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Swiss Pioneers The king of chocolate in Mexico

A Swiss man emigrates to Mexico, sets up a company, and makes a fortune making something the Mexicans have never tasted before: white chocolate.

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Tumbling mountains High-tech protection from rockslides

When every minute counts, advanced warning systems are a matter of life and death for people who live in rockslide danger zones.

Cheers to that UNESCO status boosts wine trade in Lavaux

Wine producers in the spectacular wine-growing region on Lake Geneva have enjoyed success since getting UNESCO World Heritage status a decade ago.

Alpine marmot Cute rodent appears on postcards and plates

Their fat faces grace postcards; their fat is used in salves. In Switzerland, the marmot is part mascot, part medicine chest and part meal. 

E-planes The first all-electric aerobatic trainer aircraft

The first ever first 'Fly-In' has been held in Solothurn, showcasing a range of electric or hybrid-powered aircraft. Frank Anton, head of electric ...

Tons of mountains But which one’s the tallest?

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What would Switzerland be without its stunning mountains? In this episode Diccon Bewes gives a brief introduction to the Swiss Alps.