Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Life on the streets Revisiting a former open drugs scene

When Evelyn G. was 27, her mother became ill and died in the space of five months. It was a huge shock and a turning point in her life. She began to take hard drugs on a regular basis. After losing her job, she took to the streets.

She slept in homeless shelters in Solothurn, Biel and Bern. She frequented the Zurich "needle parks" at Platzspitz and Letten and the open drug scene in the capital Bern. She took swissinfo back to the park in Bern where she used to buy her drugs. (Julie Hunt,

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line

SWI on Instagram

SWI on Instagram

SWI on Instagram

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.

Click here to see more newsletters