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SwissPats

Dec 13, 2017

It is the final podcast of 2017, as the trio will take a holiday break. Suzi breaks down the different types of Swiss Christmas cookies (or biscuits) and Swiss Christmas traditions while the news desk features stories on driverless trains and, finally, Basel’s Fasnacht earns a special distinction. See you in 2018!


Dec 6, 2017

Saint Nicholas Day is Dec. 6, and in Switzerland it means a man in a red and white costume comes around with gifts, but so, too, does St. Nick’s alter ego, Schmutzli. This fella isn’t nearly as jolly, generous or pleasant to be around because Schmutzli carries a broom of twigs to smack children who...