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Eating Switzerland: An Alumni Guide to Swiss Food

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November 5, 2021 by Special Guest

This post comes to us from Swiss UnoTur alumnus Jerry Nolan. Because my wife Sandy and I went to Switzerland summer after summer for many years before age and circumstance grounded us, I often find myself pining over memories of Swiss food. We always traveled with UnTours, that estimable travel company founded on the idea…  

Remembering Albert Greutert

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June 25, 2021 by Brian Taussig-Lux

On June 11, UnTours lost its long-time friend and colleague in Switzerland, Albert Greutert. Albert and his wife Berit were apartment hosts from the earliest years of UnTours in the 1970s. Berit, Albertโ€™s vivacious wife, was one of our earliest Swiss Untour staff persons. Albert was not content to let Berit have all the fun….  

Swiss Cheese: A Vocabulary Lesson

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March 1, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

It pains me to think that I spent more than half of my life laboring under the delusion that Swiss cheese had anything to do with those shrink wrapped plasticky yellow bricks from the supermarket dairy case. I fondly remember the first time I smelled apenzeller. After experiencing the smells of the cows and the…  

Swiss Yodeling, Yes, But Why? A Brief History

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February 15, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

We travel with our eyes, yes, but also with our ears. And some of our favorite places have distinct, unique sounds, sounds that take us back to our experiences there when we hear them. Perhaps no sound is quite as evocative of place as Swiss yodeling. While it is performed for pleasure and entertainment now…  

Six Things to See and Do in Thun, Switzerland

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October 19, 2020 by Untours Staff

With its remarkable combination of history, setting, and culture, Thun is one of our favorite cities in Switzerland. Thun Castle overlooks the city and offers a wonderful view. As you walk the arcaded sidewalks of the old city, youโ€™re constantly reminded of Thunโ€™s medieval past. In its present, Thun offers regular open-air concerts on the…  

Vickie Kelber’s Swiss Family Encounters

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August 5, 2020 by Special Guest

Vickie Kelber is a faithful Untouris alum and a contributor to the UnTours blog. She recently shared these memories from Switzerland. My husband and I have traveled to Switzerland more times than we can remember! Many of our trips have been with UnTours. Our first trip with UnTours was in 1991, back when it was…