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Natural disasters Rocks on mountain trails

The shrinking of the glacier has resulted in rocks falling on the mountain trail which leads up to the Lauteraar mountain hut, at 2,9392 metres ...

Environment What we can learn from glacier-surfing turtles

Climber Dan Moore draws an unexpected analogy to explain how very alive glaciers are. It’s a poignant reminder of what we are in danger of losing. 

Swiss president calls for innovation to tackle climate crisis

Ueli Maurer, who holds the rotating Swiss presidency this year, has emphasised the potential of innovation to tackle climate change at a United ...

This content was published on September 24, 2019 7:53 AM

Great outdoors What you need to know about hiking in Switzerland

Autumn — often described as “golden” in Switzerland — is great for hiking. With 65,000km of marked hiking trails, there are routes for everyone.

Cultural differences Swiss Jews explain Switzerland to Orthodox tourists

In order to avoid cultural misunderstandings, this summer Swiss Jews went to mountain resorts to mediate between locals and Orthodox visitors.

Global study Switzerland ranked ‘greenest’ holiday hotspot

Switzerland has the most environmentally sound tourism record, according to a global comparison study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The study ...

This content was published on September 4, 2019 10:12 AM