Housing and transport
Taxes, banks and insurances
Ideally, you will be living and working in Baden, an arrangement that will provide you with more leisure time, time you will most probably prefer to spend in Baden – after all, the town and region has everything to offer.
Useful links for persons seeking a place to live:
Baden and beyond
For regulations governing the acquisition of residential property by non-Swiss citizens: www.bfm.admin.ch
Moving to Switzerland means finding answers to a host of questions, for example customs regulations for goods and pets, registering at your new place of residence, and a lot more. Once you have completed your move please register at the Baden Town Office (Stadtbüro).
The Comparis website provides an overview of the most important relocation steps.
In Switzerland, taxes aren imposed at three levels: the federal government requires you to pay taxes on your income, the cantons and municipalities also on your assets.
Compared with other Swiss and European towns, the tax burden for persons living in Baden is moderate. The cantonal tax authorities provide comprehensive information (also in English) on the cantonal tax system and withholding tax, and offer individual tax assessments: www.ag.ch
The most important small and large, regional, national and international banks have branches in the town and region of Baden.
Aargauer Kantonal Bank, Bahnhofplatz 2, CH-5400 Baden, Tel. +41 (0)56 556 66 01, www.akb.ch
Credit Suisse, Badstrasse 11, CH-5400 Baden, Tel. +41 (0)56 200 26 00, www.credit-suisse.ch
GE Money Bank, Bahnhofstrasse 14, CH-5400 Baden, Tel. +41 (0)56 200 15 30, www.gemoneybank.ch
Migros Bank, Badstrasse 8, CH-5400 Baden, Tel. 0848 845 400, www.migrosbank.ch
Money-net.ch, Bahnhofstrasse 42, CH-5400 Baden, Tel. +41 (0)56 203 33 31, www.money-net.ch
Neue Aargauer Bank, Bahnhofplatz 1, CH-5400 Baden, Tel. +41 (0)56 204 11 11, www.nab.ch
Raiffeisenbank Lägern-Baregg, Stadtturmstrasse 5, CH-5400 Baden, Tel. +41 (0)56 437 47 47, www.raiffeisen.ch
UBS AG, Badstrasse 12, CH-5401 Baden, Tel. +41 (0)56 200 61 11, www.ubs.ch
Valiant Bank AG, Stadtturmstrasse 8, CH-5400 Baden, Tel. +41 (0)56 204 20 80, www.valiant.ch
Foreign nationals residing in Switzerland for longer than three months must take out health and accident insurance.
Third-party liability insurance for all motor vehicles and bicycles is also compulsory. The most favourably priced options for individuals and families can be determined online at Comparis.
Price comparison service: www.comparis.ch
Consumer protection/advice: www.konsumentenschutz.ch
Consumer protection/advice: www.kassensturz.ch
Major daily newspapers
Free commuter newspapers
AZ am Sonntag www.sonntagonline.ch
NZZ am Sonntag www.nzz.ch
English-language information for new residents www.swissnews.ch
Government information platform www.suisseinfo.org
The providers of telephone services (landline and mobile) and internet access are Cablecom, Orange, Sunrise, Swisscom und Tele2.
Comparis – comparison of prices of the Swiss telecom service providers
Cablecom GmbH, Hintermättlistrasse 11, CH-5506 Mägenwil/AG, Tel. 0800 660 800, www.cablecom.ch
Orange Communications AG Orange Shop, Shopping-Center Shoppi, CH-8957 Spreitenbach/AG,
Tel. 0800 700 700, www.orange.ch
Sunrise Communications AG, Sunrise Center, Graben 35/37, CH-5000 Aarau/AG, Tel. 0800 707 707, www.sunrise.ch
Swisscom-Shop, Bahnhofstrasse 31, CH-5400 Baden/AG, Tel. +41 (0)44 294 30 30, www.swisscom.ch
Tele2 Telecommunication Services AG, Hardturmstrasse 161, CH-8005 Zurich/ZH,
Tel. +41 (0)44 524 24 24, www.tele2.ch
Baden has a well-developed bus network, and is superbly integrated within the Zurich rapid transit system (S-Bahn) with excellent connections to the national and international fast train services. Twice an hour direct trains take you to Zurich main railway station (16 minutes). Rail travel time directly to the check-in areas at Zurich airport is 25 minutes – no changing trains required.
The EuroCity und CityNightLine rail services stop in Baden. Direct trains connect to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dortmund, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Paris, Salzburg and Vienna. The 16-minute rail link to Zurich main railway station ensures best connections to the French TGV and the other high-speed rail services.
Rail services: www.sbb.ch
Public transport buses: Regionale Verkehrsbetriebe Baden-Wettingen www.rvbw.ch
Post buses: www.postauto.ch
Information on all aspects of public transport is also provided at www.badenmobil.ch
Baden enjoys direct access from both sides of the town to Switzerland’s main road arteries – the Zurich-Bern A1 and the Chur-Basel A3 motorways. Traffic management in the town centre is efficient, too: 14 parking garages with more than 3,500 parking places and a modern car-park routing system reduce search times.
Parking places and car-parks
Thanks to the well-kept character of the town, the well thought-out illumination concept, the conspicuously well-frequented meeting venues, the peaceful atmosphere, a security concept that combines the resources of the cantonal and the town police forces and that is geared first and foremost to the needs of the people, and to no small extent thanks to progressive youth policies, people feel comfortable on the streets, squares and in the recreation areas of Baden.
«Entsorgen» is the term used in German-speaking Switzerland for the appropriate disposal of household waste. All the information on Baden’s waste disposal service is provided at www.baden.ch