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Who will fly for the next episode?

The adventure continues. Starlings, music, grapes… It’s time to learn more about their stories and origins. We will follow in their footsteps across Europe.

Every adventure needs a main character, a hero or heroine. We need you to help us find an ambassador who can take up this challenge.

Tell us which celebrity from Suisse romande you would like to see in the next episode and enjoy the chance to win many prizes.

End of the contest and draw of the winners : July 5, 2019

Thank you for taking part.

The name of the hero or heroine of the next episode will be unveiled by video soon.

With Henri Dès in Münich

Who’d have thought it? The ranz des vaches has done far more than gather in the herds. Far away from the pastures, it’s inspired the likes of Beethoven, Berlioz, Schumann, Liszt and Wagner in their compositions. Lyoba, lyoba!

Henri Dès was your musical Romand of choice. And it was Henri that we sent to Munich to find out more about the music note depicted in our special Fête des Vignerons livery. There couldn’t be a better choice than the writer of “La Petite Charlotte”, which has enchanted generations, to research the impact of Romandy music beyond Switzerland’s bounds.

Why Munich? Because that’s where the musical scores of Beethoven and other classical composers are still edited today.

First sung in chorus at the 1819 Fête des Vignerons, the ranz des vaches, which is also known in German-speaking Switzerland as the Har Chueli or the ho Lobe, is an integral part of Swiss heritage, and is inextricably linked as much to the alphorn as to the cowherds’ songs.

In its 1688 edition, the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland refers to the ranz in connection with a medical thesis on homesickness by Johannes Hofer. Swiss mercenaries serving abroad, it claims, were forbidden to sing it, on pain of death. And so powerful was the song’s impact that it could even prompt our compatriots of those times to desert and return home!

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Prizes to win

1x 2 VIP tickets for the Fête des Vignerons show on Swiss National Day

VIP access to the Fête des Vignerons 2019 show on August 1st in Vevey. Enjoy a VIP welcome, category 1 seats to attend the show directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca and other surprises on the occasion of Swiss National Day.

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A trip to New York

A return Geneva-New York flight for two people, on the date of your choice. The Big Apple is just a few hours on a flight from Geneva.

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Vouchers for SWISS flights

  • 2x vouchers worth CHF 500*
  • 4x vouchers worth CHF 200*
  • 8x vouchers worth CHF 100*
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10x 2 tickets for the Fête des Vignerons show

Enjoy two category 3 seats for the Fête des Vignerons 2019 event in Vevey, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca.*

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20x Tote Bags with the “Fête des Vignerons 2019” livery

Enjoy two category 3 seats for the Fête des Vignerons 2019 event in Vevey, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca.*

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The “Fête des Vignerons 2019” livery

SWISS pays tribute to one of the oldest traditions of Switzerland and the people of Romandie by dedicating a special livery to the Fête des Vignerons, which will adorn one of its Geneva-based aircraft.

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Relive the beginnings of the story | SWISS
Conditions

In the form of a pair of tickets valid for a performance at the Fête des Vignerons 2019 show (18th July to 11th August 2019). Date of the performance subject to availability.

Conditions

In the form of two vouchers (for two people) with a maximum value of CHF 1,200 per person, to be deducted from a booking made via swiss.com for a return ticket in SWISS Economy or SWISS Business from Geneva. Vouchers are only valid on the return Geneva > New York JFK route (LX22/LX23). Vouchers must be used within 12 months of their issue. One voucher only per person and per booking. Vouchers are not exchangeable for cash and are non-refundable. Any residual value is non-refundable and non-reusable.

Full participation conditions

Conditions

In the form of a flight voucher worth the total maximum value stipulated on the voucher, to be deducted from a booking made via swiss.com for a return ticket in SWISS Economy or SWISS Business from Geneva to a European destination served directly by SWISS (including Marrakesh, Hurghada, Moscow, New York – excluding Zurich). Vouchers must be used within 12 months of their issue. One voucher only per person and per booking. Vouchers are not exchangeable for cash and are non-refundable. Any residual value is non-refundable and non-reusable.

Full participation conditions

Conditions

In the form of a pair of tickets valid for a performance at the Fête des Vignerons 2019 show (18th July to 11th August 2019). Date of the performance subject to availability.

Conditions

In the form of a pair of tickets valid for a performance at the Fête des Vignerons 2019 show (18th July to 11th August 2019). Date of the performance subject to availability.