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A present from the archives

A Christmas tree with a present

2020 has been challenging, to put it mildly, but we've made it to Christmas! SWI would like to wish you and your families all the very best for this festive day. Sit back and enjoy our final archive findings.

The manger is a traditional Christmas symbol – but no two mangers are the same! Willy Kyburz, a retired IT specialist, enjoys making them out of natural materials. What’s more, he can fit a whole nativity scene into a matchbox!

Since you’re no doubt wondering what Christmas sounds like in Switzerland’s four national languages, we’ve dusted off an old radio interview, produced in 1975 by the Swiss Short-wave Service, later Swiss Radio International and ultimately SWI


An audio with Christmas carols from the four linguistic regions of Switzerland.

The whole SWI team wishes you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas!  

Reindeer flying over Christmas tree

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