«Schwingen»: the Swiss answer to wrestling

«Schwingen” is a special variant of wrestling and probably the most traditional sport in Switzerland. Even more typical than skiing. “Schwingen” is also called “Hoselupf”, which means literally translated trouser-lift, which comes from the fact that you used to grab

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The most beautiful cross-country ski runs in Switzerland

The most beautiful cross-country ski runs in Switzerland

Switzerland is the winter sports paradise of all. But it doesn’t always have to be alpine skiing. In Switzerland you can practice a wide variety of sports, depending on your personal taste. Cross-country skiing has become increasingly popular in recent

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“Schweizerpsalm” – how Switzerland got its own anthem after all

“Schweizerpsalm” – how Switzerland got its own anthem after all

Imagine you are sitting in a full football stadium and the national anthems of both teams are being played. And both anthems sound exactly the same. Unimaginable? Copied from the English – or shall we say stolen? Not in Switzerland.

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Typical Basel – Bebbis, Fasnacht and Sports

Typical Basel – Bebbis, Fasnacht and Sports

The question of who is a real Basler is not easy to answer. There is actually no such thing as a real Basler. In the city city on the Rhine, people refer to themselves as «d Bebbi». And these Bebbi

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The National Swiss Wrestling Championship

The National Swiss Wrestling Championship

Wrestling in Switzerland In „dr Schwiiz“ (en.: Switzerland), wrestling is also known colloquially as “Hoselupf“ (en.: trouser lift). This is a special form of wrestling unique to Switzerland. One of the differences is that the wrestling takes place within a

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