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Tourism High prices cloud future of alpine railways

Chances are you won’t get a seat on Europe’s highest railway if you’ve booked a 12-day European travel package for as little as $600.

Milk run Why Swiss cows climb mountains

Around 270,000 cows are marched from their valley farms to mountain meadows every summer, just to come back down again in early autumn. 

Podcast Art bridges the Alps and Afghanistan

For years, few people in an Alpine village understood what being thousands of miles from home meant to the Afghani asylum seekers in their midst.

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Resort data Why size matters when it comes to ski pass prices

Where in the Swiss Alps do you get access to the most ski slopes for your money? We crunched the numbers linking kilometres and cost to find out.

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‘We shall not stay long’

During the 19th century people left Switzerland’s Italian-speaking canton of Ticino for a better life abroad. Large numbers went to Australia, the United States and Britain.

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