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50 year anniversary Switzerland and the first Moon landing

Switzerland is marking 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon. How did the event influence the country?

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Fête des Vignerons Teenagers take to the stage in giant festival

A Rio carnival-scale festival is underway on the shores of Lake Geneva. Teenage actors and singers tell why they think it's cool.

Affordable property For sale: Rustic cottage with lake view. Price: CHF1

Nine stone cottages have gone on the market in Italian-speaking Switzerland at CHF1 ($1.01) each – on condition that the buyers do them up.

winegrowers' festival Swiss artist Daniele Finzi Pasca designs the 2019 Fête des Vignerons

A portrait of the stage director and choreographer from Ticino, the designer behind the 2019 Fête des Vignerons, which opens in Vevey on July 18.

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In this series, picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.

THE SOUNDS OF... Switzerland, a nation of football

An audio tour of a third division Swiss football game – and a look at how the sport is heard elsewhere around the world.

Buzz Aldrin & Co Starmus honours men who reached for the moon

The Starmus Festival in Zurich recognised the people who made the first moon landing possible 50 years ago.

Jazz festival Elton John delivers message of tolerance at first, last Montreux show

British singer-songwriter Elton John has made his first and last appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

This content was published on June 30, 2019 10:19 AM

Dark chapter in history Portraying survivors of a cruel Swiss care system

Innocent citizens who did not fit in with the norms of Swiss society were placed in orphanages, prisons or detention centres up until 1981.