Of tree stands & Christmas mice

Of tree stands and Christmas mice - A modern-day Swiss Christmas story >
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Santa traditions in Switzerland

At the beginning of December, Santa and his helper Schmutzli move into a small cottage by the forest pond. Children can visit Santa in person here. They can also phone, write, or WhatsUp Santa! >
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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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Start your backyard composting this fall

Fall is a great time of year to start backyard composting! The leaves get you started on the right track to find composting a fun and satisfying activity. >
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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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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 players who make you chuckle & openly laugh 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. >
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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 produces some of the world's best tasting & 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. >

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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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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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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