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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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OSIRIS Egypt’s Sunken Treasure at Museum Rietberg

OSIRIS Egypt’s Sunken Treasure at Museum Rietberg

. OSIRIS Egypt’s Sunken Treasure at Museum Rietberg     Until 16th July 2017   We’ve been mentioning this exhibition in our Weekly What’s On articles since it opened in February and the other day Clive Greaves went to take a look. This is what he had to say. Really, if you want to go […]

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New Freitag Bird R124 Bag

New Freitag Bird R124 Bag

    New Freitag Bird R124 Bag   All photos credit: tinygiant.ch The people at Freitag always come up with the most innovative bags and travel accessories and their latest addition has just been launched and gone on sale. Bucket Bag The Bird R124 Bag is a bucket bag which despite its moderate size packs […]

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Tasting Les Vignobles de Berne at the Kronenhalle Zurich

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Tasting Les Vignobles de Berne at the Kronenhalle Zurich

. Tasting Les Vignobles de Berne at the Kronenhalle Zurich     Historic Venue The Kronenhalle Restaurant in Zurich is legendary amongst artists, writers, business men and women and people living in Zurich as well as visitors from all over the world. They come here to eat the classic cuisine for which it’s famous, to […]

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Photos of Fashion Hotel Zurich with Olympus

Photos of Fashion Hotel Zurich with Olympus

. Photos of Fashion Hotel Zurich with Olympus at the Kameha Grand Zurich   The Fashion Hotel Spring 2017 kicked off at the Kameha Grand Hotel with a wonderful party featuring a fashion show, an apéro, music, vendors selling everything from jewellery, bowties and sunglasses made of wood from Deushop, to the latest fashions for […]

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What’s On in Zurich Early April 2017 Onwards

What’s On in Zurich Early April 2017 Onwards

. What’s On in Zurich Early April 2017 Onwards   We hope you’ve been enjoying the recent sunny weather and beautiful sunsets in Zurich (top photo). Here are some ideas for the coming weeks. Have fun! Wine Tasting at Expovina Primavera 30th March – 6th April  Why not take a trip down to Puls 5 in […]

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Stately Pleasures at the Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern

Stately Pleasures at the Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern

. Stately Pleasures at the Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern     Neo-Classical Building on the Aare The Hotel Bellevue Palace in Bern, a majestic neo-classical building that stands in a commanding position on the banks of the Aare River and steps from the Swiss Parliament, was never an actual royals-housing residence. But walking into the spacious […]

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Sechseläuten and the Burning of the Böögg in Zurich

Sechseläuten and the Burning of the Böögg in Zurich

Photo Geoff Pegler Sechseläuten, Zünfte or Guilds’ Parade, Children’s Parade   Monday 24th April 2017   Traditionally the third Monday of April in Zurich is Sechseläuten and that means a holiday (or at least a half day holiday for most people). This year Sechseläuten will be taking place on Monday 24th April 2017. Many of the […]

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Images of Venice Carnival

Images of Venice Carnival

. Images of Venice Carnival by Carmen Sirboiu   It may not be Carnival season anymore in Europe, but it’s always nice to look back on photos of the Venice Carnival or the “Carnevale di Venezia” as it’s known. This annual festival is held in Venice in Italy and always ends on Shrove Tuesday in time for the […]

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What’s On in Zurich End of March Early April 2017

What’s On in Zurich End of March Early April 2017

.   What’s On in Zurich End of March Early April 2017   The Blueprint Masquerades Perform Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia 23rd-26th March don’t miss the Blueprint Masquerades performances of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia in English. Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is a play about love, hate, sex and murder. It’s on at Bühne Atelierschule, Plattenstrasse 37, 8032 Zurich on Thursday 23rd […]

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