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Heroic tradition Historic bravery rewarded with three days of women’s power

In a 300-year-old tradition, two Swiss villages see women stake their claim to power every January.

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55th Solothurn Film Festival ‘The Swiss are all foreigners, aren’t we?’

The 55th Solothurn Film Festival opens its doors today marking the debut of a new director, Anita Hugi.

Tourism Château de Chillon sets visitor record

Château de Chillon, the most visited historical building in Switzerland, set a new record last year.

This content was published on January 14, 2020 4:31 PM

Grand Prix Literature Sibylle Berg wins Switzerland’s top literary prize

The Zurich-based writer Sibylle Berg has been awarded this year’s Swiss Grand Prix Literature for her life’s work.

This content was published on January 14, 2020 3:39 PM

Feeling lucky? Swiss Lotto – creating and dashing dreams for half a century

Exactly 50 years ago the first national lottery draw took place in Switzerland. Since then 962 millionaires have been made. 

Urban development A new skyline for Basel

In some cities in Switzerland, population growth and scarce building land are causing houses to reach for the skies.  Switzerland experienced its ...

Five years after terror attack ‘The Charlie Hebdo spirit has completely disappeared’

The magazine survived, but neither it nor its medium are the same.

Menuhin Festival funding Swiss music festival rejects Sackler money

The Gstaad Menuhin Festival has decided to forgo donations from British patron Theresa Sackler until further notice. 

This content was published on January 6, 2020 10:39 AM

Seismic shifts in society Switzerland in 2019: the year in pictures

From climate change to the Green wave in the national elections: our relationship with nature marked 2019.