British Residents’ Association of Switzerland

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Tuesday, 16 Apr 2024
The Ristorante – Pizzeria Portofino “Chez Rocco” is happy to welcome us on the third Tuesday of each month. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Menu of the day CHF 17.- (starter and main dish) You can also choose from their regular menu or enjoy one of their delicious Pizzas, cooked in[...]
Romandie-East Region
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024
In ancient times Zofingen was a settlement of the Celtic Helvetii, in later times the Romans built a manor there. The Alemanni settled in the 6th century and formed one of the oldest parishes in Aargau. In the 11th century the House of Frohburg founded a Canons monastery. The town was founded in 120[...]
North-West Region
Thursday, 18 Apr 2024
At 15:00 hours a film, in English on the life of Hermann Hesse, poet, novelist and painter will be shown. We have been advised to see the film before we visit the museum to see the various exhibits. Afterward we shall go to the Caffee Boccadoro for tea or a drink, with time to relax, before going on[...]
Ticino and Grisons Region
Saturday, 20 Apr 2024
The Luzern Book Club meets on a Saturday afternoon each month. We vote on the book we’d like to read each time we meet.   Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: Laura Wilkes Using the Registration Form below or Email: secretary@britishresidents.ch  By the Monday before the e[...]
North-East Region
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024
Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 Insel Mainau Enjoy the overwhelming display of spring flowers, 3000 orchids in the Palmenhaus, a stunning Butterfly House a wealth of specialised gardens. Meet: Restaurant Schwedenschenke, Insel Mainau 1100h NB Shuttlebus from bus-stops, carpark to the Restaurant. 2 mins fro[...]
North-East Region
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024
We meet the last Tuesday of each month, but please phone or e-mail to be sure it is taking place. Now that the nights are lighter, we will once again be meeting at 18:00 hours. The Restaurant Alte Post is near to the train station and local trams. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: Ang[...]
North-West Region
Thursday, 25 Apr 2024
After the service at approximately 11:20, there will be a short reception at the cemetery hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Embassies. For those interested, the BRA Romandie-East regional Chairman has arranged a lunch after the reception. Place: Molino – Italian restaurant, Rue du Simpl[...]
Romandie-East Region
Friday, 26 Apr 2024
The restaurant is situated in the old town near to the historic walls and the German Church, not too far from the clock-tower gate (Berntor/Porte de Bern). It offers both a traditional menu and a curry menu. After lunch we will have a guided tour in English of Morat and learn things about the town t[...]
Central Region
Friday, 03 May 2024
Do not miss this chance to catch up with old and new friends. It has proven to be a real backbone event for the North-West Region and is well attended with always a lot to discuss! Plus friendly banter and laughter. Restaurant just opposite to the Swiss railway station. Cost:  Pay for what you [...]
North-West Region
Sunday, 05 May 2024
Local Valaisanne Bakery/Tea-Room, Zenhäusern in Sierre “Chez Zen” have agreed to prepare for us a full English breakfast consisting of :- Fresh orange juice 2 slices of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, tomato (2 halves), baked beans, mushrooms, toast & butter, coffee or tea, for the price[...]
Romandie-East Region
Tuesday, 07 May 2024
An English speaking guide will be on hand to explain the Viaggio nel Cosmo and answer any of our questions at the end. For anyone fascinated by the cosmos and astronomy in general, and for those not quite so interested, this visit is really a ‘not to be missed’ outing!!! We hope that there will [...]
Ticino and Grisons Region
Saturday, 11 May 2024
On the 11th of each month, the BRA Central Region members meet up to have a drink and a chat. We look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new people. Please feel free to join us. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Reservations: Not required – Just turn up but it would be helpful to [...]
Central Region
Wednesday, 15 May 2024
After the exhibition visit, at 15:00 you are invited to walk in the Sculpture Garden and have a coffee in the outside café to discuss the paintings, Swiss artists and all things to do with Swiss cultural life. Date: Wednesday, 15 th May 2024 Time: 12:00 – 16:00 Place: Café de Barry, Rue du Levan[...]
Romandie-East Region
Saturday, 18 May 2024
The Luzern Book Club meets on a Saturday afternoon each month. We vote on the book we’d like to read each time we meet.   Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: Laura Wilkes Using the Registration Form below or Email: secretary@britishresidents.ch  By the Monday before the e[...]
North-East Region
Tuesday, 21 May 2024
The Ristorante – Pizzeria Portofino “Chez Rocco” is happy to welcome us on the third Tuesday of each month. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Menu of the day CHF 17.- (starter and main dish) You can also choose from their regular menu or enjoy one of their delicious Pizzas, cooked in[...]
