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A place where expatriate Swiss living in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin can keep in touch with another.
Your government connection to Switzerland if you need a new passport or if you would like to register your newborn with the Swiss homeland.
Your e-mail connection to Mr. Pius Eigenmann, Honorary Swiss Consul, for the Twin Cities area. His address is:
Swiss Honorary Consulate in Minneapolis
Information about Switzerland published by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Government—promoting an authentic image of modern Switzerland worldwide.
The Embassy of Switzerland in the United States will help you with questions about commerce and trade, scholarships and studying in Switzerland, and much more.
The Swiss National Library offers the most comprehensive resources for your research about Switzerland. In addition to books and media, they have librarians on staff that can answer questions in 4 languages, including English. You can even call them on the telephone during their opening hours, or if you prefer you can chat with them on your computer keyboard. Like any other multi-language library collection, not all parts are readily available in all languages. But over time and as the need arises, more and more translations will become accessible. Chat with one of the librarian if you have more questions on how to use the Swiss National Library.
Please observe that all their dates are in the format of day.month.year. As you visit their website you will find articles in English, German, French and Italian on the same page. These articles are published in the original language of the writer.
The most intriguing portion for many of us may be found under the Service tab. Here you discover that you can
English portal to the Multi-lingual Organization of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). OSA was founded in 1916 and is a foundation whose mission is to inform, link, lobby and advise the 732,000 Swiss citizens living away from their home country.
OSA aims to make the link between the Swiss Abroad and Switzerland stronger.
SwissCommunity connects Swiss citizens worldwide. It was developed by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad as a global network for the Swiss abroad.
The Swiss-American Business Council is located in Chicago, Illinois. It aims to foster and enhance the ties between businesses in the Midwest and Switzerland.
Not enough time or not enough cash to travel to Switzerland and in need of genuine Swiss merchandise? You can travel to Esther’s European Imports in New Glarus, Wisconsin, or you can visit with a click of your mouse.
Shop Swiss at the Mall of America
Visit one of these fine stores for genuine Swiss merchandise:
Do you crave for some authentic Swiss bread or pasteries? You can get the ‘real thing’ in Springfield or Burke, Virginia, or you can visit the Swiss Bakery in cyber space.
The Swiss Center of North America is collecting stories and historical information about Swiss Americans. Everyone is encouraged to contribute.
What's happening in and around Switzerland? Find out here what the talk of town is…
Information for the Swiss living in another country around the globe sponsored by the Organization of the Swiss Abroad.
Homesick for Switzerland? Or ready for a travel adventure? Here is your official connection to the Swiss Tourist Office.
Despite its small area compared to American standards, Switzerland not only has 4 different spoken languages but also countless dialects within its borders. This website has numerous sound samples of Schwyzerdütsch—the Swiss German dialect. Although the website has an introductory page in English, it may be useful to know some German to find your way around.
Here you find a list of links to many Swiss Radio stations streaming news and music directly to you over the internet.
Here you have a direct link to the Swiss «Farmers’ Radio»— called «Buure Radio» in the Swiss German dialect.
The website allows you to zoom in on the geographical map of Switzerland, all the way down to building plots and houses.
Do you need a second opinion about your travel plans to Switzerland? This website is also a good resource to learn more about Switzerland and its multi-cultural aspects if your have never been there before.
The Germanic American Institute features German, Austrian and Swiss cultures at the Haus several times a year and it also provides German language lessons.
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