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Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

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900 last year in fact! However, 97% register below a magnitude of 2.5, which is the strength at which you can feel the earthquake. But, there have been some instances of earthquakes seriously rocki...

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Swiss Up! - When the borders closed to Jews

Swiss Up! - When the borders closed to Jews

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In 1942, Switzerland closed its borders to the Jews during the Holocaust of WWII. The question is, who knew what would happen to the Jews who were turned away - the government? The citizens? Fin...

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Swiss Up! - Wyssmüller Fondue special

Swiss Up! - Wyssmüller Fondue special

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  On today's episode of Swiss Up! we have a chat with the CEO of Wyssmüller fondue about how this special fondue is made. We also look at the history of fondue and how it came to b...

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What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend?

What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend?

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Suzi and Don from the podcast Swisspats run through what's on this weekend. Basel will be busy with a cheese festival and the traditional Vogel Gryff parade - which also has cannons! And a moun...

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Swiss Up! - Do the Swiss even like each other?

Swiss Up! - Do the Swiss even like each other?

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Well, 64% of Swiss people don't like their neighbours, so the jury is out.  Today on Swiss Up! we discuss neighbourhood conflicts and how the Swiss tend to deal with them.   ...

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Swiss Up! - Reformed by Zwingli

Swiss Up! - Reformed by Zwingli

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  Heralded as the most important reformer in the Swiss Protestant Reformation, Zwingli changed many people's convictions in the church. Under his preaching, celibacy of the clergy was a...

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Swiss Up - A closer look at the World Economic Forum

Swiss Up - A closer look at the World Economic Forum

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How did it start? Why is it in Davos? How did it transform into a political summit? What's the point? Why do people protest it? Find out the answers to all these questions and more on today'...

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Swiss Up - The Worst Nuclear Accident

Swiss Up - The Worst Nuclear Accident

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  In 1969, Switzerland experienced it's first nuclear meltdown in an experimental underground power station. Find out all about in on today's episode of Swiss Up!    ...

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Come Up - Slow Down - in Gstaad

Come Up - Slow Down - in Gstaad

Mid Morning Mix

Michel Hediger works at the Tourism Office / Gstaad Marketing. He gives us a little background about how Gstaad came to be the destination that it is today. It involves a rather...

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Gstaad - Marius, creator of Iglu Dorf

Gstaad - Marius, creator of Iglu Dorf

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Marius builds the same hotel every year. Why? Because it melts every spring. He's the Manager of Iglu-Dorf - a hotel made out of snow up on the slopes in Gstaad. With only 11 rooms, it's...

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Gstaad - Michel Hediger, Product Manager at Gstaad Marketing

Gstaad - Michel Hediger, Product Manager at Gstaad Marketing

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Michel works at the Tourism Office in Gstaad. He gives us a little background about how Gstaad came to be the destination that it is today; a happy accident involving a mountain that was far too st...

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Gstaad - Mirka Czybik, GM of Hotel Huus

Gstaad - Mirka Czybik, GM of Hotel Huus

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Mirka Czybik is the General Manager of the Huus Hotel. She talks us through some of the hotel facilities, including the hotel spa, restaurant and brand new shisha bar.  The lobby itself has...

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Gstaad - Stephan Post, GM of Park Gstaad

Gstaad - Stephan Post, GM of Park Gstaad

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We talk to Stephan Post, the General Manager of Park Gstaad -  a 5-star hotel in Gstaad - about hotels, culinary offerings and wellbeing in general in the region. We talk about ...

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Swiss Up! - Solothurn Film Days

Swiss Up! - Solothurn Film Days

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  Solothurn Film Days is arguably the most important festival for Swiss films. Starting in 1966, it's grown to include conversations about the Swiss film industry as a whole, as well as...

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Swiss Up! - Sperm Donation & Assisted Reproduction

Swiss Up! - Sperm Donation & Assisted Reproduction

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  Did you know that assisted reproduction in Switzerland is only available to married couples? Or that a sperm donor can be expected to make between 20 and 40 donations? Or that t...

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Swiss Up! - Cyber Security

Swiss Up! - Cyber Security

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  Switzerland is famous for building nuclear bunkers all over the country - but can it defend against 'invisible' attacks online? Find out on today's episode just how good (or n...

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Anzère - Vincent Guillaume, talking Anzère restaurants

Anzère - Vincent Guillaume, talking Anzère restaurants

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Talking food with Vincent Guillaume! Vincent comes from a family of restaurant owners. He's worked in several throughout Anzère himself and is here to tell us what there is on offer. ...

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Anzère - Pedro da Silva Lavrincha, masseur at Anzère Spa & Wellness Centre

Anzère - Pedro da Silva Lavrincha, masseur at Anzère Spa & Wellness Centre

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After moving the studio to the spa, we spoke to Pedro da Silva Lavrincha, masseur at Anzère Spa & Wellness Centre. We speak about certain treatments, facilities and even swimming lessons...

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Life in Anzère

Life in Anzère

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The WRS team had a great outing to Anzère, experiencing all that the resort has to offer - for thrill seekers and spa lovers alike - Anzère had it all. With a huge car-free village sq...

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Swiss Up! - Helvetians: The Celtic tribe in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Helvetians: The Celtic tribe in Switzerland

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  Many think Celts were confined to northern Europe but Celtic tribes were once spread all across Europe. Join Dario for this episode of Swiss Up! where he discusses one specific tribe...

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Anzère - Steven Hager, Director of Prosess Concept

Anzère - Steven Hager, Director of Prosess Concept

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Prosess Concept is an outdoor fun park in Anzère that provides entertainment off the slopes. One of the key features is a giant air mattress so you can practice those backflips and land safe...

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Anzère - Damian Indermitte, Director for Anzère Tourism

Anzère - Damian Indermitte, Director for Anzère Tourism

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We spoke to Damian Indermitte about life and work in Anzère. Yes, the tourism board can help you for your getaway trip in Anzère! But have you ever thought about going one step fur...

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Anzère - Sébastien Travelletti & Emil Morard, President & Piste Safety Head at Télé-Anzère

Anzère - Sébastien Travelletti & Emil Morard, President & Piste Safety Head at Télé-Anzère

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Sébastian is chairman of the board for Télé-Anzère. He tells us more about life in Anzère and how he takes advantage of those rare moments off in the height of sk...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss cryptocurrency

Swiss Up! - Swiss cryptocurrency

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  Money is becoming more and more digitalised and this century has seen the invention of a completely digital currency, Bitcoin. The difference between Bitcoin and other currencies, however...

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