Swiss Alps


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Swiss Alps

 

the ranges and massifs of the Alps that lie within Switzerland. The Swiss Alps include all or part of the Bernese, Glarus, Pennine, Lepontine, and Rhaetian Alps.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The scene suggested a Swiss Alp rather than the shrine and centre of a leisured world, and was marred only by two ugly little villas-- the villas that had competed with Cecil's engagement, having been acquired by Sir Harry Otway the very afternoon that Lucy had been acquired by Cecil.
The 494 meter (1,621 foot)-long bridge spans a valley in the Swiss Alps. That makes it the world's longest suspension footbridge.
Merkli are the celebration of an antique tradition of the farmers from the Swiss Alps. It shows the steps of a 300 years old cheese distribution ritual called "Chrsteilet", celebrated every fall in Justistal.
Bern [Switzerland], August 6 ( ANI ): All the 20 passengers and crew members of a vintage plane died after it crashed in the Swiss Alps on Saturday evening, the police said.
ALL 20 passengers on a plane which crashed in the Swiss Alps died, police say.
Up to 20 people are feared dead after a small plane crashed in the Swiss Alps.
Inspired by what they saw, the governors sat together in a small hotel in the Swiss Alps and hammered out a strategy on how to tackle the challenges their counties faced.
WHAT'S INCLUDED Visit chic St Moritz in the heart of the Swiss Alps, with a journey on the Bernina Express, one of the world's most spectacular alpine railway journeys Take a lake cruise to stunning Bellagio on Lake Como, with a private visit to the enchanting Villa del Balbianello and its inspiring gardens Spend a day visiting majestic Lake Maggiore Enjoy a full-day visit and guided tour of Bergamo Visit Lugano, a stylish and elegant Swiss town by the lake Return flights from a selection of regional airports, plus all hotel transfers Seven nights in a choice of well-located four-star accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, with breakfast and dinner The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout Price includes excursions worth PS215
ROCK ON IN THE SWISS ALPS HARD Rock Hotels has opened its first property in continental Europe, at Davos in the Swiss Alps.
Willett, who won last year's event at Crans Montana in the Swiss Alps, finished with a flourish after sinking an eagle on his final hole for a five-under par 65.
SEPP BLATTER has been told there will be more arrests after the FBI seized houses in the Swiss Alps as part of their FIFA World Cup corruption probe.
The structure which is to be situated in the Swiss Alps, is expected to be completed in 2019.

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