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Up and Away – new plans

How are three Swiss families who left Switzerland for Rwanda, Spain and Germany coping in their new lives?

Auf und davon (Up and Away), a documentary series made by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, SWI swissinfo.ch’s parent company, follows the Schommers, the Waldburgers and the Caboussats over six episodes during the first months of their new lives in a new country.

In each episode, viewers learn about the latest challenges and surprises facing the three sets of emigrants: Dianne and Marco Schommer from canton Solothurn want to open a fitness club in Rwanda; Corinne and Ralf Waldburger are moving from Lake Constance to the Costa Blanca to run a dog hotel; and the Caboussat family are heading from Emmental to Germany to convert an old water tower on the North Sea into a 40-metre high café.

In the fifth episode of this series there’s bad news for the Schommers in Rwanda: they’re not allowed to open their gym. The Waldburgers in Spain are also suffering from being condemned to do nothing. And in Germany, the Caboussats make one last attempt with their water tower: they speak to the mayor.

(Subtitles translated from German to English by SWISS TXT)

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