Romandie-East Region
Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Experience wonderful views, fascinating food, and the fabulous historic rolling stock of the Rigi Mountain Railway. Together with a great scenic circular trip by train, cog railway, cable car and boat (optional). The flowers (late spring up here) should be sensational. The restaurant garden is home [...]
North-East Region
Thursday, 23 May 2024
The BSCC have invited David Moran to be their guest at this Business Luncheon and have extended their invitation to BRA Members and their guests. As British Ambassador, David was the Patron of the BRA, so we are sure that many of you will remember him well. BRA Members and their guests are invited a[...]
Romandie-West Region
Tuesday, 28 May 2024
We meet the last Tuesday of each month, but please phone or e-mail to be sure it is taking place. Now that the nights are lighter, we will once again be meeting at 18:00 hours. The Restaurant Alte Post is near to the train station and local trams. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: Ang[...]
North-West Region
Friday, 31 May 2024
We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at our AGM 2024. We will be joined by the British Ambassador and also our lead sponsor Mr. James Day. Join us for our Annual General Meeting followed by an enjoyable apéro. We offer a delectable and cost-effective menu, along with a reasonable, [...]
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Sunday, 02 Jun 2024
Local Valaisanne Bakery/Tea-Room, Zenhäusern in Sierre “Chez Zen” have agreed to prepare for us a full English breakfast consisting of :- Fresh orange juice 2 slices of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, tomato (2 halves), baked beans, mushrooms, toast & butter, coffee or tea, for the price[...]
Romandie-East Region
Monday, 03 Jun 2024
Date: Monday, 3rd June 2024 Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Place: Chemin de l’Aubousset 13, 1806 St. Légier Cost: CHF 5.–. Reservations: Sandra Darra, MBE, sandra.darra@gmail.com Reservations: Andrew Konecki Using the Registration Form below or Email: romandieeast@britishresidents.ch By Wednesday, 2[...]
Romandie-East Region
Monday, 03 Jun 2024
We have arranged to hold the annual cocktail party, weather permitting of course, in the ‘Giardinetto’ grounds of the Villa Castagnola.  Should the weather not be on our side, the party continues inside in one of their rather elegant rooms where we will raise our glasses in a toast to His M[...]
Ticino and Grisons Region
Monday, 03 Jun 2024
Do not miss this chance to catch up with old and new friends. It has proven to be a real backbone event for the North-West Region and is well attended with always a lot to discuss! Plus friendly banter and laughter. Restaurant just opposite to the Swiss railway station. Cost:  Pay for what you [...]
North-West Region
Monday, 03 Jun 2024
IMPORTANT: Please only register If you wish to bring a picnic and join other BRA members in the grounds of the Château. Date: Monday, 3rd June 2024 Time: Performance begins at 19:30 Place: Château de Chillon, Ave. de Chillon, 1820 Veytaux Price: Prices from CHF 31-. Highly recommend booking in adv[...]
Romandie-East Region
Wednesday, 05 Jun 2024
Join us for a rare opportunity to wander along this beautiful area (road is closed to traffic in June). Start time: 10:30 from Birchwil – Meeting point: junction of Dorfstrasse/Obholzerstrasse 8309 Birchwil. The birdlife, amphibians and flowers are magnificent. Public transport: Trai[...]
North-East Region
Thursday, 06 Jun 2024
Last year we celebrated the Coronation and this year we will be raising our glasses to toast HM King Charles III’s first year as King. We are in the Hotel Merian, Brasserie Café Spitz and hopefully with good weather we will be on the terrace overlooking the Rhein. Please join us for an enjoya[...]
North-West Region
Tuesday, 11 Jun 2024
After lunch for those who wish, we propose a visit of the Natural History Museum, a short walk down the hill from the station. Temporary exhibition: PLATÉOSAURE, CECI EST UN DINOSAURE                                &nbs[...]
Central Region
Tuesday, 11 Jun 2024
On the 11th of each month, the BRA Central Region members meet up to have a drink and a chat. We look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new people. Please feel free to join us. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Reservations: Not required – Just turn up but it would be helpful to [...]
Central Region
Tuesday, 11 Jun 2024
The British Residents ‘Association in collaboration with the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC), invite you to a reception to celebrate the Birthday of HM King Charles III. Come and enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Château de Bossey, the fanstastic view and relax with a glass of wine and [...]
Romandie-West Region
Wednesday, 12 Jun 2024
We have organised a guided visit in English at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, where we will hear about artificial intelligence and have time for questions at the end of the tour.  This is a free visit but we need to be a good number, so please sign up early.  No parking is avail[...]
