Switzerland

Big Pintenfritz Grindelwald – Longest Toboggan Ride in Europe

Filed in Family, Sports, Swiss Mountains, Switzerland, Things To Do by on October 24, 2013 2 Comments
Big Pintenfritz Grindelwald – Longest Toboggan Ride in Europe

Big Pintenfritz Grindelwald – Longest Toboggan Ride in Europe Love tobogganing? Then you might very well be interested in the longest toboggan ride in the whole of Switzerland? What’s more is that Big Pintenfritz is also the longest toboggan ride in the whole of Europe! Scenic Toboggan Run This snowy downhill adventure starts at the Faulhorn […]

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Switzerland – A Very Happy and Very Competitive Country

Filed in Switzerland, What's On by on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Switzerland – A Very Happy and Very Competitive Country

According to two reports out this month, Switzerland ranks third in the world as the most “happy country” to live in after Norway and Denmark and it also ranks as the “most competitive country” for the 5th year on the trot. The World Happiness Report which ranked Switzerland third was complied by the UN Sustainable […]

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Photos of Cow Parades Alpabfahrts & Alpabzüge

Photos of Cow Parades Alpabfahrts & Alpabzüge

  Photos of Cow Parades Alpabfahrts & Alpabzüge It’s that time of year when the cows come down the mountains after a long Summer enjoying the pastures on high. There is huge anticipation and a great atmosphere as crowds gather round to welcome the cows back into the fold. Children and adults alike are dressed […]

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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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Swiss National Day August 1st – Happy Birthday Switzerland!

Swiss National Day August 1st – Happy Birthday Switzerland!

If it’s your first time in Switzerland for August 1st you’re in for a treat. You may have noticed the shop windows overdosing on red and white for the past month and you can find the Swiss flag on almost everything from a paper napkin to t shirts to mugs and cow bells (now’s quite […]

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Swiss Earthquake – did you feel the earth move in St Gallen?

Filed in Outside Zurich, Practical, Switzerland by on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Swiss Earthquake – did you feel the earth move in St Gallen?

Photo of the geothermal bore hole project near St Gallen Photo © Keystone You may have read in the newspaper or seen on the news that there was an earthquake in Switzerland this weekend.  It took place on Saturday 20th July and measured 3.6 on the Richter scale at a depth of 4 metres. It […]

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