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2012-08-02 02:22:25

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland, August 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cross reference: Picture is available via epa european pressphoto agency and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.ch/de/pm/100002850/?langid=2 - The Jungfrau Railway was one hundred years old on 1 August 2012. To celebrate the centenary, 48 flares were lit on the north walls of the Eiger and Monch showing the route of the historic railway through the two mountains. One hundred years...

2012-01-02 06:19:00

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland, January 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cross reference: Picture is available via epa european pressphoto agency and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.ch/de/pm/100002850 On the night of 1 January, light artist Gerry Hofstetter projected the Swiss cross and other images on to the north face of the Jungfrau. This launched the centenary year of the Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland's leading mountain railway. Gerry Hofstetter...

2011-08-04 07:20:00

JUNGFRAUJOCH, Switzerland, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The idea sounds simple: 150 years of MAMMUT equals 150 peaks. For the Swiss mountain sports specialist this is the biggest summit project of all time. The starting signal for this ambitious project was given at the peak of the Jungfrau on Wednesday, 3 August, the 200th anniversary of the first ascent. Numerous prominent figures responded to the call of this traditional brand. With the ascent of the Jungfrau (4,158...

2010-05-05 08:00:00

BERN, Switzerland, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- swissinfo.ch is presenting special multimedia reports on the country's growing and diverse list of Unesco World Heritage Sites. The special dossier, available online in Switzerland's national languages, is now also in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. The reports invite visitors on a virtual journey through the centuries to discover Switzerland's cultural and natural treasures that are considered by Unesco to be of...

2009-09-09 06:41:00

BERN, Switzerland, September 9 /PRNewswire/ -- No country builds more bunkers than Switzerland. Europe's longest glacier is in Switzerland. The Swiss are world champions in rail travel, recycling glass and eating chocolate. Switzerland holds many records. Some are disputed. And not all are glorious. swissinfo.ch tracks down the stories behind the records in written articles, videos, audio slideshows and picture galleries. Each Monday, swissinfo.ch will be presenting a new record:...

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2008-12-30 14:37:00

Results of a new study indicate that otherwise healthy older children and adolescents who visit high-altitude destinations may develop acute mountain sickness in the first few days after they arrive. However, the study team reported in the journal Pediatrics that their symptoms are apt to be relatively mild, including mainly headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness and trouble sleeping and will resolve rapidly. Dr. Jonathan Bloch from University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland and colleagues...