The case for cash has been compelling, at least until now
A direct flight between Zurich and Beijing takes between 10 and 11 hours.

Living costs

Cheapest places to live

A Credit Suisse study shows that living in the country is much cheaper than in a town or city. (SRF/ 

Aids campaign

Three decades of explicit Swiss posters

It was 30 years ago that the first campaign was launched in Switzerland to inform the public about a new illness that was making the headlines: Aids.

More Swiss are 'staycationing' in their home country

Prices down

Holiday homes going out of fashion

Prices of holiday homes in tourist areas have not gone up despite laws passed a year ago restricting the building of new ones.

People in a celebratory mood in front of the illuminated cathedral in Lausanne
A proud day for the Swiss, and an exciting day for train enthusiasts worldwide