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Summer in Switzerland – Swiss traditions and festivals

Summer in Switzerland – Swiss traditions and festivals

After the protracted Winter in Zurich this year (and from what I gather the rest of Switzerland, if not Europe too) the sun tried valiantly to shine a little over Zurich today before retreating once again behind clouds and rain. But just in that short glimpse of sunshine my thoughts turned to Summer and I […]

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Zurich Marathon 2013 exciting, cold and record-breaking! Geneva Marathon coming soon….

Zurich Marathon 2013 exciting, cold and record-breaking! Geneva Marathon coming soon….

  Winner of 11th Zurich Marathon Tadesse Abraham, Photo © Geoff Pegler This Sunday 7th April the 11th Zurich Marathon and 10km City Run took place and it was one of the coldest on record with temperatures between just 3 and 6 degrees. Well done and congratulations to all who braved the chilly weather and participated. A special congratulations […]

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Top Ten Tallest Buildings in Switzerland

Filed in Switzerland, Things To Do, Travel by on April 3, 2013 1 Comment
Top Ten Tallest Buildings in Switzerland

  The Roche Tower in Basel. Photo courtesy of Roche Top Ten Tallest Buildings in Switzerland After our post about the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard in London, before it was overtaken by the Lakota centre in Russia, we compared it to the tallest building in Switzerland which was until September 2015, Prime […]

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Swiss Museum Pass – access to more than 490 Museums all over Switzerland

Swiss Museum Pass – access to more than 490 Museums all over Switzerland

  Swiss Museum Pass – access to more than 490 Museums all over Switzerland   If you enjoy visiting museums and art galleries, or taking the children and visitors to them when they come over, you might want to consider investing in a Swiss Museum Pass. Not only does it give you access to over […]

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Photos of Snow and Ice in Zurich (Part 1)

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Photos of Snow and Ice in Zurich (Part 1)

We’ve been experiencing a prolonged cold and snowy snap in Zurich and if you’ve been outside in the elements we hope you’ve managed to wrap up well and keep warm. It’s been freezing (and well below!) for a long time now and there has been a huge amount of snow – but you can’t deny […]

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Little Swiss Quiz – interesting facts about Switzerland

Filed in Switzerland, Zurich in Photos by on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Little Swiss Quiz – interesting facts about Switzerland

Here are some photos of Zurich under a big blanket of snow. Most Winters when the snow arrives the landscape in the city completely changes. It doesn’t make for a great commute into town but it’s wonderful for building snowmen, turning the parks and fields into toboggan runs and fabulous for skiing in the mountains. […]

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