Swiss shopping in Germany – swissinfo

The strong franc has created a new kind of tourist: the Swiss euro bargain hunter. More and more people journey across the border to buy everyday goods at considerably lower prices. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Brazilian night – swissinfo

A long-standing tradition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland is the Brazilian night. It actually starts during the daytime with different free concerts. At night the party continues – inside the concert hall with the main paying acts, as well as outdoors, along the lake shore and in many bars and cafes around town. (Raffaella Rossello, swissinfo.ch)

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Vicious cycle – swissinfo

They meet three times a week at a car park under a motorway opposite La Praille shopping centre in the Swiss city of Geneva. Divided into two teams of three, they do battle. They? Fans of bike polo, a sport invented in Ireland at the end of the 19th century and which took off a few years ago when bike couriers in the United States started playing on hard surfaces. Today, bike polo has spread to many cities around the world, from Berlin to New York, via Barcelona. Geneva attracts many of the best players fro
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Davis Cup in Bern – swissinfo

Tennis ace Roger Federer will be part of the Swiss team competing against Portugal in the Davis Cup this weekend. The other team members are Stanislas Wawrinka, Stephane Bohli and Marco Chiudinelli. The five-match competition is being held in the Swiss capital, Bern, for the first time in more than 50 years. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)

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Border Stories – swissinfo

The American climber and writer John Harlin III begins the third and final chapter of his attempt to travel the entire 2,000km Swiss border. After paddling and cycling along the northern and western borders, this summer he will climb the thin, and often dangerous, alpine line that separates Switzerland from its southern neighbours. (Michele Andina, swissinfo.ch

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Forts for sale – swissinfo

Switzerland has enough nuclear fallout shelters to accommodate its entire population. However people don’t really worry about maintaining them for their protective use in the event of war. And since there are also many small forts which have become redundant, these can now be acquired as homes. (TSR/swissinfo.ch)
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Trouble in tax paradise – swissinfo

In recent decades, Swiss canton Zug has managed to attract numerous multinational companies thanks to its low tax policy. The downside of the economic growth is rapidly increasing rents, which make it hard for middle class families to find affordable homes. (TSR/swissinfo.ch)

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