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Not a scientist? Not a problem: The Swiss 'citizen science' lab

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When you open politics to the public, you get direct democracy. But what happens when you open science to the public? Switzerland's invites the public to help develop science.

Swiss wrestling

Five facts to know about Swiss wrestling

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Every three years Switzerland gears up for a wrestling festival of unparalleled proportions – and tickets are like gold dust. Get prepared for 'Schwingfest' 2016.

Swiss sports

Unique Swiss sports: Hornussen, where the Nouss flies

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At first glance the Swiss sport of Hornussen appears like a mixture of golf and baseball but it is much more – this typically Swiss sport has a history dating to the 16th century.

Hiking Switzerland

The top 10 Swiss theme trails even lazy kids will like

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Hiking in Switzerland is a national past-time for family and friends, with many top Swiss theme trails to attract even the laziest child hikers.

Swiss adopt cows for the summer

Swiss adopt cows for the summer

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Some Swiss holidaymakers opt for a rustic break in the mountains to spend time with their adopted cows over the summer, learn another way of life and relieve stress.

Swiss schwingen: From herdsmen to elite Swiss sport

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Schwingen – the Swiss form of wrestling – has experienced an upsurge in recent years, a revival that started with herdsmen more than 200 years ago.

A to Z guide of the world’s groups 'without borders'

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You can easily work abroad, volunteer, or meet new people in a diversity of interests – dogs, entrepreneurs, knitting, mothers, soccer, teachers, theatre, technology, translators and more.

Diccon Bewes: Travelling Switzerland in one ticket

Diccon Bewes: Travelling Switzerland in one ticket

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For cheaper transport across the whole of Switzerland, getting a GA travel card will give you unlimited access to all forms of Swiss transport.

Diccon Bewes: Swizterland's trains at half the cost

Diccon Bewes: Swizterland's trains at half the cost

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All the punctuality, comfort and cleanliness of Switzerland's transport comes at a cost, but there is a way to discount the cost of travel in Switzerland by half.

Live Young Abroad: Culinary secrets of Villars ski resort

Live Young Abroad: Culinary secrets of Villars ski resort

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Getting ready for skiing season in Switzerland? Hannah shares the culinary secrets of the Swiss ski village she's been visiting every year since she was a little girl.

myfriendfromzurich: Exploring Swiss ski fields

myfriendfromzurich: Exploring Swiss ski fields

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Carve your mark onto some of Switzerland's best ski slopes following advice from Zurich locals, Manu and Nina.

Keeping fit in Switzerland

Keeping fit in Switzerland

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Switzerland offers unparalleled opportunities for sports throughout the year, providing sports enthusiasts with ski slopes in winter and outdoor swimming pools in summer.

Diccon Bewes: 10 free things to do in Switzerland

Diccon Bewes: 10 free things to do in Switzerland

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The best things in life are free, and the same may be true of Switzerland.

Diccon Bewes: Great Swiss train trips – Jungfraujoch

Diccon Bewes: Great Swiss train trips – Jungfraujoch

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This is one Swiss train trip you can’t afford to miss, despite the high price tag.

Rick Steves: Top ten off-beat activities in Switzerland

Rick Steves: Top ten off-beat activities in Switzerland

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Rick Steves offers his top ten off-beat Swiss travel treats. Enjoy!



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