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Belalp Hexe, the craziest ski competition in the Alps

Posted January 21, 2013 by Dominique Schreckling

The Belalp Hexe is certainly among the craziest ski competitions in the Alps. Taking part in one of Switzerland’s weirder traditions, hundreds of wannabe witches dressed up and got their skis on over the weekend, competing in a 7.5-mile mountain skiing race down a total of 5,905 feet

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Photokina’s Star-Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless

Posted October 4, 2016 by Dominique Schreckling

Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless Medium Format Camera As a working photographer and staff member of International Press Association and IMPress Magazine, I was looking forward to this year’s Photokina and a first look at the new Fujifilm GFX 50S. Walking the floor of the show I didn’t see as many new product introductions or announcements […]

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Parade Navale 2017 – Swiss Belle Epoque Steamboats Gather on Lake Geneva

Posted May 28, 2017 by Dominique Schreckling

Review of the 2017 edition of the now traditional “Parade Navale” gathering all the Belle Epoque paddle steamboats of Lake Geneva from the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux

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34th International Balloon Festival Château-d’Oex

Posted February 9, 2012 by Dominique Schreckling

This year’s edition of the International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex marked the return of the David Niven Cup. On February 10, 1979, the famous “Around the World in 80 Days” actor, David Niven, launched the first edition of the festival and endowed the long-distance flight competition with a trophy.

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36th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex already history

Posted February 2, 2014 by pressrelease

The 36th International Balloon Festival took place from January 25 through February 2nd, 2014. It came to an end on an immaculate white day, due to snowfall. More than 18,000 delighted spectators attended the Festival this year in a friendly ambiance, with good weather during the week. The Festival’s organizers are satisfied, in spite of unreliable weather that thwarted the weekend programs.

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Photokina, World of imaging 18-23 Septembre 2012

Posted September 20, 2012 by IMPress Archives

  a photokina est le plus grand salon de la photographie et de l’image au monde. Organisé chaque deux ans à Cologne en Allemagne, elle a vu le jour en 1950.   Evénement incontournable, l’édition 2012 réuni 1158 exposants provenants de 41 pays, parmi lesquels les fabricants les plus influents du monde de la photographie […]

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Swiss Fête Fédérale des Sonneurs de cloches

Posted September 13, 2011 by IMPress Archives

The veneration of Swiss cows as a source of life is an integral part of the Swiss culture, economy and international reputation for its treasured by-products from cows such as the 100s of types of cheeses and, of course the invention of the Swiss “milk chocolate” with which the whole world is familiar. There is a proliferation everywhere in Switzerland of the black and white Swiss cow hide motif on many articles for the home such as dishes, tea pots, tea towels, toys and an unlimited number of other objects. And interestingly enough, these are not just souvenirs for the tourists.

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Traditional Shepherd’s Weekend in Belalp

Posted September 2, 2014 by Dominique Schreckling

Once a year, the little known jewel of Belalp above Brig hosts the traditional sheep and shepherds’ descent and festival, the Schäferwochenende.

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Zibelemärit – Onion Market in Bern

Posted December 4, 2011 by Dominique Schreckling

On the fourth Monday of every November, a traditional event fills the old city of Bern, the capital of Switzerland: the Zibelemärit or Onion Market.

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