St Gallen Altenrhein airport
Living

World’s Shortest International Flight is Cancelled

When you think about an international flight, the image of jetliners and 10 hour journeys come to mind. However, one small Austrian airline turned the idea of international flying on its head back in November 2016. An 8-minute flight between Germany and Switzerland that was said to be the world’s shortest …

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Swiss chocolate Germany
Food & Drink

Swiss Chocolate Sales Melt Away In Germany

Strong Franc Hits Swiss Chocolate Sales in Germany. Germany, the most important market for Swiss chocolate, has seen sales fall for the second year in a row, according to the Association of Swiss Chocolate Producers, Chocosuisse. In 2016, Switzerland exported only 17,400 tons of chocolate to Germany, 19 percent less …

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Food & Drink

Mealworm Burger on the Menu in Germany

With millions more hungry mouths around the world, can eating creepy crawlies offer a solution? Meet the Mehlwurmburger. For over a century, Frankfurt’s Bergiusschule has taught middle school graduates to cook in some of Frankfurt’s leading hotels and restaurants. Students of the School of Quality Management and Food Technology at …

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Alpine mountain huts
Living

New Online Booking System for Alpine Mountain Huts

Alpine Mountain Huts Now Available To Book Anytime, Day or Night. Berlin (dpa) – Hikers will be happy to know that booking mountain huts in the German Alps has just been made a whole lot simpler. An online system pioneered in Swiss Alpine clubs has now been extended to close …

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Living

Talking Billboard Offers Free Train Tickets

How many times have we heard this story?; a bearded man offers complete strangers a free train ticket to join him on top of a mountain in Central Europe. Well, at Zurich train station in Switzerland some lucky commuters were offered just that. In what is an extremely innovative and …

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