Articles: Explore Switzerland

Crans Montana - Absolutely!

Crans Montana - Absolutely!

Mid Morning Mix

Family friendly? Absolutely! Crans Montana really is a family friendly destination!  There are plenty of activities for families in both summer and winter! Gaëlle Bodrito from Cra...

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Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up!

Today we're talking speed limits, alcohol limits, snow tyres, and driving licenses - get the low-down on all things driving in Switzerland.       WRS is the only ma...

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Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up!

Today on Swiss Up! we're looking at the shortcomings of direct democracy in Switzerland. One not to miss if you're politically-minded.    WRS is the only mainstream English-...

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Crans Montana: Beatrice Benz - Helvetia-Intergolf Hotel

Crans Montana: Beatrice Benz - Helvetia-Intergolf Hotel

Mid Morning Mix

A range of accomodation? Absolutely! The Helvetia Intergolf offers a range of accomodation, such as apartments, family suites and hotel rooms. There is a restaurant and spa&n...

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Crans Montana: Gaëlle Bodrito - Crans Montana Tourism

Crans Montana: Gaëlle Bodrito - Crans Montana Tourism

Mid Morning Mix

Family friendly? Absolutely! Crans Montana really is a family friendly destination!  There are plenty of activities for families in both summer and winter! Gaëlle Bodrito from Cra...

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Crans Montana: Pauline Natasi - ESS

Crans Montana: Pauline Natasi - ESS

Mid Morning Mix

Ski & snowboard lessons? Absolutely! Pauline Nastasi from Ecole Suisse de Ski (ESS) is here to build our confidence on the slopes and talk to us about taking those first steps onto...

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Crans Montana: Bruno Grande - Ka/Noa Menswear

Crans Montana: Bruno Grande - Ka/Noa Menswear

Mid Morning Mix

Fashion? Absolutely! Ka/Noa founder, Bruno Grande, explains the concept behind the store, which offers quality Italian-made clothing where every item works with absolutely any other it...

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Crans Montana: Leslie Taverney - CMA

Crans Montana: Leslie Taverney - CMA

Mid Morning Mix

Parties & Events? Absolutely! Leslie Taverney from CMA talks to us about some of the different events reachable by ski lifts, such as après-ski events on the slopes, or the&...

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Crans Montana: Christine Spahni - Crans Montana Tourism

Crans Montana: Christine Spahni - Crans Montana Tourism

Mid Morning Mix

Great food? Absolutely! On Saturday 23 March enjoy a gourmet ski food safari - speed down the ski slopes and intersperse your day with gourmet breaks in different e...

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Crans Montana: Romain Espero - Hameau de Colombire

Crans Montana: Romain Espero - Hameau de Colombire

Mid Morning Mix

History? Absolutely! We speak to Romain Espero about the Hameau de Colombire - a small hamlet of chalets that were saved from destruction by Romain's family. They are now open...

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Crans Montana: Pascal Schmalen - Golf Club

Crans Montana: Pascal Schmalen - Golf Club

The Breakfast Show

Golf? Absolutely! Pascal Schmalen talks to Mark Butcher about golf in Crans Montana, including the Winter Golf Cup. But the big question has to be: what colour are the golf balls if yo...

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Crans Montana: Jelmer Bignell - Zerodix Co-founder

Crans Montana: Jelmer Bignell - Zerodix Co-founder

Mid Morning Mix

Après-ski? Absolutely! Perfectly placed at the bottom of the telecabines, ZeroDix is an après-ski bar venue that welcomes skiers and non-skiers alike at the bottom of the...

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Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up!

40 years ago, Iranian revolutionaires took American diplomats hostage for over a year. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! what Switzerland's role in the crisis was and how Switzerland...

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Swiss Up - Weekend Results

Swiss Up - Weekend Results

Swiss Up!

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

Swiss Up!

We will tell you! It's somewhat like a buffer zone between France and Switzerland in terms of customs. It's also a region in which French produce can be labelled as Swiss if they so wish to...

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What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend? (8 February 2019)

What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend? (8 February 2019)

SwissPats

This week, Don from Swisspats looks at the last MUBA fair in Basel - its been going since 1917, and will end this year. Traditional brass band music in Lucerne, Solothurn and Basel Land, and Guggen...

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Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

Swiss Up!

95% of mothers in Switzerland breastfeed, whilst the laws now also states breastfeeding breaks at work must be paid. Find out more about breastfeeding in Switzerland on today's episode of Swiss...

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Swiss Up -  Cantonal Vote

Swiss Up - Cantonal Vote

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks ahead to some important cantonal votes which will be held on Sunday, including the future of the water supply in Zurich, a major IT education project in Sankt G...

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Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

Swiss Up!

  In the upcoming national vote, the Initiative to Limit Urban Sprawl will be voted upon. So what is it? And why does it matter?  Join Dario today as he discusses Swiss urban sprawl...

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Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

Swiss Up!

  Switzerland hasn't got the biggest gender pay gap in Europe, but it hasn't got the smallest either (well behind Italy, Sweden and France). So what's creating the gender pay ga...

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Get Swissed in the Bernese Oberland

Get Swissed in the Bernese Oberland

Mid Morning Mix

  Discover winter magic, find peace and get a shot of adrenaline in this episode of "Get Swissed" in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. Are you ready?

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Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

Swiss Up!

  Back in the 60s, less than 1% of the Swiss population would have said they had no religion. Nowadays, however, that figure is around 26%. So, what's changed? And why? Find out on t...

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Swiss Up! - Avalanches

Swiss Up! - Avalanches

Swiss Up!

Every year 90% of avalanche deaths are due to off-piste skiing. As this year's avalanche season has so far been treacherous and sometimes deadly, we explore the history of avalanche warning and...

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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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