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Thinking of Moving to Switzerland?
Switzerland is a stunningly beautiful country with a tiny population that packs a powerful punch globally. There’s just 8 million Swiss, which averages out to around 195 people per square kilometre. And yet, despite there being less people in the whole country than the current headcount for London, Switzerland sits comfortably in the top 10 wealthiest countries in the world.
Switzerland is defined in our imaginations by its alpine peaks and glacial lakes but culturally it’s more complex. There are many different Switzerlands existing within its geographical boundaries, including the French-speaking Swiss, the Germanic Swiss and the Italian Swiss. There are 4 official languages (German, French, Romansh and Italian) and the country is governed by 26 autonomous cantons or member states.
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Top 3 Cities Expats Move To
Zurich – one of Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan cities providing great shopping, great cultural facilities and a range of fantastic restaurants. It’s also eye-wateringly expensive to live here – so a good job is essential.
Geneva – home to the Red Cross, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations, ensuring that this is a diverse city with a dynamic global population. The lake makes it a great place for water sports in the summer and the travel infrastructure is superb.
Zug – this relatively unknown city is fast becoming the best place to live in Switzerland, according to expats. The taxes are the lowest in the country, which has lured 31,000 international companies to base themselves there. It’s also in a great location – just 25 minutes by train from Zurich.
Why Choose Switzerland?
- Work – this is the top reason for expats moving to Switzerland. There’s a vast array of global businesses with offices in the country, and salaries tend to be two or three times what Brits can earn back at home.
- Stability – Switzerland has long been the watchword for strong stable government in troubled times. It remains one of the most stable democracies in the world, and even during the financial crisis it managed to remain largely untouched by the shock waves.
- Environment – families tend to want to move to Switzerland for the sheer amount of space, and the glorious landscape. The climate can feel Mediterranean in the summer, whilst offering picture-book snowscapes in the winter.
Choosing Your Removals to Switzerland Partner
Schepens has been moving clients to Switzerland for over a century now, making us one of the most experienced providers of removals to Switzerland. Our aim is to reduce the stress that movers feel, especially if this is their first international move. One of the ways we do this is to allocate dedicated Move Co-ordinators with local knowledge to every single client.
Your Move Co-ordinator will create a bespoke package of services, unique to your needs. This will include flexible scheduling and the option of either dedicated shipping, or the use of a shared container. The services we provide include:
Packing – our professional packers are trained by the British Association of Removers (BAR). They can pack up your whole house in a matter of hours, labelling each box, and creating a detailed inventory. Or you might want to use them to clear just one room. Alternately, if you wish to pack yourself, we will provide professional packing materials.
Storage – if you’re moving for a fixed-term work appointment, you may wish to store your furniture in the UK. Schepens Storage can arrange for a container to be delivered when and where you want it. Our packers can help you load it. Then, once it’s sealed, we’ll transport it to one of our local storage facilities where it will be subject to 24 hour security and a managed environment.
Non-Standard Items – if you wish to ship an item of particular value to you, such as a piece of fine art or a musical instrument, your Move Co-ordinator can organise bespoke packing, loading and shipping for you.
Insurance – all your goods are insured in transit by Schepens to give you peace of mind. Should you wish to purchase additional insurance (accidental damage, or extended liability), we can arrange cover for you.
Removals Fleet – Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.
Moving to Switzerland With Schepens
We have a flawless record for moving UK clients to locations across this beautiful country, and we’re proud of the level of service we provide. Our removals teams are second-to-none. Clients feedback that they are courteous, organised, skilful and proactive in their ability to help or to solve problems along the way.