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Swiss Watching: Inside the Land of Milk and Money by Diccon Bewes

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TWOSTEPPING BACK THROUGH TIME

When it came to commemorating its 700th birthday, Switzerland chose a uniquely Swiss way of doing it: inaugurating a footpath. But the Swiss Path isn’t any old path; it’s one that involves every single person in the country. In 1991, in honour of the momentous anniversary, it was decided to create a 35-kilometre trail around a lake.1 In a country criss-crossed with well-beaten tracks, what makes this one stand out is that every 5 millimetres represents one person. Every one of the then seven million inhabitants of Switzerland became a 5-millimetre stretch of path.2 How precise is that! In a way it’s a fittingly Swiss memorial, combining as it does two great national passions: walking and attention to detail. No other ...

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