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New home - swiss etiquette


We are moving into a new home shortly, leaving the city and moving to the burbs. We would like to introduce ourselves to the new neighbours. What is the usual etiquette here? Invite people for an afternoon drink and nibbles as I would at home or is that considered a bit much?

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Re: New home - swiss etiquette

Yeah, that sounds good. A mini apero...

As an American I find this Swiss custom quite strange. I'm used to people coming and introducing themselves, welcoming you to the neighborhood, maybe bringing a small symbolic gift, etc. Quite the opposite of having to present yourself to the new neighbors in an attempt to prove your worthiness and win their approval...
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