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Top 10 Swiss foods – with recipes

Top 10 Swiss foods – with recipes

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Does 'Swiss food' even exist, so to speak? You can decide with these 10 top Swiss foods you have to try.

Top festivals in Switzerland 2016

Top festivals in Switzerland 2016

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The top Swiss festivals offer a wealth of attractions for music lovers or those who enjoy open-air spectacles against a backdrop of picturesque Swiss scenery.

35 facts about Switzerland

35 facts about Switzerland

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Test your Swiss knowledge with these top 35 Swiss facts – did you know Velcro and LSD originated in Switzerland and that pet dogs face Swiss taxes?

Emergency numbers in Switzerland

Emergency numbers in Switzerland

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What number do you call in an emergency in Switzerland? Here's a guide to emergency numbers and helplines in Switzerland, plus useful numbers for advice, lost property and general enquiries.

Swiss National Day, 1 August

Swiss National Day, 1 August

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Celebrate the founding of the Swiss Confederation with a range of festivities held throughout Switzerland on 31 July and 1 August on 'Bundesfeier'.

Swiss summer and autumn customs – wine, cows and foklore festivals

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Pull out the alphorns and yodel till the cows come home (literally): that's how the Swiss celebrate summer and autumn traditions, in an array of top folklore festivals.

Swiss spring and winter customs – the festival high seasons

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Egg battles, 'snowman' burning and chasing winter spirits are just some of the traditional Swiss customs to celebrate in spring and winter.

Public holidays in Switzerland 2016

Public holidays in Switzerland 2016

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Here is a list of Swiss national public holidays in 2016, plus regional holidays, daylight savings, Mother's and Fathers Days, school holidays and other important dates in the Swiss calendar.

Swissworld: Celebrating Swiss Advent and Christmas

Swissworld: Celebrating Swiss Advent and Christmas

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Get your Advent calendars ready! The countdown to Christmas in Switzerland is full of traditions and celebrations.

Social security in Switzerland – and claiming your benefits

Social security in Switzerland – and claiming your benefits

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Expats in Switzerland have to take out compulsory social insurance to access the Swiss social security system, in exchange for certain benefits.

Swissworld: Chocolate – Switzerland's most famous expat

Swissworld: Chocolate – Switzerland's most famous expat

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You may eat Swiss chocolate regularly – but how much do you know about the origins of Swiss chocolate?

Driving and parking in Switzerland

Driving and parking in Switzerland

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Before you drive in Switzerland, read the rules for driving licences, importing vehicles, car registration, parking and road regulations in Switzerland.

Swissworld: Switzerland and neutrality

Swissworld: Switzerland and neutrality

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"I am Switzerland?" Taking an in-depth look at Swiss neutrality.

Swissworld: Switzerland and the world

Swissworld: Switzerland and the world

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As the world changes, Switzerland faces new challenges in formulating its foreign policy.

Swissworld: Foreigners in Switzerland

Swissworld: Foreigners in Switzerland

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Swissworld provides a snapshot of the international population in Switzerland.

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