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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 beloved music performed by an orchestra and professional singers who melt your heart and make you chuckle over the funny libretto - voilà: Opera Castle Hallwyl! >
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World's largest Swiss flag

6,400 square meters - the world's largest Swiss flag - is mounted every year by a team of expert avalanche control climbers onto a vertical cliff on 2,500 meter elevation Mount Säntis, just in time for Switzerland's National Day, August 1. >

Amsterdam Tips

Quirky hotels; fashionable & funky eateries; lesser known things to do plus the must-see Rijksmuseum and the best way to travel through Amsterdam! (Only sort of on a bicycle...) 🙂 >
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Amsterdam one-house-bridge-hotels

Bridge hotels are the former accommodations of bridge masters who directed the ship traffic on Amsterdam's busy rivers and canals. Made obsolete by digitalizing the process, the houses have now been transformed into unique, character mini suites. Staying there is just fun! >
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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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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. >

Sent, Ftan, Guarda: 3 Engadina villages

Three picturesque villages in the lower Engadina valley, located in close vicinity high up on an sunny terrasse above the river Inn. Hearty, welcoming locals with characteristic, thick-walled stone houses, adorned with artistic graffiti and wooden doors are sure to charm you. A unique and special region, well worth visiting! >
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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 and talented 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. Read more about this 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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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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Kloster Kappel, Kappel am Albis

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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Beromünster Radioweg

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! >
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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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St. Nicholas arrival - Samichlaus Auszug

In the central cantons of Switzerland, Samichlaus' arrival - always with his donkey and his impressive entourage of bell and whip bearers - is celebrated by the community with age old customs. >
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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. >

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