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Zürich wine region: vineyards, white asparagus and wilderness

Off the main roads, nestled between rivers Rhine and Thur, lies an enchanting rolling hills landscape: Flaach valley with medieval castle vineyards, quaint eateries on asparagus farms and Thurauen Nature center. All within thirty minutes drive north of the city of Zürich. >
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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. >
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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. >

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. >

Glacier Express - legendary rail journey in total comfort

Over pristine mountains & meadows, across steep gorges and past quaint villages, Glacier Express astounds and delights with a wondrous, day-long journey across Switzerland. Starting at Zermatt or St. Moritz, it's called the slowest speed train in the world - and one of the most enjoyable! >
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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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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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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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Gret Zellweger - Appenzell Multi-Talent Folk Artist

Growing up in rural Appenzell on a hill-top dairy farm without a car or ever going on holidays, Gret Zellweger's childhood days were filled to the brim. Today she finds new expressive ways to depict the traditional subjects of her beloved Appenzell region. >
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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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