Swiss Traditions

The Fabulous Hot Air Balloons at Chateau d’Oex

The Fabulous Hot Air Balloons at Chateau d’Oex

The Fabulous Hot Air Balloons at Chateau-d’Oex Photos Of the Festival International de Balloons by Carmen Sirboiu  If you’ve never been to a hot air balloon festival before, you’re in for a colourful surprise. Photographer Carmen Siboiu took these beautiful photos of the Chateau-d’Oex balloon festival and from 25th January till 2nd February 2020 you […]

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How To Celebrate New Year in Zurich

How To Celebrate New Year in Zurich

  How To Celebrate New Year in Zurich If you’re in Zurich over the New Year there are lots of activities to get involved in – take a look here to get some ideas and inspiration: NEW YEAR FIREWORKS 31st DEC People travel from far and wide to witness the beautiful New Year Fireworks over […]

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Vermicelles – A Traditional Chestnut Dessert from Switzerland

Vermicelles – A Traditional Chestnut Dessert from Switzerland

Vermicelles – A Traditional Chestnut Dessert from Switzerland  It Looks Like Worms! If you’ve been in any bread or cake shops in Switzerland this Autumn or Winter you can’t fail to have noticed the Vermicelles desserts. Looking like a pile of pale chocolate worms to the untrained eye, they do look quite strange! Their name […]

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The Aarau Carrot Market – Aarauer Rüeblimärt

The Aarau Carrot Market – Aarauer Rüeblimärt

The Aarau Carrot Market – Aarauer Rüeblimärt Did you know that Aargau is known as the “carrot canton? Since 1982 carrot lovers have been coming in their busloads to visit the city of Aarau in the Canton of Argau northern Switzerland on the first Wednesday of November. It is on this day every year that […]

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Chef Stefan Wiesner Cooks Emmental AOP URTYP In The Forest

Chef Stefan Wiesner Cooks Emmental AOP URTYP In The Forest

Stefan Wiesner Cooks Emmental AOP URTYP In the Forest Emmental AOP URTYP There are a number of types of Emmental AOP cheese and one of the most flavoursome is the Emmental AOP URTYP®.  In fact the AOP URTYP is said to be “the Emmental cheese” which comes closest to the original 13th century ‘forefather’ of all Emmental […]

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The Lavaux UNESCO World Heritage Vineyards

The Lavaux UNESCO World Heritage Vineyards

The Lavaux UNESCO World Heritage Vineyards Have you ever visited the beautiful Lavaux vineyards in Switzerland? Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since June 2007 they are on not only wonderfully scenic but of great cultural significance too. The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, stretch from Chateau de Chillon for about 30 km along Lake Geneva […]

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