(Un)known Names

Have you ever traveled in Switzerland from Losanen via Iferten to Stäffis am See? No? Or, have you ever been to Hungary for vacation and been then to Stuhlweissenburg? No? - Maybe yes! Other languages give our cities names according to their language, so we do as well in the German language for cities their official name is not a German one. If you think, as I do, it is exciting to rediscover well known and less known names and to use them (at least the well known ones) you will find a selection below.



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Places
NameCantonGerman NameNote
AigleVDÄlen 
AiroloTIEriels 
AjoieJUElsgau 
AvenchesVDWiflisburg 
BiascaTIAblentsch 
BellinzonaTIBellenz 
Les BreuleuxJUBrandisholz 
BulleFRBoll 
Châteaux d'OexVDÖsch 
Châtel-St-DenisFRKastels St. Dionys 
CressierNEGrissach 
DelémontJUDelsberg 
Estavayer-le-LacFRStäffis am See 
FribourgFRFreiburg (im Üechtland)bilingual: f/d
GenèveGEGenf 
GrandsonVDGrandseealso: Gransee
GruyèresFRGreyerzName of the cheese maid in Greyerz: Greyerzer
Le LanderonNELandernalso: Langern
LausanneVDLosanen 
LocarnoTILuggarus 
LuganoTILauis 
MartignyVSMartinach 
MendrisioTIMendris 
MontreuxVDMuchtern 
MorgesVDMorsee 
MoudonVDMilden 
MoutierBEMünster 
MüstairGRMünster 
NeuchâtelNENeuenburg 
La NeuvevilleBENeuenstadt 
NyonVDNeuss 
PayerneVDPeterlingen 
PorrentruyJUPruntrut 
PoschiavoGRPuschlavName for village and valley
RomainmôtierVDRomansmünster 
RomontFRRemund 
SaignelégierJUSt. Leodegar 
Saint-MauriceVSSt. MoritzDon't mix up with St. Moritz GR
San BernardinoGRSt. Bernhardin 
ScuolGRSchuls 
SierreVSSiders 
SionVSSitten 
St-ImmierBESt. Immer 
St-UrsanneJUSt. Ursitz 
TavannesBEDachsfelden 
TramelanBETramlingen 
ThielleNEZihl 
VeveyVDVivis 
VilleneuveVDNeustadt 
YverdonVDIfertenalso: Yferten

Valleys, Mountains, Rivers
NameCantonGerman NameWhat is it? / Note
Col des MossesVDÄlenmöserPass
ChasseralBEGestlerMountain
Lago di LuganoTILuganerseeLake
Lago MaggioreTILangenseeLake
LeventinaTILivinentalValley
TicinoTITessinRiver (Note: der Tessin (River), but: das Tessin (Canton))