Articles: Explore Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Where's your nearest bunker?

Swiss Up! - Where's your nearest bunker?

Swiss Up!

Switzerland is obsessed with bunker building for it's citizens. It all started in the 60s during the cold war but to this day many new buildings come with bunkers in the cellar. There was even ...

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Swiss Up! - Enclaves and exclaves

Swiss Up! - Enclaves and exclaves

Swiss Up!

  Did you know that there is a German and an Italian village both of which are completely surrounded by Swiss territory? These Swiss enclaves have existed for hundreds of years. Figure out ...

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Cycle alongside Andy Schlek in Crans Montana for UNICEF this Saturday

Cycle alongside Andy Schlek in Crans Montana for UNICEF this Saturday

Mid Morning Mix

Amongst other celebrities and corporate teams who support this event, 2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schlek will be cycling for UNICEF this Saturday 9th June and you can cycle alongside him there,...

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UNESCO World Heritage Days - Poetry & photography in Lavaux

UNESCO World Heritage Days - Poetry & photography in Lavaux

Mid Morning Mix

Matthew Richards is a certified tour guide in Lavaux. This weekend the focus will be on getting active and creative in the vineyards less toured; photography, art and poetry can be explored as w...

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UNESCO World Heritage Days - Life in the Benedictine Convent St. John at Müstair

UNESCO World Heritage Days - Life in the Benedictine Convent St. John at Müstair

Mid Morning Mix

Elke Larcher explains life in the Benedictine Convent of Saint John, where she spent some time living amongst the nuns. The convent and museum are open year round, but this weekend has some spec...

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Swiss Up! - Mr Tobler used torrone to make Toblerone

Swiss Up! - Mr Tobler used torrone to make Toblerone

Swiss Up!

Learn all about Switzerland's most iconic chocolate; the two origin stories of it's shape and what it has to do with a Swiss military defence line!    

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Susi Schildknecht explains the slowUp ethos

Susi Schildknecht explains the slowUp ethos

Mid Morning Mix

slowUp allows you to get around, on tarmac, without the traffic. It's a unique way to see the country, with events happening across Spring, Summer & Autumn in 20 different locations across ...

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Swiss Up! - Glaciers are retreating

Swiss Up! - Glaciers are retreating

Swiss Up!

Swiss Glaciers are the countries water reserves. They are not only important for tourism but also for agriculture and water in the tap for many. So what is done to prevent them form disappearing? A...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Merchant Navy

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Merchant Navy

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Dario talks about the Swiss Merchant Navy; how many boats, why Switzerland needs a fleet and what are the pros and cons of shipping companies flying the Swiss flag.

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An evening of exploration and events at Geneva's 'Night of the Museums'

An evening of exploration and events at Geneva's 'Night of the Museums'

Mid Morning Mix

Voyage Voyage!! Geneva museums stay open late on Saturday 26th May with loads of events throughout the night, easy shuttle buses between them and an after party until 5am. Christopher Park, ...

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Swiss Up! - Sonderbund; Switzerland's last civil war

Swiss Up! - Sonderbund; Switzerland's last civil war

Swiss Up!

Dario joins us each morning on the Breakfast Show to share some fascinating Swiss stories. Today we're talking about the Sonderbund war of 1847.      

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Birdlife Switzerland explain SpringAlive

Birdlife Switzerland explain SpringAlive

Mid Morning Mix

Raffael Ayé is the Department Manager for Species Recovery Programmes at Birdlife Switzerland. He explains to WRS that Birdlife is an association of associations. There are cantonal assoc...

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Why Ally loves a weekly 5k run in the park

Why Ally loves a weekly 5k run in the park

Mid Morning Mix

Ally Bainton got in touch with such enthusiasm for his local running / walking club that we had to listen. He's part of an organisation called Parkrun, who organise weekly 5km walks or runs ...

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From Hawaii to Switzerland, my first year

From Hawaii to Switzerland, my first year

Saying Switzerland is different from Hawaii is an understatement. Throughout my first year living as an expat, I scribbled down little notes, things that I found interesting or funny or odd. H...

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Ysaline Rochat on Les Urbaines festival

Ysaline Rochat on Les Urbaines festival

Mid Morning Mix

Les Urbaines Co-Director Ysaline Rochat joins us on the Mid Morning Mix

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Cornelius Schregle on Backdrop Switzerland; the book on the movies

Cornelius Schregle on Backdrop Switzerland; the book on the movies

Mid Morning Mix

Cornelius joins us in the studio to share some of the anecdotes he uncovered whilst researching this book, such as the location scouting mission of the 007 team to find a Bond bad-guy lare, wh...

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It's nearly Movember so time to shave-down!

It's nearly Movember so time to shave-down!

Mid Morning Mix

It's time to get involved with Movember, whether you want to donate, grow a 'mo', get active, or enjoy a slap up meal at the 'supporters dinner', Scott knows how you can get inv...

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Autumn activities in Bern

Autumn activities in Bern

WRS is proud to announce that we are now broadcasting on DAB+ in Bern! Our local "Bärnermeitschi" (Bernese girl) and Digital Manager, Emma, gives her recommendations for enjoyin...

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Crans-Montana: the sunniest balcony of the Swiss Alps

Crans-Montana: the sunniest balcony of the Swiss Alps

Marina Moeller explores Crans-Montana with her family and finds it jammed packed with activities in all seasons. 

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24 hours in Locarno

24 hours in Locarno

Mid Morning Mix

I love Ticino. It still amazes me that in a country as small as Switzerland I have access to so many varying regions within a 2-3 hour drive. Visiting Locarno has become a favorite getaway whe...

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7 places to discover in the Montreux Riviera

7 places to discover in the Montreux Riviera

The Montreux Riviera on the shores of Lake Geneva stretches from Vevey to Montreux and is in my (perhaps biased) opinion one of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland. 

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123Cross - Olympic and Sprint triathlons in Verbier

123Cross - Olympic and Sprint triathlons in Verbier

Mid Morning Mix

123Cross offers olympic level and sprint distance cross triathlons and duathlons this coming weekend (3rd September 2017)in Le Châble, near Martigny in open lakes and through woodland. The...

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10 Swiss Foods You Should Try (Other than Chocolate and Cheese)

10 Swiss Foods You Should Try (Other than Chocolate and Cheese)

What are your favorite Swiss foods? It’s a question that I’m always asking people. Quite often I hear “fondue” or “raclette” as the response, but at the sam...

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7 great things to do in and around Lucerne

7 great things to do in and around Lucerne

Lucerne lies at the heart of central Switzerland. With its picturesque wooden bridge, its baroque Jesuit church and its pretty painted houses, it is a major Swiss tourist attraction. It is also a g...

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