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7 posts, 16:25 today
Estimating the price of a property from…
You set a yield / ROI target that you want to achieve and work out backwards how much the investment should be, given what you know: the return = rent - costs. What would be a realistic yield you ask? Look at comparable properties, multi…
Started by: higgsboson · 25.Jul.2017 · Housing in general
5 posts, 16:22 today
Tageskarte gemeinde rule changed ?
Started by: indswiss · 22.Jun.2017 · Daily life
1 post, 16:22 today
"Free" Scuba Diving in Zurich
Started by: Spinal · 25.Jul.2017 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
3 posts, 16:21 today
Moving Boxes
Started by: Tassadar · 25.Jul.2017 · Items wanted
45 posts, 16:18 today
Swiss to help in the fight against illegal…
You blackmail them first - you get together with the rest of the EU and you say that you will forcibly stop all aid to the country , prevent ANY remittances to that country and stop all imports into the EU unless they play ball. Very very…
Started by: st2lemans · 24.Jul.2017 · International affairs/politics
61 posts, 16:16 today
The best way to drive multi-lane roundabouts
Yeah, but they want you to enter on the left lane = then get to the inner lane, even though you need to change to the right one after about 5 meters to be able to leave for Sihltalstrasse. They write it on the ground so big you can't…
Started by: higgsboson · 25.Jul.2017 · Transportation/driving
46 posts, 16:14 today
Must-see tourist attractions in Switzerland
After living in Switzerland for 2.5 years, here are my top 5 places: 1. Top of Europe- Junfrau region. This is quite an expensive journey (half-pass or GA will cut the costs in half), but well worth it on a clear day. 2. Zermatt-…
Started by: baps · 15.Aug.2009 · Travel/day trips/free time
30 posts, 16:13 today
"LRH, David Miscavige and me"
That's true, although Scientology doesn't have a country to govern, yet. Calling for the death penalty would surely put them on the wrong side of the law and risk their compulsory disbandment. Their "fair game" policy does sanction…
Started by: Reb77Br · 24.Jul.2017 · International affairs/politics
1 post, 16:10 today
Swiss work permit
Started by: shooterMcgavin · 25.Jul.2017 · Daily life
42 posts, 16:10 today
Name/Address can be found via Number Plate…
Only assets & liabilities acquired during the marriage are split, so in most cases the financial cost is not that large. Any assets brought into the marriage or inheritances don't come into the equation.
Started by: parkadam · 24.Jul.2017 · Transportation/driving
13 posts, 15:56 today
Europa Park Advice
I was just at Europa Park a few weeks ago and they had plenty of storage for bags while on the rides. The roller coasters we went on also had a set of cubbies dedicated to each roller coaster "train". These dedicated cubbies would…
Started by: dragoneiric · 20.Jul.2017 · Other/general
33 posts, 15:48 today
See the Matterhorn [is it worth the journey?]
The Matterhorn is a definite must see. My wife and I stayed in Zermatt this past winter for some skiing and taking of beautiful pictures. Even upgraded to the "Matterhorn view" room, and let me tell you, I have never woken up to such a…
Started by: homeward bound · 1.Apr.2008 · Travel/day trips/free time
51 posts, 15:47 today
How is it LycaMobile's International bundle…
After the next bundle purchase, the data coverage and speed seems to be back to normal. Interesting that the operator they seem to be piggybacking on is now Salt, maybe they switched to them from Swisscom?
Started by: Geminder · 7.Apr.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
24 posts, 15:44 today
Do Bikers not wave in Switzerland?
People (not me, of course) still do something similar. Palm towards the ground, pumping up and down a couple times, means slow the F down, probably because there’s a speed camera coming. Seen that a fair few times here.
Started by: kayakdad · 25.Jul.2017 · Transportation/driving
59 posts, 15:38 today
Schaffhausen - man with chain saw
I keep my firearms separate from the ammunition and carry both in one rucksack with separate compartments. The magazines and chamber are empty. Cartridges are in their box. At home, they're in a safe with a separately locked ammunition…
Started by: roegner · 24.Jul.2017 · Swiss politics/news
3 posts, 15:16 today
Horses killed in fire at IENA, Avenches
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 17.Jul.2017 · Swiss politics/news
4 posts, 15:12 today
Sofa repair company needed
Started by: Wiferli · 24.Jul.2017 · Other/general
12 posts, 14:59 today
Switzerland to make surveillance of citizens…
Since around 1980s Switzerland has been copying everything they UnitedStates implements Did you know that the Swiss Constitution is based on the US Constitution . did you ever hear the term sister republics -kjvpbvgmmo
Started by: vribium · 3.Nov.2015 · Daily life
51 posts, 14:57 today
A Swiss Wedding
Sure. If the bride and groom wish so, there can be 5'000 guests for all anyone cares. However, often it's because of this: So it's not what the two people that should decide want, but instead about what others want based on some really…
Started by: cumulus8 · 25.Jul.2007 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 14:26 today
Married Couples new taxation ?
Started by: Helena Paris · 25.Jul.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 14:02 today
Question Regarding Driver's License
Started by: homesteadjoe · 25.Jul.2017 · Transportation/driving
22 posts, 12:23 today
Towbar installation in Germany
Ordered mine at Amazon.de and picked up in a paketshop in Germany (150 euro inc. shipping). Installed it myself in a Skoda Octavia 2012. It is not so difficult but takes quite a lot (4-5h) since you have to find out how to diasemble the…
Started by: maypril · 25.Aug.2016 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 11:51 today
Hello Everyone
