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Znüni News – Friday September 16

The Luzerner Zeitung’s front cover is a black background, with one man looking on and the words “God save the King” written in large. Obviously it is referring to King Roger Federer who announced yesterday via twitter that he will be retiring from professional tennis after the Laver Cup next month. The greatest tennis player Switzerland ever produced (with South African heritage) is leaving behind an incredible career and a hordes of fans including the royal family themselves. Seats for the Laver Cup are now being sold online for an incredible amount as people want to see “King Roger” play one last time.

Of the 3000 Ukrainian refugees currently living in the canton of Lucerne only 368 are working, mainly in gastronomy or farming branches. One of the reasons why others are struggling to find work is because they speak neither German nor English and must first learn the language.

The central Switzerland wine competition awarded prizes to some fine local wines:

The Riesling-Silvaner 2021, Weinbaugenossenshaft Saffergarten, from Altis; Muscat sec 2021, Weinbau Mariazell from Sursee; Tellen Cabernet Jura Barrique 2019, Weingut Tellen, Kägiswil; and Abt Ambros Rosé 2021, Weingut Klosterhof from Aesch all won in their respective categories. This year should produce very good quality grapes. You can read more about local wines in our post here.

If you want to go and see a circus with a difference then the Circus Monti is for you. This circus has no animals and is composed of artists from all over the world. They tell a story and intertwine their circus acts in the narrative. Reviews for this year’s show are excellent. The circus will be here until September 25th. More details here.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.