Weekend weather forecast, what’s on in Lake Geneva region

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Super auctions, major winefair, film festival and Basel zoo babies GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Soggy and chilly it is this weekend in Switzerland (spirit-dampening details from MeteoSwiss – check out the charts), but there are plenty of great activities on. Top picks: Wine in Morges Arvinis wine fair opened Wednesday evening and runs until late Monday […]

Morges wine fair, Arvinis, opens Swiss wine season

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Arvinis opens officially Wednesday evening 17 April in Morges, the unofficial start to the wine-tasting season in Switzerland. The fair, held at the CFF Halle next to the train station in Morges, attracts some 20,000 people every year during its five-day run. Visitors pay CHF35 for a glass that they carry around […]

Nyon goes red, Versoix blue

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Lake Geneva region towns are blushing with colour this spring. Versoix is turning floral blue: the town Tuesday 16 April told its residents they can pick up free seed packets of blue and white flowers, asking them to plant them widely and to add floweres in one more complementary colour. Nyon is […]

Call it Easter or spring, but celebrate: it’s a Swiss long holiday weekend!

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Weather outlook for 29 March-1 April: some are calling it an April Fool’s joke Don’t forget to change your clocks GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – First, the weather, mostly lousy, with occasional sunshine and unseasonably low temperatures. Throughout Switzerland, from Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April, the weather forecast is for rain or snow every day, […]

Man in A1 accident Saturday dies

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The 41-year-old Swiss man who was in an accident Saturday morning on the A1, between Morges and Aubonne, died Monday night 4 March in hospital, Vaud police say. The man was heading in the direction of Geneva when he lost control of his blue Chrysler Voyager, at about 07:30, say police. The […]

Vaud police seek public help in finding dangerous driver

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Police in canton Vaud are appealing to the public to help them find a driver who provoked an accident on the A1 autoroute at the St Croix interchange near Lausanne and Morges Monday 20 August at 21:15. The accident did not result in any injuries, but the driver did not stop although […]

Train delays on Lausanne-Geneva line until mid-afternoon

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 300-metre stretch of electric railway line in Nyon is the source of train delays between Geneva and Morges and Geneva and Lausanne Thursday 16 August. A number of trains will continue to be delayed until 15:00 or 16:00, depending on the line. Check the CFF “operational position” web page in English […]

Summer suggestion: vineyard train and Morges dahlias in bloom

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MORGES, SWITZERLAND – Morges is a lovely town of some 15,000 souls, on the lakefront about 15km from Lausanne. Those who explored it during the April-May tulip festival for which it is famed can now enjoy another flower outing: the dahlias along the quays have flowered. The colours are magnificent and it gives you a […]

Geneva-Lausanne trains reduced Sunday afternoon: accident

CFF train, St Prex, Sunday 29 April: only partial service during the afternoon due to an accident

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Trains between Geneva and Lausanne have been operating only partially Sunday due to a “person accident” between Saint-Prex and Morges, the CFF says. The partial service was put into effect at 11:00 and continues until 16:45. Details are generally not provided in the case of “persons accident”, which can mean anything from […]

Warm weather brings out elegant beauty of Morges’s tulips

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100,000 tulips in Morges’s Independence Park MORGES, SWITZERLAND – There are shows with larger collections of tulips but Morges is hard to beat for elegance when it comes to tulip festivals, and the 2012 month-long display is now at its finest, the last day of April. Some of the early blooming varieties are fading, but […]