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Old 01.07.2011, 19:25
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How is German-speaking CH different from Germany?

Especially southern Germany (I know that the differences between Prussian/Hanseatic Germany and Switzerland are even bigger)? Why are there so many Germans in Switzerland, if officially their country is experiencing an "economic miracle"?
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Re: How is German-speaking CH different from Germany?

I think the southern german speak almost same accent of the north of CH
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Especially southern Germany (I know that the differences between Prussian/Hanseatic Germany and Switzerland are even bigger)? Why are there so many Germans in Switzerland, if officially their country is experiencing an "economic miracle"?
It's hard to take your question seriously when you've got four red blobs..
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It's hard to take your question seriously when you've got four red blobs..


You are really wrong or at least this is my opinion , there is lot of folks who will take his/her question serious and i am one of them , do not think that all green is grass .

yes i believe you can not agree with all, but you can help if you can ,as the past is something will not come back and we should live our new days

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Re: How is German-speaking CH different from Germany?

They must like the more constrained driving regulations.
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Old 04.07.2011, 15:23
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Especially southern Germany (I know that the differences between Prussian/Hanseatic Germany and Switzerland are even bigger)?
First... border.

Second, politics - and by that I don't necessarily mean what you see in the public but rather, how individuals feel about policies and the people around them.

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Why are there so many Germans in Switzerland, if officially their country is experiencing an "economic miracle"?
Some of the Swiss folk I know would like the answer to that question as well.
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Why are there so many Germans in Switzerland, if officially their country is experiencing an "economic miracle"?
Simple answer: Why not?

I am German, coming from an area with relatively few jobs (besides tourism and wineries), so I did not really plan to move back home after university. Jobs were in Stuttgart and Munich, which are culturally both just as far away from my home as Zurich.

Not sure what you want with the "officially" in bold but what I can tell you is: After things got better in the middle of last year have I been approached by headhunters from Germany several times. Never happened before in the same quality. They offered me salaries above my expectation. Lower than here but with the costs in Germany I would have been able to actually have a better life-style. Why did I not leave? They were typically in places I was not interested in moving to as my wife would have a hard time finding an interesting position there.

Simple bottom line: If you move here, settle down and as a couple find both good jobs is it hard to move on quickly... but otherwise do I personally know quite a lot of Germans who went back within the last year - despite all the Euro worries and so on.

More objective reasons:
- The German economy can outperform most, but not the Swiss one... here are good jobs available and Germany is near.
- We speak the language and are therefore usually better suited for Swiss jobs than UK, US or other applicants
- The average German immigrant is better educated than his Swiss counterparts (because if a company finds a similarlily qualified Swiss applicant does the German typically not get the job...)
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