Articles: Explore Switzerland

12 reasons to fall in love with Switzerland

12 reasons to fall in love with Switzerland

Mid Morning Mix

  Next week on WRS we'll be giving away a fabulous and unique getaway to discover the World Heritage site of the Benedictine Convent of St. John in Müstair in Graub&...

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Bains de Paquis - openair concerts in Geneva at 6am

Bains de Paquis - openair concerts in Geneva at 6am

Mid Morning Mix

Image: Facebook - @bainsdepaquis   Philippe Constantin, Coordinator of the Aubes Concerts at Bains de Pâquis, tells us more about the history of the Bains de Pâquis city...

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CinéTransat - coming together for films and picnics

CinéTransat - coming together for films and picnics

Mid Morning Mix

  What happens when you bring people together through open-air cinema, creative installations and picnics in Geneva? Why, CinéTransat of course!  CinéTransat'...

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ART SEEN - Sell It With Flowers

ART SEEN - Sell It With Flowers

ART SEEN

  Uli Van Neyghem looks at this intimate and powerful exhibition on international consumerism.

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The Centre Manor Vevey prepares for the Fête des Vignerons

The Centre Manor Vevey prepares for the Fête des Vignerons

Mid Morning Mix

With an extra 40'000 people expected to head to Vevey over the next few weeks over the period of the Fête des Vignerons, we wondered how businesses in Vevey are preparing.  Anouck...

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Anzère - Discussing E-bikes with Cedric Jost

Anzère - Discussing E-bikes with Cedric Jost

The Breakfast Show

  After trying out an E-bike for the first time, Katt was keen to discuss her experience with Cedric. However, electric bikes are not the only thing you can take out on the trails in Anz&eg...

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Geneva Pride Week

Geneva Pride Week

Mid Morning Mix

  Jacopo, Co-President of Geneva Pride, explains what's happening this week in Geneva.  

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Get Swissed at the water castle

Get Swissed at the water castle

Mid Morning Mix

We're ready for another adventure on land and on water this week. What exactly are Swiss 'water castles' and, apart from being spectacular, what's so special about that view?&n...

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Amongst the shops and restaurants of Carouge

Amongst the shops and restaurants of Carouge

The Breakfast Show

Carouge is only a short bus ride from Geneva, across the Arve river, but the town's personality is totally unique. Bohemian, artisanal, creative, the town of Carouge is a must-visit. ...

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Swiss Up! - The Last Famine

Swiss Up! - The Last Famine

Swiss Up!

Over 200 years ago, now, the last famine to ravage Switzerland took place - mostly thanks to a huge volcanic eruption over in Indonesia. Today on the show we're talking about what the effects o...

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Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

Swiss Up!

Today (Friday 14th June) women are striking across the country in protest of the wage gap between men and women in Switzerland. This is not the first strike nor (sadly) will it be the last - find o...

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Swiss Up! - Art Basel

Swiss Up! - Art Basel

Swiss Up!

It's beginnings are humble, but Art Basel is now an annual event attracting art galleries from all over the globe. Yet not everyone is excited about this. Find out why on today's episode.

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Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

Swiss Up!

Across the river Arve, the town of Carouge stands just a quick tram ride from Geneva. Its atmosphere, history and architecture, however, is very different and the Ville de Carouge offer guided walk...

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Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

Swiss Up!

Not only was she the first MP in Switzerland of African descent, but she was also one of the first 10 women elected to Swiss parliament. So she is important in the progression of Switzerland and ev...

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Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

Swiss Up!

Dinosaur fossils have been found all over Switzerland, but are particularly concetrated in some areas. On today's episodes we discuss why Frick has a high densitiy of dinosaur fossils and where...

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Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

Swiss Up!

In the Lucerne region, a mountain stands from which people were once forbidden to climb, as superstition led to fear. Originating from a legend surrounding the death of Pontius Pilate, Dario discus...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up!

On today's episode we're looking at the iconic Swiss flag - where did it originate, is it ever rectangular, and does it have ties with the Red Cross organisation? Dario will answer all thes...

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Swiss Up! - Worry

Swiss Up! - Worry

Swiss Up!

What do the Swiss worry about? Are they concerned by the quality of their chocolate? How big a bell you can put on a cow before it can no longer lift its head? We are of course joking - Swiss ci...

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Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up!

On today's episode we're talking about the Washington Principles and how Switzerland have helped in recovering Nazi looted art. 

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Tak Erzinger: poetry and pilgrimage on St Jacob's Way

Tak Erzinger: poetry and pilgrimage on St Jacob's Way

Mid Morning Mix

  Poet and artist Tak Erzinger took to St Jacob's Way (also known as St James' Way / Jakobsweg) as a pilgramage that would help her deal with personal trauma. She returned...

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Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

Swiss Up!

Travel back in time with us to the 19th century when hotels along the shores of Lake Geneva needed ice and the only way to transport it from the mountains was by wagon.  We'll even thro...

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Swiss Up - Diplomats

Swiss Up - Diplomats

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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10 years of 'Caves Ouvertes' in Vaud (8-9 June)

10 years of 'Caves Ouvertes' in Vaud (8-9 June)

Mid Morning Mix

  Catherine Cruchon from Domaine Henri Cruchon explains the Caves Ouvertes event in Vaud, which takes place this year on the 8-9 June. She also gives us an initiation into the best way t...

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Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

Swiss Up!

Have you heard of the Huawei-US national security controversy? If you haven't, that's ok - we'll get into it on this episode of Swiss Up! Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, has been coll...

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