Art installation “Hafenkran” (harbour crane) finally stands in position on the Limmatquai in Zurich on Thursday. The rusty crane, built in 1963 in the German port of Rostock, weighs 90 tonnes with a height of more than 30 metres.
Refiners are still importing gold from questionable sources in Peru, a report published to coincide with the world’s largest watch fair, Baselworld, has found. But those in the watch industry say that sourcing clean gold is not always easy.
Jutting out into Germany, Schaffhausen is Switzerland’s most northerly canton. It also has another claim to fame: it’s the only canton in Switzerland – and one of a small number of places in the world – where you will be fined for not voting.
… come again another year! That’s the idea behind the Chalandamarz, a festival in the Romansh-speaking part of eastern Switzerland when children walk through the streets on March 1, singing, cracking whips and ringing cowbells.
Four hikers who disappeared 88 years ago on the largest glacier in the Alps, had frozen to death after becoming disoriented, according to glacier simulations conducted by a mathematician from Germany and a glaciologist at the Federal Institute of...
The creation of the first nature reserve in the Alps 100 years ago - the Swiss National Park - had an enormous impact both in Switzerland and abroad. But experts say that the park’s rigorous approach to conservation would not be possible today.
“We won’t betray our secret”: three determined old men vaunt the merits of Appenzeller cheese in a popular series of advertisements, which exploit some of the values associated with their canton: tradition, love of homeland, and obstinacy.
A permanent exhibition has been opened in Montreux, honouring the works of the legendary rock band Queen. It covers the band’s sessions in the Mountain Studios, where they created most of the tracks for six of their most popular albums.
Palestine’s application to join the Geneva Conventions has been accepted and the other member countries have been informed, a spokesman for the Swiss foreign ministry confirmed on Friday. The request was formally registered on Thursday.
The community of Solothurn has placed a job advertisement for a local hermit to continue a 600-year-old tradition. But this time, they are looking for someone who’s social enough to get along with curious tourists and locals.
Once seen as vibrant and tight-knit, today many old farming communities-turned-commuter villages in Switzerland are struggling to keep their social fabric together. But change can often come down to one person.
The iconic Swiss Federal Railways clock stands for precision, punctuality and reliability – a symbol not only of Swiss trains but also of the country. However, the red second hand is increasingly disappearing from station clocks around the country.
Switzerland has been warming up to the idea of a new national anthem for decades. But replacing – or updating – a piece of Swiss history isn’t easy. The organisers of the latest contest hope to find a song that all Swiss will be proud to sing.
Erika Maier has upped sticks in Switzerland to run a hotel in Mali. Despite the outbreak of civil war and lack of tourists, she refuses to leave the country. Ironically, the conflict has now brought her guests in abundance.
An ancient ski pole, a shard of glass bearing the Star of David, the remains of a chamois. As he crosses Switzerland’s glaciers, Damian Poffet has encountered many objects. His photographs demonstrate the evanescence of man and nature.
There is a corner of Manchester that is forever Switzerland, thanks to members of the city’s Swiss Club – some of whom have been here more than half a century. Their stories recall a Britain – and Switzerland – of a bygone era.
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