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Old 23.07.2018, 12:25
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

I'm sure. I dunno how strong the opposition was to be honest - there seemed to be a opposition group, but no idea what the majority of people felt - you'd know this better.

If you aren't by the tracks, I'd have thought a good thing - yes annoying for a year, but afterwards more trains going both ways, so surely a win.
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Old 23.07.2018, 12:36
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I'm sure. I dunno how strong the opposition was to be honest - there seemed to be a opposition group, but no idea what the majority of people felt - you'd know this better.

If you aren't by the tracks, I'd have thought a good thing - yes annoying for a year, but afterwards more trains going both ways, so surely a win.
They were not proposing to build an airfield if I can put it that way! My experience from talking to people below the tracks is that they grumble amongst themselves but they would be more pissed off if the weather wasn’t that good for one weekend!

I’m sure it will be worse than I expect from next year... having to take the slow bus every day to Zug won’t be much fun at all.
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Guess what guys, we're famous...there's a whole newspaper article about this thread...

https://www.zentralplus.ch/de/news/r...dies-herum.htm

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Guess what guys, we're famous...there's a whole newspaper article about this thread...


https://www.zentralplus.ch/de/news/r...dies-herum.htm
Funny!
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More like infamous! Doesn't exactly paint a rosy picture of expats!
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"Doch auch Expats verfügen über Humor. Einer, der anscheinend im winternebligen Rotkreuz sein Dasein fristet, relativiert die «Fog»-Sorgen seiner Landsleute. Wenn jemand das graue Grossbritannien im Winter überstehe, dann würde einem der Zuger Nebel sicher nichts ausmachen."



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Hi all,

I met the guy who wrote the article and had a chat about it and other things. The intention wasn't that the article came across negatively towards expats, but it also needed a bit of journalistic licence to pull in the viewers. He's agreed to do a couple of follow-up articles with input from ex-pats, and maybe we can get ourselves painted in a favourable light - would anyone currently living in Kt.Zug be prepared to answer a few Qs?

1.) How do expats go ahead when they are planning to settle in Kanton Zug?
2.) Who do they usually contact?
3.) What do they most often look for as accommodation? Houses, apartments, flats, chalets, villas?
4.) How much are they prepared to spend for rent on average? For houses?
5.) Which places in Zug are the most popular ones among expats and why?

If you want to participate, send me a PM and I'll give you his work email. I will also be doing a follow up with him about buying land / building, so don't think I'm dumping it all on you and running off!

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More like infamous! Doesn't exactly paint a rosy picture of expats!
Really? I have Swiss friends who would have the exact same discussion about the pros and cons of "city" vs "Ende der Welt".
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Really? I have Swiss friends who would have the exact same discussion about the pros and cons of "city" vs "Ende der Welt".
Yes. Have you read the title of the article? 'Expats critisize the Zug paradise'
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«Get a little bit higher and it's much better», sagt er. Wobei «higher» im Kanton Zug eben im Prinzip eine Frage des Geldbeutels ist – auch wenn kein Kokain im Spiel ist.
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Re: Anybody live in Walchwil?

Hi all, long time lurker, now came time to ask for opinion from current or, for any good reason, ex-Walchwiller.

We (couple, both working, no kids yet, but to come in a 2-3 years) are about to buy an apartment in Walchwil, moving from Zurich, but have still some concerns:
1. How is the school here? Have seen many activities on the jugend-walchwil website - are they worthwhile / interesting for kids? Mostly interested in sport and music.
2. How about post-school care? Have seen it's there until 6pm, but is it entertaining or pure time-killer? If asked for, are the caretakers bringing the kids to post-school activities arranged within the school buildings (as per point 1)? Can it be arranged privately elsewhere, if not offered?

3. We would be a bit up on the hill, are there sometimes issues with snow / ice on Vorderbergstrasse?
4. Zurich commute / new train timetable post-current works. Anyone commuting to Zurich? Do you take train or gave up for car? Really strenuous or doable? Any idea if they will increase the offering beyond twice an hour to Zug? Will the Brunnen train in the morning still stop here?



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