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The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke In Zurich!

. The Böögg Goes Up In Smoke in Zurich!   On Monday 24th April 2017 the Böögg stood innocently on his pyre in the middle of Sechselaeutenplatz as the crowd gathered round slowly but surely until the whole of the surrounding are was packed. There was hardly breathing space on this half day holiday in […]

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What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards

. What’s On in Zurich Late April 2017 Onwards     Photo credit Geoff Pegler There’s been both snow and sunshine almost simultaneously in Zurich this week so it will be interesting to discover the Böögg’s forecast for Summer 2017. Next Monday shortly after 6pm we will all find out. For more information about Zurich’s traditional Sechselaeuten celebrations […]

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Dance Musical Soy de Cuba in Zurich and Basel

Dance Musical Soy de Cuba in Zurich and Basel

Basel Photo credit_philippe_fretault. Dance Musical Soy de Cuba in Zurich and Basel 28th April 2017 at the Kongresshaus Zürich and 21st April in Basel     If you love Latin dancing and want to be transported to the hot fiery clubs in Havanna, you don’t need to leave Switzerland – simply go along to either […]

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10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten

10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten

10 Facts about the Böögg and Sechselaeuten   Photo by Geoff Pegler Sechselaeuten is not a Switzerland wide custom but a Zurich tradition. It is a festival to celebrate the end of Winter and it was originally related to the introduction of the Summer working hours – see here for more info. Photo by Geoff […]

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Swiss Webcams – over 1,400 webcams all over Switzerland

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Swiss Webcams – over 1,400 webcams all over Switzerland

Ever thought of making a journey but not sure what the weather would be like at the other end? Or you have a destination in mind but would like to take a peek first.  Then swisswebcams.ch website is definitely for you. With over 1,400 Swiss landscapes there is almost certainly a webcam close to  the area you […]

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Seen Helen Hunt at the Zurich Film Festival? Will you catch Richard Gere in Zurich today?

Seen Helen Hunt at the Zurich Film Festival? Will you catch Richard Gere in Zurich today?

Photo © CAST ZHdK Did you see Helen Hunt in Zurich on Friday? Helen Hunt was the first female recipient of the “Golden Eye” Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival on Friday before the Festival’s screening of her new film “The Sessions” at the film’s European premiere. Today, Richard Gere will be receiving the […]

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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 

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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!

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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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