Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Work began Monday on a two-year major renovation project at Cointrin International Airport in Geneva. the airport, built in 1968, was designed for one million passengers and by 2006 traffic had climbed to two million a year. The terrace and the P9 (La Poste) parking area are now closed due to […]
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Switzerland (Le Matin, Fre) – New regulations went into effect over the weekend at Switzerland’s airports, including Cointrin in Geneva, that ban the importation of animal-based food products from non-European Union countries. Milk products, eggs, meat, fish and honey are all on the list of goods that cannot be brought in from Asia, Africa and […]
Lavaux, Vaud, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The word in from New Zealand this morning was good news for Lavaux: the Unesco World Heritage sites committee has voted to include the collection of 14 villages and their terraced vineyards as one of the Unesco proteccted sites. The group also announced that it has agreed to extend the […]
Lavaux, Vaud (Le Temps, Fre) – If all goes well and the Unesco World Heritage sites committee votes in its favour, the 14 villages near Lausanne that make up Lavaux will be ringing their church bells Thursday at 10:00. It has taken Lavaux’s population 1,000 years to carve out the impressive 800 ha of terraced […]
Rarogne, Valais, Switzerland (Le Temps, Fre) – The world’s third longest train tunnel officially opened Friday. The 34.6km stretch between Rarogne in canton Valais and Frutigen, Bern, took eight years to complete. Le Temps recalls the history of its construction in a photo gallery. Longer tunnels: Sai-kan in Japan and the Eurotunnel. The new Gotthard […]