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Grandeur of Switzerland

Vevey, Fête des Vignerons 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

What does it mean, the grandeur of Switzerland? The many Grand Hotels, the mountain landscape and the high peaks of the Alps, the big lakes or the many beautiful cities or (direct) democracy? All true, but the real treasure and grandeur of this country are first and foremost its people and Swiss civil society. From … Read more » “Grandeur of Switzerland”

Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura in Vevey

Vevey, Fête des Vignerons, le 28 juin 2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

It took a while, but the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Jura were reunited at the occasion of the Fête des Vignerons in Vevey, which is organised once every 20-25 years. It is also the first time that all 26 cantons make their appearance at one of the 21 days of the grandiose, stylish and great … Read more » “Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura in Vevey”

From winter tourism to labour tourism

Scuol. Photo/Foto: TES.

From winter tourism to labour tourism More than 150 years ago, winter tourism began in Lower Engadine (Unterengadin), soon followed by summer tourism. Grand Hotels were built everywhere, including in other regions of Grisons. The first significant setback started with the First World War (1914-1918). The revival in the Interbellum was of short duration and … Read more » “From winter tourism to labour tourism”