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Alpabzug – Cows Descending the Mountain in Elm, Engelberg, Flumserberg, Brigels, Urnasch…

Filed in Children, Swiss Festivals, Travel by on September 13, 2012 5 Comments
Alpabzug – Cows Descending the Mountain in Elm, Engelberg, Flumserberg, Brigels, Urnasch…

Fancy going to watch an Alpabzug or Alpine procession with all the cows coming down the mountains? It’s around this time of year that the cows make their way down the mountains having spent the Summer months up on the Alpine pastures. The villagers get ready to greet them by dressing in traditional costumes and […]

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Five Small Lakes to Visit in Switzerland 

Filed in Music by on September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Five Small Lakes to Visit in Switzerland 

Five Small Lakes to Visit in Switzerland  Whether you are looking for a place to go swimming in the summer or hiking in the autumn and spring, there are plenty of small lakes for every activity. Greifensee Situated to the east of Zurich in the Glatt Valley, the Greifensee is a smaller, quieter lake for […]

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Looking for a photography course? Special NewInZurich Offer at ViewFinder!

Filed in Special Offers, Things To Do by on September 5, 2012 0 Comments
Looking for a photography course? Special NewInZurich Offer at ViewFinder!

Looking for a photography course that’s in English with a friendly and helpful company? Look no further than ViewFinder Center for Photography, based in Winterthur a short train ride from Zurich HB. They’ve teamed up with NewInZurich to offer our readers a special promomtional code giving 20% discount off their DSLR 1-2-3 package beginner’s photography […]

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Forchbahn 100 Years Celebration in Pictures

Forchbahn 100 Years Celebration in Pictures

Well if you didn’t manage to make it to the Forchbahn 100 years celebrations here are some photos of what you missed!  There were free rides on Forchbahn carriages of all eras, a “Christening ceremony for a Forchbahn”, pig racing (N.B. the photo just shows the exhausted piglets catching up on some sleep after the […]

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Vintage Travel by Tram

Filed in Exhibitions and Events, Things To Do, Travel by on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
Vintage Travel by Tram

Did you know that the “VHF”, the Society responsible for historic Forchbahn trams, run monthly public journeys in vintage trams along the “Route 21” line, a variant of the Forchbahn route, from the Tram Museum in Burgwies to Esslingen?  Today, Saturday August 25th is one of those days when the vintage trams will be out and […]

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Champéry – Mountain Biking, Hiking and Lots more

Filed in Sports, Travel by on August 21, 2012 0 Comments
Champéry – Mountain Biking, Hiking and Lots more

Champéry – Mountain Biking, Hiking and Lots more Planning a late Summer break or a weekend away?  Or how about half-term break not too far away? Champéry in Switzerland truly is a hidden gem. It’s a great location for hiking, mountain biking or just chilling whilst you take in the beautiful scenery. Situated in the […]

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