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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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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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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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«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. >
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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. >
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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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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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Schweizer Schule Alexandrien, Ägypten

Das Jahr ist 1921 und 100 Schüler in Alexandrien - der Ägyptischen Handelsstadt am Mittelmeer - werden in der Schweizerschule französisch-sprachig nach dem Lehrplan des Kanton Waadt unterrichtet. Aus seiner exotischen Schulzeit der Kriegsjahre, vom morgendlichen Schweizer Fahnen-Aufzug bis zu König Farouk's Besuchen, erzählt Auslandschweizer Beat Knoblauch. >
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SWISSWOOD Alphorns & Engel-Chörli Appenzell

Do you know what “Rugguusserli” in Appenzell Innerrhoden, “Zäüerli” in Ausserrhoden and “Jolen” in the Toggenburg refer to? Find out as Swiss abroad guest author Franz Muheim recently did when he attended a very innovative folk music concert in his native Kirchberg SG. >
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Glasi Hergiswil

Look over the shoulders of a glass blower at work and feel the heat of the furnace! At 200 year old Glasi Hergiswil on Lake Lucerne, you can get up close and even blow your own Christmas ball!  >
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Swiss Christmas traditions

Little hands eagerly await the month of December to open the first of 24 paper windows on their Advent calendar. December 6, St. Nicholas arrives with his donkey with Grittibänz, mandarins and chocolates, and, Christmas Eve, December 24, is when Christmas is celebrated in Switzerland. >
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Emmental Christmas market

A warm and authentic atmosphere reflect the charming, unhurried Bernese dialect and way of life of these Emmental country folk. Talented local artisans demonstrate traditional crafts in typical designs made of local materials. Far from flashy lights and repetitive music, these are gifts of value & authenticity. >

Grittibänz & Christmas cookies

Grittibänz & Christmas cookies are the classic Advent pastries in Switzerland, equally loved by big and small. Try one of these recipes and decide for yourself! >
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Die Pracht der Tracht - Swiss Traditional Costumes

Traditions are strongly alive in Switzerland: in large scale events, regional & village traditions and daily on radio & tv. The Fine Arts Museum of Solothurn's 'Die Pracht der Tracht' exhibit with its magnificent art collection of traditional costumes in paintings and other mediums draws parallels and connects the past to the present. >
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Justistal Chästeilet

Do you know the difference between Alp- and Bergkäse (Alp and mountain cheese)? The farmers hard work and skill culminate in the end-of-summer cheese distribution with a community gathering, music, mouthwatering fare and Alpabzug and is part of this Swiss tradition dating back to 1739. >
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Schweizer Regiokrimis sind Bestsellers

Mord in Helvetia. Schweizer Krimiautoren begeistern mit ihren Regiokrimis in welchen Kommissare, Anwältinnen und Polizisten von Sils ins Welschland und von Basel ins Tessin recherchieren. Sechs Schweizer Regiokrimi Empfehlungen. >
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Dettling Kirsch - the world's finest cherry brandy

One of the top three distilleries in the world, Swiss Dettling Kirsch - located in the village of Brunnen on Lake Lucerne (8,280 inhabitants) - was awarded the title "World Class Distillery" and "Distillery of the Year" in perfect time for their 150th anniversary. >

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