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The 'Santons' come marching in A Swiss nativity scene with a French touch

Joseph, Mary, and the Christ Child are joined by common folk in a priceless nativity scene on show in northern Switzerland.

Words of the Year Double eagles and mental burden reflect Swiss society

The Words of the Year in German- and Italian-speaking Switzerland this year refer to the double eagle hand gesture of an Albanian national symbol. 

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Seven wonders of Switzerland The capital of the Helvetians

What is today the town of Avenches, in canton Vaud, used to be a Roman metropolis. It was known as Aventicum.

#WeAreSwissAbroad ‘Our traditions keep us united and define us’

Twenty-seven-year-old Heidi Amstalden Albertin lives in Helvetia, Brazil – a Swiss colony that her ancestors helped to found.

Fahr Convent A day in the life of a Swiss nun

Just 20 nuns still live in Fahr Convent. But their future is uncertain, as they can’t find any new members.

Holiday traditions 24 days of Swiss-mas

With the holiday season underway, uncover a new Swiss tradition each day.

Intangible heritage Managing avalanche risks wins UNESCO status

Switzerland and Austria have been awarded coveted Unesco intangible cultural heritage status for their management of avalanche risks.

'Federal city' Why is Bern the capital of Switzerland?

Many people are surprised when they hear that little Bern is the Swiss capital. Wouldn't industrial Zurich or international Geneva be more logical?

Crime and Restitution Swiss make slow progress returning Nazi-looted art

Progress in Switzerland has been patchy since it agreed to encourage museums to identify Nazi-looted art.

Photographic exhibition Glaciers frozen in time

The "Glacier Odyssey" photographic exhibition gives us a glimpse of the future fate of the great ice flows of the world.

Volumes Zurich The art of publishing art books, independently

Does the success of Volumes serve as evidence of a resurgence of the printed book among digital natives?