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Get off my land Federer gets caught up in lake access debate

Although Swiss law says waterways belong to the public, Roger Federer won't be losing sleep about a footpath being built through his land.

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Bikers paradise Does your country do enough to promote cycling?

Going to work on your bike is a great workout, plus it's good for the environment! Many people think of Switzerland as a country that's ...

Parliamentary elections 2019 Initiatives are not key to election victory

People’s initiatives belong to the tools used by parties in Swiss elections to rally voters to their cause. Yet their mobilising potential is limited.

Living in Switzerland (5 of 5) Cooperative living: a hip alternative for the Swiss

For residents of the Hunziker housing cooperative outside Zurich, sharing space and resources is more than efficiency – it is about community.

opioid case Drug addicts entitled to disability insurance, says court

Switzerland’s highest court has decided to extend in principle the right to disability insurance benefits to people with drug addiction.

This content was published on August 5, 2019 3:00 PM

Living in Switzerland Inspired by China, a Swiss architect builds tiny houses

Swiss architect Donat Kamber built small, vertical houses in Switzerland, similar to those he found in China. Does it amount to a trend?

Living in Switzerland (4 of 5) The ‘stüa’ is the heart of this Swiss house

Learn what it's like to live in an alpine house from the 16th century.

LIVING IN SWITZERLAND (2 of 5) Minergie homes are booming in Switzerland

Switzerland’s Minergie label for sustainable construction is booming for new buildings in the German-speaking part of the country.

LIVING IN SWITZERLAND (1) How the Swiss live – from co-operatives to mobile homes

From a single-family dwelling to a hip co-operative to a quirky home on wheels: in this series, Swiss people open their doors to swissinfo.ch.

Klöntalersee Ice cream by boat on a picturesque Swiss lake

André van Sprundel is a successful businessman with an unusual hobby. He is the only person in the country who sells ice cream to bathers by boat.

YASS survey A third of young Swiss experience financial hardship

Around 30% of young adults in Switzerland have faced financial difficulties, according to data from the Young Adult Survey Switzerland.

This content was published on June 18, 2019 10:30 AM

Stats behind the women's strike Minding the gap between the sexes in Switzerland

Equal rights may be enshrined in the constitution, but from the workplace to the home, inequality between men and women persists.

Feminism Why Swiss women are back on strike today

On June 14, 1991, half a million women in Switzerland joined the first women’s strike. Nearly 30 years later, they’re mobilising again.

women's strike Expat Swiss weighs women's equality in UK and Switzerland

What does Leandra Bias, a Swiss woman living in London, think of Friday's nationwide women’s strike in Switzerland?

2019 elections What people in Switzerland worry about

Here’s an interactive look at the things that have given the Swiss sleepless nights over the years.

Price index Dating on the cheap remains a challenge in Zurich

The most expensive place for dinner? A movie? A taxi home? It’s Zurich, which has captured several of the top slots in a global ranking.