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Mitholz report Alpine ammunition storage site deemed intolerable

The government environment agency has confirmed that a former ammunition stockpile at Mitholz is an unacceptable risk for the local population.

This content was published on April 15, 2019 8:23 PM

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Caspar Wolf Swiss Alps painter gets his own museum

First his art spurred on tourism. Then it helped glaciologists document climate change. Now it has a permanent home in a unique museum.

SWISS CAMPAIGNER Remembering Franz Weber

A look back at the life and career of Swiss environmentalist Franz Weber.

Endangered species Wild bees in danger

Wild bees, of which there are some 600 species in Switzerland, are vital for plant pollination but are endangered by the transformation of the ...

Fatal incident One dead, one wounded in Swiss avalanche drama

One person was killed and another wounded in an avalanche in southern Switzerland, near the borders of France and Italy.

This content was published on March 24, 2019 6:48 PM

WORLD WATER DAY The ‘virtual’ water that the Swiss consume abroad

A Swiss resident consumes 4,200 litres of water per day - just over the global average.

#SwissHistoryPics The golden age of winter tourism in Grindelwald

Grindelwald was the first thermal spa town in the Bernese Oberland region to open up to winter tourism at the end of the 19th century.

treacherous tobogganing How women are taking on the Cresta Run

(Julie Hunt/ with extra footage from Riccardo Spalacci) 

Motor trends The growing Swiss love affair with 4x4s

The Swiss seem to be falling more and more in love with big powerful cars with four-wheel-drive performance.

Break with tradition Making way for women at the dangerous Cresta Run

This season, women are allowed to race the whole way down the iconic Cresta Run toboggan track in Switzerland for the first time in 90 years.

alpine living The real face of the quaint Swiss chalet

Behind every Swiss cliché - whether chocolate, cheese or banks - is a kernel of truth.