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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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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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100th birthday of Ruedi Walter, Swiss radio/TV and film star

On Saturday afternoons during the late fifties, the streets in Switzerland were empty. Ruedi Walter, alias Gusti Ehrsam, vented his pointed opinions about life and the week's happenings to his wife Luise (Margrit Rainer) on the radio show "Spalebärg 77a". All of Switzerland listened in! >
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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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Meinrad's Puppen & Bärenklinik (Doll & Teddybear Clinic)

Meinrad Röösli - passionate doll, teddy bear and plush animal maker - is beloved by children all over the world. He hand crafts and also repairs pretty much any injured toy in his wonderful workshop. >
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Conelli's enchanting Christmas Circus

In the heart of the city of Zürich, on the spectacular Bauschänzli square overhanging the river Limmat, with St. Peter and Fraumünster Churches looking on, Conelli once again presents its magical Christmas circus. >
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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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Züri Tirggel - a traditional Swiss Christmas cookie

“Who gives you this, loves you deeply.” In the Zürich of old, this love message was not written on paper, but presented to the beloved in form of a Tirggel - a baked honey cookie. Popular as a sweet long before sugar was available, this traditional delicacy has been designated a "culinary legacy of Switzerland". >
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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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