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Basel Tattoo - the world's second largest

After fifty years in Canada Susanne is as interested in the 'old country' as the day she left Switzerland! Her recommendation to you is the spectacular BASEL TATTOO with precision military bands from around the globe. The 2017 event can be watched full-length on the SRF video channel (Swiss public radio & TV). >
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Brächete and autumn market in Zäziwil

In the village of Zäziwil, Canton Berne, the world's oldest known textile fibre - flax - is grown and processed into fine linen fabric in the way it has been for centuries during the yearly flax-to-linen festival called Brächete. >

Onsernone Valley - wild, evocative and fascinating

Deep gorges with thermal springs, craggy mountains covered by thick forests, sunny platforms with picturesque stone villages and a local population who maintains age-old traditions make Onsernone Valley in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland a one-of-a-kind experience! >

Helsinki-Shanghai: 9,700 kilometers or 150 hours by train

Swiss family adventure half-way around the world! Simon, originally from Bremgarten, works and lives with his family in Finnland. During the summer of 2017, he and partner Heidi travelled with their daughters Katja (12) and Rina (11) across five time zones from Scandinavia through central Russia and Mongolia to China on the Trans-Siberia and Trans-Mongolia railroads. Check the map! >
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Unspunnen festival

Switzerland's Unspunnen festival showcases traditional sports, music, arts, food and more such as Swiss-style wrestling, stone throwing, Hornussen and yodelling during the competition and festival week in the summer, once every six years. >
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Ronco: Porto-Ronco/Ronco sopra Ascona

Two charming villages a ten minute drive from world-renown Ascona: one right on Lake Maggiore, the other one steeply above it. Both with panoramic views, charming grottos and a variety of cultural, sports and entertainment activities. Authentic Ticino at its best! >
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Risotto Festival Locarno

Good food, wine, music and company under the warm, open September sky on the cobblestone Piazza Grande in Locarno, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland - what could be better? If you can't make it for this year's Risotto festival on September 16 and 17, you'll find an authentic Ticino Risotto recipe here. >
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Einfach leben - Ein Film von Hans Haldimann

Einfach leben inmitten der Natur. Ein wunderschöner Film über die sympathische Ökogemeinschaft dreier bewusst lebender Menschen im abgelegenen Lavizzara Tal im Tessin. >

SJAS childrens' camps in Switzerland

Do you want to be a circus artist for two weeks in a real circus in Switzerland, together with other Swiss children from around the world? If you are between the ages of 8 and 14, hold a Swiss passport and live outside of Switzerland, read on! (Swiss parents and grandparents abroad read on, too)! >
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Paradiesli vacation chalet & exceptional jodeling

Paradiesli is a fitting name for the wonderful holiday chalet with glorious views high above Kerns in the Sarnen valley, a thirty minute drive south of Lucerne. And the owner is an *exceptional* yodeler! >

Geographical center of Switzerland - Älggi Alp

Do you know in which Canton the Geographical Center of Switzerland lies? The 45 minute drive from the valley bottom to 1,650 m elevation takes you to a completely different landscape. The drive and the destination are well worth the journey! >
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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. >

Aecherli Pass: Sennen hospitality & wild haying

Aecherli Pass, a pristine, little known gem of an alpine region that holds its own as a hiking paradise amidst Pilatus, Stanserhorn and Rigi. Unspoilt, it captivates with spectacular beauty, unparalleled Sennen hospitality & unbelievable wild haying! >
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Historic motorcycle race Seebodenalp, Switzerland

Calling all historic motorcycle buffs to this challenging yearly race set in stunning scenery in the heart of Switzerland. The mountain is calling you! >
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Restaurant zum Kropf - hearty Zürich cuisine in 16th century ambiance

Restaurant zum Kropf in down-town Zürich: mouthwatering, traditional Swiss dishes such as Veal Zürichoise with Rösti in an incredible ambiance of baroque architecture and artwork. Not to be missed! >
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Hotel Adler in Old Town Zürich: quaint Swissness

Art abounds at the Hotel Adler. Explore the city’s historic areas in lovely yesteryear wall murals in the charming hotel, first mentioned in chronicles in 1357. Located right in the heart of Old Town, guests can then retrace all these historic places on foot all around them. >
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Swiss National Day August 1, in- & outside Switzerland

If you're in Switzerland this Swiss National Day on August 1: do I have a great program suggestion for you! If you're abroad, the Swiss National Holiday is also celebrated by a Swiss organization near you. Around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Berne and Tokyo to Bümpliz, the Swiss are celebrating with gusto! >
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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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