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Discover Switzerland in Berlin

View from Kreuzberg, Victoria Park Berlin
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There is no better reason for a summer trip to Berlin than the UEFA EURO 2024. The whole city is on its feet and bustling around the most popular public viewing spots. So that our Swiss guests can also take a break from their home country, we have collected 11 places throughout the city that exude Swiss charm.

Tip 1: Feast just like at home at Chuchichäschtli

Cheese selection
Cheese selection © Getty Images, Foto: Roxiller

In the middle of the best holiday and suddenly you feel homesick... The best way to remedy such moments is with a hearty meal from home. And you're in good hands here in Berlin. One of the favourite addresses for Swiss delicacies is the Chuchichäschtli on Rüdesheimer Platz. Here you will find a select range of delicacies and delicatessen products from all parts of the country - far more than just chocolate and cheese. And after shopping at Chuchichäschtli, you can unpack your culinary treasures just a few metres away: The park at Rüdesheimer Platz is a popular picnic spot in Wilmersdorf.

When: Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 3pm, closed Wednesday and Sunday
Where: Ahrweilerstraße 31, Wilmersdorf

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Tip 2: Network with the Swiss Association Berlin

Freunde lachen gemeinsam
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What, how, when and where to meet Swiss people in Berlin and which events you shouldn't miss. All these questions are answered here: at the Swiss Association Berlin. Its website is teeming with exciting tips. To make sure no one loses track, there is a clearly organised calendar of events right on the homepage. Here you will find cultural and political events throughout Berlin. The most sociable of these is probably the Schweizer Stammtisch - Table Des Habitué:es, which will next take place on 3 July at Café Mola on Wittenbergplatz. Have fun!

When: 3 July 6 - 9 pm
Where: Café Mola at Wittenbergplatz 3 a, Schöneberg

 Schweizer Verein Berlin

Tip 3: Stock up on delicious Swiss chocolate

Cocoa and chocolate Berlin
Cocoa and chocolate © Getty Images, Foto: Tracey Kusiewicz/Foodie Photography

For all those who still haven't had enough of their national speciality: You don't have to go without it in Berlin either. Swiss chocolate is also in great demand here. The best address is the Chocolaterie Läderach. Every single product that crosses the counter here was made in Switzerland - and you can taste it. Because the legacy of the small chocolate manufactory in Glarus, where Chocolaterie Läderach began, lives on to this day!

When: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm
Where: Tauentzienstraße 4, Charlottenburg

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Tip 4: Stock up on Swiss army knives

Shopping am Kurfürstendamm
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After chocolate shopping, fancy another pocket knife? In Charlottenburg, the two Swiss classics are almost next door to each other: just a few house numbers away from Läderach, you will also find Victorinox, THE Berlin address for Swiss pocket knives and hiking equipment. The pocket knives are assembled here by hand and can also be engraved on request. In addition, Kurfürstendamm and Tauentzienstraße are the best addresses for an extensive shopping spree.

When: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm
Where: Tauentzienstraße 13, Charlottenburg

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Tip 5: Enjoy Zurich graffiti art

Mural "Swiss Made" von One Truth
© visitBerlin, Foto: Josefine Köhn-Haskins

The most famous duo in the Swiss street art scene, the One Truth Bros, have been enriching the Zurich cityscape with their designs for years. Now they have also made it to Berlin. In 2016, they were invited to decorate a house in Friedrichshain with their art. To mark the occasion, the Swiss brothers decorated a 25-metre-high wall with an almost human-looking Swiss army knife. The artwork is freely accessible and can be admired at any time of day.

When: Around the clock
Where: Revaler Straße 1, Friedrichshain

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Tip 6: Take the Berlin summit tour

Viktoriaparkt Wasserfall
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Not surprisingly, Berlin can't hold a candle to the Swiss Alps when it comes to hiking routes. However, to ensure that the hiking enthusiasts among you don't get bored during your stay at the European Championships, you can at least get a bit of exercise. Because summit hopping is also possible in the German capital: the Berlin Summit Tour takes you across three districts and up five Berlin summits from which you can look out over the city. There certainly won't be an Alpine breeze, but the air up here - at an altitude of up to 350 metres - is certainly not too bad either...

