University of Lausanne

28 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  5 minutes

Unithèque building © Odrade123/cc-by-sa-3.0

Unithèque building © Odrade123/cc-by-sa-3.0

The University of Lausanne (UNIL; French: Université de Lausanne) in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of Protestant theology, before being made a university in 1890. The university is the second oldest in Switzerland, and one of the oldest universities in the world to be in continuous operation. As of fall 2017, about 15,000 students and 3,300 employees studied and worked at the university. Approximately 1,500 international students attend the university (120 nationalities), which has a wide curriculum including exchange programs with other universities.   read more…

European Broadcasting Union

13 May 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

European Broadcasting Union Logo The European Broadcasting Union (EBU; French: Union européenne de radio-télévision, UER) is an alliance of public service media organisations whose countries are within the European Broadcasting Area or who are members of the Council of Europe. As of 2023, it is made up of 113 member organisations from 56 countries, and 31 associate members from a further 20 countries. It was established in 1950, and has its administrative headquarters in Geneva.   read more…

Vaud Riviera on Lake Geneva

30 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  3 minutes

Chillon Castle © Giles Laurent/cc-by-sa-4.0

Chillon Castle © Giles Laurent/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Vaud Riviera (French: Riviera vaudoise) forms the eastern part of the northern shore of Lake Geneva in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It includes in particular the towns of Vevey, La Tour-de-Peilz, Montreux and Villeneuve. To the west of it lies Lavaux. The settlements belong to the Geneva-Lausanne metropolitan region, the second largest metropolitan area in Switzerland.   read more…

The S.S. Antoinette

1 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  8 minutes

at Oberwesel © Alf van Beem

at Oberwesel © Alf van Beem

The S.S. Antoinette (long form: Super Ship Antoinette) is a cabin passenger ship of the Swiss S.S. Antoinette GmbH that went into service in 2011, which is used in the time charter by the American tour operator Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection on the Rhine.   read more…

Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz

7 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Sport Reading Time:  7 minutes

Cartier vs Ralph Lauren © Clement Bucco-Lechat/cc-by-sa-3.0

Cartier vs Ralph Lauren © Clement Bucco-Lechat/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz (formerly Polo World Cup on Snow, or Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow Sankt Moritz) is a polo tournament that has been held annually since 1985 (the world premiere of polo on snow) on the frozen Lake St. Moritz in the Switzerland will be held.   read more…

Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich

19 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

Hauptbahnhof © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hauptbahnhof © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bahnhofstrasse is Zürich‘s main downtown street and one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. In 2011, a study named the Bahnhofstrasse the most expensive street for retail property in Europe, and the third most expensive worldwide. In 2016, the street ranked ninth. It came into existence when the city fortifications were demolished in 1864 and the ditch in front of the walls was filled in. Until that time, the name of the location had been Fröschengraben (“Ditch Of The Frogs”), which then was changed to Bahnhofstrasse (“Railway Station Street”).   read more…

Arosa in Swiss

14 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

© Ch-info.ch/cc-by-3.0

© Ch-info.ch/cc-by-3.0

Arosa is a town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is both a summer and a winter tourist resort.   read more…

Erlenbach in Switzerland

20 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

© Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Erlenbach is a municipality in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. It is located on the north bank of the lake of Zürich, opposite Thalwil. The village is located on the Erlen stream (Erlen Bach) and along the Zürich-Rapperswil road. It includes the village and the outlying sections of Wyden, Winkel, Isler, Bindschädler and Lerchenberg.   read more…

Einsiedeln in Switzerland

5 October 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Einsiedeln Abbey © Dominik Landwehr/cc-by-sa-4.0

Einsiedeln Abbey © Dominik Landwehr/cc-by-sa-4.0

Einsiedeln is a municipality and district in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland known for its monastery, the Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey, established in the 10th century.   read more…

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