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Do you speak PyeongChang?, The Olympic Museum, from 7 December 2017 to 11 March 2018

Get ready - The Olympic Museum is about to head to Korea for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018! Try on traditional Korean clothing and discover both the modern and traditional aspects of Korean culture. The Olympic Museum's programme has been designed to reflect the slogan of these Games: "Passion.Connected". The objective: to provide all the ingredients to follow the Games from a more than purely sporting perspective. Prepare to discover Korean traditions and experience the Olympic Games as if you were there!

How do you say "free" in Korean again? Come to the Museum to find out... the entire Korean programme will be free of charge! On arrival at the entrance hall, visitors will be welcomed by two of Korea's special representatives, the giant mascots, Soohorang, the white tiger, and Bandabi, the black bear, who will set the tone for your outing.

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© Zalmaï, The Jungle “The End of Mirage”, L’Hebdo
Swiss Press Photo 17 winner

Two of the most prestigious exhibitions for photo journalism have just opened at the Château de Prangins in Vaud.

Swiss Press Photo 17

From 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018, the Swiss National Museum at the Château de Prangins will present the best Swiss press photographs of 2016 at Swiss Press Photo 17, an annual competition first launched in 1991 to recognize the outstanding work of this profession in Switzerland. Each of the award-winning photos selected in this year's competition shed light on worldwide current events, from migrant flows to climate change, as well as some less familiar topics, such as caring for elderly drug addicts and transporting cattle by boat on Lake Zurich.

First prize this year went to Zalmaï, a former migrant from Afghanistan, for his report on the evacuation of the “Calais jungle”. In his reportage for L’Hebdo he photographed migrants as they were expelled from the Calais refugee camp in October 2016, setting off on the next stage of their journey through Europe. In his winning photo, he captures a group of migrants taking a final photo to preserve a memory not just of despair, but also of solidarity.


Come and join the co-founders for an apéritif at their launch event on 7 November!

A new website featuring news, events and articles all about Sion and the surrounding area in the Swiss Alps will be launched on Tuesday, 7 November 2017.

A launch event for media, partners and supporters will take place on the same day at À La Croix Fédérale, Rue du Grand-Pont 13, 1950, Sion. All are welcome to come for an apéritif at 10h30 followed by a presentation at 11h. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 079 5068459 to confirm your presence.

Living In Sion will cater to English speakers, of many different nationalities, who live in the area or who visit for business or tourism every year.

Co-founded by freelance writers, Catherine Nelson-Pollard and Rachel Beacher, the new site will open with an article explaining all about Sion’s ambitious bid for the Winter Olympics 2026, and an interview with two ex-pat trek leaders from Bramois, who know all the best family-friendly places. There are also features on the Friday market in Sion, hiking in the Valais and the Pierre Arnaud Arts Centre in Lens just a short drive from Sion.

AQUATISFlorida Redbelly TurtleMichel Roggo
© Michel Roggo

The largest aquarium-vivarium in Europe is set to open its doors in Lausanne on 21 October 2017.

Using close to 2 million litres of freshwater, the new AQUATIS center will support 20 different ecosystems, 46 aquariums/vivariums/terrariums, 100 reptiles and amphibians, 10,000 fish and 300 plant species from 5 different continents!

Part of a much bigger complex including 2 restaurants, a superior 3-star hotel, a wellness center, conference center and shop, AQUATIS belongs to a new generation of cultural and tourist destinations, and is the first of its kind in Switzerland to be dedicated entirely to ecosystems and sustainable development.

AQUATIS Hotel Conference Centre and Aquarium VivariumFernando Guerrera
© Fernando Guerrera

La Saga des Geants

As the end of September approaches, don't be surprised it you hear murmurings in the street about the arrival of two enormous giants in Geneva!

Incredible as it sounds, from 29 September to 1 October 2017, Geneva will host two over-sized female giants, traveling with the Royal de Luxe extra large street theater company! Keen to find out more, knowitall.ch went in search of the facts...

Grandma Giant and Little Giant

Of the two giants, Grandma Giant is the tallest, measuring around 7.3m high and weighing 1,787kg.  She is thought to be about 85 years old and her strong, clever and malicious personality, combined with a certain gentleness, is believed to come from her part-Breton, part-Irish ancestry. She is said to speak a strange language, a mixture of Romanian, Anglo-Saxon, Arabic and Asian!

On the other hand, the Little Giant is an experienced traveler and has visited all the main cities in the world, spending time on her hobbies : gymnastics or tasting sweets. Measuring 5.5m tall and weighing 800kg, the Little Giant likes to hold children on her forearms, swinging and dancing them around in the air. She is said to be very stylish and likes to change clothes often during her travels!