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FOOD Ever Heard Of The TRUESCHE?

I CONFESS, I DIDN’T KNOW IT! Nobobody I know had any idea that this sweet water delicacy existed so close – in the Swiss Lakes. And that there are still fishermen who go for the TRÜSCHE – and before they catch one, it’s sold already to gourmets!!! The facts: It’s the only lake- and river … Weiterlesen »

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HEROES A (Sad) Story Of Glory …

He is Swiss, a legendary mountain climber and a unique person in the alpine scene. His aim is to conquer the highest summits in the fastest time – and he indeed holds impressive world records on the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the Grandes Jourasses. Now he set a new speed record in the Himalayans: Steck ran … Weiterlesen »

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ART A Fabulous Look At The Refugee Problem

WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Europe’s problem No 1. expressed in a unique work of art! Created by a Swiss star in certain connoisseur’s circles: Ruth Reiser from Zurich. A boat overloaded with anonymous black  refugees with empty white eyes. In the center a kind of goddess on a red catwalk – a benefactress, the criminal … Weiterlesen »

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RIP James Bond’s Patrol Station

ALMOST HALF A CENTURY, SINCE 1964, this filling station in the village of Andermatt (Switzerland) was a hotspot for James Bond fans, cineasts and tourist who never go to the movies. Build in 1936, these three pumps with a roof and a small shop, really nothing much, played a major part since there 007 (Sean Connery) … Weiterlesen »

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MUSEUM Finally Charlie Chaplin Will Have One

AMAZING, THAT THIS HERO OF FUN & FILMS DIDN’T HAVE AN OFFICIAL MUSEUM! But in the moment the „Manoir de Ban“ (or „Champ de Ban Estate Manor“) at Corsier-sur-Vevey on the banks of Lake Geneva (Switzerland) is rebuilt as the one & only „Charlie Chaplin Museum“. The property was Chaplin’s home for 25 years, from 1952 … Weiterlesen »

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ACCESSOIRES This Shop Is Top … (No. 21)

An Appenzeller Belt is one of the finest export items from Switzerland (where it is called a „Gurt“). A genuine leather belt with small plaques in brass or silve around the body, depicting cows, bells, dogs, sheep or religious items. It’s produced by hand and the best master’s name is Roger Dörig, my Swiss friends … Weiterlesen »

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RIVERS A Story Of Glory … (No. 45)

I dare to say, that the world as we love it, wouldn’t exist without the mighty river. Yes, we all know the myriads of stories, existing from the tiny source in the Andes down to the enormous delta in which the island Marajo lies, as big as Switzerland, the biggest in Brazil. And there are … Weiterlesen »

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LINEN This Shop Is Top … (No. 9)

It’s not an old manufacturer, it was founded in 1938 only – this Lehner in the Swiss rural cheese province of Appenzell. But for years now it fills the pockets of the Rich,Beautiful & Stylish with handkerchiefs. They say that there are society people who inherited the hankies from their grandparents and parents, uncels and … Weiterlesen »

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ART I Got A Strange Message…from Madrid (10)

He is my dear Swiss friend Max and he went to Madrid in search of great old hotel palaces with their baroque facades of the late 19th century. He wanted to paint them but the legendary „Suizo“ is gone forever and the even mas grandioso „Reina Victoria“ lost its noble name and is the „ME … Weiterlesen »

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