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Every autumn the Alps are witness to one of Switzerland’s most famous and beloved traditions. The Alpabzug, (also known as the Alpabfahrt, alpine cow parade/descent, or in French, the Désalpe), is the annual journey that brings the cows from mountain pastures back home to their stables ready for their wintering. Switzerland is well known for its festivals so the Alpabzug is another good opportunity to celebrate. Cows are adorned with flowers and bells and markets are full of local Alpine specialties and rustic goods at the many stalls in each village. There is schnapps, Alpmusic, the smell of melting cheese and games of Jass played as the cows are walked home, beautifully decorated and large bells clinging. Onlookers cheer as they

As we head into autumn, the days shorten, the air cools and we just feels

Did you know that nearly 150 years ago the first mountain railway in Europe departed

This month is when life is supposed to slowly return to normal. At the LiLi

When the weather is good in Luzern sometimes it’s nice to sit back relax and

Chestnuts Chestnuts are a Swiss staple at this time of year and can be enjoyed

First your eyes begin to itch, then your nose is runny and before you know

Switzerland is know for its watches, chocolates and cheeses. But did you know it also

I must admit I didn't know what to expect when I headed to the Swiss

When I planned to visit the Swiss Museum of Transport I did not know what

Editors Note: This post was updated on 14/1/2014 I recently found out about the Swiss Museum

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Christmas is less than a month away! In this time of heightened consumerism it is

As a special treat, we have put together this Swiss advent calendar for you to

This year Christmas will feel different for everyone, in fact it may be the first

Did you know that nearly 150 years ago the first mountain railway in Europe departed

Fasnacht is nearly upon us, and by now you must have noticed the masks

As a special treat we have picked events for each day leading up to Christmas

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This month we will be celebrating the 6th Anniversary of the LiLi Centre! To mark

Another year flew by! We are looking forward to welcoming you at the LiLi Centre

When the sun shines everyone heads to the lake to bask in all its glory,

Article by Charlie Hartmann Learning to live with saying goodbye as others move on is never

Do you have a new puppy joining your family and you’re not sure where to

We have lots of exciting events taking place this month at the LiLi Centre including

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