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Chienbäse Festival in Liestal, SwitzerlandSamuel Miller

How they melt away winter at Liestal's Chienbäse Festival

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Chienbäse is one of Switzerland's most unique festivals, an annual celebration of fire and warmth that takes place in Liestal. The highlight is a fire parade...
Alp Spektakel Prättigau

The Alp Spektakel in Prättigau is 100% living history

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As our global digital village continues to get smaller and tighter, it is nice to get out and visit the real world. At the Alp Spektakel in Prättigau...
Unspunnen Festival 2017

We found alphorns, flags and stones at Unspunnen Festival

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It takes place only every twelve years: The Unspunnen Festival that hosts several traditional Swiss sports such as wrestling or stone throwing...
Alpine Descent Switzerland

A Primer for the Luzerner Fasnacht Carnival

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Not many people have heard of Swiss carnival, or what is locally known as Fasnacht. I was only familiar with the Mardi Gras, but Luzerner Fasnacht...
Swiss Christmas Cookie Recipe - Spitzbuebe

"Spitzbuebe" are my favorite Swiss Christmas cookies, and here's the recipe

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I took up baking while living abroad. Call it an act of desperation, but I was really missing those typical Swiss Christmas cookies. Tin cans filled with...
Lavaux Vineyards in the Evening

5 Swiss Summer Experiences for your Bucket List

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Assuming you have mastered the alphorn and have floated in Switzerland’s lakes, you may be wondering: What’s next? These five summer experiences...
Geneva - l'Escalade Parade - Copyright Luc Buscarlet

The Escalade Festival is Geneva's Independence Day

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Each December, Geneva's residents celebrate the traditional Escalade Festival. But what is this historic festival all about? The holiday is dedicated to...
Herbstmesse Basel 2015

The Basel Autumn Fair is about food and entertainment

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The Basel Autumn Fair is more than just the usual amusement park. With its tradition stretching back 540 years, it's a part of the city's living heritage...
Alpine Descent Switzerland

5 Swiss Autumn Experiences for your Bucket List

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When the mornings start out with fog, you know that autumn has arrived. Just in time, we have collected some truly unique Swiss autumn experiences...