Berlin summit tour

Tip 7: Fill your stomach at Schwarze Heidi

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The menu at Schwarze Heidi also includes traditional Swiss cuisine. But the Schwarze Heidi is not a traditional restaurant. Here, traditional dishes are combined with experimental cuisine and served in a stylish, hip ambience. The red and white walls ensure that no one will forget which country the delicacies have come from in Berlin's trendy neighbourhood. Our tip: be sure to try the Schwapas. And no, we didn't make a mistake here: Schwapas stands for Swiss tapas and is the very own invention of Schwarze Heidi!

When: Monday to Sunday from 6 pm to midnight
Where: Mariannenstraße 50, Kreuzberg

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Tip 8: Refresh your Swiss sense of time with Omega

KaDeWe - Department store of the West - in Berlin
exterior view KaDeWe © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

Watches so stylish that even James Bond couldn't do without them. Throughout the last century, Omega watches have made a name for themselves far beyond Switzerland's borders. And this is not only due to the good taste of the world's favourite spy. Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship finds its perfection in the innovative models of the traditional brand and attracts customers from all over the world to its shops. You can also find one of these shops here in the popular West Berlin department stores' KaDeWe. A trip here is always worthwhile - especially for those who want to hear Swiss clocks ticking again during their holiday in Berlin! Saturday and Monday to Thursday from 10am to 8pm, Friday from 10am to 9pm
Where: KaDeWe, Tauentzienstraße 21, Charlottenburg

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Tip 9: Listen  to the sound of home

Wild nature at Marienfelde district
Wild nature at Marienfelde district © Pressestelle Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Alp horns will be sounding in Berlin just in time for Switzerland's match at UEFA EURO 2024. More than twenty musicians currently play with the Alphorn.Berlin Verein, probably the northernmost alphorn association in Germany. Originating from a course at the Leo-Kerstenberg music school in Berlin, the ensemble has been active since 2019. The director is Andreas Frey, trombonist, alphorn player and composer! You can listen to the alphorns during the European Football Championship here:

When: Saturday 29 June 2.30 - 4pm
Where: Olympiastadion Brücke über Rossiter Weg, Charlottenburg

When: Sunday, 30 June 12 - 1 pm
Where: Marienfelde Nature Park (Alpengipfel) Diedersdorfer Weg 5, Marienfelde

When: Sunday, 7. July 4 - 5 pm
Where: Freundschaftsinsel Potsdam Burgstraße, Potsdam

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Tip 10: Enjoy Swiss flair in the Grunewald

Châlet Suisse
Châlet Suisse © visitBerlin, Foto: Hannes Wiedemann

The most popular woodland area in Berlin is located in the west of the city: the Grunewald. The Châlet Suisse is hidden in the middle of this green oasis, just 15 minutes from Kurfürstendamm. Here you can experience the Swiss way of life more authentically than in any other restaurant in the city. The building is modelled on an original Swiss chalet and not only impresses with its alpine charm: the restaurant also has a lot to offer in terms of cuisine. See for yourself and make yourself comfortable in the summer beer garden or the restaurant!

When: Restaurant - Wednesday to Friday from 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm and from 5 pm to 10 pm / Beer garden - Wednesday to Sunday from 12 pm
Where: Clayallee 99, Im Jagen 5, Grunewald

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Tip 11: Visit the Swiss Embassy in the government district

© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

The Swiss Embassy is very close to the historic Reichstag building and is an ideal point of contact for Swiss nationals in Berlin, and not just for political issues. Of course, you will receive active help with bureaucratic matters, but that's not all. The building with the Swiss flag on the roof is first and foremost quite an eye-catcher and for this reason alone worthy of being the destination of an extended walk along the banks of the Spree. But when it comes to events, the embassy always knows exactly what's going on: just take a look at the Swiss Embassy's calendar of events and look forward to a diplomatically well thought-out programme! Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm
Where: Otto-von-Bismarck-Allee 4a, Mitte

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