7 Innovative Web Startups Based in Switzerland

Lately, there has been quite some buzz as the Greater Zurich Area is working on branding itself as the Silicon Valley of Europe. The entrepreneurs behind some of the most innovative start-up firms are young, dynamic and visionary. So here are seven of my favorite web startups based in Zürich:...
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Waldspielgruppe - Where Swiss Kids Learn Survival Skills

Today, the Curly Girlie went off for the first time to Waldspielgruppe. Rather like England has the Brownies, America has Camp, and Switzerland has the forest playgroup...
Modern Swiss Parking Garage by Peter Kunz Architektur

This modern Swiss parking garage is a man's dream

What is so terribly exciting about these Swiss parking garages is their modern, boxy architecture. This project has secretly made me want to own a Porsche...
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Fiona, the Savage Cow

The image we have of cows is of sweet beasts calmly munching grass all day long as they cling to the sides of the Swiss Alps or lay about on green meadows. But the more observant among you know that many cows in Switzerland don’t have horns, which makes them look less threatening...
Walking on Frozen Lake Zurich - Seegfoerni 1963

Swiss Winter Wonders: Walking on Frozen Lake Zürich

Incredible as it may sound, Lake Zürich with a mass of 3900 km³ can actually freeze over! The records show that since 1233, the lake has been frozen 26 times, the last time taking place in 1963. Especially long lasting was the “Seegfrörni” of 1891...
Bern Onion Market

The annual Onion Market in Bern is all about... onions!

Every fourth Monday in November, Bern shall awaken to the sounds and smells of the traditional Onion Market. From the railway station and down the...
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Innovative CARSCANS Collages by Christian Grund

I cannot get my eyes off of these innovative masterpieces from Christian Grund’s CARSCANS project! Inspired by David Hockney’s picture collages and recent cataloging trends such as Google Earth, his objects are comprised of individual scans.
Runway 34 Restaurant Zurich

Taking off at the Runway 34 Restaurant in Zürich

The concepts of "airline" and "restaurant" have been combined many times all over the world. And fortunately for anyone in the Zürich area, Runway 34 is...
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Who knew you can see the Northern Lights in Switzerland?

I could not believe my eyes when I read an article about the Aurora Borealis! Can you imagine that Northern Lights are visible from Switzerland?