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Switzerland’s valley of butterflies

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The rugged, ancient landscape of Canton Valais is home to a variety of exquisite, endangered butterflies that draws lepidopterists from around the world.
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The Swiss train tourists don’t take

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The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.
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Base jumping: The serene side we’ve never seen

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A new video reveals some of the most stunning jumping sights in Europe.
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‘There is a dark side to this bucolic Swiss bliss’

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The Swiss alpine region of Appenzell is achingly beautiful – and haunted by loneliness so palpable, it has inspired one of the world’s saddest, most beautiful forms of music.
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Fictional Footsteps

In Alpine villages, Hobbits lurk

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With jagged peaks, glacial grottoes and fertile dells of wildflowers, it was Switzerland’s epic landscape – not New Zealand – that inspired JRR Tolkien.
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The 'Glastonbury of the Alps'

Go backstage at Zermatt Unplugged, an annual Alpine music festival that attracts more than 20,000 concertgoers and skiers.
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