Articles: Explore Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Revising the constitution

Swiss Up! - Revising the constitution

Swiss Up!

On the first day of the 21st century, Switzerland rolled in a newly revised constitution. Find out why it was new, what there was beforehand and whether we're likely to see antoher total revisi...

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ART SEEN - Life of Mine: Giving mine action a human face

ART SEEN - Life of Mine: Giving mine action a human face

ART SEEN

  If you go for a stroll along the lakeside on Quai Mont Blanc, something else than the beautiful panorama or the famous Jet d'Eau will capture your attention: the compelling photo art ...

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Swiss Up! - When landmarks burn down

Swiss Up! - When landmarks burn down

Swiss Up!

With the tragedy of the Notre Dame in our global consciousness, this epsiode of Swiss Up! looks at some Swiss fire tragedies and what is done nowadays to prevent any more fire-related destruction.&...

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Swiss Up! - The Orient Express

Swiss Up! - The Orient Express

Swiss Up!

After the first World War, The Orient Express reopened and this time it passed through Switzerland. Find out why it didn't run through Switzerland before and what happened to it afterwards on t...

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Swiss Up! - Lobbying

Swiss Up! - Lobbying

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the issue of lobbying Swiss MPs and how many of them have outside interests - which, possibly, could be in conflict with their public duties. 

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Producing organic wine at the Château d'Eclépens

Producing organic wine at the Château d'Eclépens

Mid Morning Mix

  Francois de Coulon, from the Château d'Eclépens, tells us about his family's venture towards a more environmentally friendly method of wine production...  

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SwissPats: Middle Ages Market

SwissPats: Middle Ages Market

SwissPats

Don and Suzi give us the update for what's going on in German-speaking Switzerland. This week we're talking medieval festivals, musicals, and the Fly Me To The Moon exhibitions! &nb...

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Swiss Up! - Hydropower

Swiss Up! - Hydropower

Swiss Up!

Today on Swiss Up, Dario explains hydroelectricity - the source of 96% of Switzerland's renewable energy! Find out the history of hydropower and how it reached its limits in Switzerland.&nbs...

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Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

Swiss Up!

  On today's Swiss Up, Dario asks how can a neutral country have a relationship with a foreign military organisation? Well, it can.

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Swiss Up: Forgotten Nobel Prize winner (10 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Forgotten Nobel Prize winner (10 April 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario unearths of the story of Carl Spitteler who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1919 for his work 'Olympian Spring'. Find out more about Spitteler on www.spitteler.ch

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Swiss Up: Abortion Rights (9 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Abortion Rights (9 April 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario runs through abortion rights in Switzerland, the difference in cantonal laws and can teens get abortions without parental consent? (yes).

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Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

Swiss Up!

Today (6 April 2019) is the Sechseläuten in Zurich. The city's biggest festival to mark the start of summer. It dates back to the Middle Ages and features the Böög - a large snow...

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Get Swissed with UNESCO

Get Swissed with UNESCO

Mid Morning Mix

  Discover the historical gems of Switzerland, both in natural beauty and man-built cities. This episode of "Get Swissed" travels to various UNESCO sites and Marc tries hi...

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ART SEEN - Anselm Kiefer: Books and Woodcuts

ART SEEN - Anselm Kiefer: Books and Woodcuts

ART SEEN

  After several years of covering art-related events and exhibitions in Switzerland, this was a little surprise for Uli Van Neyghem to discover.  

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Swisspats: Fasnacht in Lucerne

Swisspats: Fasnacht in Lucerne

SwissPats

Carnival in Lucerne - 28th Feb to 6th March  Suzie tells us all about what we can see at the Fasnacht festival this year, including traditional parades and why Lucerne is special this year....

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Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

Swiss Up!

  Fasnacht is the canival that takes place before the 40 days of fasting in the Christian calendar. Find out all about it's history, where the best carnivals are around Switzerland, and...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Lavaux

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Lavaux

Swiss Up!

Today we spoke to Blaise Duboux about the link between the Fête des Vignerons and Lavaux, both UNESCO heritages. What advantages does this label bring and what does the Fête celebrate? ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

Swiss Up!

  We're looking at the Fêtes des Vignerons this week on Swiss Up! and today we're looking at Cantonal Days. Each canton represents the best of themselves, with their specific ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

Swiss Up!

    Over in Vevey, the Fête des Vignerons will be having a family festival! With over 60 food and beverage stands, it's one not to miss - find out all about it on today...

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Swiss Up! - Fêtes des Vignerons: Choreography

Swiss Up! - Fêtes des Vignerons: Choreography

Swiss Up!

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The Impossible Task

The Impossible Task

The Breakfast Show

Ka/Noa Menswear take on the impossible task of making Mark look smart.

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the president

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the president

Swiss Up!

  This week we're looking at the Fête des Vignerons on Swiss Up! We spoke with the Abbot-President of the Confrérie des Vignerons, François Margot, about both the Co...

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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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