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

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© 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

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© 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…

Küsnacht on Lake Zurich

29 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

Küsnacht on Lake Zürich © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Küsnacht on Lake Zürich © Roland zh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Küsnacht is a municipality on the Goldcoast of Lake Zurich in the district of Meilen in the canton of Zürich, Switzerland. Küsnacht is first mentioned in 1188 as de Cussenacho.   read more…

The European Union: European Sky Shield Initiative

12 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Editorial, EU blog post series, European Union Reading Time:  6 minutes

Flag_of_Europe European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI) is a project to build a ground-based integrated European air defense system which includes anti-ballistic missile capability. As of July 2023, nineteen European states participate in the initiative. ESSI is part of the Common Security and Defense Policy and as such is designed to complement and relieve the burden on NATO.   read more…

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

30 August 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  4 minutes

ETH Zurich in twilight © ETH-Bibliothek/cc-by-sa-4.0

ETH Zurich in twilight © ETH-Bibliothek/cc-by-sa-4.0

ETH Zurich (English: ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich; German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is a public research university in Zürich, Switzerland. Founded by the Swiss federal government in 1854, it was modeled on the École polytechnique in Paris, with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists; the school focuses primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, although its 16 departments span a variety of disciplines and subjects.   read more…

Federal Palace of Switzerland in Bern

15 March 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks Reading Time:  6 minutes

Federal Palace of Switzerland © flicker.com - Flooffy/cc-by-2.0

Federal Palace of Switzerland © flicker.com – Flooffy/cc-by-2.0

The Federal Palace is a building in Bern housing the Swiss Federal Assembly (legislature) and the Federal Council (executive). It is the seat of the government of Switzerland and parliament of the country. The building is a listed symmetrical complex just over 300 metres (980 ft) long. It is considered one of the most important historic buildings in the country and listed in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Assets of National Importance. It consists of three interconnected buildings in the southwest of Bern’s old city. The two chambers of the Federal Assembly, the National Council and Council of States, meet in the parliament building on Bundesplatz.   read more…

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