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Top Swiss food

Top 10 Swiss foods – with recipes

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Does 'Swiss food' and 'Swiss cuisine' even exist, so to speak? You can decide after trying these top 10 Swiss food recipes of the country's most popular and traditional dishes.

Swiss festivals

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 or that the world's most expensive coffee is in Switzerland?

Swiss 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.

Major airports in Switzerland

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What travellers and expats need to know about major airports in Switzerland from domestic to international airports in Switzerland and information about the busiest airports 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

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 culture

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 customs

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.

Swiss public holidays

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.

Swiss social security

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 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.

Swiss neutrality

Swissworld: Switzerland and neutrality

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



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