Igloo village – swissinfo

In 2004 the cable car company of the Stockhorn mountain decided to close the region for skiing on economic grounds. Yet they have found other ways to attract people in winter. An igloo village is built every year on the shore of one of the mountain lakes. (Michele Andina, swissinfo.ch)
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Ticking town – swissinfo

The Swiss town of Grenchen has gained international recognition through its innovative Eterna watches. Despite the high quality and new inventions, the company and its home town have experienced many difficult times. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Candle Art: wax creations with a touch of magic

Once upon a time a butcher and a TV engineer quit their jobs and decided to become candle makers instead. Dorette and Gérald Stoller opened a workshop in Fleurier, in the Val de Travers, called The Candlemakers in the Land of the Fairies.
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Stories of deportation: two cases of foreigners who grew up in Switzerland.

The Swiss have voted to automatically expel foreigners who commit certain crimes – including welfare fraud and theft — with no right of appeal. Deporting foreign criminals is already possible under current laws, but is decided on a case by case basis.
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Masked fertility rituals in northwestern Switzerland

Hallwil in northwestern Switzerland celebrates the New Year with a ritual involving masked wild looking characters. The brown group symbolises winter and death, the green one spring and life.
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A Christmas carol

The English choir of Bern sings ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)
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The Art of Money: trying to make a mint

A report on the artists who provided the designs for Swiss coins and notes from the beginning of minting to the present day. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)
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