Winter wonderlands: Santa Claus villages in Europe

Photo: Jurgita Simeleviciene/Business Fondue

Whether you are three years old or 73, visiting a Santa Claus village and meeting the beloved Christmas character is always an adventure.

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Many Swiss farmers use honor system to sell their products. Here’s why

Pumpkins by the road sold based on the honor system

These pumpkins are sold relying on the honesty of customers. Photo: Jurgita Simeleviciene/Business Fondue

Take a drive through Switzerland’s countryside in autumn, and you’ll encounter one of the most fascinating country’s traditions: unmanned roadside stands selling seasonal fresh-picked vegetables and fruits.

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Vegetable and fruit self-picking season in Switzerland

Many farms in Switzerland offer fruit and vegetable picking in September. People come to pick their own pumpkins, beans, apples, raspberries, plums, and other seasonal vegetables and fruits. It’s a lot of fun for families with children.