Wisdom Wednesday

  • The new entrance to the Swiss bob-slide ride.

    Europa Park dedicates famous Swiss Children’s book house

    Europa Park opens the authentic Swiss “Schellen-Ursli” house. This brings the famous Swiss children’s story and one the top 10 Swiss films to the Basel region’s best amusements park.   » New “Schellen-Ursli” House   » Famous Book & Film   » A LOT of Authenticity   » Final Buzz The Schellen-Ursli House opens  […]

  • Siren Test – Switzerland’s Alarm System will Go Off

    Siren Test – Switzerland’s Alarm System will Go Off

    Alarm sirens will be tested this Wednesday 1:30pm across Switzerland. Don’t be scared this is only a test by the Swiss Federal Civil Protection Office. All Swiss sirens will go off On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, the Swiss federal alarm siren network will be tested at 1:30pm. Some 8’000 sirens […]

  • Swiss Freeway Sticker (Vignette)

    Swiss Freeway Sticker (Vignette)

    If you’re driving on Swiss freeways, you need to purchase the 2016 freeway sticker “vignette” until January 31, 2016 or latest before you will drive again on a Swiss freeway. Swiss Law Any car that drives on a Swiss freeway must have the “vignette” properly stuck on the inside windshield. […]

  • Basel's mascot, the basilisk, welcomes you in the parking lot

    Public Holiday Schedule 2016

    Here are the public holidays in the Basel region: in Switzerland: Basel-City, Basel-Country, and Solothurn; in France: Elsass; and in Germany: Baden-Würtemberg. Holiday Schedule OH=Official public holiday (like Sunday: banks, stores, schools and businesses are closed) / V1.0 Holiday laws in Switzerland 1. a)  Switzerland makes a difference between official public […]

  • Läderach Advent Calendar

    Läderach Advent Calendar

    In Switzerland, people count down the days leading up to Christmas starting on December 1st and ending on December 24th. One such calendar is the Läderach advent calendar. It is filled with small Swiss chocolates that are hidden behind paper doors – one door/chocolate for each day. You can find […]

  • Swiss import laws

    Swiss Import Laws Quick Overview

    Many people drive to Germany and France to do their shopping. Be this because of lower prices, better accessibility, Basel politics, or whatever reason; do you know how much you are legally allowed to import to Switzerland? Basel Buzz Full Article Read more at Swiss Import Laws Buzz Overview (Details […]

  • Cold? Don’t use the Bus Front Door

    Cold? Don’t use the Bus Front Door

    When it’s cold outside (windy/rainy), don’t use the front door of buses in Basel, Switzerland – EXCEPT when you have walking difficulties and/or need to purchase a bus ticket. The front of the bus is usually reserved for the elderly, who are allowed to enter and exit up front. All […]

  • Give your seat to the elderly

    Give your seat to the elderly

    Give your seat to the elderly in trams and buses. It’s common courtesy. The same counts if you can step aside and help someone in a wheelchair, with a stroller, or otherwise in need for space or a seat. Basel Buzz Full Article Read more at Social Norms This WisdomWednesday […]