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Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

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    Cesar Ritz was once from a poor farming family in Niderwald. Then he developed luxury hotels that revolutionised the hotel business, founding the Ritz Carlton brand. Find out hi...

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Swiss Up! - Hidden Gold

Swiss Up! - Hidden Gold

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  It might seem cartoonish to picture bars of gold being stored in an underground bunker - but that is exactly what happens in Kandersteg. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how m...

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Swiss Up! - Who's legal here?

Swiss Up! - Who's legal here?

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  On today's episode, we discuss immigration in Switzerland and the people that are living here undeclared. Dario walks us through the numbers and why people move to Switzerland illegal...

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Swiss Up! - Universities, Nobel Prize winners & international study

Swiss Up! - Universities, Nobel Prize winners & international study

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  Does Switzerland have any top universities? Well, at least one of the top 20 universities worldwide is in Switzerland. Find out which one and much, much more on today's episode of Swi...

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Swiss Up! - Jewish history

Swiss Up! - Jewish history

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    Around 3,000 Orthodox Jews live in Switzerland, part of a larger number of Swiss Jews. They have a rich history in Switzerland that Dario explains to us today on Swiss Up! &n...

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Swiss Up! - Big Pharma in Basel

Swiss Up! - Big Pharma in Basel

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  It all began with acids, apparently, which were difficult to transport long distances; then came clothing dyes before finally pharmaceuticals were produced. Confused? You won't be aft...

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Swiss Up! - Siffert, the legend that could have been

Swiss Up! - Siffert, the legend that could have been

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  Formula One racing driver and motorcycle racer, Siffert, died before his time whilst racing. Find out about his life and the racing legacy he left behind him on this episode of Swiss Up! ...

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Swiss Up! - Typical Swiss weather

Swiss Up! - Typical Swiss weather

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  Here in Switzerland, we have a couple of famous winds that can completely change the weather when they come. Learn about the Foehn and the Bise on Swiss Up! today and what areas of the co...

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Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

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  Well, Audrey Hepburn is one! Switzerland has become home to numerous famous people, some of whom live out their last days here and then their eternity too. Today on Swiss Up! Dario tell u...

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Swiss Up! -  The political emergency response team: Libero

Swiss Up! - The political emergency response team: Libero

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  What does that even mean, a political emergency response team? If you're not sure, Dario is and on today's episode of Swiss Up! we're learning all about news narratives and im...

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Swiss Up! - Women finally get the vote

Swiss Up! - Women finally get the vote

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  Switzerland may be progressive in some senses, but it was very late to give women to vote. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how women finally reached equality in the voting se...

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Swiss Up: The European Court of Human Rights

Swiss Up: The European Court of Human Rights

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the sometimes strained relationship Switzerland has with the European Court of Human Rights. It couldn't join while women were denied the vote and now an...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss air rescue system

Swiss Up! - The Swiss air rescue system

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    Rega is the Swiss ambulance of the air, rescuing people from the mountains. On today's episode learn all about why their work is increasing and what other areas they help in...

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Swiss Up! - Salt mines of Bex

Swiss Up! - Salt mines of Bex

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    Swiss wealth didn't just come from banks and watches - it came from salt too! Today on Swiss Up! Dario tells us all about the history of salt extraction, how it's change...

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Swiss Up! - Matterhorn appreciation episode

Swiss Up! - Matterhorn appreciation episode

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    You may never have got round to visiting it, but you definitely know its appearance by heart. One of the most recognisable mountains in the word, today Dario tells us all about ...

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Swiss Up! -  Pestalozzi and the education revolution

Swiss Up! - Pestalozzi and the education revolution

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    A trained clergy man, farmer and finally educator, Pestalozzi is famous for reforming Swiss education. Find out more about his philosophy that revolutionised the schooling syste...

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Swiss Up! - WWII Alpine Bunkers

Swiss Up! - WWII Alpine Bunkers

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  If Switzerland didn't participate in World War Two, what were the bunkers for - the ones littered across the Swiss Alps? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! where Dario tells...

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Swiss Up! - The Banking Scene

Swiss Up! - The Banking Scene

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Switzerland has historically been famous for banking, be that good or bad. But how has it changed over the years, especially since the 2008 crisis? Today Dario discusses tax evasion, offshore banki...

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Swiss Up! - Freddie Mercury in Montreux

Swiss Up! - Freddie Mercury in Montreux

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What's the link between Switzerland and Queen, the band? Find out in today's episode of Swiss Up! where Dario tells us why Montreux has a Freddie Mercury statue...

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Swiss Up! - The success of Heidi

Swiss Up! - The success of Heidi

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  Published in 1881, Heidi as been one of the greatest exports of Swiss culture. Find out in today's Swiss Up! all about the book's history and its global reach today.   ...

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Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

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Though Switzerland avoided the war, they did not avoid the flu, with 25,000 people dying in total. Today Dario tells us about the disease, how it spread, and the theories of why more men suffered t...

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Swiss Up! The grounding of swissair

Swiss Up! The grounding of swissair

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at history and bankruptcy of the national flag carrier, swissair in 2001.

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Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

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    Dario says no, not really anymore. But there was one! Today on Swiss Up! we learn about car manufacturing in Switzerland, how General Motors had a plant in Biel, and how Switzer...

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Swiss Up! - Swatch: The plastic watch born in crisis

Swiss Up! - Swatch: The plastic watch born in crisis

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    Ever heard the story of Swatch, the famously Swiss plastic watch brand? Today on Swiss Up! Dario explains that story, including the risk one employee took when the company was o...

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