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Mehl und Brot, Macht und Geld im alten Zürich

Bis ins 19. Jahrhundert war Brot das wichtigste Nahrungsmittel und prägte den Alltag mehr als jedes andere Lebensmittel. Es beeinflusste Bäcker und ihr Gewerbe, verursachte praktische Erfindungen um die Hohlmassen und Geldmünzen, und berührte jede Gesellschaftsstruktur von sozial zu politisch zur Religion. >
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Zürich to Milan via the new Gotthard Base Tunnel

There are several ways to cross Switzerland from north to south, and they are all beautiful! Guest writer Sandra Grote shares the reasons for her choice and her experience. With a great video of the Gotthard Base tunnel. >

Fretz Men: top quality Swiss-made footwear

Fashionable, comfortable and climate controlled feet under any condition. I'm only sorry Fretz doesn't produce ladies' shoes! This family business in the picturesque Seeland hills near lake Hallwil is a success story among the few European shoe manufacturers. >
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Oeschinen Lake - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region

Explore hidden gem Oeschinen Lake in the Bernese Alps with these insider-tips from Swiss Wanderlust guest writer Thomas Kalau. He recently visited this little-known area with his family and describes the special places and other activities not to be missed. >
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Swiss Annina Altherr - Yukon Government Youth Climate Change Ambassador

Annina Altherr and her family moved from Switzerland to a remote place in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, when she was six years old. Read her story and how she became the Youth Climate Change Ambassador for the Government of Yukon! >
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Bauer Fritz - Idyllic farm B&B near Luzern

On a gorgeous high plateau with breathtaking views for miles in every direction lies Bauer Fritz organic family farm. Here, at the end of a country road, Fritz and Janine Neuenschwander run a blissful B&B. >

Zürich wine region: vineyards, white asparagus and wilderness

Off the main roads, nestled between rivers Rhine and Thur, lies an enchanting rolling hills landscape: Flaach valley with medieval castle vineyards, quaint eateries on asparagus farms and Thurauen Nature center. All within thirty minutes drive north of the city of Zürich. >
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Appenzell Landsgemeinde - Open-air Parliament in Appenzell

Since 1403, Appenzell Landsgemeinde takes place under the roof of the open sky. Late spring, three thousand voters assemble on the town square to elect the local government. Each man's sword can still be used as proof of voting eligibility. >
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Sechseläuten in Zürich

Four days of entertaining and explosive fun, Sechseläuten is the people of Zürich's beloved spring celebration with the Böög (winter, studded with many crackers), burnt on top of a bonfire. Historic costume parades, music, glittering balls, lantern walks are just a few more of the events. >
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European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad EGMO

This April, 168 girls from fourty-three nations met in Zürich at the yearly European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad. Some win olympic medals in mathematical super excellence, and all experience the beauty of Switzerland, make new friends and build a network of like-minded young scientists around the globe. >

Palmsonntag mit zwei Eseln

An einem wunderschönen und frühlingshaften Sonntag Morgen vor Ostern sorgen zwei Esel für einen rundum friedlichen, gemeinschaftlichen und erheiternden Palmsonntag. Julius und Rosalinde beweisen Persönlichkeit. >

Glacier Express - legendary rail journey in total comfort

Over pristine mountains & meadows, across steep gorges and past quaint villages, Glacier Express astounds and delights with a wondrous, day-long journey across Switzerland. Starting at Zermatt or St. Moritz, it's called the slowest speed train in the world - and one of the most enjoyable! >
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Hotel Alpenblick Berne where guests return as friends

This three***-plus gem of a hotel in a quiet residential neighbourhood close to down-town Berne boasts comfortable, bright rooms, a warm atmosphere and a superb breakfast buffet. Add a cozy library, a charming outdoor terrace plus underground parking and you have an all-round winner! >
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Urbärn a cappella quartet sings gorgeous Swiss folk songs

Traditional Swiss folk music is on the rise again. The four Urbärn singers are classically trained musicians. Their recent concert captivated the audience and kept us spellbound with their haunting, funny and exuberating renditions of an incredibly diverse repertoire of Swiss songs in all four languages. >

Graubündel - the hip new Swiss pic-nic bag!

Swiss hotels and their guests love this pic-nic bag that doubles as a tote and unfolds into a blanket! Winner of the competition "A piece of Graubünden to take with you" by the tourism office of eastern Switzerland's ski and hiking destination Graubünden, the husband-and-wife design team hit the nail on the head! >
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Zürich Zoo: Transition to Nature Conservation Center

Zürich Zoo's newest arrival, cute baby elephant girl Ruwani, is winning visitors hearts. The zoo is a great place to experience animals in an environment close to natural habitat. Impressive is the zoo's engagement with social and ecological sustainability projects around the globe. >
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Restaurant blindekuh: dining in pitch-black darkness

In the dark diningroom at blindekuh restaurant in Zürich or Basel you'll experience smell, taste, sound and other sensations in a completely new light. Beyond providing entertainment, the idea is to offer sighted people insight into the world of those who cannot see. >
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Rudy Canonica: Swiss shepherd in the Bernese highlands

Every year, between the months of November and March, Rudy Canonica walks his flock of six hundred sheep from pasture to pasture across the Bernese Highlands. With the help of a second shepherd, four donkeys and three dogs. At night, he sleeps in his caravan. >

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