Welcome to English Forum Switzerland, the English-language community website for Switzerland. We have over 68,000 English-speaking members.

 Discussion forum overview 
5 posts, 13:07 today
Singer/guitar player for Jam band
Started by: seanmcg · 7.Sep.2016 · Introductions
29 posts, 13:05 today
Highway driving
We did not ;) See links above by Urs, Ivan and me. But the law did not change at all, still the same old law as it was. The only difference is that the federal court interpreted the law a bit less strict than it did in the past.…
Started by: Jamboree · 28.May.2017 · Transportation/driving
15 posts, 12:56 today
Leaving Switzerland - Driving License
Fortunately I never had a run-in with the law! Numerous rentals, however. Seeing as the US is rife with lawyers, wouldn't you think the car companies would want to make sure they were checking the right boxes? But you're right, I…
Started by: Pike · 19.Aug.2010 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 12:55 today
Flums bikepark?
Started by: papasmurf · 29.May.2017 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
10 posts, 12:53 today
Light Beer
The problem with Shandy/Radler/Panaché is that the lemonade contains an awful lot of sugar. Already being promoted in my local Denner. I like the alcohol free Erdinger. It's a nice drink in its own right.
Started by: Mountain High · 29.May.2017 · Food and drink
18 posts, 12:52 today
Frau Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely…
The ooops-factor is still used today - just like for Schaffhausen back then. (371 bombs for a tiny place like Schaffhausen ... allegedly meant for Ludwigshafen. It is? Again where is the source? I'm not pro Merkel but when did you…
Started by: Thomaz · 28.May.2017 · International affairs/politics
15 posts, 12:09 today
Moving wine collection from Switzerland to UK
How long will the wine be in transit, under what conditions? We are preparing to move to the US, obviously a bit further, but the same issue would apply to a lesser degree. We get the same reluctance from shipping companies, but past…
Started by: racquelle · 3.Mar.2010 · Leaving Switzerland
2 posts, 12:09 today
Declaration of profits made with…
Started by: KEVORK · 29.May.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 12:07 today
Where to find Vehicle SAFETY RECALL for…
Started by: alemap · 29.May.2017 · Transportation/driving
6 posts, 12:01 today
Need advise about movies!!!
There seems to have been a change in recent years, at least in my neck o' the woods. When I first moved here 19 years ago films were shown in their original language, whatever that was, with F/D subtitles. In pretty much all…
Started by: joelzahnd · 24.May.2017 · Complaints corner
42 posts, 11:57 today
School for a 15 year old from UK..
Are you sure? They might be just sleep deprived...not deliberately nasty. Years of sleep deprivation will do that to you. Back to OP - he has to count on delays, too. A newcomer at 15 with some knowledge of local language is rarely…
Started by: Mr. Happy · 28.May.2017 · Education
48 posts, 11:55 today
Billag tax and do I have to pay it?
On another forum where I participate this has been disputed. People claim to have bought a TV and provided the wrong name but the right address and promtly received mail from Billag using that wrong name. So even if the likes of…
Started by: Lumus · 23.Apr.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
45 posts, 11:52 today
Spital Triemli
Hey it's me again. My gf had her 2nd intervention surgery (not in the ER this time). She had a meeting day before the surgery with the anesthesia specialist. It was a very nice surprise when the specialist spoke portuguese they knew the…
Started by: Loz1983 · 18.Aug.2015 · Complaints corner
1 post, 11:49 today
Getting BMW to correct the shudder / drivetrain…
Started by: alemap · 29.May.2017 · Transportation/driving
52 posts, 11:45 today
Health problem and question about insurance
Even finding a GP can be difficult outside the cities. We don't have one here in our commune, both the doctors we've had are based in Fribourg 8 kms away. And if you need one who speaks English you may find it even more difficult to find…
Started by: TomasTomas · 17.Apr.2017 · Insurance
1 post, 11:31 today
Basketball in zurich
Started by: SaschaSchmocker · 29.May.2017 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
3 posts, 11:13 today
Dermatologist in zurich (english-speaking)
Started by: parasdox · 29.May.2017 · Other/general
17 posts, 11:04 today
Music in German
This is what you need, good old fashioned rock music:- Wolfgang "Wolle" Petry (born 22 September 1951) is a musician from Cologne, Germany. In 1997, he was named the leading German language musician in terms of chart figures for the…
Started by: Ewok · 20.May.2017 · Language corner
15 posts, 11:00 today
How to deal with moldy walls
Furniture should not be touching the wall behind it - you should have a few centimetres to allow air to circulate. This avoids condensation - and it is specially important to do on outside walls (minimum distance should be 10 cm for…
Started by: szdro · 28.May.2017 · Housing in general
37 posts, 10:56 today
[circuit racing]track days?
