Swiss Festivals

Colour and Snow at the Chateau d’Oex Balloon Festival

Colour and Snow at the Chateau d’Oex Balloon Festival

 Photo: © Chateau-d’Oex Tourisme . Colour and Snow at the Chateau d’Oex Balloon Festival 26th January – 3rd February 2019   Photo © Carmen Sirboiu Did you know that the first balloon to fly round the world without stopping began its journey from Château-d’Oex back in 1999? It was known as the Breitling Orbiter and […]

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Winter Horse Racing and Squirrel Trail Arosa Switzerland

Winter Horse Racing and Squirrel Trail Arosa Switzerland

. Winter Horse Racing and Squirrel Trail Arosa Switzerland   Last Sunday if you were in Arosa you might have come across “Pferderennen auf Schnee” or horse racing in the snow. This day of horse racing in the snow marked the opening of the 2017 turf season and continues a Swiss tradition of horse racing in […]

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What’s On in Zurich Beginning of January 2017

What’s On in Zurich Beginning of January 2017

. What’s On in Zurich Beginning of January 2017   Zurich is finally looking like it’s having a Swiss Winter with snow on the ground and we hope you’re enjoying the novelty! There’s lots on in the city so take a look here for some inspiration. Dreikönigstag Switzerland 6th January 6th January in Switzerland is […]

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The Appenzell Silvesterkläuse Celebrations Urnäsch

The Appenzell Silvesterkläuse Celebrations Urnäsch

. The Appenzell Silvesterkläuse Celebrations Urnäsch   If you were to visit the town of Urnäsch or one of the neighbouring villages in Appenzell during their Silvesterkläuse celebrations you might be wondering what you had stumbled into! The Silvesterkläuse event takes place on 2 separate days – 31st December to celebrate the “Neuer Silvester” and […]

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Happy New Year Zurich 2017

Happy New Year Zurich 2017

. Happy New Year Zurich 2017   It was a foggy end to 2016 but despite the cloud photographer Geoff Pegler managed to get some great atmospheric shots of Zurich as the New Year was rung in and the fireworks started in the city at 20 minutes after midnight. We’d like you wish each and […]

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Lichterschwimmen in Zurich

Lichterschwimmen in Zurich

Photo courtesy of Zurich Tourism . Lichterschwimmen in Zurich Thursday Before Christmas     Don’t miss the very pretty and quaint tradition of “Lichterschwimmen” on the river Limmat in Zurich. It usually takes place on the Thursday before Christmas every year at 6pm. Hundreds of little candles are lit and released onto the river Limmat close […]

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