Ticino and Grisons Region
Friday, 14 Jun 2024
Train leaves Basel at 13.31 direction Olten, stopping at Pratteln, Frenkendorf and Liestal arriving in Gelterkinden at 13:59. Walk from the station to Birkenweg 1, it will take us 15 minutes. Mrs. Bürgin will greet us at her home and we can stroll through her garden at our leisure. Refreshments are[...]
North-West Region
Saturday, 15 Jun 2024
The Luzern Book Club meets on a Saturday afternoon each month. We vote on the book we’d like to read each time we meet.   Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: Laura Wilkes Using the Registration Form below or Email: secretary@britishresidents.ch  By the Monday before the e[...]
North-East Region
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024
The Ristorante – Pizzeria Portofino “Chez Rocco” is happy to welcome us on the third Tuesday of each month. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Menu of the day CHF 17.- (starter and main dish) You can also choose from their regular menu or enjoy one of their delicious Pizzas, cooked in[...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 20 Jun 2024
We will stroll from Saanen along the River Saane to Gstaad. This is 3 km’s and will take us about 45 minutes. IMPORTANT: Those members who would like to take the train trip and just meet for lunch in Gstaad are very welcome. Return to Montreux on the 15:35 train. Those who wish to walk back to Saa[...]
Romandie-East Region
Saturday, 22 Jun 2024
Enjoy a scenic day out in Graubünden at Bergün, Rhätische Bahn Station. Visit the Museum, have lunch. Take the model railway tour (option). The trip to Bergün follows the spectacular route from Chur up to the new Albula Tunnel. Transport: train from Zürich HB 09:38 (or 08:38 for early risers). [...]
North-East Region
Tuesday, 25 Jun 2024
We meet the last Tuesday of each month, but please phone or e-mail to be sure it is taking place. Now that the nights are lighter, we will once again be meeting at 18:00 hours. The Restaurant Alte Post is near to the train station and local trams. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: Ang[...]
North-West Region
Wednesday, 26 Jun 2024
Part subsidized event by the BRA. Come and join us for this yearly gathering to raise a glass and toast HM King Charles III. Date: Wednesday, 26th June 2024 Time: 18:00-20.00 Place: James Joyce Pub, Pelikanstrasse 8, 8001 Zürich Reservations: Using the registration form below or Email: secretary@br[...]
North-East Region
Monday, 01 Jul 2024
Come and join us in the garden of Mrs. Sandra Darra MBE, where the Loyal Toast to celebrate HM King Charles III’s Birthday will be proposed. Enjoy this summer wine and cheese party experience. Date: Monday, 1st July Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Place: Chemin de l’ACharlesubousset 13, 1806 St. Légier C[...]
Romandie-East Region
Wednesday, 03 Jul 2024
Do not miss this chance to catch up with old and new friends. It has proven to be a real backbone event for the North-West Region and is well attended with always a lot to discuss! Plus friendly banter and laughter. Restaurant just opposite to the Swiss railway station. Cost:  Pay for what you [...]
North-West Region
Sunday, 07 Jul 2024
Local Valaisanne Bakery/Tea-Room, Zenhäusern in Sierre “Chez Zen” have agreed to prepare for us a full English breakfast consisting of :- Fresh orange juice 2 slices of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, tomato (2 halves), baked beans, mushrooms, toast & butter, coffee or tea, for the price[...]
Romandie-East Region
Tuesday, 09 Jul 2024
We will meet at the tennis club at 11:30 and have a walk around the beautiful rose gardens, followed by lunch on the nicely shaded terrace. Date: Tuesday, 9th July 2024 Place: Tennis Club, Nyon, Chemin des Frênes, 1260 Nyon Time: 11:30 – 14:30 Cost: CHF 40–. for members, CHF 50.–[...]
Romandie-West Region
Tuesday, 09 Jul 2024
We will meet at the tennis club at 11:30 and have a walk around the beautiful rose gardens, followed by lunch on the nicely shaded terrace. Date: Tuesday, 9th July 2024 Place: Tennis Club, Nyon, Chemin des Frênes, 1260 Nyon Time: 11:30 – 14:30 Cost: CHF 40–. for members, CHF 50.–[...]
Romandie-West Region
Thursday, 11 Jul 2024
Join us for an action-packed walk along the lake path from Ouchy to Paudex (2.3Km), swim in the lake or Pully pool (or just dip one’s toes) before lunch. There is a frequent bus service back to Ouchy and Lausanne or alternatively a 15 minute walk up the hill to Pully Railway station, or take the 1[...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 11 Jul 2024
The menu as usual will be the “menu of the day”. Last time we had beautiful weather and could eat in the garden, so fingers crossed we can again enjoy our lunch in the summer sunshine. The bus number 60 stops outside the restaurant and the tram number 14 is just a 5 minute walk away through the [...]
North-West Region