SWITZERLAND — If you thought that waiting a full year for the next Swiss National Day was long, imagine waiting 12! That is how long fans of the Unspunnen have waited to see the best of wrestling, flag and stone throwing, and yodeling in one place. All this Swissness will be on display at a…
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Swiss football: FC Basel wins 3-0 over Sion in Geneva; police extra vigilant after game
Update: this version corrects the title of the final from Swiss Football Championship to Swiss Football Cup. Two different tournaments. GENEVA, Switzerland — FC Basel has beat the lionhearted FC Sion 3-0 earning their 12th Swiss Football Cup. Sion broke its streak of winning each final for which it had qualified. Both teams had a lot…
Tens of thousands arrive for Swiss football final in Geneva
Update: Find the game results and post game mayhem here. GENEVA, Switzerland — Police helicopters hovering over the city, check. Rowdy Swiss football fans arriving in throngs and willing to party, check. It seems all is ready for another Swiss Football Cup final, this one in Geneva. Prepare to be disrupted.
Thousands gather at Women’s March in Geneva
GENEVA – Around two thousand people weathered the bitter-cold in Geneva, Switzerland to peacefully protest Donald Trump’s divisive and exclusionary rhetoric and presidency calling for dignity, inclusion and equality.
Fire engulfs iconic Château de Divonne, a 4-star castle hotel
GENEVA – A sizable part of the well-known 4-star Château de Divonne in the French side of the greater Lake Geneva region, was completely destroyed by a fire that erupted on the evening of 18 January.
Icy winds over Lake Geneva, big chill to continue
GENEVA, Switzerland – Iced trees, streets and harbors, delayed and/or canceled trains, buses and boats are the result of the icy winds that have hit the Lake Geneva region these past few days — and don’t put your parka away just yet — MeteoSwiss is forecasting below-freezing temperatures for the remainder of the week.
The Flottins, an alternative magical town comes to an end in Evian, Lake Geneva
. EVIAN (Lake Geneva) – There are only a few days left until the end of one of the most magical displays in the Lake Geneva region, the Flottines. For the past ten years, this giant outdoor exhibit has come to life thanks to the Theatre de la Toupine artists in Evian, neighboring France. The “fabulous village” for kids and grownups…
The Birds! No horror, just birds over Geneva (video)
GENEVA – This is no horror story. Instead, it’s a visual ode to the season, and to the millions of migratory birds that go over Europe each year – 5.5 million this year alone. According to BirdLife Suisse—an organization of bird-watchers who met at 59 observation stands over Switzerland over the first weekend of October—50,871 birds crossed the Swiss skies…
Bol d’Or Mirabaud: Winds favor beautiful sailing competition over Lake Geneva
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGgcP4NQzu7/ GENEVA – After a little over eight hours of sailing—and a few hundred thousand francs in training, salaries and equipment—the catamaran Ladycat has won the Lake Geneva Bol d’Or Mirabaud.
Of Nails and Doors
GENEVA – The last job on my Sunday chores list involved repairing one of the original interior doors in our circa 1913 Geneva flat. I say circa, because that is the date stamped on the abutting building of identical construction to ours.
In Evian: a fantastic driftwood village comes to life
EVIAN, France – If you are beginning the new year without plans, here’s a very simple one: head to Evian to see the fantastic Les Flottines village.
Fury as Geneva protesters vandalize buildings
GENEVA, Switzerland – Geneva’s police and security councilor, Pierre Maudet has slammed the vandals that scrawled slogans and graffiti on several historical buildings, monuments and businesses in the city centre, causing tens of thousands of francs in damages.