Finland you will find the Swiss people very outgoing and friendly
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

I have been working with Swiss people for a while and I have enjoyed it. People have been very friendly and helpful to me. So I will not expect any problems with that.

Soon I know more about the Swiss way of life.
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Welcome, bring your Sauna.
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Welcome,

There's also a very active and useful facebook group for us Finns living in Switzerland and another a bit less active for us living in Zug.

I also live here in Zug with my wife so let me know if you want to meet for a beer or two once you've settled in.
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Thank you all for this warm reception.

prof. taratonga: Sauna is definitely on the list if I am someday a house owner in Switzerland.

The Finn: That sounds great! Can you help me how to find those facebook groups. I'm interested to join.
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

If you are a swinging single, Zug area is probably not
the place to live.

If you are more on the road to settling down and living
with the girlfriend, Zug/Baar/Cham are WONDERFUL
places to live!!

Good luck!!
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Tervetuloa- welcome!

...no Koskenkorva and very few salmiakki stuff here as well - bring your own!

Enjoy
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Kiitos - Thank you!

I think I am / we are looking for something between peace and quiet and something lively. And plan is to buy car, at least one so distance to Zug and my workplace shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

www.homegate.ch is a good start if you are looking for an apartment
www.myswitzerland.com is the official website of Switzerland Tourismous, may help you get a first idea of the country

Good luck!
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The Finn: That sounds great! Can you help me how to find those facebook groups. I'm interested to join.
The facebook groups are "sveitsinsuomalaiset" and "Zugin suomalaiset".

As for the tips about living, everyone has their own preferences of course, but for me it was always clear that I wanted to live within 5-10 minutes commute from the office (meaning downtown Zug basically). Compared to Finland, I have a lot less free time here during the week and I don't want to spent that to commuting.

If you want something more lively then I would look into Zürich or Lucerne. Many of my colleagues are actually commuting from these cities but very few of them come by car as it's faster and easier for them to use the train. Then again, eventhough there's not much going on in Zug it's still very easy to take the train and go to Zürich for dinner, drinks or clubbing.
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The facebook groups are "sveitsinsuomalaiset" and "Zugin suomalaiset".

As for the tips about living, everyone has their own preferences of course, but for me it was always clear that I wanted to live within 5-10 minutes commute from the office (meaning downtown Zug basically). Compared to Finland, I have a lot less free time here during the week and I don't want to spent that to commuting.

If you want something more lively then I would look into Zürich or Lucerne. Many of my colleagues are actually commuting from these cities but very few of them come by car as it's faster and easier for them to use the train. Then again, eventhough there's not much going on in Zug it's still very easy to take the train and go to Zürich for dinner, drinks or clubbing.
Thank you!

Now I have joined to those groups.

Very good points to consider when selecting place to live.

I also received recommendations from my collegues to move to somewhere in Canton Schwyz. They said that rents should be lower and apartments / houses bigger.

So maybe this is balancing between your free time and money..
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Finally in Zug.. Is there any regular meeting places in Zug?
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Welcome to EF (:
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Re: Introduction: Finnish guy moving to CH

Welcome! Kanton Zug is a great place to live. I'm Swedish and my fiancée is half finnish. As scandinavians I think you will enjoy the warmer weather here .
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Welcome! Kanton Zug is a great place to live. I'm Swedish and my fiancée is half finnish. As scandinavians I think you will enjoy the warmer weather here .
Tayna "warmer weather" where? have you been outside
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