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Cheeses of Switzerland

The ancient Romans loved the cheeses of "Helvetia" - transporting the wheels in laborious marches across the Alps. With tradition & skill dating back 2,000 years, modern day Switzerland has some of the world's best tasting and highest quality cheeses. Get a glimpse and feel your mouth water! >
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«Geschichten & Gekochtes» – 60 Jahre Gastronomie-Erlebnisse

Huber bekochte Elizabeth Taylor, Fürst Rainier von Monaco, die holländische Königin Juliana, eine Delegation des thailändischen Königshauses, Bundesräte, die GSG 9 und vor allem seine Lieblinge: die ganz «normalen» Gäste. "Geschichten & Gekochtes" vereinen sich in eine spannende Lektüre. >
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Very unique Easter tradition in Ferden/VS

Based on a 13th century legend, a Ferden municipal directive today still governs its Alp farmers' summer milk production for a shared community wine & cheese meal at Easter. Young and old in the gorgeous alpine village work together to make the milk into tangy Ziger cheese. >
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Pegasus Zürich where Easter bunnies & Santas rendez-vous

Pegasus Zürich - hidden in the old town, just steps from famous Bahnhofstrasse, lies an enchanting store that delights your senses, gives wings to your imagination and beautifies your home. Mina Arnold selects unique home decor for all seasons with passion, love and a discerning eye. >
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Alois Carigiet - art, graphic design & Schellen-Ursli

Best known and beloved the world over for the children's book Schellen-Ursli - translated into 14 languages (including Afrikaans) and made into several films - Alois Carigiet was a multitalented, ever-pushing-his personal-and-creative-boundaries artist. >
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Mili Weber Museum St. Moritz

Free-spirited and talented artist Mili Weber - revered by locals and the famous like Charlie Chaplin - made her delightful family chalet in St. Moritz her canvass, and the surrounding plant and animal life her easel. Read more about this gentle but fiercely independent Swiss artist. >
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Schweizer Schule Alexandrien, Ägypten

Das Jahr ist 1921 und 100 Schüler in Alexandrien - der Ägyptischen Handelsstadt am Mittelmeer - werden in der Schweizerschule französisch-sprachig nach dem Lehrplan des Kanton Waadt unterrichtet. Aus seiner exotischen Schulzeit der Kriegsjahre, vom morgendlichen Schweizer Fahnen-Aufzug bis zu König Farouk's Besuchen, erzählt Auslandschweizer Beat Knoblauch. >
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SWISSWOOD Alphorns & Engel-Chörli Appenzell

Do you know what “Rugguusserli” in Appenzell Innerrhoden, “Zäüerli” in Ausserrhoden and “Jolen” in the Toggenburg refer to? Find out as Swiss abroad guest author Franz Muheim recently did when he attended a very innovative folk music concert in his native Kirchberg SG. >
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Glasi Hergiswil

Look over the shoulders of a glass blower at work and feel the heat of the furnace! At 200 year old Glasi Hergiswil on Lake Lucerne, you can get up close and even blow your own Christmas ball!  >
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Swiss Christmas traditions

Little hands eagerly await the month of December to open the first of 24 paper windows on their Advent calendar. December 6, St. Nicholas arrives with his donkey with Grittibänz, mandarins and chocolates, and, Christmas Eve, December 24, is when Christmas is celebrated in Switzerland. >
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Emmental Christmas market

A warm and authentic atmosphere reflect the charming, unhurried Bernese dialect and way of life of these Emmental country folk. Talented local artisans demonstrate traditional crafts in typical designs made of local materials. Far from flashy lights and repetitive music, these are gifts of value & authenticity. >

Grittibänz & Christmas cookies

Grittibänz & Christmas cookies are the classic Advent pastries in Switzerland, equally loved by big and small. Try one of these recipes and decide for yourself! >
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Die Pracht der Tracht - Swiss Traditional Costumes

Traditions are strongly alive in Switzerland: in large scale events, regional & village traditions and daily on radio & tv. The Fine Arts Museum of Solothurn's 'Die Pracht der Tracht' exhibit with its magnificent art collection of traditional costumes in paintings and other mediums draws parallels and connects the past to the present. >
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Justistal Chästeilet

Do you know the difference between Alp- and Bergkäse (Alp and mountain cheese)? The farmers hard work and skill culminate in the end-of-summer cheese distribution with a community gathering, music, mouthwatering fare and Alpabzug and is part of this Swiss tradition dating back to 1739. >
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Schweizer Regiokrimis sind Bestsellers

Mord in Helvetia. Schweizer Krimiautoren begeistern mit ihren Regiokrimis in welchen Kommissare, Anwältinnen und Polizisten von Sils ins Welschland und von Basel ins Tessin recherchieren. Sechs Schweizer Regiokrimi Empfehlungen. >
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Dettling Kirsch - the world's finest cherry brandy

One of the top three distilleries in the world, Swiss Dettling Kirsch - located in the village of Brunnen on Lake Lucerne (8,280 inhabitants) - was awarded the title "World Class Distillery" and "Distillery of the Year" in perfect time for their 150th anniversary. >
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Urbärn a cappella quartet sings gorgeous Swiss folk songs

Traditional Swiss folk music is on the rise again. The four Urbärn singers are classically trained musicians. Their recent concert captivated the audience and kept us spellbound with their haunting, funny and exuberating renditions of an incredibly diverse repertoire of Swiss songs in all four languages. >

Graubündel - the hip new Swiss pic-nic bag!

Swiss hotels and their guests love this pic-nic bag that doubles as a tote and unfolds into a blanket! Winner of the competition "A piece of Graubünden to take with you" by the tourism office of eastern Switzerland's ski and hiking destination Graubünden, the husband-and-wife design team hit the nail on the head! >

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