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In the Alps, you'll share the trail with cows. (Rick Steves)

The "Cow Culture" of Switzerland's Berner Oberland

Living up high among the Swiss Alps, cow farmers keep their family traditions alive, earning a living by making cheese

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Every corner of Europe hides similar wonders. And when we meet the right locals—like my friend Olle—any of us can become wide-eyed students enjoying the recess of our lives... and learning at the same time.

Rick Steves ( writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. E-mail him at, or write to him c/o P.O. Box 2009, Edmonds, WA 98020.

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Rick Steves

Rick Steves is a travel writer and televsion personality. He coordinated with Smithsonian magazine to produce a special travel issue Travels with Rick Steves.

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