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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

New conditions Switzerland adopts higher fees for Schengen visas

Switzerland has moved into line with European Union changes to Schengen visa applications that will raise the costs for adults and children aged ...

This content was published on August 15, 2019 12:22 PM

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.

Out of the Rhine Re-purposed ship to become Basel cultural space

Basel residents caught quite a sight as a 600-tonne ship, the Gannet, was brought to the city and hauled out of the Rhine this week. 

This content was published on August 7, 2019 1:27 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 (3 of 5) Owning a home in Switzerland

In Switzerland, every second residential building is a single-family home. A portrait of life in Hägendorf, a small village in canton Solothurn.

Environment Swiss fuel-related CO2 emissions remained stable in 2018

Despite an increase in the use of biofuels and electric vehicles, fuel-related carbon dioxide emissions remained unchanged in 2018 in the country.

This content was published on July 16, 2019 2:39 PM

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.