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Historic motorcycle race Seebodenalp, Switzerland

Calling all historic motorcycle buffs to this challenging yearly race set in stunning scenery in the heart of Switzerland. The mountain is calling you! >
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Kloster Kappel, Kappel am Albis

Every Swiss school child knows the story: warring soldiers of two Cantons brought about a famous Swiss peace treaty during the Reformation by sharing milk soup and bread, cooked in a large kettle over an open fire near beautifully restored Kappel Monastery, founded in 1185. >
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Restaurant zum Kropf - hearty Zürich cuisine in 16th century ambiance

Restaurant zum Kropf in down-town Zürich: mouthwatering, traditional Swiss dishes such as Veal Zürichoise with Rösti in an incredible ambiance of baroque architecture and artwork. Not to be missed! >
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Hotel Adler in Old Town Zürich: quaint Swissness

Art abounds at the Hotel Adler. Explore the city’s historic areas in lovely yesteryear wall murals in the charming hotel, first mentioned in chronicles in 1357. Located right in the heart of Old Town, guests can then retrace all these historic places on foot all around them. >
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Swiss National Day August 1, in- & outside Switzerland

If you're in Switzerland this Swiss National Day on August 1: do I have a great program suggestion for you! If you're abroad, the Swiss National Holiday is also celebrated by a Swiss organization near you. Around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Berne and Tokyo to Bümpliz, the Swiss are celebrating with gusto! >
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Mehl und Brot, Macht und Geld im alten Zürich

Bis ins 19. Jahrhundert war Brot das wichtigste Nahrungsmittel und prägte den Alltag mehr als jedes andere Lebensmittel. Es beeinflusste Bäcker und ihr Gewerbe, verursachte praktische Erfindungen um die Hohlmassen und Geldmünzen, und berührte jede Gesellschaftsstruktur von sozial zu politisch zur Religion. >
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Zürich to Milan via the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

There are several ways to cross Switzerland from north to south, and they are all beautiful! Guest writer Sandra Grote shares the reasons for her choice and her experience. With a great video of the Gotthard Base tunnel. >

Fretz Men: top quality Swiss-made footwear

Fashionable, comfortable and climate controlled feet under any condition. I'm only sorry Fretz doesn't produce ladies' shoes! This family business in the picturesque Seeland hills near lake Hallwil is a success story among the few European shoe manufacturers. >
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Oeschinen Lake - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region

Explore hidden gem Oeschinen Lake in the Bernese Alps with these insider-tips from Swiss Wanderlust guest writer Thomas Kalau. He recently visited this little-known area with his family and describes the special places and other activities not to be missed. >
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Swiss Annina Altherr - Yukon Government Youth Climate Change Ambassador

Annina Altherr and her family moved from Switzerland to a remote place in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, when she was six years old. Read her story and how she became the Youth Climate Change Ambassador for the Government of Yukon! >
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Beromünster Radioweg

Wayside sounds from Switzerland's radio history walk. Seven red radio boxes entertain, amaze and enlighten hikers on their walk through unspoilt forest and farming areas, moderately up the hill and heavily down memory lane! >
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Bauer Fritz - Idyllic farm B&B near Luzern

On a gorgeous high plateau with breathtaking views for miles in every direction lies Bauer Fritz organic family farm. Here, at the end of a country road, Fritz and Janine Neuenschwander run a blissful B&B. >
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Appenzell Landsgemeinde - Open-air Parliament in Appenzell

Since 1403, Appenzell Landsgemeinde takes place under the roof of the open sky. Late spring, three thousand voters assemble on the town square to elect the local government. Each man's sword can still be used as proof of voting eligibility. >
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Sechseläuten in Zürich

Four days of entertaining and explosive fun, Sechseläuten is the people of Zürich's beloved spring celebration with the Böög (winter, studded with many crackers), burnt on top of a bonfire. Historic costume parades, music, glittering balls, lantern walks are just a few more of the events. >
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Roger Federer, social entrepreneur in high profile tennis

Roger Federer needs no introduction. The champion tennis player is Switzerland's best known ambassador. Increasingly, Roger Federer is also becoming a key player in a part of the world that does not recognize his name. >
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European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad EGMO

This April, 168 girls from fourty-three nations met in Zürich at the yearly European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad. Some win olympic medals in mathematical super excellence, and all experience the beauty of Switzerland, make new friends and build a network of like-minded young scientists around the globe. >

Swiss Easter traditions - old & new

Swiss Easter traditions are many. Some established ones and some innovative new ones. Check out the blue-egg-swim in lake Greifensee, the revived musical practice of Chlefele in Schwyz, or the raw egg competition in Basel. >

Palmsonntag mit zwei Eseln

An einem wunderschönen und frühlingshaften Sonntag Morgen vor Ostern sorgen zwei Esel für einen rundum friedlichen, gemeinschaftlichen und erheiternden Palmsonntag. Julius und Rosalinde beweisen Persönlichkeit. >

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