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  • Connect with fellow Germans in Switzerland

  • Get information in our Switzerland guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Switzerland

  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

InterNations – Uniting Germans living in Switzerland

Would you like to get in touch with other Germans in Switzerland? Are you in need of help and advice from your German compatriots? Or would you like to join other German expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the mountain resort of Zermatt?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Switzerland or are still living in Germany and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Switzerland offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of German expats in Switzerland, coming from all corners of Germany - from Hamburg, over Berlin to Munich.

An amazing community is waiting for you!

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Socialize, enjoy hobbies, and make friends

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Find Tips and Advice on Switzerland from German Expats

Of course, expat living in Switzerland is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Germans is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Swiss way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Germans in Switzerland, residing in Zurich, Geneva, Bern and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Germans in Zurich or Germans in Geneva.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for German food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Swiss InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from Germany in Switzerland.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Switzerland Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get roast pork with Knödel in Geneva.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Switzerland to get information on institutions from your home country, including the German embassy.

From the mountain resort of Zermatt to Interlaken, the outdoor and action sports capital of Switzerland, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly German expats in Switzerland.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Germans in Switzerland

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Switzerland. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Swiss rösti, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Zurich’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see the pleasant waterfront of Lake Lugano as well as other beautiful landmarks in Switzerland.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from Germany and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Grüß Gott from our Germans living in Switzerland!

Meet other Germans at our events in Switzerland

Attend our monthly events and activities for Germans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

May 24, 2024, 12:00 PM
4 attendees
Dear Networkers, I am pleased to invite you to a Lunch and Learn session on cryptocurrency, featuring educational and informative content. Let's delve into the fundamentals of the subject over a meal
May 24, 2024, 2:00 PM
3 attendees
Hi to all, As I've mentioned I will be holding art classes where I set a different theme each time. The first class will be on Friday 24th May from 14h. No need to have previous experience I've foun
May 24, 2024, 4:00 PM
3 attendees
Join us for a Bindella Wine Tasting in the Old Town of Bern. Tickets are free if cost, however you must make a reservation online (go to website and choose 24.05.24 Slot 1, 4pm-6pm)
Hi Wine Friends!🍷 Pencil Friday, 24 May in your agenda and reserve your free ticket now. You have a date with the most beautiful southerners of the season! – More than 60 wines from Italian vineyards

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    From Germany, living in Zurich
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    From Germany, living in Lucerne
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    From Germany, living in Zug
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    From Germany, living in Lucerne
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    From Germany, living in Bern
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    From Germany, living in Lugano
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    From Germany, living in Zurich

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  • Andrey Vasilyev

    I was able to connect with other expats in Zurich who enjoy cycling as much as I do and organize weekly rides.

  • Elin Gustavson

    At the first InterNations event that I attended, I met my wonderful partner. We now live together in a flat next to the Limmat.

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