Yup, and I'm fed-up with you people taking massively taking our jobs, with this spelling, and getting away with it. We all know that you get together (at least 5 persons) every morning and go through all the 3rd level support stuff that…
Started by: Bani Singh · 24.Jul.2017 · Introductions
18 posts, 11:29 today
Help identify this book
Given the short summary my first thought was also Rushdie. Saladin and Gibrils fall from the sky in the Satanic Verses for example. He also has space themes and even references to Star Trek in East, West. Maybe it is a Rushdie novel…
Started by: bugger · 21.Jul.2017 · Other/general
24 posts, 11:02 today
Is a wall only a wall if it is concrete?
More like Mies van der Rohe and is FarnsNotWorth House or the Crown Not Hall. Also Le Corbusier, one of his first designs, the Pas de Maison Dom-Ino, has litarally no walls, whereas the very last building the Heidi Weber Nicht-ein-Haus…
Started by: astrolake · 23.Jul.2017 · Housing in general
7 posts, 10:23 today
Opinions on Privera
I recently left my last apartment which they had taken over the management from another company a few years ago. I found them (Solothurn office) to be readily available whenever I called or emailed. They weren't over administrative-y and…
Started by: pawp · 21.Apr.2017 · Housing in general
3 posts, 10:04 today
Hello everyone
Started by: CloudAtlas · 25.Jul.2017 · Introductions
21 posts, 09:25 today
Ramen in Zurich
Hey, I've yet to try Miki Ramen which I've heard is good. Ikoo is good and there's also the new Yume Ramen! PS. There's some awesome food bloggers for Zurich about, online or instagram. Might be of great help too :) Bon…
Started by: honiebee · 5.Oct.2015 · Entertainment & dining
24 posts, 09:05 today
Accident at work
Totally irrelevant to the OP who had an accident at work, which would never be covered by health insurance even with non work accident cover included in health insurance. The kew words were ACCIDENT AT WORK.
Started by: draganl · 21.Jul.2017 · Insurance
17 posts, 07:54 today
Onward travel from Basel at Midnight tonight
No worries. She's onto it. She's a tv documentary producer, and some of her closest work contacts are the Rip Off Britain team. I think the email from her work account accelerated how fast they were paid out in full. ;)
Started by: mek · 24.Jul.2017 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 00:11 today
English speaking psychologist in Lausanne…
Started by: dicegames · 24.Jul.2017 · Family matters/health
8 posts, 23:17 yesterday
Delay of entry to the rented apartment
If they fix up the new place properly that is to your advantage. And maybe the found out there is a lot more to fix than expected when the other party moved out. <<saying that the rental fee of the apartment that I live is more…
Started by: JWLEE · 24.Jul.2017 · Housing in general
36 posts, 22:38 yesterday
Ikea - Life long returns
Well all I can say to Samaire 13 is something I learned along the circuitous journey that got me this far. And that is never assume anything about anyone till you know something! I was definitely not thinking of "digging out that Expedit…
Started by: Island Monkey · 30.Aug.2014 · Daily life
43 posts, 22:32 yesterday
3rd Pillar: is Self-management possible?
Of course not. SPX or some other diverse enough basket of stocks. Thankfully these days you can own one for an ultra low cost, starting from just 3-4bp, don't really have to pick stocks anymore if it's not your thing. Even the greatest…
Started by: Shrek · 18.Jul.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 22:30 yesterday
RIP Polo Hofer!
Started by: st2lemans · 24.Jul.2017 · Swiss politics/news
114 posts, 22:01 yesterday
BBC Salaries Published
That Mrs Brown's Boys was commissioned for three series, not to mentioned the specials, is reason enough to cancel the license fee. Once a production line of fantastic comedy only to be replaced by this and Mirander
Started by: Loz1983 · 19.Jul.2017 · International affairs/politics
1 post, 21:56 yesterday
What does it mean to be Auditor in Zurich…
Started by: Juice · 24.Jul.2017 · Education
46 posts, 21:47 yesterday
How to behave on solid white lines in streets?
I always said you must to a full stop if there is a stop sign ;) (except there is also a green traffic light or a police man) Reply to them what to do if there is No Stop sign like here https://goo.gl/maps/mzYT... or a flashing…
Started by: higgsboson · 23.Jul.2017 · Transportation/driving
15 posts, 21:39 yesterday
Cow eye eggs?
Thanks! German is not such a problem so much as finding the Swiss expressions. I mostly need these, presented earlier in the story, to be the "coded" message that proves which of two wills is valid and which is forged. A very…
Started by: Idali · 4.Jul.2017 · Language corner
51 posts, 21:37 yesterday
Is Downloading movies for personal use legal…
Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship- or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties. And yes, it is illegal in…
Started by: Vegan_Chef · 10.Nov.2012 · TV/internet/telephone
The Local Germany
On location: ten famous movies filmed in Switzerland

On location: ten famous movies filmed in Switzerland

As the 70th edition of the Locarno Film Festival prepares to open on August 2nd, The Local takes a look at some famous films in which Switzerland has played a starring role.

Swiss chainsaw attacker still on the run

Swiss chainsaw attacker still on the run

The man who injured several people on Monday morning after storming a Schaffhausen office building with a chainsaw is still on the run, police have said.

Survey: immigrants in Switzerland are happy to be here

Survey: immigrants in Switzerland are happy to be here

More than a third of immigrants living in Switzerland say they have experienced discrimination, but most feel their lives have improved here, according to a new survey.

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