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Znüni News – Monday June 17

Up until now if you wanted to buy a ticket to go to Basel, you would first have to buy a bus ticket to the train sattion and then buy your train ticket. As of this month you will be able to buy your ticket to Basel directly from your bus stop‘s ticket machine. This thanks to a new software which is being rolled out all over the region. Even better your monthly passepartout bus passes can be uploaded directly onto your Swiss Pass meaning that all your travel passes will be on one document. This also has the advantage of allowing you to replace your monthly pass should it get lost (which used to not be the case before hand).
You‘ve got to love federalism; did you know that in cantons Aargau, Nidwalden, Obwalden and Schwyz shops could in theory stay open until 23.00 every day? Whereas the canton of Lucerne has the most restrictive shopping times in the country (weekdays until 18.30 and saturdays until 16.00)? Luckily this may be about to change… marginally. It seems as if everyone is in agreement that shops should now be allowed to stay open until 19.00 during weekdays and 17.00 on Saturdays. It‘s till unclear when this new ruling will be put into place, but at least now you‘ll be able to shop just as long as in Zug for example.
You know it’s summertime when so much is happening on weekends that you are spoiled for choice. Last weekend was no exception, besides the LiLi Centre‘s anniversary party which was a great success, you could have chosen to go to the B Side festival on Sonnenberg, the youth choir festival, the gymnastic festival to name just a few. Your weekends will continue to be this busy all the way through the summer, check out our weekly „what‘s on“ to get the full details.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.