For example at Hockenheim they have 60 cars a day - Pistenklub run 120 cars a day in 2 groups. Groups tends towards more red flags which reduced track time. We decided that if you are going for the lunch - go to a day at Anneau du…
Started by: snowcrash · 14.Jun.2007 · Transportation/driving
5 posts, 10:36 today
Swiss power outlet 220V vs. 120V North American…
Started by: Crawdaunt · 29.May.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
14 posts, 10:14 today
Bull bars?
Right, so here goes. Bamako challenge was fairly cheap. Probably around £2000 all in for a team of one-and-a-half. Plane ticket back was £500 from Bamako, car was £300 or so, and the rest was fuel, tents, bug-spray and whatnot.…
Started by: Spinal · 20.May.2017 · Transportation/driving
17 posts, 10:05 today
Reviews of Zahnarztzentrum in Zurich
Also do not take the above posts as confirmation that Zahnarztzentrum is bad. I and my wife have been going there for more than ten years and are perfectly happy. In my case, I had orthodontic work there and there was no upselling... in…
Started by: Claire_CH · 8.Sep.2014 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 09:28 today
Bern Dinner Club, Brasil Grill, now on 4th July
Started by: Sbrinz · 10.May.2017 · Social events
6 posts, 09:28 today
Indoor exercise bike and weights
I have 2 sets of adjustable weights, from 1-15kg each looking for 30chf per set I also have a yoga mat still in the packaging for 20chf. I'm in 8303 Bassersdorf, but can drop of in Zurich on Thursdays
Started by: auburnCH · 28.May.2017 · Items wanted
4 posts, 09:12 today
Replacement/recovering of outdoor furniture…
Started by: NickGB · 28.May.2017 · Other/general
10 posts, 09:02 today
Hit from behind
Stupid in the following sense: When you are driving a car you are in charge of a (potentially) lethal weapon. Yes, everyone makes mistakes, but some people make a great number of mistakes, often the same ones over and over. If he…
Started by: fatih.erol · 28.May.2017 · Insurance
21 posts, 08:23 today
Question about taxes
A radio licence? You can not be serious! There is such a thing? Talk about antique primitive! Alright fair enough, Billag seem to have two separate charges, one for TV devices and one for radio devices. We have never been made aware of…
Started by: TomasTomas · 28.May.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
1 post, 07:58 today
Comedy Showcase in English - June 2nd
Started by: bendelahaye · 29.May.2017 · Social events
4 posts, 07:36 today
Hello! Moving to Switzerland from US!
