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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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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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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. >

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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Hotel Alpenblick Berne where guests return as friends

This three***-plus gem of a hotel in a quiet residential neighbourhood close to down-town Berne boasts comfortable, bright rooms, a warm atmosphere and a superb breakfast buffet. Add a cozy library, a charming outdoor terrace plus underground parking and you have an all-round winner! >
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Zürich Zoo: Transition to Nature Conservation Center

Zürich Zoo's newest arrival, cute baby elephant girl Ruwani, is winning visitors hearts. The zoo is a great place to experience animals in an environment close to natural habitat. Impressive is the zoo's engagement with social and ecological sustainability projects around the globe. >
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Restaurant blindekuh: dining in pitch-black darkness

In the dark diningroom at blindekuh restaurant in Zürich or Basel you'll experience smell, taste, sound and other sensations in a completely new light. Beyond providing entertainment, the idea is to offer sighted people insight into the world of those who cannot see. >
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Rudy Canonica: Swiss shepherd in the Bernese highlands

Every year, between the months of November and March, Rudy Canonica walks his flock of six hundred sheep from pasture to pasture across the Bernese Highlands. With the help of a second shepherd, four donkeys and three dogs. At night, he sleeps in his caravan. >
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Koller International Auctions Zürich and Geneva

It's great fun to spend an afternoon at a live auction, surrounded by beautiful paintings, antiques & jewelry. The excitement of auctioneering is infectious and you might be pulled into action as happened when I visited Koller International Auctions in Zürich! >
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TOPtoTOP climate change expedition

Meet Swiss family Schwoerer: Dario and Sabine with children Salina (11), Andri (10), Noe (7), Alegra (5) & baby Mia. They travel the planet on a wind-powered boat to work with students around the globe on their UN recognized climate change project. >
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Alaska dog sledding with an Appenzell-Swiss

Born and raised in Appenzell, it's a dream-come-true for Sven Haltmann: Alaska dog sledding in the wilderness. From his Fairbanks property and remote Bettles Lodge, he takes tourists on sled dog trips, while himself has run the gruesome 1,000 mile Iditarod race from Anchorage to Nome. >
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Swiss Armed Forces Culinary Team wins cooking competitions

Swiss Armed Forces Culinary Team (SACT) was founded in 1999. It represents the Swiss Army in international cooking competitions and has won many gold medals. These same executive chefs from private industry are also responsible for the military's own chefs' education! >
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Mummenschanz - the legendary Swiss mime company on tour again

Mummenschanz brings their virtuoso gentle, yet powerfully expressive silent movement art form to new heights. With their delightfully absorbing magic they captivate hearts big and small and spur the imagination of all. >
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Zürich Chamber Orchestra ZKO

The Zürich Chamber Orchestra enjoys an excellent reputation all over the world. It is renowned for its innovative productions and innovative concerts geared towards young people to enjoy and awaken an interest to play music. >
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Luzern Hotels: Montana Art Deco Hotel

On a sunny hill, with panoramic view over lake, mountains and the city of Luzern lies the Art Deco Hotel Montana. Close to downtown, with its own short funicular to the lake promenade, the 1910 hotel will charm you with its warm atmosphere and gorgeous interior. >

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