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72nd Locarno Film Festival The Grand Hotel Locarno – where it all began

Asleep for 15 years, the majestic Grande Albergo Locarno has briefly opened its doors to offer a glimpse of Festival history.

Inside ‘On’ shoes The making of a Swiss footwear multinational

Swiss footwear company On is making a name for itself in an industry that has been dominated by big players like Nike. What makes it different?

Black Light: a Retrospective Bringing black cinema to the fore

Retrospectives are always one of the highlights of Locarno Film Festival, and this year it rendered homage to black cinema.

François Bonivard In the footsteps of the real prisoner of Chillon

Château de Chillon is the most-visited monument in Switzerland. Its reputation is due in large part to Lord Byron’s poem, The Prisoner of Chillon.

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.

The highway to creativity Roundabouts showcase Swiss art

The centre of a village or a road leading into a town used to be marked with an old oak tree or stone boulder. Today in Switzerland this is often ...

Parliamentary elections 2019 Where do the Swiss Abroad win political support?

A look at which major political parties were most friendly to expat Swiss over the last four years.

Interview: Remo Gysin Expat Swiss lament government’s ‘lack of leadership’ on e-voting

E-voting is no longer an option for the parliamentary elections in October. What does this mean for the expatriate Swiss community?

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.