Started by: Pencala · 29.May.2017 · Introductions
19 posts, 07:14 today
New Scam, fake whatsApp Email
Well here a quote from OP TodayOnly "What annoys me about this sort of post is the veiled insult that people think we need to bew alerted of such scams, that we are too stupid to see for ourselves that it's a scam. We all know it…
Started by: reids · 5.May.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
13 posts, 04:48 today
Transfer Wise vs. Currency Fair vs. Currencies…
Here are a few quotes I pulled just now within a couple of minutes. Each conversion below about 100k comes out to about 2-2.5 Fr in IB's own commission plus market bid-ask spread. Spread is about 0.001-0.002% for EUR/CHF in my quotes and…
Started by: josquius · 23.Feb.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
16 posts, 03:33 today
Former tenant won't leave after contract ends
Terrible solution. If you cancel now, it'll only be effective in 3 months, if not more, during which time you'll owe rent. Whereas eviction through court should be faster. In the meantime if you don't initiate the eviction, your situation…
Started by: aviavi · 28.May.2017 · Housing in general
3 posts, 01:10 today
Billag Backdating - Backdated
Started by: Notlocal Lady · 13.Apr.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
26 posts, 23:17 yesterday
Is it illegal for companies to negotiate…
Certainly don't see what's illegal. My employer leaves us alone for basic insurance, but does pay premiums for private hospitalization worldwide. Offering supplementary insurance is the more likely offering than basic, but I don't see any…
Started by: higgsboson · 13.May.2017 · Insurance
7 posts, 22:38 yesterday
Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande in Lausanne
Hi! I'm curious if anybody has any information about this school. I'm negotiating a job with this school and I can't find much information about it apart from their website. Any experiences from parents, (former) students, or (former)…
Started by: sparkwall · 28.May.2017 · Education
70 posts, 22:34 yesterday
Fribourg to EPFL (Bachelor in Maths)
Quite so! In fact, 8000 is on the lower side...plus there will be the added expenses of a second household. Finances were a substantial reason for the original topic of the thread - commute or rent. On that too, the conclusion seems…
Started by: sva · 20.May.2017 · Education
45 posts, 22:11 yesterday
Boat Captain's Licence (Getting/Converting)
As of a conversion - I asked in person last year at the local department of the motor vehicles (Nidwalden/Obwalden) and I was told that they would only convert the licences originating from Italy, Germany and/or France. I turned up with…
Started by: Gottogo · 10.May.2006 · Other/general
6 posts, 21:51 yesterday
Another investment advice thread - this…
So that's only a mild skew towards the US, compared to world. US is weighted at 53% in VT Buy it every time yourself. You said you want to put new money in every month, so you have to trade every month anyway. And they pay out dividends…
Started by: Troublawesome · 27.May.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
11 posts, 21:30 yesterday
Greek Yogurt in Zurich
I like this one from Migros https://produkte.migros... 10g protein per 100g. Similar to the Fage yoghurt, but a bit creamier. Also, Magerquark has a similar protein content, slightly different texture and…
Started by: gokul · 21.May.2017 · Food and drink
Social  ·  Commercial 
 Upcoming events 
 Monday 29.May.2017
 Ross Noble - Brain Dump
 Tuesday 30.May.2017
 Building Enterprising Teenagers
 Ross Noble - Brain Dump
 Wednesday 31.May.2017
 Ross Noble - Brain Dump
 Thursday 8.Jun.2017
 Michael McIntyre + support
 A few statistics 
Newest members:
Members: 147,151
Threads: 212,952
Posts: 2,624,132
View full list 
 Members currently online 
Currently 63 members online:
adrianlondon, amogles, ashl0023, bill_door, BSeb, Calvin, Capo, Captain Greybeard, carlasmom, ch2013, Chetan, cjgilmartin, cubic, darvieve, Dubsie, EPMike, fatmanfilms, FCBarca, fitwit3, gbn, Gordon Comstock, ip2012, ivank, JonZR, kriss kross, kskup, legallyspeaking, leopoul, linela, lousmap, Loz1983, Lucky339, Mar-teen, marton, Medea Fleecestealer, MPsneha, Neilsan, NoToM, PaddyG, papasmurf, Pashosh, Pickled, ricardomsm, roegner, RTN, russandjilly, simple_person, snehiljoshi, Spinal, stilmar, Sultan of Swing, Sunny Boy, SunsetIT, swisscanmom, Swisstree, Th3Alchemist, tomek.super, Tomislaf, Verbier, Village Idiot, we_da_man, WynD, Y'sul