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Art and science How Swiss artists are joining in the climate change debate

Switzerland’s identity, so closely tied to its climate, is changing as the country slowly warms. Artists are now stepping into the mainstream debate.

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Art and politics Blocher puts art collection on display

Christoph Blocher, one of Switzerland’s best-known politicians, is exhibiting 127 pieces from his art collection at the Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

This content was published on December 6, 2019 6:20 PM

Winter tradition What Swiss Santas learn in class

Swiss-style Santas, known as "Samichlauses", go to refresher courses every year to stay at the top of their game.

Stade de Suisse Wankdorf: old name restored at historic Swiss stadium

The Bern stadium that staged the 1954 World Cup final is getting its original name back: Wankdorf.

This content was published on December 3, 2019 2:05 PM

Documentary film How René Gardi shaped Swiss views of Africa

In “African Mirror”, director Mischa Hedinger recounts the career of photographer and film-maker René Gardi in colonial Cameroon in the 1950s.

Telecommunications Switzerland's last phone booth is history

The last telephone box in Switzerland, in the northern city of Baden, was dismantled on Thursday.

This content was published on November 28, 2019 5:12 PM

Player and manager Former Swiss football player and manager Köbi Kuhn dies

Jakob “Köbi” Kuhn, manager of the Swiss national football team from 2001 to 2008, has died aged 76 after a long illness.

This content was published on November 26, 2019 6:24 PM

Knie centenary The circus: once an exotic distraction, now a mirror of Swiss society

First, you see the red and white Big Top. Then the blue and white caravans. Most Swiss will know a national institution is in town: Circus Knie. 

Archaeology Discovering Switzerland’s buried treasure

From gold pendants and bronze hands to coin-filled jugs, X marks the spot of some of the most significant recent finds.

Class of 2009 Where are they now? Switzerland’s teenage football world champions

When Switzerland won the under-17 World Cup exactly ten years ago, fans and the media feted the multicultural team. What happened next?

Future Day Welcoming the future generation

National Future Day is a chance for children to visit their parents’ places of work and explore potential careers. On Thursday, around 25 young ...

culture trip Museum visitor figures remain healthy in Switzerland

History and archaeology museums top the visitor lists among Swiss museums, which continue to attract millions each year.

This content was published on November 12, 2019 3:30 PM

Customs check They do what? Five frankly bizarre Swiss traditions

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting decapitated. Brace yourself for five of the weirder Swiss customs.