"The Divine Order," and "My life as Courgette," have obtained international acclaim and are widely available for viewing in English. The Swiss documentary "Die vierte Gewalt" and the movie "Die letzte Pointe" are two newly released Swiss-German language films addressing important contemporary issues. >
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Every Swiss school child knows the story: warring soldiers of two Cantons brought about a famous Swiss peace treaty during the Reformation by sharing milk soup and bread, cooked in a large kettle over an open fire near beautifully restored Kappel Monastery, founded in 1185. >
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Wayside sounds from Switzerland's radio history walk. Seven red radio boxes entertain, amaze and enlighten hikers on their walk through unspoilt forest and farming areas, moderately up the hill and heavily down memory lane! >
In late November, a 12-year old boy lit a candle in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem. In a special lantern, the light is flown to Vienna, Austria, from where the Light of Peace is spread to over thirty countries in Europe and the USA, Canada (since 2009) and parts of South America. In Zürich and five other Swiss cities, it is received simultaneously at 5 pm on the third Sunday of Advent, to be spread, candle-by-candle, to all people present. >
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The Spirit of Christmas imbued in three real-life initiatives: A group of parents buy a farm and create happy & purposeful lives for their impaired adult children. A woman re-distributes overflow food to the poor, and the indomitable spirit of sightless basket weaver Urs Schwarz who prevails over his many challenges. >
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Three fun ways to discover the city of Zürich via its iconic blue-and-white Public Transportation System: enjoy a Holiday gourmet dinner with changing scenery on an old-timer streetcar, take a podcast-guided sight-seeing tour or read some fun short stories with real-life colorit. >
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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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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. >
Welcome, and Grüezi!
Switzerland, my native country, is the main focus of travel for this guide. Slowly, a few other destinations are added. Whatever the country, when I write, my cat Sari supervises me. More about Silvia, Sari & Swiss Wanderlust »
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