Wine Tourism in Georgia and Switzerland

Wine Tourism in Georgia and Switzerland
Written by Ia Goliadze, Tebea Mindiashvili, Eva Maria Planzer & Flurin Bastian Tippmann, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Viticulture, as a part of agriculture and tourism, thoroughly differs among nations by its structure and production methods. Some countries have their own traditio...
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The Swiss Alps at their Best

The Swiss Alps at their Best
Written by Yara Emmenegger & Hannah Tscharland, students of the University of Zurich In the picturesque world of Swiss advertising, mountains are unrivaled as powerful symbols of grandeur, serenity and adventure. The majestic mountains and lush green valleys of the Swiss Alps are not just geographical features, but also protagonists in a captiv...
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Demographic Trends in the Swiss Alps versus Georgian’s Caucasus

Demographic Trends in the Swiss Alps versus Georgian’s Caucasus
Written by Fatima Atchishvili, Runa Conrad & Anina Kläger, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Many rural areas around the world are facing depopulation problems due to factors like migration, declining birth rates, climate change, unemployment and economic circumstances. Resulting ...
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LAAX: the place to be, for everyone?

LAAX: the place to be, for everyone?
Written by Armazi Avtandilashvili, Ben Heer, Seraphine Pfeifer & Luka Sajaia, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Flims Laax Falera is nestled in the Swiss Alps in Surelva Grison canton in Switzerland. Flims Laax offers a wide variety of activities and stunning scenery leading to it bein...
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Mountain Landscapes – Places of Relaxation and Awe

Mountain Landscapes – Places of Relaxation and Awe
Written by Ilkim Aylin Aydin & Sina Krumhard, students of the University of Zurich Wandering through the corners of the mountain village of Grindelwald and absorbing the scenic beauty brought me profound peace and fulfillment. The sight of the towering peaks, "Mättenberg" and "Eiger," left me captivated. Proximity to these majestic summits...
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On the Move: Migration Challenges in Mountainous Switzerland and Georgia

On the Move: Migration Challenges in Mountainous Switzerland and Georgia
 Written by Nils Besson, Hannah Fairless, Luka Iremashvili & Liza Tsiklauri, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Switzerland and Georgia are two countries, which are characterized by their landscapes. Both countries are host to an enormous mountain ranges, which lend the countries t...
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Glacier Skiing in Times of Climate Change

Glacier Skiing in Times of Climate Change
Written by Leon Brüniger & Simon Pflugshaupt, students of the University of Zurich Glacier skiing is a passion of many winter sports enthusiasts. They seek the thrill of skiing on top of these frozen giants and are often suspected of contributing to the glacier's gradual demise – the activity seems to become intricately tied to the health of th...
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Infrastructure Development: the Importance of Public Transportation for the Livability of Remote Areas

Infrastructure Development: the Importance of Public Transportation for the Livability of Remote Areas
Written by Marina Girod & Emil Fingal, students of the University of Zurich This November, a curious story appeared in the Swiss newspaper SRF. In a municipality called Braunwald, located in the highlands of canton Glarus and only accessible by a funicular railway, a rail-replacing helicopter will be introduced for the upcoming two weeks while ...
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How Utility Infrastructure Can Affect Landscape Change

How Utility Infrastructure Can Affect Landscape Change
Written by Mariam Bakhtidze, Mzia Ghviniashvili & Brida Jennifer Monn, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich We're going to talk about why we chose this subject, why it's important and where the problem lies. As examples, we will use Georgia's mountainous areas and Switzerland. To ill...
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The Impact of Climate Change on Winter Tourism in the Swiss Alps

The Impact of Climate Change on Winter Tourism in the Swiss Alps
Written by  Amelina Wernli & Zeno Schaich, students of the University of Zurich In numerous winter sports regions, there has been a significant decrease in snowfall due to the effects of climate change. Despite international efforts to mitigate climate change, it is probable that the annual average temperature in the Alpine region will ris...
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Community-based Mountain Governance in Georgia

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Written by Luca Capitanio, Simone Giorzi & Natia Kekenadze, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Today, the future of high mountain settlements is actively debated in scientific and public discussions. High mountain settlements are at risk for many reasons, one of the first is global envi...
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Tourism in Protected Areas – UNESCO World Heritage Areas in Switzerland and Georgia

Tourism in Protected Areas – UNESCO World Heritage Areas in Switzerland and Georgia
Written by Ana Chartolani, Zoe Gyr & Danja Suremann, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich In 1871, Europe's first mountain railway was built from Vitznau to Rigi in Switzerland (Gyr 2010). Travelling became easier and affordable for more people than ever. However, in our opinion, this has...
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Influence of Alpine Clubs on Tourism in Switzerland and Georgia

IMG_6412 Hiking trail in Kazbegi National Park (photo by A. Michel 2022)
Written by Aleksandre Davitashvili, Cedric Gehrer & Dennis Wild, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich SwitzerlandThe Alps are one of the most important parts of Switzerland and also the biggest. In fact, 60% of the country's area are taken from them. However only 11% of Switzerland's popu...
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Migration from Mountains in Switzerland and Georgia

IMG_6327 Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue in Tbilisi (photo by A. Michel 2022)
Written by Timon Dufner, Khatia Gorgisheli & Annika Spaar, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich   Introduction Migration from mountainous areas is a common phenomenon that occurs in different parts of the world. As mountain areas around the world differ in political and cultural stru...
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How Tourism impacts the Swiss Mountains

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Written by Philip Gerber & Mattia Salvi, students of the University of Zurich  Download PDF File Here
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What’s the matter, Matterhorn?

What’s the matter, Matterhorn?
Written by Dario Julita & Oliver Keller, students of the University of Zurich  What is a mountain? Is it just an element in a landscape, just a big elevation on a map? Well some mountains might be just that, but there are mountains which surely are much more than just that. The Matterhorn surely is such a mountain with many more connotatio...
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How ugly modern Architecture created new Livelihoods in an alpine Village

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  Written by Alessandro Joshua Pierro & Ella Schubiger, students of the University of Zurich When you see modern architecture, the first thing which comes to mind is probably not an alpine village, isn't it? But Vals, a small alpine village with only 1000 habitants, tried to change that and was pretty successful with it. The winner of the ...
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Agrotourism as an Economic Generator in Rural Areas of Georgia

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  Written by Maurin Karzig & Anna Schweiter, students of the University of Zurich Located in the southern Caucasus region, Georgia is a mountainous country with a population of 3.7 million people. Georgia provides rich natural, geographic and climatic capabilities and historical-cultural heritage. Nearly half of the population still lives ...
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Second Homes in the Alps - Blessing or Curse?

bettmi3 A village in the canton of Valais with a high percentage of second homes (A. Michel 2016)
  Written by Jari Kern & Kaspar Marugg, students of the University of Zurich Roughly ten years ago, in March 2012, Swiss citizens were asked to vote on a referendum concerning second homes. The committee which launched this referendum demanded that the share of second homes in any commune in Switzerland should not surpass a limit of 20%. O...
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Livestock and Wolves together - no longer possible today?

2022_Georgia_Kazbegi_124 Sheep in Stepanzminda, Georgia (A. Michel 2022)
  Written by Gilles Aebischer & Valentin Rist, students of the University of Zurich Currently there are about 150 wolves roaming Switzerland. An analysis of the foundation Kora shows that the wolf population could increase to up to 350 by the year 2025 (Brandenberger 2022). However, it is not only the wolf packs that are increasingly sprea...
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