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Listing all celebrities from Germany who live or lived in Switzerland. Click on a name for details.

Becker, Boris (1967-) Tennisman
The German tennis star lives in Schwyz, in central Switzerland. Born in 1967 in Leimen, Boris Becker began playing tennis at a very young age on a cou
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Beisheim, Otto (1924-) Businessman
The German retailing genius, with a fortune estimated at SFR6,000 million, prefers not to have to give away half of his income in taxes.
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Benjamin, Walter (1892-1940) Scientist
Came to Switzerland as a political refugee after the fall of the Weimar Republic in Germany. He later moved to Spain where he committed suicide.
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Einstein, Albert (1879-1955) Scientist
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Würtemberg, Germany and died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, NJ, USA. Albert Einstein contributed m
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Hesse, Hermann (1877-1962) Writer
The writer and 1946 litterature Nobel prize was so fond of the Italian-speaking region where he lived that he used it several times as the setting for
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Kesten, Hermann (1900-1996) Writer
The writer fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and never returned. He found a safe haven in Switzerland in the city of Basel, which has borders with Germany and
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Kinski, Nastassja (1961-) Movie star
Daughter of actor Klaus Kinski, this beautiful German actress fell in love with Geneva. In 1986, Nastassja Kinski arrived in the city of Calvin by cha
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Liebherr, Businessman
The owner of the great construction machines manufacturing company, Liebherr lived life to the fullest in Switzerland. Not only did he use the Fribour
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Mann, Thomas (1875-1955) Writer
The German author and Nobel Prize winner lived in Switzerland for 8 years. Thomas Mann, born in 1875, came from old Lübeck patrician stock. After
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Nestlé, Henri (1814-1890) Businessman
The founder of one of the leading Swiss companies settled in Vevey in 1833. Henri Nestlé was born in 1814 to a rich Frankfurt family. Fleeing t
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Nietzsche, Friedrich (1844-1900) Philosopher
Le philosophe allemand a vécu en Suisse dès l'âge de 24 ans. Fredrich Nietzsche est né à Rocken, en Prusse, le 15 octobre 1844. En 1849, son père me
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Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926) Writer
One of the most influential writers of German expression in the 20th century, he came in Switzerland in 1919 and soon received Swiss citizenship. He's
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Sachs, Gunter (1933-) Businessman
Heir to the Fichtel & Sachs-Werke fortune and ex-husband of French actress, Brigitte Bardot, Günter Sachs is the ultimate billionaire playboy, and a g
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Schmit, Helmut (1925-1992) Movie star
The actor came here for family reasons and never went back to highly-taxed Germany
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Schumacher, Michael (1969-) F1 driver
The three-time Formula 1 champion has been living in Switzerland since 1996. Michael Schumacher was born in 1969 in Hürth, near Cologne. By the age of
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Thyssen-Bornemisza, BaronHeir
Heir to the great Thyssen steel fortune, Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza used a splendid villa on the shores of lake Lugano to display some paintings from hi
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Toepffer, Rodolphe (1799-1846) Writer
Son of painter Wolfgang Adam Toepffer (1766-1847), of German origin, who had made of Geneva his second homeland, Rodolph Toepffer was unable to em
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Vogt, Carl (1817-1895) Politician
This German Naturalist, born in Griessen in 1817, was obliged to leave his country several times, and always for political reasons. Accordingly, he
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Wagner, Richard (1813-1883) Music star
He came to Switzerland in 1866 to escape the political pressure of Bavaria. People there were highly critical of his influence on the young king. The
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Henri Nestlé
(1814 - 1890) Businessman
The founder of one of the leading Swiss companies settled in Vevey in 1833. Henri Nestlé was born in 1814 to a rich Frankfurt family. Fleeing the repression that followed the revolutionary riots in Germany, he exiled to Switzerland in 1833. Henri Nestlé settled in Vevey, where he worked as a pharmacist. He conducted many experiments and invented new soft drinks and solutions. In the 1860s, he began a series of experiments on milk to fight against infant mortality and thus invented >>>
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