Werkraum Warteck in Basel, Switzerland

Architecture and creativity converge at Warteck in Basel

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I am atop a rooftop bar in Basel and there is not a single cloud in the sky. Workroom Warteck is a unique piece of architecture with priceless vantage points...
Mondaine Watch Factory in Biberist, Switzerland

What it's like inside the Mondaine watch factory

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There's a place in Switzerland where nearly a million hands are waiting to be put to work. The place is the Mondaine watch factory in Solothurn, and I'm here...

We went to the Città del Gusto Gourmet Festival in Lugano

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In Italian, they call Lugano in Switzerland's south a "città del gusto." Quite literally, this means city of taste - and there is good reason why Lugano...
Cable Car Hiking Trail in Engelberg, Switzerland

The cable car hike in Engelberg is 100 percent unique

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Switzerland holds numerous world records. Did you know that the canton of Nidwalden has more cable cars per capita than any other place on earth?
Barefoot Hiking Trail in Appenzell

The time I hiked the Appenzell barefoot trail – barefoot!

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Wood chips, river rocks and plain old mud: these are just some of the materials I was challenged with when I recently completed the Appenzell barefoot trail...
Emmental Cheese Making Workshop

Inside the Emmental cheese factory (it's where the magic happens!)

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On the shelves of grocers all over the world, wedges of gold called Emmental cheese are enticing unsuspecting victims like me. Now, I finally...
Chuchichäschtli

10 Swiss German words to understand how the Swiss "tick"

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There are some essential Swiss German words to let the locals know that you have done your homework. Here are ten words to truly decode Swiss culture...
Bern, Switzerland Rose Garden

9 things that set Bern apart from any other place

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In my early days in Switzerland, I have made the common rookie error of mistaking Zürich as the Swiss capital - in the place of Bern! Now that I have visited...
Gotthard Panorama Express train journey in Switzerland

On the Gotthard Panorama Express, the journey is the destination

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There are faster ways to travel from northern to southern Switzerland than with the Gotthard Panorama Express. But by panoramic train and boat...