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Natural disasters Rocks on mountain trails

The shrinking of the glacier has resulted in rocks falling on the mountain trail which leads up to the Lauteraar mountain hut, at 2,9392 metres ...

Environment What we can learn from glacier-surfing turtles

Climber Dan Moore draws an unexpected analogy to explain how very alive glaciers are. It’s a poignant reminder of what we are in danger of losing. 

SERIES ON SWISS GLACIERS: 2,000 – 3,000 METRES As glaciers shrink, are the Alps more dangerous?

Melting of the glaciers means more risk of landslides and flooding. Yet it is also opening up new opportunities for Alpine tourism. 

Speed demons Confiscated luxury cars yield CHF27 million at Geneva auction

A collection of 25 luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea's vice president as part of a Swiss money-laundering probe were sold at an auction ...

This content was published on September 29, 2019 6:32 PM

Great outdoors What you need to know about hiking in Switzerland

Autumn — often described as “golden” in Switzerland — is great for hiking. With 65,000km of marked hiking trails, there are routes for everyone.

History of a friendship The King of Tonga and the Swiss wrestling festival

There is a new Swiss wrestling king, but his victories will have been watched by a real king: Tupou VI of the Kingdom of Tonga.

Rowdy fans  Swiss justice minister urges zero-tolerance on hooligans 

Swiss Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter has urged cities and cantons to strike hard against violence committed on the sidelines of football ...

This content was published on August 22, 2019 8:16 AM

Get off my land Federer gets caught up in lake access debate

Although Swiss law says waterways belong to the public, Roger Federer won't be losing sleep about a footpath being built through his land.