Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Alpabfahrt is a Swiss alpine village festival in which cows descend into the village after grazing on the mountainside during summer.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Eidgenössische Schützenfest (Federal Shooting Festival), is one of the most important national events of the modern federal state and modern democracy in Switzerland. As a "Schützenfest", it played a key role in the establishment of the Swiss will-nation, and is st...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gruyères Cheese Festival

Every year in May, the Development Society of Gruyères-Moléson hosts a Cheese Festival in the heart of the medieval town of Gruyères, Switzerland. There are demonstrations of the traditional preparation of cheese and cheese tasting in the town c...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

In Switzerland, Easter (or 'Oschtere' in German) is widely celebrated and marks the onset of spring season, which is celebrated with much fanfare. A common and beloved Swiss Easter tradition is painting your own Easter eggs ("Eier dekorieren").

What are Easter Eggs?

East...

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Carnival of Basel ("Basler Fasnacht") is the biggest carnival in Switzerland and takes place annually between February and March in Basel. However, the festival is also celebrated in other Swiss cities, including Lucerne and Solothurn. Basler Fasnacht is often refe...

Friday, November 18, 2016

To view the original post and images, visit the CSA Oceania website and Facebook page.

On 7-9th October 2016, the Swiss Club of Victoria was the proud host of the Oceania Swiss Club President’s Conference 2016. Following a successful meeting two years ago in Canberra, t...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Society, politics and the symbolic value of sport: Switzerland's attitude to the Olympic Games mirrors a hundred years of national history.

The first modern Olympiad was held in Athens in 1896. 249 athletes took part: 168 Greeks and 81 from 13 other countries (including...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Where to purchase Swiss small goods and delicacies in Sydney?

Our president and chef, Daniel Frutiger, imports cheeses (Fromart, QLD & F Mayer Imports, NSW), cured meats and sausages (German Butchery, NSW, Barossa Fine Foods, SA & Spiess Australia, NSW), and makes homem...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In this new series, the Swiss Community News Magazine look at the fascinating lives, experiences and motivations of Swiss immigrants.

 

For this issue, Gabi Muff, Events Coordinator SCNSW, catches up with Sylvia Baselgia who gives us a glimpse into her long and...

Friday, March 18, 2016

Made with seasonal apricots, this classic and easy dessert tart is an all-round winner that will have you craving for more.

 

Ingredients:

  • 150g all-purpose flour

  • 50g unsalted butter

  • 75mL lukewarm water

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • 800g fresh apricots (skin and...

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