Articles: Explore Switzerland

Swiss Up! Cantonal Votes (22 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Cantonal Votes (22 September 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario now looks at the cantonal votes due this weekend. Will Geneva opt for a minimum wage? Will Nidwalden cut corporate tax to one of the lowest in the world? And most...

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Swiss Up! Upcoming Federal Votes (15 Sept 2020)

Swiss Up! Upcoming Federal Votes (15 Sept 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario talks about the Federal votes due to be held on 27th September. There are a number as some votes have been pushed back due to the coronavirus lockdown. Will Switz...

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Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario goes underground with the Ceneri Tunnel in canton Ticino. It's the last link in the network designed to get trucks off the roads in Switzerland - and brings t...

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La Garenne - Wildlife rescue centre in Vaud

La Garenne - Wildlife rescue centre in Vaud

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La Garenne is a wildlife rescue centre in Vaud. The animals at the park can all be found in Switzerland and many of the animals came to them as orphans or were wounded. Where possible, they will al...

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Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario tells us the basics of the Swiss unemployment system. We certainly don't want to need to know - but for many, it's a risk.

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Making Carouge part of your staycation

Making Carouge part of your staycation

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Today we speak to Cecilia Campeas from the Ville de Carouge about the architecture, ambiance and activities in Carouge that make it a perfect place to visit for this summer's staycation. Tod...

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ART SEEN - Meissen Porcelain at the Ariana

ART SEEN - Meissen Porcelain at the Ariana

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  The Ariana Museum in Geneva is currently hosting an attractive exhibition on Meissen Porcelain. The exhibition covers the very beginnings of porcelain manufacture in Europe and draws...

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Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

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Many people regularly volunteer for associations, good causes and care for family members. A new survey shows 60% volunteer for something - but we could all be donating more blood. Dario explains.

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Yoga & Mindfulness at Indiv Yoga's October retreat

Yoga & Mindfulness at Indiv Yoga's October retreat

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Indiv Yoga is a blend of Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative yoga with the belief that the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, can be applied to everyone. Indiv Yoga c...

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Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario Brander examines the importance of Switzerland's oldest newspaper - and one with a genuinely international reach - the NZZ.

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TechSpark Academy - tech based summer camps for kids 8-18 years

TechSpark Academy - tech based summer camps for kids 8-18 years

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TechSpark Academy offer fun courses that stimulate creativity and curiosity in kids and teens. Marta Gehring from TechSpark explains the residential camps available throughout Switzerland, day...

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Les Elfes - language & adventure kids camps in Verbier

Les Elfes - language & adventure kids camps in Verbier

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Les Elfes offer summer camps in Verbier with a focus on the great outdoors. Key activities including rock climbing, mountaineering & orienteering, paddle sports and mountain biking for kid...

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Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

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As part of the Black Lives Matters campaign, activists have been tearing down statues in the US, the UK and Belgium. But there are statues - and chocolate puddings - which are now also attracting a...

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Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

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Daniel Koch pushed back his retirement to continue to lead the fight against Coronavirus in Switzerland, but now it seems he's finally able to enjoy his retirement. Check out these rather ...

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Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

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Two years ago, an death of a black man in Lausanne echos the death of George Floyd in the US. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the -ongoing - case of Mike Ben Peter.   For mor...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

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Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

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On this week's edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the impact the lockdown is having on Swiss tourism, where the hotels are suffering the most and a drive to get us all to take our annual holid...

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Animal care continues at the Bioparc Geneva

Animal care continues at the Bioparc Geneva

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Tobias Blaha, Director at the Bioparc in Geneva, joined us to talk about the continued animal care for the animals at the zoo in Bellevue.  Throughout the period of lockdown due to the coro...

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Buying a home in Switzerland - the pitfalls and support available

Buying a home in Switzerland - the pitfalls and support available

Mid Morning Mix

The process of purchasing a home in Switzerland can be very different to home-buying in other countries. For a start, there's the price, then there's a question of the deposit and...

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Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

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As work on examining Covid-19 is being carried out across the world - including in Switzerland - the focus is on the safety and security of high level laboratories, known as P4 Labs. This country h...

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TPG - why we shouldn't accept the return of rush hour

TPG - why we shouldn't accept the return of rush hour

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Anne Hornung Soukup, Chair of the public transport service for Geneva (tpg) joins Katt and Mark on the Breakfast Show to answer your questions on mask wearing, button sanitising, price queries...

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Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the food handouts to the needy last weekend - and why the queues in Geneva went worldwide - but similar operations in Zurich, Bern and Basel seemingly we...

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Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario Brander looks at the decision of the Swiss parliament to move from its home at the Federal Palace in the middle of Bern - to a rather nondescript exhibition centre ne...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the impending release of a new app which will let us know if we've come into contact with someone who gets tested for the coronavirus. The Swiss a...

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