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The ‘Rösti divide’, a barrier that binds the Swiss Rabe

The ‘Rösti divide’, a barrier that binds the Swiss

The 2014 votes on immigration and medical insurance exposed a divide between French- and German-speakers in Switzerland. Yet, diversity is key to the country’s existence, with some even claiming that it is worthy of national heritage status. “The Röstigraben, a symbol of the desire to unify within pluralism, should be on the list of Switzerland’s living traditions,” says René Haenggi, director of the Vindonissa archeological museum in Brugg in the canton of Aargau. The museum attracted…

The Sarine/Saane river in the canton of Fribourg is considered as the frontier between French- and German-speaking Switzerland (aerialswiss) Places In Switzerland, Golf Courses, Germany, Italy, River, French, World, Comme, Outdoor

The ‘Rösti divide’, a barrier that binds the Swiss

The 2014 votes on immigration and medical insurance exposed a divide between French- and German-speakers in Switzerland. Yet, diversity is key to the country’s existence, with some even claiming that it is worthy of national heritage status. “The Röstigraben, a symbol of the desire to unify within pluralism, should be on the list of Switzerland’s living traditions,” says René Haenggi, director of the Vindonissa archeological museum in Brugg in the canton of Aargau. The museum attracted…

Switzerland’s invisible linguistic borders Rabe, Switzerland, British, German, Photography, The Secret, Countries, Poster, Deutsch

El secreto de Suiza para mantenerse unido con cuatro lenguas - BBC News Mundo

Pese a su pequeño tamaño, Suiza tiene cuatro lenguas oficiales y una variedad de dialectos. El multilingüismo se convirtió en una de las señas de identidad del país. ¿Cómo se vive el día a día en este rompecabezas cultural?

The “Röstigraben” language divide in Switzerland. The valley on the left in Kanton Bern speaks French, the valley on the right in Solothurn speaks German. The change is pretty much instant as you go through the little pass. Rabe, How To Speak French, Bern, Switzerland, Language, Change, Mountains, Pretty, Outdoor

The “Röstigraben” language divide in Switzerland. The valley on the left in Kanton Bern speaks French, the valley on the right in Solothurn speaks German. The change is pretty much instant as you go through the little pass.

Because there are borders.