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Geranium city

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In Bern you know spring has sprung once the Graniummärit (geranium market) takes over the Bundesplatz. This year marks the 60th edition. As you can see, it’s not just geraniums on offer, but they are the dominant flower. And they’ve got the biggest pots this year…

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Repair Café


Scene from Repair Café Bern (Ester Unterfinger)


Why buy new? The Repair Café is a chance to have defective goods fixed for free. One of my favorite events!

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All sorts of tasty treats are for sale in the IM VIADUKT Markthalle.

The viaduct across Zurich’s industrial neighbourhood has been a landmark for more than century. Today, its arches shelter a variety of small businesses, making it a gourmet temple, funky shopping strip and cultural meeting point. It is also home to the city’s first covered market hall.

Click here to read the whole story, published in the December 2010 issue of Swiss News magazine:


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