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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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Luzern B&Bs: Idyllic Baroque house for two

Tucked away at the edge of the woods, yet in the center of the city, you'll find a special B&B. This former garden pavilion to the 19th century manor house was lovingly and skillfully renovated into delightful guest quarters by the owners, an architect couple. >
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Migros bus - when grocery stores had wheels

For eighty-two years - from 1925 to 2007 - the famous Migros bus was a familiar sight, rolling up and down the Swiss countryside in its signature green and orange colors, selling groceries. In the fall of 2016, the bus made one more nostalgic tour. (With two videos) >
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Zürich Cafés: Felix at the Bellevue

It's a very close bucket-list item, this old-world café that charms with its delightful ambiance as much as with its sweet and savoury delicacies. Read about this first of several wonderful coffee houses at the famous Bellevue square in the city of Zürich! >
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Zürich B&Bs: Scandinavian cabins

A green meadow with Highland cattle; a breakfast basket with farm fresh eggs delivered to your doorstep, and every comfort and convenience in your own, personal Scandinavian cabin, in the city of Zurich. Is this for you? >
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Zürich Hotels: Hotel Waldhaus Dolder

For over 100 years, the Hotel Waldhaus Dolder next to the red funicular has been a prominent landmark overlooking the city. Now the current ten story building which dates back to the seventies is being replaced with a stunning new design. >
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A drive around Lake Geneva, by guest writer Sandra Grote

At the end of September, we set out on a tour around the Lake of Geneva. It could not have been better weather; - we drove the whole time with the top down - yahoo! >
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Schweiz-Amerikaner als Rütli Wirt

(German.) Mike McCardell, der 37-jährige Doppelbürger hat den Sturm im Wasserglas als neuer Wirt auf dem Rütli bestens überstanden. Und dazu noch eine Herde Schottischer Hochlandrinder auf der Rütliwiese eingeführt! >

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