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Coalface The ‘tough and dirty’ business of the last charcoal burners

In the heart of central Switzerland only nine charcoal burners still produce charcoal by hand. Farmer Markus Wicki is one of them.

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Federal wrestling championships Keeping a Swiss tradition alive in America

Swiss wrestlers wear big pants and roll around in sawdust. Americans with Swiss roots do it too. They're here taking part in a federal contest.

Take a look Picture of the week

In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.

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Behind every story we report on Nouvo there’s a percentage, a number, a fact.

Bikers paradise Does your country do enough to promote cycling?

Going to work on your bike is a great workout, plus it's good for the environment! Many people think of Switzerland as a country that's ...

Studying Switzerland The German researcher who rocked Swiss cheese

When Michael Harenberg came to Switzerland, he never imagined he would find himself trying to find out whether cheese can be improved with music.