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Vitra Design Campus: fun, funky, functional furniture

You may not recognize the name Vitra Design Campus, but you may well be sitting on one of their chairs or use some of their other furniture right now! >
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Berger bell foundry Bärau

In the year 1730, King Henry VIII weds his 6th wife; Johann Sebastian Bach composes 'coffee shop music' for the Café Zimmermann in Leipzig; and Farmer Berger starts to cast bells on his picturesque Bernese Oberland farm. King Henry & the Bachs are gone, but Berger bells are still cast in Bärau! >
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Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg - unbound nature experience

Summer and winter activities' galore, Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg's other dazzling experience is the open-air chair lift, sweeping visitors into a Alpine panorama en-plain-air. >
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Water Castle Hallwyl: opera under the stars

A romantic, medieval courtyard under twinkling stars on a warm summer's night; Rossini's passionate music performed by professional performers who make you chuckle over the funny libretto - voilà: Opera Castle Hallwyl! >
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World's largest Swiss flag

6,400 square meters of Swiss flag are mounted by a team of expert avalanche control climbers on a vertical cliff of Mount Säntis (elev. 2,500 m), just in time for Switzerland's National Day on August 1. >

Amsterdam Tips

Quirky hotels; fashionable & funky eateries; the must-see Rijksmuseum plus a great way to see many lesser known things in Amsterdam! >
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Amsterdam one-house-bridge-hotels

Experience Amsterdam like a local: the city's former bridge-masters homes overlooking the canals have been turned into unique, character mini-suite hotels. A fun way to spend the night! >
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Cheeses of Switzerland

Ancient Rome LOVED the cheeses of "Helvetia"! In laborious marches across the Alps, the wheels were rolled & carried south. With skills dating back 2,000 years, little wonder that modern day Switzerland sports some of the world's best tasting and highest quality cheeses! >
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Im Gummiboot durch die Schweiz

Wunderbares Sommervergnügen: plätscherndes Wassers, glitzernde Wellen-Lichtspiele, sanfte Natur. Dazwischen Kulturperlen wie Klöster und Schlösser. Zur Abwechslung einen Sprung ins kühle Nass, am Ufer ein Feuer machen oder einen Stopp in der Ufer Beiz! >
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«Geschichten & Gekochtes» – 60 Jahre Gastronomie-Erlebnisse

Huber bekochte Elizabeth Taylor, Fürst Rainier von Monaco, die holländische Königin Juliana ebenso wie Bundesräte, die GSG 9, und vor allem seine Lieblinge: ganz «normale» Bürger. Das Buch "Geschichten & Gekochtes" vereint spannende Lektüre mit exquisiten Rezepten. >
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Very unique Easter tradition in Ferden/VS

Based on a 13th century legend, young and old in the gorgeous alpine village Ferden work together to make their summer's alp milk into tangy Ziger cheese at Easter. >

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. >
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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. >

Sent, Ftan, Guarda & Schellen-Ursli

Three picturesque villages located high above the river Inn on a sunny terrasse. Hearty locals living in thick-walled stone houses adorned with artistic graffiti. Birthplace of beloved "Schellen-Ursli" story & a region that captivates visitors. >
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Alois Carigiet - art, graphic design & Schellen-Ursli

Best known and beloved the world over for the children's book Schellen-Ursli - translated into 14 languages (including Afrikaans) and made into several films - Alois Carigiet was a multitalented, ever-pushing-his personal-and-creative-boundaries artist. >
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Waldhaus Sils - superb five star hotel

Old world charm, top notch service, first class comforts with attention to detail & care and a stunning location to boot - five star Hotel Waldhaus Sils has it all - and more! >
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Mili Weber Museum St. Moritz

Free-spirited artist Mili Weber - revered by locals and the famous like Charlie Chaplin - made her delightful family chalet in St. Moritz her canvass, and the surrounding plant and animal life her easel. A gentle, but fiercely independent Swiss artist. >
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Fifties family hike in Switzerland

Hiking is a national sport in Switzerland. Guest author Daniel von Kaenel remembers a typical fifties family hike on the brand new south ramp of the Loetschberg and how grandfather showed up for this strenuous walk with suit, tie and walking stick, albeit minus rain gear. >

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