It is important that you take part in Swiss social and cultural life in order to integrate and to be happy. Most communities offer numerous cultural events, from exhibitions and talks to theatre shows and concerts. The best way to find out what is available is to ask your work colleagues, acquaintances, relatives, friends and neighbours.
Switzerland is also regarded as the land of clubs. Many people get involved in clubs and associations so they can pursue a hobby with like-minded individuals. There is a club for just about every interest: music, sport, culture, nature and much more. You usually pay an annual subscription or membership fee to become a member and to make use of the facilities.
Attending cultural events or being a member of a club is a good way to get to know people and simultaneously learn a little about Swiss society and the country itself. It will also help you to improve your knowledge of the local language, expand your network of contacts and put down roots in the community.