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best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

Stay in a castle

Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

Top 10 places to visit in Switzerland

Top 10 places to visit in Switzerland

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Whether you're just visiting or moving to Switzerland, there are many top Swiss attractions. Visit these top 10 places in Switzerland to experience the best of Switzerland's tourism.

Goetheanum

Diccon Bewes: The Goetheanum, a building like no other

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You won't find a single 90-degree angle in Switzerland's architectural marvel, The Goetheanum, located a train ride from Basel.

The terrifyingly beautiful reasons to visit Chamonix in the French Alps

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Chamonix makes the perfect French Alps getaway with many top things to do in the quaint village before embarking up the French Alps and the towering Mont Blanc.

Switzerland's park legacy of one man’s fantasy

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The Bruno Weber park near Zurich is the legacy of the Swiss artist's fantasy that he dared to share with the world.

Top Swiss towns

Diccon Bewes: The 10 prettiest small towns in Switzerland

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When it's time to escape the cities of Geneva and Zurich, just two hours away Switzerland's small picturesque towns feel like walking through a medieval movie set.

How to drive on the Autobahn

Road rules: How not to drive the Autobahn like a tourist

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Hyde Flippo outlines the German Way's seven golden rules for driving on the Autobahn like an expert, not a tourist. Hint: there are speed limits involved.

Swiss coffee and caviar

Diccon Bewes: In search of heat, caviar and coffee – Swiss made

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Diccon Bewes explains where you can explore Swiss-made tropical products such as papaya, bananas and coffee – and steamy, fragrant heat.

Verbier summer activities

Summer activities in Verbier

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Swiss mountains aren't just for winter; discover a range of summer activities to do in Verbier for the whole family.

Diccon Bewes: Dead famous in Switzerland

Diccon Bewes: Dead famous in Switzerland

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When it comes to foreign celebrities, Switzerland is the place to die; find the graves of numerous celebrities in Switzerland from Charlie Chaplin and James Joyce to Coco Chanel.

Visit the LHC

Visiting the Large Hadron Collider: A factfile

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Find out why Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located in Switzerland, is the most powerful particle smasher in the world.

Enjoy Living Abroad: Fifty shades of Zurich

Enjoy Living Abroad: Fifty shades of Zurich

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In preparation for a cross-Europe trip, Karen McCann reads up on the naughty side of Zurich.

MySwitzerland: Alpine Life

Living the alpine lifestyle – where mountains are moved

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From festive processions to your own mountain hut, you can experience the Swiss Alps lifestyle for yourself with a good dose of folk Swiss culture, world-famous cheeses and clean mountain air.



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