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Winter at "Rosenlaui" in the Bernese Oberland

It’s expected to be a hard but hopefully cozy winter in the Swiss tourism industry. For the coming season, Switzerland Tourism is heavily promoting mountain cabin magic in resorts around the country.

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http://www.swisster.ch/news/lifestyle/swiss-tourism-bets-winter-cabin-magic.html

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Dan Dent leads the "Ghost Walk of Zurich"

Dan Dent leads the "Ghost Walk of Zurich"

There’s a side of Zurich not mentioned in the typical city guide – a side that is dark and mysterious. An Englishman brings this spooky aspect “back to life” though his self-created “Ghost Walk of Zurich”. The tour is both creepy and fun, making it the perfect diversion with Halloween on the horizon.

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http://www.swisster.ch/expats-ghost-walk-reveals-zurichs-hidden-haunts.html

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The mother of Venus Adventures against an alpine backdrop

The mother of Venus Adventures against an alpine backdrop

Female travellers have different needs than their bearded counterparts. That belief is the basis behind Venus Adventures, a tour operating group launched exclusively for women who wish to travel on their own or with groups of girlfriends. Julie Paterson, who divides her time between Switzerland and New Zealand, explains her motivation for launching the company.

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http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/lifestyle/kiwi-lady-opens-new-worlds-to-women-travellers_122-2276045

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Paragliding over Fronalpstock in Canton Schwyz

Paragliding over Fronalpstock in Canton Schwyz

With its extreme landscapes, Switzerland is a lively playground for anyone seeking an adventure vacation. Here are some suggestions for experiences that will yield exciting stories to tell your grandchildren.

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http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/news.cfm?category=Market_News&subcat=USA&id=322090

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"You won't have problems getting in touch with the locals," says the Mayor.
Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zurich

 

Elected this past March, Corine Mauch is Zurich’s first female mayor as well as the city’s first openly gay mayor. In a recent interview with “Out Traveler,” she offered travel tips for those planning to visit Zurich during the EuroPride. Her insider tips are useful for anyone headed for Zurich this summer and beyond.

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Cave coral in "Hell's grotto"

An example of cave "coral" in "Hell's grotto"

Switzerland’s mountains may be top of most travellers’ lists, but its caves are also worth exploring. And their cool climates offer relief from the summer heat.

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http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/travel/Deep_thrills_under_the_Swiss_surface.html?siteSect=411&sid=10900808&rss=true&ty=st

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Ballenberg is home to about 100 carefully preserved buildings.

Ballenberg is home to about 100 carefully preserved buildings.

Founded in 1291, the Swiss Confederation has had centuries to develop a rich cultural history. Proud of this cultural heritage, Switzerland makes it a priority to preserve it. Today there are numerous places where visitors can experience Swiss culture first-hand.
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